Schedule subject to change

ArenaYardFront Field
a 9:00Registration
10:00Beginner Horseback ArcheryFiore’s Single-handed Longsword
11:30 Side Sword Combatives
12:00 Equine First Aid – Bandaging
1:00 Lunch
2:00Horseback Archery II Archery from the Ground
3:30Prix Fiore
4:30Mounted Games

Fiore’s Single-handed Longsword

10am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Devon Boorman
Level: All
Prerequisites: a basic familiarity with longsword is helpful but not mandatory

Working from the ground you will develop and refine your technique with the quintessential knight’s weapon, the longsword, focussing on the use of the sword in one hand.  Plays will include strategies for defeating the opponent’s sword from multiple guards in near and off side passes, while protecting your mounts.

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.

Side Sword Combatives

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Devon Boorman
Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Prerequistes: some experience with side sword

In this workshop Devon will guide attendees through the various aspects of successful combat strategy and tactics with the single handed cutting sword from the ground. Students will deepen their understanding of sparring through combative games, tactical exercises, and coached sparring. You’ll explore how to start a fight, make and implement plans, and how to respond tactically to changing situations. Exercises will involve light combat (so protective gear is expected).


noon – 1pm
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.

Hungarian Archery from the GroundRobert Borsos

3:30 – 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 Games

4:30 – 6:00pm
Instructor: Eleanor 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 practise 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.