The Mounted Combat Program Moves to Langley

Exciting changes are a-hoof in the Mounted Combat Program.  As of August 1st, 2018, the horses and the program will be moving to 21955 16 Ave in Langley.  This beautiful property (formerly Ridge Meadows Farm) near Campbell Valley Park has an indoor arena, heated lounge, two outdoor arenas, and ten acres of pasture for our […]

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Carosella 2017 Photos

Another amazingly fun and exciting Carosella has passed us by.  Congratulations to our high-point tournament winner Robert Borsos, and all the other riders who took home prizes!  Here are a few photos from Sunday courtesy of Double Exposure Photography.  Enjoy! A huge thank you to all the instructors, assistants, and volunteers  who worked to make […]

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Carosella 2017 is Open for Registration

Carosella 2017 Registration is now open for Carosella 2017, our three day symposium of mounted combat, archery, and games!  This exciting event, now in its fifth year, consists of two days of workshops on ground and on horseback for all levels of riding, swordplay, and archery. New for 2017 Interested in learning mounted combat techniques […]

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Carosella, Last Chance to …

Online registration closes today for Carosella!                 As our major event for the year, Carosella is your last (and sometimes only) chance to participate in some workshops and events in 2016, including: Intro to Mounted Combat Horseback Archery Classical Riding Clinics (only 1 space left!) Prix Fiore workshop Bandaging & […]

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Countdown to Carosella 2016

Carosella 2016, our full three-day symposium of mounted combat, horseback archery, skill-at-arms, and horsemanship, is coming up fast.  This once-a-year event is an unparallelled chance to immerse yourself in these ancient arts.  Whether you’re an experienced rider and martial artist, or completely new to it all, there is plenty to engage you all weekend. If […]

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Carosella 2015 FAQ

With Carosella 2015 less than two weeks away, it’s time to answer some of those frequently asked questions. Q: How can I sign up for Carosella? A: You can register online here for full and one-day passes.  To register for individual workshops contact the front desk at 604 568 9907.  Regular entries close Monday September […]

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What is Classical Dressage?

‘Dressage’ simply means ‘training’.  The modern sport of dressage consists of tests, which are judged patterns designed to demonstrate a horse’s level of training on the flat.  Sport dressage evolved from classical dressage, which in turn evolved from military training exercises. As practioners of mounted combat, it is often useful for us to look to […]

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August Clinics

There are just a few Friday clinics left this year.   Don’t miss out on these opportunities to learn from different instructors and focus on different areas of your riding and combat skills.  The clinics run from 6pm – 7:30pm every Friday, and the cost is only $60 including use of a school horse.  Plus, if […]

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Mounted Combat from the Ground Up

Mounted Combat Classes This week we’re excited to launch a brand new Mounted Combat Class for participants of all levels.  The five-week course will prepare students to take part in our annual tournament at Carosella 2015.  There are two levels to the course: Beginner Participants at this level will practise from the ground and the […]

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Mounted Combat Playday this Sunday

This Sunday from 1 – 4pm the arena at Red Colt will be alive once more with the thunder of hooves, the twang of bowstrings and the clash of swords for our August Playday. Mounted Games Anyone with Riding Level 1 or the equivalent can participate in these non-combative games of speed and skill, such […]

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Carosella Registration Open!

It’s that time of year again, and we are taking registration for Carosella 2014! This three-day Mounted Combat Symposium has something for everyone, from absolute beginners to accomplished knights.  Friday and Saturday consist of workshops on foot, on falsemount, and on the ground, and Sunday is our annual tournament where you will have a chance […]

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All-Weather Knights: Carosella 2013

Until this weekend we had an unbroken streak of good weather for Mounted Combat.  In the two years we’ve been running the Mounted Combat workshops we’ve had stunningly good weather, with maybe a sprinkle of rain at the beginning or end of the day.  However, when our weather luck failed, it failed spectacularly, and chose […]

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