Representing the fiercest contenders from years gone by, the professional knights are already charging at each other atop specially trained horses, clad in full plate armour and wielding lances, in the stunning grounds of Arundel Castle.
After day one, three knights were level pegging in the lead but, with five days to go, it’s all to play for! Awards will also go to the winner of the hunting skills and most chivalrous knight.
A fantastic family day out, the festivities include have-a-go archery, falconry displays, face painting, arts and crafts and storytelling against the backdrop of the stunning grounds and ancient Castle. Visitors are also able to get up close and personal with the majestic horses – some of which have featured on Poldark and Peaky Blinders.
The International Jousting and Medieval Tournament will run every day this week, culminating in the finale on Sunday 29th July. Tickets and further information can be found at www.arundelcastle.org.
Competing for the prestigious title of Champion are:
• Andreas Wenzel of Germany
• Andrew Deane of England
• Jaroslaw Struczyński (aka Jarek) of Poland
• Ivar Mauritz-Hansen of Norway
• Mark Caple of England
• Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell (aka Pelle) of Norway
• Piotr Rydzewski of Poland
• Stacy Van Dolah-Evans of England