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IMPORTANT UPDATE:

National Championship Joust

Due to Inclement Weather

THE NATIONAL JOUSTING CHAMPIONSHIP
IS POSTPONED UNTIL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013
10:00 AM
PETERSVILLE, MD



Jousting is back

The thrill of a rider and horse thundering down the track with the skill and precision to "pick off" three small rings IS the present day sport of jousting! Even though the origin of the sport is more than

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160 years old in this country (see the History of Jousting), there has been a recent revival in interest and participation in "The Sport of Kings." Jousting is the State Sport of Maryland and now includes clubs from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Participants are from all backgrounds and all ages and compete in four different skill levels.

When most people think of jousting, they think of the medieval knights charging against one another for a fair maidenís hand. What the King figured out early, was that he lost a lot of good knights to injury that way! Tournament jousting (just called "tournament" in the early days) was the result. Tournament was a way for knights to prove their combat skill and horsemanship, yet avoid unnecessary risk of injury.

Today, jousting (or ring jousting) is a more recreational sport, yet the competitive spirit of the knights and maidens remains alive and well. It is not uncommon for participants Rings - photo copyright Pat and Chuck Blackley and spectators alike to nervously watch and cheer as their favorites take their charge! Riders from all five states participate in several of the larger tournaments during a season that starts in April and culminates in State and National Championship Tournaments in October. Each state (and region) involved also have smaller, local tournaments throughout the summer and each come adorned with "bragging rights" for that season!! Local communities get in the act as well, some sponsoring local tournaments, craft fairs, bake sales and art shows as part of a community event!

Browse these pages to see why so many are enjoying this equestrian sport with the flavor of the past! Check out our schedule for more information on actual tournaments. Visit our Jousting Hall of Fame online and get directions to visit it in person. If you are interested in participating, visit the Learn to Joust page. Enjoy your visit and please feel free to email us with any questions that you may have about "The Sport of Kings."



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The National Jousting Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the equestrian sport of jousting, also known as the "ring tournament."

Contact Info:

Buck Schuyler, President - P.O. Box 92, Henderson, MD 21640, 410-482-2176,
email: buckschuyler@comcast.net

Terry Casady, VP - 204 West main Street, Sch Haven, PA 17972 570-449-0953,
email: ttcasady@comcast.net

Maria Vogel, Secretary -5751 Mountville Road, Adamstown, MD. 21710, 301-874-2162,
email: rhvogel50@gmail.com

Tracy Casady, Treasurer, 204 West Main Stree, Sch Haven, PA 17972, 570-449-0953,
ttcasady@comcast.net


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Mt. Solon, VA 22843



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