ArenaYardFront Field
a 9:00Registration
10:00Beginner Horseback ArcheryRider Conditioning
11:00  Equine First Aid – Bandaging
12:00Horsemanship II
1:00 Lunch
2:00Horseback Archery II Archery from the Ground
3:30Prix Fiore
4:30Mounted Games

Rider Conditioning – aka Ballet in the Barn

10am – 11am
Instructor: Jennifer Vartiainen
Levels: All
Prerequisites: none

Riding is an activity that requires balance, endurance, coordination, and physical strength, but by itself does not a complete form of exercise.  To perform to full potential a rider needs to cross-train. This ballet- and jazz-based cross-training session, with Jennifer Vartiainen, co-director of Danceability Studio, will look at key problem areas for riders, and explore strength, stretch and balance exercises to overcome and prevent them.  Dress comfortably in breeches or workout clothes and prepare for a moderate workout.

Beginner Horseback Archery

Beginner Horseback Archery10am – 1pm
Instructor: Robert Borsos
Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Prerequisites: none

The mounted archers of Eastern Europe and Asia were a force to be feared with good reason.  The history and techniques of Hungarian mounted archery have been preserved and come to us via Borsos Torz Horse Archery Club.  In this workshop you will learn the differences in draw between mounted and unmounted archery, do ground exercises to strengthen and steady the body for greater speed and accuracy and learn to shoot with the Kassai horsebow from the ground, and, for those with Riding 1, from horseback.


11am – noon
Instructor: Isabel Landels
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Prerequisites: none

Sooner or later, every horse owner needs to know how to safely and correctly apply first aid, therapeutic, and protective bandages.  Learn how to apply wraps, standing bandages, and tail bandages, as well as how to deal with tricky areas like knees, hocks and fetlocks.

Horseback Archery IIGreg archery canter

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Instructor: Robert Borsos
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Prerequisites: Beginner Horseback Archery, and Riding 1 or equivalent

A continuation of Beginner Horseback Archery, designed for those who have taken at least one Mounted Archery workshop before.  A chance to do more shooting from horseback.

Horsemanship 2

noon – 1:00pm
Instructor: Eleanor Landels
Level: beginner / intermediate
Prerequisites: Horsemanship Level 1 or prior horse experience

In this workshop you will cover all the basic information needed to pass level 2 Horsemanship.  The information is similar to Horsemanship 1, but with greater breadth and depth.


Hungarian Archery from the GroundRobert Borsos

2:00 – 4:30pm
Instructor: Robert Borsos
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Prerequisites: none

Here’s your chance to try your luck at shooting flying discs, adopt unorthodox positions such as lying down, and practise your reload and aim while moving, all from the ground.

Prix FiorePrix Fiore 1

3:30 – 4:30pm
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Prerequisites: Riding level 1 or equivalent

Prix Fiore is the art of riding drill team and jumping patterns — with swords!  Join this workshop to put together and practise a short performance to demonstrate on Sunday.

Mounted GamesK&G flag

4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Kate Landels
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Prerequisites: Riding level 1 or equivalent

Mounted Games are an age-old training device for cavalry of all eras.  This session provides a chance to practice these mounted games of skill before Sunday’s tournament.  Riders must have Riding level 1 or an equivalent certification, or have been assessed earlier if using school horses.