Cavalry Re-enactment in New Zealand

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 specialise in recreating various aspects of history emphasising the role of the horse and rider.

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

We are best 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.
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 portray our activities at public displays throughout New Zealand. Our flagship event is the Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament which we hold every two years in Upper Hutt. Our members also compete regularly in both jousting tournaments in New Zealand and around the world.

The Red Knight

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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.   

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.    



News: August 2014

Harcourt Park Jousting Returns in 2015!

We plan to hold our flagship event - The Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament again on February 21st and 22nd 2015 at Harcourt Park Upper Hutt. This is New Zealand's biggest re-enactment event and also one of the premiere jousting events of it's type in the world.

We are currently applying for funding and looking for sponsors. Further details soon.

Busy Start to 2014 for Order of the Boar!

We have had a busy start to the year with 2 events already done and another a few weeks away.
We were asked at short notice to provide horses for the Wellington Chinese New Year festival to provide a horse for the Mayor to ride as this is the Chinese Year of the Horse. In the end we provided 2 horses along with a supporting rider and the parade sent went very well.

Then on Saturday 22nd February we did three jousitng displays at Baldric's Big Day Out in Stratford (Taranaki) on Saturday 22nd February. The displays also went really well.

Our final jousting display for this Summer at Shakespeare in the Park in Napier over the weekend March 8th and 9th with 4 jousters. This event is in aid of Child Cancer charities and is run my the Rotary Clubs of Napier and Taradale. The jousting was very well received and we will be reurning to the Hawkes Bay again!

We then did something totally different (for us) and took part in a Live Action Role Playing event in Carteron on March 15th where we played the arch villians!

Order of the Boar Sponsor


Harcourt Park 2013




Rules of Jousting
Weapons & Armour
Historical Sword Fighting

Border Reivers

Mounted Rifles

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