Knights of Valour Extreme Jousting at Ohio Scottish Games
Knights of Valour Extreme Jousting Ohio Scottish Games and Celtic Festival Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds June 24, 2023
One of the most popular attractions at the Ohio Scottish Games and Celtic Festival was the Knights of Valour extreme jousting.
The Knights of Valour is the most extreme sport of jousting live. Trained professionals ride beautiful Draft horses, competing for audiences all across North America. Jousting began in the British Isles in 1066 and was part sport, part military training. It involved different events and allowed the competitors to show how good they were at fighting; the most popular was two knights on horseback riding at each other armed with blunted lances. Jousting tournaments were very popular in Scotland during the Middle Ages. Jousting events were often held as celebrations to mark a victory in battle, or the signing of a peace treaty, or a royal wedding. Sometimes they were held during wars, to keep soldiers busy and to train them.
In this competition, they placed a small watermelon on one of their heads and 4 knights on horseback made passes to cut the melon off his head. Wait till you see the results.
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The Knights also did a traditional competitive jousting event where two knights ride horses toward each other and try to hit the other rider with their lance, hopefully knocking him off the horse. Here are a few passes from the jousting competition.
Knights of Valour joust at Ohio Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
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