Jousting

Jousting


Click to see 2020 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 (the procession will not take place this year due to Covid-19) 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 prebooking (details below). 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.

Dates for 2020:
July:
11 & 12; 18 & 19; 25 & 26 (all July dates are now cancelled)
August:
8 & 9, 15 & 16; 21 – 23; 28 – 31 (new Fri 21 Aug date added)

Entry to the Jousting Field is on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee entry for everyone.

Activities:
13:00 Jousting Field Opens, 
14:00 Arrival of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn 
14:15 Jousting Tournament Commences

Prices:

For Jousting, you will need to book a garden ticket with an arrival time online (including Annual Members), this is to limit numbers to protect yourself and each other.  You can book your date and arrival time using the button below.

You can upgrade to a Castle ticket at the Castle Entrance. This is because we are limiting numbers in rooms and cannot guarantee Castle entry for everyone.

Medieval Spectator Stands – SOLD OUT for all dates

  • Boxes are £25.00 each
  • Groups/families of no more than 12
  • The jousting field will open at 13:00, where you can take your seats, you must be at your box before 14:00
  • You will need to bring along your confirmation and a form of ID to show a member of staff at the stands this does NOT include admission, you will need to purchase tickets before purchasing a stand through the office

For more information or to book a stand call 01732 865 224 or email info@hevercastle.co.uk. Spectator stand bookings must be made by 3pm the Friday before the event (Thursday for Friday events).

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel and events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.


LEAGUE TABLE 2020

 Sir JasperSir Paul of AnjouSir Sam of HeverLord Ashley of Hampshire
August 8/952243636
August 15/1640364844
August 21/22/2368647260
August 28/29/30/31927288112
Scores252196244252

LEAGUE TABLE 2019

 Sir JasperSir Paul of AnjouSir Sam of HeverLord Ashley of Hampshire
July 13/1474646874
July 20/2174646874
July 27/2886727479
August 10/1184307860
August 17/1884464672
August 23/24/25/26120144150144
Scores522420484503

 

LEAGUE TABLE 2018

 Sir JasperSir Stephen of PorlockSir Sam of HeverLord Ashley of Hampshire
July 14/1570506060
July 21/2265306050
July 28/2955255550
August 11/1260555555
August 18/1952455260
August 24/25/26/271208490144
Scores422289372419

LEAGUE TABLE 2017

 Sir JasperSir Stephen of PorlockSir Sam of HeverLord Ashley of Hampshire
July 15/1652484836
July 22/2350505545
July 29/3040 35 50 60 
August 12/1347555860 
August 19/20 6046 50 60
August 25/26/27/28 80 90 115110 
Scores329324376371

LEAGUE TABLE 2016

 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 
Scores372294360312


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