Meet the Jouster: Andy Deane ('Old Iron-arm')

Age: 51 Height: 180cm (5'9) Weight: 82kg Jousting since: 1993 Personal best/highlight: Leading the Royal Armouries team to victory a record breaking three times in a row for the coveted Sword of Honour in Leeds. Motto: Fortis Labore (Strong work) Strength: Experience. By day: Visitor Experience Team Coach, Royal Armouries By knight: (biography/career information) As a young man-at-arms, … Continue reading Meet the Jouster: Andy Deane ('Old Iron-arm')

Meet the Jouster: Jan Gradon

Age: 35 Height: 194cm (6'3) Weight: 100kg Jousting since: 2007 Team: Poland Personal best/highlight: Sword of Honour team championship at Royal Armouries’ Easter Tournament 2015, Team Championship at the 24th Tournament of King John III in Gniew Castle (2015, Poland), Tournament of the Phoenix 2011 (USA) Champion, the second individual position at Arundel International Tournament … Continue reading Meet the Jouster: Jan Gradon

Meet the Jouster: Jarosław 'Jarek' Struczyński

Age: 51 Height: 1.71m (5'6) Weight: 74 kg Jousting since: 2006 Team: Poland Personal best/highlight: Individual champion of the Royal Armouries Easter Tournament 2015, and therefore winner of the Queen's Jubilee Horn. Highest individual score on Le Tournoi du Lys d'Argent in Canada in 2012, Tournament in Trondheim, Norway and Tournament of the Phoenix, USA … Continue reading Meet the Jouster: Jarosław 'Jarek' Struczyński

Meet the jouster: Michael Sadde of #TeamFrance

Age: 36 Height: 1.82m (5'9) Weight: 82kg Jousting since: 2009 Team: France Motto: "Pro Rege saepe" (For my King, always) Strength: competitive but values teamwork Weakness: sometimes too passionate By day: Michael is CEO of  Le Domaine des Écuyers, a riding school near Sainte-Gemmes-le-Robert and president of historical re-enactment group Les Ecuyers de l'histoire. By Knight: Organizer of … Continue reading Meet the jouster: Michael Sadde of #TeamFrance

Meet the Horse: Patrick

17HH Irish Sport Horse The second of our coloured horses, though he couldn’t be more different with his long legs and hogged mane. You can see his sporty breeding from a mile away. With muscles designed for the hunting field, the short sprints needed for the joust are a breeze for this gentle giant.