||The Kings Horses Equestrian Society inc is a
non-profit living history group with a special focus on the the
equestrian side of re-enactment. Formed in Ballarat in 2007, we
are members of the Australian Living History Federation.
The arms mounted display and jousting is between Sir Malcolm the
Black Knight and his horse Ellie-May and Sir Geoffrey the Fair and
his horse Paris.
Sir Malcolm & Ellie-May
Sir Geoffrey & Paris
Sir Malcolm is by far the better rider, but Sir Geoffrey by far
the better weapon master. And so, the Skill at arms is the perfect
way for them to settle their grievances. They battle it out at the
Quintain, the Rings, using dagger, sword and lance, and the Moors
At the end, our crowd volunteers along with our Herald, to tally up
the points to see who has won. Whilst that all is happening, our
riders give one more demonstration. They show what happens when a
sharp lance is used at speed against a heavily padded leather
covered prop, which is also wearing a mail shirt. It's not a pretty
sight, especially if Ellie-May then tramples it!
The Kings Horses - Medieval Equestrian Society inc.
PO Box 27 Redan, Victoria 3350