This year, Dover Castle put on their first Jousting Tournament event, to our delight. We attended on the first day, and were blown away by the phenomenal level of entertainment. There were four knights for the crowd to support. We told Kaylah that we are in the South, so a pennant flag was purchased for our man in red. The crowd was gathered thick and expectant, and we were not disappointed. Here are some shots from our vantage point high above the arena.
Red Knight of the South approaches.
Red and Blue Knight await their time.
Green Knight joins his opponents waiting for Gold Knight to appear.
Red Knight is the first to enter the arena.
Blue Knight taking a moment to gather himself.
Green Knight warming up his trusty steed.
Gold Knight gives a cheeky salute on his entrance.
Gold Knight versus Blue Knight
Red Knight versus Green Knight both getting a strike.
Gold Knight versus Red Knight bearing down.
Red Knight braces himself for impact.
Green Knight secure in his saddle after a run.
Gold Knight versus Green Knight looking for another win.
Green Knight and his mascot of a golden eagle. “Allons y!”
Fear The Killer Bunny Mascot
The marshals were watching for a fair match
The Standard bearers for our hero knights
Gold Knight proudly wields his prize of a Golden Lance.
A fanfare for the brave knights.
One final look back at the castle as we headed home.