Meet Team England: Andy Deane & Steve Hemphill

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team England, represented this year by Andy Deane and Steve Hemphill. Andy “Old Iron-arm” Deane As a young man-at-arms, in 1985, Andy strode out in front of an audience for his first ‘Trial by Combat’. Nervous, and with sword and shield in hand, he fought hard and well. That was it – he was hooked. As a boy, Andy only ever wantedRead more

Meet Team France: Marie Baron & Luc Petillot

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team France, represented this year by Marie Baron and Luc Petillot. Marie Baron Marie has been riding from a young age, trying her hand at many disciplines and even competing in classical dressage. In 2005, she began learning the art of jousting with the medieval reenactment group “Excalibur”, becoming one of the first female jousters in France. Since then she has takenRead more

Meet Team Norway: Ivar Mauritz-Hansen & Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team Norway, represented this year by Ivar Mauritz-Hansen and Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell. Ivar Mauritz-Hansen Hailing from Bærum, Norway, Ivar was inspired by the exploits of the great heroes of the medieval era from a young age and began competing in Olympic fencing at the age of 9. By 2006, he had begun training with medieval swords and armour and joined De NorskeRead more

Meet the Apprentice: Mike Collin

In the last of our blog posts profiling the contestants in this year’s The Knight’s Apprentice Show, we introduce Mike Collin, who hopes to claim the honour of appearing in our prestigious Easter tournament. Who will you be cheering on? Mike Collin Height: 5’10” Weight: 12st 5lb Armour: Italian composite harness Mike is an actor and stunt rider who has spent all his life in the saddle. Having started out in show jumping, cross country and dressage, Mike has since moved intoRead more

Meet the Apprentice: Valentin-Timur Catuneanu

In the latest of a series of blog posts profiling the contestants in this year’s The Knight’s Apprentice Show, we introduce Valentin-Timur Catuneanu, who hopes to claim the honour of appearing in our prestigious Easter tournament. Who will you be cheering on? Valentin-Timur Catuneanu Height: 6’’2’ Weight: 89kg Armour: Milanese export Hailing from Braila, a city on the banks of the River Danube in Romania’s East, Valentin holds a deep interest in recreating military history. Having moved to Transylvania to readRead more

Meet the Apprentice: Ben Green

In the first of a series of blog posts profiling the contestants in this year’s The Knight’s Apprentice Show, we introduce Ben “The Golden Son” Green, who hopes to claim the honour of appearing in our prestigious Easter tournament. Who will you be cheering on? Ben Green Height: 5″7 Weight: 12st 2lb Armour: Beauchamp Harness, Milanese Benedict’s training as a knight, like many boys from well-to-do medieval families, began at the age of four. His ambition to joust bloomed atRead more