The Order of the Boar

Historical Cavalry Re-enactment in New Zealand

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    Jousting Curious about jousting? Learn about this amazing sport.

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    ANZAC Day Commemoration We took part in the 2015 ANZAC Day commemorations at Trentham Racecourse

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    Re enactments Re enactments

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The weapons are real. The action is real.

From the full force, full contact medieval joust to the discipline and grit of the early 20th century New Zealand Mounted Rifles, The Order of the Boar is New Zealand’s own cavalry re-enactment group.

We are a non-profit group that specialises in recreating various aspects of history emphasising the role of the horse and rider. We portray our activities at public displays throughout New Zealand in support of community events and charitable fund raisers. Our flagship event is our own Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament which we hold every two years in Upper Hutt.

While we have a particular emphasis on the medieval period, we also portray the role of the horse in military history. So in addition to the medieval period, we also portray 16th Century Border Reivers and First World War New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

We pay particular attention to horse welfare while also portraying our activities as historically accurate as possible.

We are also well known both locally and internationally as one of the pioneers in rediscovering the art of medieval jousting and its development as a modern sport both in New Zealand and around the world.


The Red Knight

The Red Knight is on on-line shop for New Zealanders who want to buy good quality reproductions of medieva larmour and other historically inspired items at a fair price.

The Red Knight is our main sponsor and proceeds from the Red Knight go towards helping to fund our team as well as helping us put on our public displays.

drinking horn type 9 brass trim with lion head finial

Our featured product this month is a dark ages/medieval drinking horn with brass fittings including a lion headed finial. The Red Knight stocks a wide range of drinking horns including plain and decorated medium sized horns like this one. If you would like further information on this popular product range please visit here.

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News: September 2015

Well Spring has sprung and after a quiet Winter just doing our regular work with our horses and maintaining our medieval props and other equipment, we are looking forward to the Summer 2015/2016.

We have a number of shows and displays lined up and Callum is working on a major International Jousting Event in Napier early in 2017. This will be the next major event that we will be doing but in the meantime here are some other events that we are planning over the next 6 months or so:

Upcoming Events 2015 - 2016

October 9th  - 11th: 1st NZ Sword Symposium - Wainuomata, Wellington

Callum and other club members will be taking part in and running medieval swordsmanship classes -

Saturday November 7th - Highland Gathering, Upper Hutt

At Harcourt Park. We will be attending as late 16th Century Border Reavers. Both on Foot and on Horse.

November 27th - 29th - Mellemskov MoT - Eketahuna Camping Grounds

A fun relaxed weekend of both mounted skills and ground combat, Public welcome to drop in and watch.

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January 2016 - Order of the Boar Private Workshop and 1st New Zealand Mounted Archery Competition.

(If we can find a public venue the Competition may be open to the public).

20th February 2016 - Baldric's Big Day Out - Stratford, Taranki

Order of the Boar riders will be jousting at this event - 2 to 3 rider jousting displays. 

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January/February 2017International Jousting at Anderson Park, Napier


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