This awesome video produced by Wealth TV gives an insider’s view into the Tournament of the Pheonix. Stand alongside the noble knights-defenders and challengers alike! Enjoy!
There never has been, I suppose, in all the world, in all the history of war, such an opportunity for youth. The Knights of the Round Table, the Crusaders, all fall back into the past-not only distant but prosaic; these young men, going forth every morn to guard their native land and all that we stand for, holding in their hands these instruments of colossal and shattering power, of whom it may be said that
“Every morn brought forth a noble chance
And every chance brought forth a noble knight”
We are so excited to announce the birth of our newest war horse!Â Luna the spotted draft/ Shire mare delivered a spirited, strapping colt to welcome in April Fools Day. Both mama and baby are doing great!
The colt’s sire is Jack Flash, a Gypsy cob stallion imported from the UK.Â The foal will be registered as a Gypsy Sport Horse.Â He is a rare chestnut tobiano, and sports a perfect chanfron-shaped blaze!Â We are not sure what color his eyes will end up.
We are tossing around name ideas, playing with baby and doting on mama, We look forward to a future full of adventures in trail riding, medieval reenacting, dressage, eventing, and just horsing around.
We wish you all a Happy April Foals Day!
“The best armor is to keep out of range!
– Italian Proverb
The Roving Ronin Report delivers yabusame to the MTV generation.Â We love it!
(Yabusame is the Japanese art of mounted archery, carried through history by the Samurai, and currently thriving in ritual and celebration.)
Be sure check out a brief history of yabusame atÂ http://samuraidave.wordpress.com/2006/08/07/yabusame-japanese-horseback-archery/
The usual suspects traveled eastward to Revel Grove for the MD Renaissance Festival. Â The spirit of merriment and adventure conquered the blistering heat.Â We ran into old friends, swooned over exotic goods, and sampled delicious food and drink.Â The highlight, as ever, were the jousts.
The opening ceremonies for the noon joust: