Mounted Skill at Arms
The Mounted Skill at Arms competition will test the riders' skills on horseback in a variety of challenges.
|The quintain is rotating jousting target used in the Middle Ages by knights training to use a lance. Each rider canters past the quintain and attempts to strike the target with their lance. Each complete revolution of the quintain scores 1 point. An additional point is awarded if the lance tip breaks on the target.
Maximum points: determined by the number of turns.
|Three ring stands are placed in a straight line, 21' apart from one another with a single ring (3" in diameter) suspended from each one. The rider canters past each ring stand and attempts to catch and carry each ring on the tip of the spear. 2 points are awarded for catching a ring and carrying it away on the lance or 1 point is awarded for knocking the ring off the stand.
Maximum points: 6
Cut and Thrust:
|Two 5' tall stands are placed 21 apart with a single cabbage atop each stand. The rider canters past the targets and uses their sword to cut at or thrust through each of the cabbages. For cutting, 2 points are awarded for a strike which cleanly cuts completely through the cabbage or 1 point for a strike that hits but does not cut through. For thrusting, 3 points are awarded for a thrust that fully penetrates the cabbage which the rider is then able to carry away on the sword or 2 points for a thrust that only penetrates the cabbage.
Maximum points: 6
|The rider canters past the target and throws a spear at a circular target placed on a bale of hay. A spear sticking in the center of the ring scores 3 points; between the inner and outer rings scores 2 points; outside the outer ring but still on the hay bale scores 1 point.
Maximum points: 3.
Ground target (tent pegging):
The rider canters past a small target on the ground. Each rider attempts to thrust into and carry the target on the tip of their spear. One point is awarded for striking the target and a second point for carrying it away on the point of the spear.
Maximum points: 2.