Classes that are being offered
include at this event, (but are not limited to):
An Introduction to Horses
for Non-Horse Folk – This class will be aimed at SCA
folk who are not familiar with horses or have a fear of
101 – Upon successful completion of this class you
will be ready and able to assist in the vital role of ground
support for mounted activities.
History of Horses in the
Middle Ages – A discussion class on the role horses
played in medieval life (and death).
Barding and Horse
Costuming – This class is about dressing the horse in
Period Clothing for the
Rider – This class addresses the riders. What the
well dressed noble wore whilst riding.
Introduction to Classical
Riding – Instruction in the fundamentals of classical
riding for military and non-military purposes.
How to Ride Before The
Prince – Based on actual period texts, this class
teaches how to ride before royalty to best show off your
Fundamentals of the Martial
Games – Here you will learn the basics of preparing
for military gaming elements like the quintain, rings, heads,
Realistic and Safe Sword Use
From Horseback – In this class you will learn how a
sword is wielded on horseback, in a historically accurate, yet safe
Jousting 101-301– A
comprehensive introduction to the practices required to prepare you
and your horse to take part in arguably the most exciting of all
medieval equestrian sports.
Lance Work (It Is Not All
Jousting) – Yes, lances were not used exclusively
couched across the horses neck.
Mounted Archery 101 &
201 – This class is taught in two parts, first from
the ground and aims to prepare you to safely move to the saddle
with bow and arrow, riding and shooting sans reins.
101 – The aim of this class is to give you the tools
you need to prepare yourself and your mount for one-on-one, mock
combat from the saddle.
Rossfechten ~ Mounted Combat
from Period Manuals – For those mounted fighters with
a more experience, this aims to raise the game of mounted combat to
a new level.
Preparing the Horse for
Mounted to Ground Combat – In this class “troop
training” methods are used to teach horse to engage foes on the
ground, with confidence and control.
Having Horses At Your
Event – This class is for SCA members who are
considering adding equestrian activities to their
Challenge Course Design,
Building and Judging – The goal of this class is to
give event organizers some useful ideas that will help them design
more challenging, fun and fair activities for their
A complete list and schedule will be
posted in the weeks before the event.