Tilting – An Equestrian Sport for All
What is Tilting?
The ancient competitive sport of Tilting originates in Medieval times when Jousting tournaments were held regularly all over Europe.
Jousting was dangerous and required cumbersome and expensive armor along with large draft horses capable of carrying the huge weight of a fully armored knight. Anyone with a lance & a horse capable of cantering in a straight line could take part in tilting.
Tilting tournaments took place early on in the tournaments, where a rider would canter down the ‘tilt’ and thread a small ring suspended from the gallows onto the end of their lance to demonstrate their accuracy & skill. The rings become progressively smaller until only one winner remains.
Training & Practices
The SBTA supports its members by running regular training, practices & competitions.
Sonya & James Cunningham, owners of award-winning Rockrose Equestrian, have been hugely supportive of the club.
There’s a set of gallows at Rockrose and we are running regular Saturday afternoon practices. These are open to tilting members & first time tilters alike.
Festive Fancy Dress and Tilting Practice!
Saturday 17th December at Rockrose
Fun Christmas themed Tilting Taster & regular practice, followed by Festive Fancy Dress and our first ever Santa’s Festive Challenge!! Open to all – seniors, juniors, ridden & in-hand (tilting ridden only)
All fancy dress classes will only be required to walk around the arena. There will be a photographer. Judge TBC.
Christmas themed prizes, fabulous rosettes, lots of delicious seasonal home baking and food and drink available. Spectators very welcome. Held in the fabulous award winning indoor at Rockrose Equestrian.
STRC and Rockrose Members Discounts apply for Fancy Dress classes. See Secretary for details.
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