Topic: Displays

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Camps and Crafts

King’s Horses are very happy to provide a complete Medieval encampment display. Whilst resting between formal demonstrations, our gentle and friendly horses are happy to receive pats and pose for photos. Our knowledgeable team are happy to answer any questions people (especially children), may have about medieval life and horsemanship. Our members are very proud …

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Historical Martial Arts

Many of our members, including our knights, train very diligently in the martial arts that were practiced in Medieval Europe. We are able to showcase some of the techniques seen in historic fencing manuals. See our knights and squires using swords, daggers, wrestling or fighting with pole weapons.

Arming of Man and Horse

This is one of the most popular and informative displays. It shows our knights getting armoured from the undergarments up. Some pictures from recent displays can be seen on our armour page. We are also happy to present the preparation of the horses, from grooming, to bridling and saddling, including their barding. Of course our …

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Hunting Games

Knights loved to go hunting, but with the lack of forest or suitable animals to hunt, we have opted for something a little different. Our riders have to hit targets from horseback, using different weapons. Most popular are the javelin or bow and arrows. No, our valets are not the targets!

Skill at Arms

The skill at arms performance showcases both horse and riders’ expertise, with several weapons being utilised in an array of activities. Weapons include swords, javelins, daggers, lances and a mace. Skill at arms can be demonstrated in either civilian clothing or full armour for extra difficulty. Most of the activities are performed with two or …

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Our jousting demonstration sees our knights and horses go head to head in competition to see who can get the best breaks of the lances. The goal is not to hit the knight or the horse, but to hit the shield causing the lance to shatter. Full of pageantry and colour, the joust is a …

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