The weapons are real - the action is real. This is the world’s most spectacular full-contact sport - no holds barred.
From the disciplined and chivalric mounted skills to the full force, full contact joust, The Order of the Boar
is New Zealand’s own medieval jousting group.
We specialise in recreating aspects of the medieval tournament
along with related living history
activities from the second half of the 14th century (1350 - 1400 AD). The group is one of the pioneers in rediscovering the art of jousting and its development as a modern sport both in New Zealand and around the world.
We pay particular attention to horse welfare while also portraying our activities as historically accurate as possible.
All our training is done under the guidelines of the International Jousting Association
that promotes horse welfare, jousting and international competition.
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 members compete regularly in both jousting tournaments in New Zealand and in off-shore tournaments.
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The Order of the Boar recruits its members from the Upper Hutt/Wellington area. Join now to ensure that you can take part in Harcourt Park and our other events.
We are looking for Owner Riders, Ground Crew and Foot Fighters who are interested in taking part in historical re-enactments and displays - medieval, late 16th century and First World War (New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Sinai)
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Order of the Boar will be taking part in the Upper Hutt Highland Gathering.
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A possible medieval Festival in the North Island.
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An international jousting tournament at a major City elsewhere in NZ (e.g. not in the Wellington region). Currently undergoing a feasibilitiy study which the Order of the Boar will host if it goes ahead.