The Jousting Life

Friday, February 10, 2012

Jousting Troupes

If you know of a jousting troupe whose members participate in competitive jousting that should be included on this page, please email me.

Click on the country or state to go directly to listings in that area.

Australia
- New South Wales

Canada
- Alberta
- Ontario
- Quebec

Finland
- Länsi-Suomen lääni

France
- Eure

Germany
- Munich

Italy
- Tuscany
- Florence

New Zealand
- Wellington

Netherlands
- Boskoop
- Weert

Norway
- Oslo
- Trondheim

Poland
- Anywhere

Scotland
- Edinburgh

Sweden
- Anywhere
- Gotland Island

UK
- Anywhere
- Nottingham

USA
- Anywhere
- California
- Colorado
- Maryland
- Michigan
- Ohio
- Washington state


Australia

- New South Wales

Full Tilt Jousting
led by Rod Walker
Description:
"We have the most experienced jousters in the Southern Hemisphere, the best equipment and armour, the most highly trained horses and the best ground crew in the business."
Jousters: Rod Walker, Michelle Walker, Fiona Williams, Phillip Oliver, Andrew McKinnon, Phillip Leitch, Luke Binks
Phone/Fax: 02 63 37 5218
Mobile: 0429 672 932
Email Full Tilt Jousting

Nova Hollandia
led by Justin Holland
9 Paterson Road, Bolwarra. NSW 2320 - Australia
Description:
"The jingle of harness, the clank of armour, shining knights
on brightly caprisoned chargers. Raised lances, thundering hooves,
then the crash of impact, shattering timber and the cries of the crowd. The joust is but one of the displays that Nova Hollandia can bring to life."
Mobile: 0427 038831 (within Australia) or +61427 038831 (from Overseas)
Email Nova Hollandia
FB page: Nova Hollandia
Affiliated with IJA and IJL


Canada

- Alberta

Society of Tilt and Lance Cavalry (STALC)
led by Radar Goddard
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Description:
"Even though we are a jousting troop, we have turned up at some unexpected places: We do an educational program for schools in both the public and separate school system. We have appeared at public events from pig roasts to weddings, parades, movies and fundraisers. We also have the biggest collection of unusual, authentic historical horse gear in Western Canada, from Roman cavalry to US Cavalry, and of course, lots of medieval and renaissance gear!"
Jousters: Radar Goddard, Greg Boxma, Leslie Richardson, James Richardson, William Barton
Phone: (403) 660-0826
Email STALC

- Ontario

Knights of Valour
led by Shane Adams
Shane Adams was the host of the reality tv show "Full Metal Jousting".
Jousters: Shane Adams, Tim Tobey, T.J. Howard, Rob Combe, Richard Element, Wayne Fletcher, Cameron McKenzie, Jessica Post, Aaron Tobey
Phone: 519.420.8237
Email the Knights of Valour

- Quebec

Equus Productions
Led by Steve R. Gagnon
St-Columban, Quebec
Description:
Historical jousting. Members of Equus Productions also participate in competitive jousting tournaments.
Members: Steve R. Gagnon, Carole St-Pierre, Damien Martel, Caroline La Brie, Stéphane Tremblay, Marcus Hamel, Patrice Rolland, Éric Parent, Étienne Grenier, Gabrielle Cousin, Kimberly St-Pierre, George-Étienne Gagnon

L’Association médiévale de Québec
Led by Jean-sebastien Drapeau
450 route Bégin Sud
Ste-Claire, Quebec G0R 2V0, Canada
Description:
L’Association médiévale de Québec is one of the largest medieval re-enactment groups in Quebec. Members of L'AMQ also participate in competitive jousting tournaments.
Jousters: Jean-Sébastien Drapeau, Jean-François Drapeau, Eric Charbonneau and Myriam Guèvremont.
Email L'AMQ


Finland

- Länsi-Suomen lääni

Rohan Tallit
co-founder: Jaakko Nuotio
Västanfjärdintie 911
25830 Västanfjärd, Länsi-Suomen Lääni, Finland
Description:
The jousters of Rohan Tallit participate in competitive jousting as well as doing demonstrations and theatrical performances. They also teach medieval riding and fighting.
Rohan Tallit Facebook page
Email Rohan Tallit
Phone: +358 - 4052 19064
+358 - 4144 22450


France

- Eure

Association Chevalerie Initiatique
Eure, France
Description:
[roughly translated from French]"The Association Chevalerie Initiatique was founded in 1996 by Mr. Arnaud Leon, our President. Our goal is to promote jousting as an equestrian sport. Our group does not do theatrical or choreographed jousting. The sport of competitive jousting is our passion. We work together with the comité départemental d'Equitation de l'Eure, la Fédération Française d'équitation, le Château de Brézé ainsi que celui du Riveau et d'harcourt, la fondation "Schlumberger" (Crevecoeur-en-Auge), and le Hommegang s'associent to create unforgettable tournaments for the public.
Contact: Arnaud Leon
Phone: 02.32.62.39.49
Email Association Chevalerie Initiatique

Germany

- Munich

Societas Equestris
Munich, Germany
Originally started in 2008, Societas Equestris does equestrian and ground fighting demonstrations as well as producing and participating in competitive jousting tournaments. For more information contact Melanie Mayr-Kiener.
Phone: 0173 35 37 601
Email Societas Equestris

Gesellschaft der vier Lande
Bahnhofstr.94
84160 Frontenhausen
Alfred Monassi
Phone: +8732-567


Italy

- Florence

Cavalleria della Repubblica Fiorentina
Florence, Italy
Part of: Compagnia del Lion d'Oro
For more information contact Renato Uriel Di Marcantonio
phone: 333-8444804
Email Renato


- Tuscany

Compagnia dell'Aquila Bianca
Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Description:
"La Compagnia dell'Aquila Bianca" (translated "The Fellowship of the White Eagle") was founded in 2008 with the aim of promoting fencing and Medieval and Renaissance mounted combat, the real martial arts of the West. The group's main goal is to promote jousting as a real sport with all the rules and safety regulations of any other modern sport. "La Compagnia dell'Aquila Bianca" operates throughout Italy participating in national and international tournaments. They have main offices in both Florence and Prato, however, "La Sede della Cavalleria" (the jousting unit) is always in Prato S. Loc Ippolito at the Equestrian Center Sunrise Horse Riding.
Contact Roberto Cinquegrana for more information
phone: 339/6863150
Email Roberto Conquegrana


New Zealand

- Wellington

Order of the Boar
led by Callum Forbes
Upper Hutt/Wellington, New Zealand
Description:
"We specialise in recreating aspects of the medieval tournament along with related Living History activities from the second half of the 14th century (1350 - 1400 AD). The group is one of the pioneers in rediscovering the art of jousting and its development as a modern sport both in New Zealand and around the world. We pay particular attention to horse welfare while also portraying our activities as historically accurate as possible."
Email the Order of the Boar


Netherlands

- Boskoop

Stichting HEI
Stichting Historisch Educatief Initiatief
Reijerskoop 163
2771 BH Boskoop
Registered with the Chamber of Commerce Haaglanden #27242676
Description:
Foundation Historisch Educatief Initiatief (Historical Educational Initiative; HEI) researches different aspects of the daily life of people living in different periods in history Among the members of the board there are an archeologist, a historical geographer and a soon to be historian.
The goal of the research done by HEI is not to publish it in books. Instead the foundation aims to share this knowledge with people in a interactive and pleasant way by means of lively and educational shows and demonstrations.
By portraying people from the past they bring history back to life. Authenticity of the historical clothing, accessories and facts used with these activities is of the utmost importance with HEI. This choice for quality over quantity has led to the foundation portraying the Roman era up to the late Middle Ages but not any later. Within this still large timeframe HEI has decided to specialize in the late fifteenth century, but does not exclude other periods.
Contact information is on their website.

- Weert

Foundation Knights of  Camelot
Description:
The Foundation Knights of Camelot are a medieval group who participates in Competitive Jousting in national and international tournaments.  In addition to jousting, they also do sword fighting and perform shows. Their members include jousters from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France.
Led by Raymond Janssen
Phone: 0031-(0)612497176
Facebook page 


Norway

- Oslo

Frilansene
Frilansene English version
led by Hans-Jorgen Belseth
Postboks 67 Linderud
N-0517 Oslo Norway
Description:
A Norwegian re-enactment group that focuses on the years 1397-1434. We have basically re-created a medieval free company with both foot and mounted soldiers using divers weaponry, including archery and canons.
Phone: +47 40 00 68 66
Email Frilansene

Ridderhest
Grønnvoll, 2120 Nord Odal
led by Petter Ellingsen and Onee Enerud
FB page: Ridderhest
Phone: +47 45014045 / + 47 45014046
Email Ridderhest


- Trondheim

Ordo Ignis
led by Erik Ryen
Description:
We host local tournaments and also participate in international tournaments.
We have also done some documentary with the Norwegian Broadcasting Coorporation.
Ordo Ignis is a member of the IJA, International Jousting Association, and are the controlling body for the IJA in Norway.
Website: www.ordoignis.no
Email Ordo Ignis


Poland

- Anywhere

Xiążęca Drużyna
Description:
A group that focuses on historic equitation, members of Xiążęca Drużyna also participate in competitive jousting tournaments around the world.


Scotland

- Edinburgh

Les Amis d/Onno Knights of the North
Description:
Les Amis d'Onno Equine - Canine stunt team have been performing Equestrian Theatre & Jousting since the year 2000 in France and, since 2008, in their home country, Scotland. Jousting Scotland is a page dedicated to Scotland's own jousting team: Les Amis d'Onno's " Knights of the North" who can be seen performing their unique and exciting stunt jousting shows all over Scotland and the UK.
Facebook page


Sweden

- Anywhere

Bockens Kämpar
Description:
Bockens Kämpar was founded in 2001. They seek to emulate 1200s jousting. Therefore, they ride in chain mail with helmets, shields and weapons are made according to medieval examples.
For more information, contact Jonnie Westberg.
Phone: 0704071023 or
Email Bockens Kämpar

Celeres Nordica
Description:
Founded in 1989, Celeres Nordica has been involved in many different forms of jousting. Members of Celeres Nordica began competing in international jousting tournaments in 2005. Their troupe consists not only of jousters, but also squires, ground crew and all the other people necessary for the sport of jousting.
Email Celeres Nordica

Infensus
Description:
Infensus was formed in 2002, in the area around Kinnekullevägen mountain and the medieval town of Skara. Infensus means "ready for battle".
For more information contact Pontus Persson:
Phone: 070-899 44 86

Skånska Björnen
Description:
Skånska Björnen is a group of jousters with members from around Sweden with different backgrounds and ages. Skånska Björnen was started in 1998 and still holds high the banner! They mainly compete in southern Sweden and Denmark.
For more information contact Magnus Andersen:
Phone: 070-3250880
Email Magnus Andersen

- Gotland Island

Torneamentum
Description:
Torneamentum was founded in 1987. Members of Torneamentum have been very successful both as individuals and as a team for a number of years in the Swedish national jousting championship, Rikstornering. They have also competed in Norway, Finland, Germany and Denmark, and have made various appearances on tv. The Society's goals are to provide training and education to improve individual member's abilities in historically correct equestrian combat techniques, and through competitions and demonstrations to spread knowledge and understanding of jousting and medieval knightly traditions. The troupes main objective is to recreate 13th and 14th century jousting as accurately as possible.
Email Torneamentum
Telephone: 0498-48 35 78
Mobile: 070-483 43 83


UK

- Anywhere

Destrier
Description:
Destrier is a re-enactment group of riders and medieval enthusiasts, dedicated to the portrayal of 15th century tournament, hunt and battle on horseback. Members of Destrier also participate in the sport of competitive jousting.
Destrier Facebook page
Email Destrier

Knights of Royal England
Description:
The Knights of Royal England are based in Kent in the south east of England and travel all over Britain and Europe.
Contact: Jeremy Richardson
Mobile: +44 7796302839
Tel/Fax: +44 1342 850392
Email Jeremy Richardson

- Nottingham

Knights of Nottingham
Description:
In addition to being the two times World Champion Jousting Team, they are also a performance troupe. "Such is the authenticity of costumes and weapons, the BBC have used The Knights of Nottingham for their schools’ programmes on medieval history." Their troupe has also been used in various tv shows and feature films.
Jousters: Created by Mr. Robert Humphrey and his sons, Sam, Philip and Stuart. The Knights of Nottingham now include grandson Mark and various other jousters.
Email the Knights of Nottingham


USA

- anywhere

Knights of Mayhem
led by Charlie Andrews
Description:
A jousting team that emphasizes the true competitive nature of jousting as a sport. They were featured on the tv show "Knights of Mayhem".
Jousters: Charlie Andrews, Brian Stephenson, Greg Boxma, Jake the Snake Paul, Jason Armstrong, Joe Ambrosius, Eddie Rigney
FB page: Knights of Mayhem

- California

Imperial Knights
Norco, California, USA

Knights of Avalon
Port Hueneme, CA, USA
Description:
"Knights of Avalon Full Contact Jousting Troupe produce a hard hitting, exciting, fast paced & humorous show for Renaissance & Celtic fairs, Schools, Weddings, Television and Movies. We are a 501c3 non-profit orginazation that rescues horses."

- Colorado

Epona Entertainment
Led by Taylor Swanson & Jeremy Johnson
7300 N County Rd. 15
Fort Collins CO 80524
Description:
Equestrian troupe, performing a variety of high-energy shows, historical and fantasy based, encompassing jousting, sword fighting, and mounted archery & medieval games. Traveling the mid-west and mountain states as well as hosting shows/tournaments. Breeding, training and sales available.
Phone: 970-472-4024
Email the Order of Epona
Facebook page

- Maryland

The Free Lancers
led by Roy Cox
Description:
With a penchant for realism, the Free Lancers are set apart from other jousting troupes in that we actually compete under the watchful eye of the Marshals of the List for our respective prizes. Twice a year they host an international jousting tournament.

- Michigan

Knights of Iron
led by L. Dale Walter
34 West Sheffield
Pontiac, MI 48340, USA
Jousters: L. Dale Walter, Andre Lee Renier, J. Edwards Monarch, Samantha Matyas, Kellyn Burtka, John Juretich
Phone: 248.320.8956
Email Knights of Iron

- Ohio

Combatants Keep
led by Thomas Nader
Greenville, Ohio
Description:
Historical jousting and entertainment
Jousters: Tom Nader, Patrick Neill, Bill Gay, Casey McCarthy, Kim Nader
Phone: 937-417-0846
Email Combatants Keep

- Washington state

Epona Equestrian Team
Coach: Tieg Thornton
Spokane, WA
Description:
Epona Equestrian team is first and foremost a team of trained horsemen with a wide range of skills focusing mainly on live, un-choreographed, competitive jousting and medieval games on horseback.
Team motto: "Nurturing, abundance and self-sacrifice"
Facebook page
Email Epona Equestrian Team

Northwest Jousting Association
Puyallup, WA
Description:
"Educational organization dedicated to preserving art of the medieval equine games."
Email Northwest Jousting Association

Seattle Knights
led by Dameon Willich
20330 60th Ave W, #215
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Description:
"The Seattle Knights combine excellent equestrian skills, high-energy acting, and choreographed stage combat using real steel weapons. We offer a variety of special show packages, any of which can be tailored to fit your individual needs and budget."
Phone: (206) 334-2246
Email Seattle Knights

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4 comments:

  1. I've just launched our new website. Please update your link from http://www.stichtinghei.nl/index-en.html to http://www.stichtinghei.nl/?lang=en/
    Thanks!

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  2. no Sane Adams Knights of Valour?

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    1. Shane Adams troupe "Knights of Valour" is listed under Canada and has been for a long time.

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  3. Jessica Post (now Jessica St Martin) is no longer with Shane and the Knights of Valour. She has started her own troupe, the Knights of the Rose, based in Ohio. Please see http://theknightsoftherose.com/ for more information. Thanks! :)

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