The much anticipated Hever Castle Jousting Tournament returns this weekend – July 13 and 14 – with jousts taking place throughout the summer.
The Knights of Royal England will battle it out once more, delighting the crowds with their showmanship and one-to-one combat on foot and in the saddle.
Hever Castle Jousting – The Competitors
Sir Jasper: the leader of the Red team, he has competed in over 70 jousting tournaments each year in Europe, Dubai and the United States and has amassed over 23 years of experience. Sir Jasper favours the ball and chain and will often try to finish off his opponent using this weapon.
Sir Paul of Anjou: a fellow red knight and again a knight of great experience. You will find him riding his faithful horse Domingo.
Sir Sam of Hever: Sir Sam is a young and energetic blue team knight in his 12th full season as a premier league jouster. His favourite weapon is the sword, and his speed and agility make him a dangerous and fearsome opponent.
Lord Ashley of Hampshire: dubbed ‘the pretty knight’ from the blue team, he has over 13 years of experience and is a very capable horse rider. Lord Ashley’s agility makes him a tricky opponent to fight against, and his favourite weapon is the sword.
Bring a blanket or watch the joust in style from the medieval spectator stands, available for a small cost on the day. Then choose which knights you support and cheer them to glory.
13:00 Jousting Field Opens
14:00 Arrival of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn at the Castle
14:15 Jousting Tournament Commences