After launching English Heritage's Medieval Knights Season by becoming the charity's latest jouster
, she said the sport deserved a place at the Olympics.
Many of the people who go to these things all over the country, like the jesters and jousters
, said this was the best event of its kind that they had been to.
There's Roman riding (standing atop a pair of horses) and out of the saddle tricks as the heroism of the 15th century jousters
knows no bounds.
I was transfixed by the jousters
- all I kept thinking was, "I could do this
The jousting saw horses replaced with space hoppers, and jousters
used boxing gloves on poles in place of lances.
Now History is reviving the pastime for this programme, which invites 16 jousters
to compete for a pounds 25,000 prize.
Within this hierarchy, pupils were classified as bullies, jousters
, posers, benchies, hangers, venerators, and contestants.
The Co Carlow estate will see medieval jousters
and stunt teams on horseback in full-costume sword-fighting for the first time.
This seems preposterous, given that both jousters
are on galloping horses and that, with this armour on, you can barely see.
pass each other eight times in a match, with the winner being declared by a point system, he said.
The show, which premiers on February 12 at 10/9c, replaces traditional armour with suits of steel and will have 13 jousters
competing for a cash prize, Fox News reported.
Forgeng just returned from the Tournament of the Phoenix in California, where he "networked with some of the leading jousters
from around the world.