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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 Malcolm & Ellie-May

Sir Geoffrey & Paris

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 Head.

 

 

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!

 

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The Kings Horses - Medieval Equestrian Society inc.

Email: admin@kingshorses.ballarat.vic.au

Web: http://kingshorses.ballarat.vic.au

PO Box 27 Redan, Victoria 3350