The Jousting Life

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Videos of the European Championship Joust at Spottrup Borg

A nice video of the Bishop's Market Medieval Faire and European Championship Joust(ECS) at Spottrup Borg in Denmark. This event is also referred to as the EM i Ridderturnering or Ridderdyst:

(video by bunsterdk)

Video of the Mounted Skill at Arms(MSA) portion of the tournament

(video by Eva Nautrup)

Another video of American jouster, Steve Hemphill's helmet being stuck off by Gunnar Cederberg of Sweden. You can see the tv news video of this incident in a previous post.

(video by beidorion)

A long interview of Ole Bach of Viborg who won the mounted skill at arms(MSA) portion of the competition and earned second place in the overall tournament. It includes scenes of Ole jousting during the tournament. I believe that this is the interview that formed the basis for this written interview article posted on If you are curious about what he is saying you can copy and paste portions of the interview, skipping the pictures, into Google translate. It's not perfect, but it will give you an idea of what was said.

(video by Spøttrup Ugeavis)

This video starts a little slow with scenes from the Bishop's Market, but then has some nice video of the jousting.

(video by pkfilm)

This video is mainly an interview with Sam Wullum, the curator of Spottrup Borgmuseum. However, it does include a few short shots of the jousting.

If you know of other video of the joust at Spottrup Borgmuseum 2012, feel free to give the links in the comments section.


  1. Brilliant video collection - and love the website! Was surprised jousting has made such a comeback!

    1. Thank you very much. I am starting up a YouTube channel where I will be collecting videos of jousting and related subjects. I don't have very many videos yet, but hopefully I will be able to gather more. Here is the link: