The Jousting Life

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Promotional Video for St. Hallvard's Jousting Tournament

St Hallvard's Jousting Tournament will take place May 23 - 25, as part of the Oslo Middelalderfestival. The event will be held on the grounds of the historic Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway.

Promo video for St Hallvard's Tournament(video by Ben van Koert/Kaos Historical Media)

The jousting tournament has been organized by Petter Ellingsen of the jousting troupe Ridderhest, and will involve an international group of highly skilled jousters from Norway, the Netherlands and Australia. When asked what inspired him to organize the St Hallvard's Tournament, he replied:
"Organizing a big tournament in my hometown of Olso has been a lifelong dream. When I got the opportunity to use the grounds at Akershus Fortress which has buildings dating back to the 13th century, St. Hallvard's Tournament was born. The tournament is named after the patron saint of Oslo, Hallvard. My goal was to bring some of the best jousters in the world together for a great tournament, and so I have." -- Petter Ellingsen

Petter Ellingsen at the Times & Epochs joust in Moscow, Russia(photo by Anastasia Lazareva)

You can find out more about the tournament and the festival on their websites and Facebook pages:

St Hallvard's Tournament website
St. Hallvard's Facebook page
Oslo Middelalderfestival website
Oslo Middelalderfestival Facebook page

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Joram van Essen Wins "The Grand Tournament in Sankt Wendel"

An Interview with Joram van Essen: Grand Champion of "The Grand Tournament in Sankt Wendel"

Pavel "Paul" Kalinkov Wins the First "Times & Epochs" Jousting Tournament

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