Jousting

Jousting


Click to see 2017 jousting scoreboard.

Witness spectacular jousting in an authentic arena, complete with Royal Box. Jousting tournaments take place throughout the summer holidays every year when the brave Knights of Royal England return to battle it out.

Each tournament begins with a procession from the Castle forecourt when Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn lead visitors across the grounds to the Jousting Arena complete with a Royal Box and professional compere. Bring a blanket or watch the joust in style from the medieval spectator stands, available for a small cost on a first-come first-served basis at the Event Field (No pre-booking). Then choose which knights you support and cheer them to glory.

Spectators will be treated to thrilling displays of action, stunts, falls and fights as the brave knights compete for points to find the season’s champion knight. Points are awarded in competitions including riding against the quintain, riding to spear enemy heads from the ground and lancing the smallest of rings, all followed by foot combat with weapons of their choice. The highlight of the competition is the duel on horseback between two knights riding against each other on their beautiful Spanish horses at full tilt armed only with a 4-metre lance and a shield. Maximum points are scored for unseating their opponent in this dramatic finale.

Jousting is taking place on the following weekends in 2017:
July 15 & 16
July 22 & 23
July 29 & 30
August 12 & 13
August 19 & 20
August 25 – 28

Activites:
13:00 Jousting Field Opens, 
14:00 Arrival of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn at the Castle
14:15 Jousting Tournament Commences

Prices:
Jousting is included in the price of admission tickets – book online to save.
£1.50 per seat in stand (approx. 120 seats) – book on the day at the stand.
£2.50 per seat in the Queen’s box (4-6 seats) – book on the day at the stand.
Free of charge viewing areas around arena.

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle and grounds and to change or cancel events.


LEAGUE TABLE 2017

Scores189188211201
 Sir JasperSir Stephen of PorlockSir Sam of HeverLord Ashley of Hampshire
July 15/1652484836
July 22/2350505545
July 29/3040 35 50 60 
August 12/1347 55 5860 
August 19/20    
August 25/26/27/28    

LEAGUE TABLE 2016

Scores372294360312
 Sir JasperSir Stephen of PorlockSir Sam of HeverLord Ashley of Hampshire
July 16/17444432Injured
July 23/24483252 48 
July 30/3156 40 40 40
August 13/1456 28 56 44
August 20/215345 60 65
August 26/27/28/29115105 120115 


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