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International Jousting Returns to Harcourt Park

20 Dec 2006

International Jousting Returns to Harcourt Park

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Jousting at Harcourt Park last tournament
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International Jousting returns to Harcourt Park on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2007. The World Invitational Tournament is the largest yet with seven countries taking part from New Zealand, Australia, England, Sweden, Norway, France and USA.

First held in 2003, this biennial tournament is the fourth held in Upper Hutt. Visiting competitors have described it as being amongst the best in the world.

Peter Lyon, Wellington based jouster training at Callum Forbes' Farm
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Kaitoke resident Callum Forbes, event organiser, and backbone of the Order of the Boar says "that every jousting competitor must be a 'Major winner' from overseas."

In addition to the 'Grail of Chivalry Tournament' competition will also include Skill at Arms on horseback, sword combat, mock battles, archery, axe and knife throwing.

The medieval fare includes a tent village, living displays, craft and food stalls plus entertainment.

Gates open at 9am each day with action from 10am to 4pm. Entry is only $5.00 adult and $2.00 child. No dogs are allowed at the event so risks with horses are minimised. For more information please call Upper Hutt i-SITE Visitor Centre on 04- 5272141 and check our www.jousting.co.nz.

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