Classical Riding: Keeping Tradition Alive

As practitioners of mounted combat, it is often useful for us to look to the classical riding instructors of the 16th and 17th centuries such as Antoine de Pluvinel, François Robichon de Guérinière, and William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle. Fortunately these men all wrote books to which we can refer, and even more fortunately the […]

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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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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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