|Arne Koets (photo by Ben van Koert)|
I've just recently been made aware of this article written about him by Isobel Uden for the English Heritage blog:
By: Isobel Uden
Tall, charming and an excellent horseman, Arne Koets is the quintessential ‘knight in shining armour.’ But, as Isobel Uden finds out, there’s more to life as a 21st century jousting knight than meets the eye.
Born in the Netherlands, but now based in Germany, Arne rode in his first joust in 2002, having only started riding eight months earlier. He is now established as one of an elite few in the world practising the martial arts of the medieval knight to a standard comparable with the real chivalric warriors of the Middle Ages.
Interested in military history from a young age and having studied archaeology at the University of Amsterdam, Arne is concerned with the science as well as the art of historical interpretation. He strives not just for historical accuracy, but authenticity, a subtle, but important distinction, according to Arne.
What this means in practice is that he lives and breathes jousting.
Arne Koets: Tournament Organizer and Jouster at the "Grand Tournament of Sankt Wendel"
An Interview with Arne Koets: Chosen by the Ladies Jury as the Bravest Competitor at "The Grand Tournament in Sankt Wendel"
Re-Creating Medieval and Renaissance Saddles: Part One
Re-Creating Medieval and Renaissance Saddles: Part Two
An Interview with Arne Koets, Jouster and Organizer of the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen
And there are quite a few other articles that feature Arne Koets