Friday, 12 August 2016

Brooks Medieval Faire

I'm sure many of you are familiar with JenJ and her jousting hubby and horses over at Wyvern Oaks. There's also Shimmer-E and her trick pony who apparently joins Mongolian hordes from time to time (though unfortunately I missed their performance). These ladies definitely get props for participating in such cool events. I can't compete with that, but I can be a spectator!

This past weekend, the SO and I took a road trip on Sunday afternoon to the Brooks Medieval Faire. We had never been before and so weren't sure what to expect. It was pretty cool. There was some pretty intense fighting between armed and armoured knights on the ground, and I loved people watching and checking out some of the fantastic costumes. 

More to the horsey point of this blog, there was also a jousting tournament. There were jousters from all around the world, Alberta, Quebec, USA, England, France, and even Australia. We were there for the fourth and final round of jousting for the weekend. Enjoy some photos and videos:

This is a turkey vulture - he is a movie star and was in Shanghai Noon!

The arena/list

MC and main ref (guy with awesome coat) explaining something


Such pretty armour and trappings


This guy was the ultimate winner - I met him at a clinic once

This Clyde/Shire(?) was my favorite! I want one :)

Lining up in front of the "king" and "queen" for award ceremony
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Huzzah!

8 comments:

  1. Hahaha, small world! I know most of those folks you have pictures of, and the lady with the gold trappings (first horse pic you have) is Sarah Hay - we went jousting at her place in Australia a couple of years ago. Glad you had a great time!

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    1. That's awesome! It doesn't surprise me that the world of jousters is small one though ;)

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  2. How cool! I had no idea this was a thing (and I live in Alberta....shame!) I love the clyde x shire too :)

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    1. I think Brooks is the only place in Alberta that they have anything like this, it is pretty cool though.

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    1. It was a fun afternoon, definitely something different!

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  4. It looks like so much fun! Next time I'll have to join Shimmer-E in her Brooks adventure.

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    1. Sounds like a plan. We only went for an afternoon, but there's also certainly the option to get dressed up and get way more into it for the whole weekend.

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