Immerse Yourself in a Mounted Combat Intensive
This forty-hour program offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a full week of mounted combat arts both in and out of the saddle. Throughout the week you will learn the foundation of our approach to Italian Longsword, English Riding, and Horsemanship. Each day we will develop you as a rider and martial artist through detailed practical and theoretical lessons.
Both experienced and novice riders and swordplayers welcome
There are two streams in the course: one for people with riding experience and one for those without. We also take into account differing levels of swordplay experience so that complete novices as well as experienced HEMA practitioners will benefit from appropriate levels of instruction. Experienced Mounted Combat practitioners are welcome to bring their own horses and stabling is available.
The first four days of the intensive includes instruction time on and off the horse, practical work, and clinics. Each day is comprised of two riding sessions on our school horses, practical and theoretical horsemanship, and swordplay instruction. The final day of the course will include assessments to certify students for further study within the Mounted Combat Program, followed by a fun and relaxed Mounted Combat Playday where participants can put their skills to the test in friendly competition.
The course takes place at the beautiful facilities of Cornwall Ridge Farm in Langley, which features indoor and outdoor riding rings, heated tackrooms and washroom, and a lovely rider lounge for lunches and lectures.
Take up to three days of mounted combat intensive prior to Carosella 2022, our annual three-day symposium You will work with your small groups from Monday through Wednesday, have a day of rest for horses and humans on Thursday, and then take part in the full Carosella experience from Friday through Sunday. Pre-register before August 15th to qualify for the special earlybird rate, using the Carosella pre-registration form, and select ‘Intensive + Carosella’.
Monday 29 August – Sunday 4 September 2022
9:00am – 5:00pm
Cornwall Ridge Farm
21955 16 Ave, Langley BC
$350 per day or three days for $750
EARLYBIRD RATE: $300 per day or three days for $700