We follow his journey as he rises up through the ranks, from defeating knights in jousting
tournaments to saving hard-done-by maidens from execution.
As my aching arms, sweat-soaked clothes and jelly legs bear testament, jousting
is one of the most physical challenges for a rider.
Gillian Urquhart, events manager at HES, said: "Spectacular Jousting
is one of our best loved family-friendly events."
Part of England Heritage's "Myths and Legends" summer season, jousting
will be hosted in August.
Anyway, around 1500 James IV moved the jousting
ground to the Butt Field, just below the castle, so Victoria Square is nice and quiet now - apart from when school sports are held there.
TESTING METTLE Knights in the jousting
as spectators watch in rain Pic Duncan McGlynn
A Knight's Quest at Belvoir Castle on June 1 and 2 travels back in time to the Middle Ages with jousting
shows, japing jesters, birds of prey and even an authentic hog roast.
Available during the annual family event which runs on selected days in August, the package includes a medieval banquet with seats in a royal pavilion, plus a bride's knight and jousting
for her favour and honour.
So why isn't jousting
- one of the oldest equestrian sports in the world - Britain's national sport?
At the recent Royal Armouries Easter Jousting
Tournament, in Leeds, Sarah became the first woman in the world to win the Queen's Jubilee Horn, the most coveted award in the world of international jousting
Developer Free Lives' unique multiplayer game "Genital Jousting
" has just left Early Access.
'I've always loved all things medieval, but I never knew modern-day jousting