Our Knight’s 2018 Final (and most epic!) Joust at Usk Show

by | Sep 8, 2018 | Equestrian Displays, Horses, Knights on Horseback, Medieval, Medieval Jousting Displays

A Medieval battle ensued at Usk Show this year as the Knights of The Cavalry of Heroes did battle to defeat the evilest of evil Queens who teamed up with the Dark Knight to try and defeat our Good King Arthur once and for all!

I’m pleased to say that in the end, after a nail-biting joust and an awesome sword fight that our Good King triumphed with the help of his most trusted Knights on Horseback including the Golden Knight and Sir Lancelot.  The Dark Knight and his Queen were defeated never to return again in 2018 (as this was our last Medieval Jousting Display of the season!).

What a wonderful show to be a part of for our last joust of 2018.  The large Usk showground hosted a wonderful array of country pursuits, vintage tractors, woodcraft, horses and livestock and the organisation by the team was impeccable (thank you Nia!).  Our set up area was huge and the horses loved all the space and their new friends who came to visit them along the track to the horse arenas.

Despite a handful of rain showers a wonderful crowd stayed through to our last show and really got behind our Good King Arthur and his Knights in his quest to defeat the evil Queen.  We could hear your cheers and our Knights thank you for your incredible support in their mightiest of quests!

It was a pleasure to perform at such a local show as we saw lots of familiar faces and lots of the talented horse riders from the area who had their dressage tests right next to our set up area.  Zorro loved all the attention from the ladies and showed off splendidly 🙂 while Harry and Apollo were really taken by the little ponies who they fell in love with!

The horses we had with us were our beautiful Friesians D’artagnon and Zorro, as well as Guinness, our Irish Cob, Curioso Maximus, our Andalusian Stallion and our Appaloosa brothers Harry and Apollo.  Each one happy to be performing in front of such a lovely crowd.

One of the highlights for us was our escorted parade to the main arena as we went down the shoot to the cheers of well-wishers who came to see the colourful array of Knights (it reminded us of that scene in A Knights Tale where the crowds line the streets to see the jousting tournament so a big thank you to everyone who came to see us!).

And a big thank-you to everyone who was a part of the day including the excellent team at Usk Show and the volunteers who made the day such a success and so atmospheric. We couldn’t have wish for a better end to the jousting season.

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Also, take a look at Wickedpixs Photography and Larry Weaver Photos as they have both captured some truly fantastic shots of our Joust, some of which you can see here.

I have heard nothing but good reports about your display thank you!  I couldn’t see it from my tent as the crowds were 3 deep at the ring!” Nia Osbourne, Usk Show

From all the team and horses here at The Cavalry of Heroes, have an epic rest of the day!

The Cavalry of Heroes xx 

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Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

Trainer and Founder of The Cavalry of Heroes

Ever wondered what it takes to train the horses?  Marc shares his knowledge in thoughtful videos and posts about how he develops his relationship and trust with his horses over time.  Click here for Marc Lovatt Horsemanship.

HIstorical Horses

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with Catherine Anderson-Lovatt

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Published by The Cavalry of Heroes

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Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

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with Catherine Anderson-Lovatt

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