The Jousting Life

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Video from the Second Day of "Lysts on the Lake 2013"

Friday, November 1st was the second day of the "Lysts on the Lake 2013" jousting tournament. It included two sessions of Tilting(what most people consider the actual jousting)and the Chivalric Equitation Obstacle Course(a kind of Mounted Skill at Arms course). All of the participants who were competing for the overall tournament championship had to run the MSA course, but several of the people who had been acting as ground crew for the tournament also decided to give it a try. [Edit: I sincerely apologize to the women who competed in the MSA course who did not compete in the Tilt. Although they had indeed been doing the job of ground crew, they had actually come to the tournament to compete for ranking points within the IJL Skill at Arms Division. Arien Shipe, Kyli Ring, Medbh Scealgowan and Tiffany Parrett were kind enough to perform the duties of the ground crew when they saw that it was needed, but that does not mean that they were not serious competitors.]

It was a fairly complex course involving the ability to use the javelin, lance, sword, spear and bow. It also included several tests of riding skill, including standing still(which can be harder than you'd expect), backing up and a small jump. Not everyone was equally adept with all weapons and/or skills, but everyone seemed to have a great time attempting the course.

Here is Jeffrey Basham and his quarter horse mare Pooh Bear running the course:

Jeffrey Basham on Pooh Bear(video by The Jousting Life)

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