Winding up 2015 with Mounted Combat

Last weekend was the last of our regular Mounted Combat program classes at Red Colt for 2015; the regular series will be starting up again in February.  However, don’t despair!  We are still doing private lessons for those who want to keep their riding legs in shape over the next two months.

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Stephanie Laversin will be coming out on alternating Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons to do private and semi-private lessons, and I have some times available on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.  For pricing or to book a lesson, contact us directly:

Jen: jennifer(at)


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Michael & Flavie

Sunday was also assessment day at the barn.  Congratulations to Ariadna Popna and Alicia Copak who tested their Horsemanship Level 1, and to Michael Pearson who passed his Horsemanship Level 2, his Riding Level 2, and his Mounted Combat Skills assessment.  Michael will receive his Green Spur at the Rank Exam this Friday. Well done!

Blue Spur Skills Assessmentmair spear

Those wishing to assess their combat skills for the Blue Spur are invited to come to Open Floor on Friday December 4th at 8pm where Devon will put you through your paces with the spear.  If anyone would like a refresher / warm-up beforehand I’m happy to lead at group at 7pm.  Come for the assessment — stay and do some sparring afterward!

Blue Spur Skills Assessment
Friday 4 December, 8pm
location: Academie Duello
cost: free

Mounted Combat Playday

We’ll be wrapping up the 2015 season with our last Mounted Combat Playday of the year on Sunday December 6th.  Shannon peggingJoin us for friendly competition in mounted games, sparring and archery.  Specatators are invited to this festive open house, and hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.  Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated (and will get first crack at the cookies)!

Mounted Combat Playday
Sunday 6 December, 1-4pm
cost to enter: $15 + $15 for use of school horse
spectators: free!
location: Red Colt Co-op

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Jennifer Landels Jennifer Landels heads up Academie Duello's Cavaliere Program. She has been swordfighting since 2008, and riding since before she could walk. She started the program as an excuse to combine those passions.
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