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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jun, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Joust and Mounted Skill-At-Arms Classes in Wisconsin         Reply with quote

Hi All,

I will be holding classes on beginning jousting and medieval mounted skill-at-arms beginning in August in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

We will begin by holding a mounted skill-at-arms clinic at the stables in early August and, depending upon the turnout and interest, will be setting up regular class schedules following the clinic.

I will be following a cirricula that I developed following International Jousting Association guidelines.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Lloyd Clark
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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jun, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As of right now, we don't have a definite date or cost to attend. I am working that out with the owner of the stables as well as determining which horses could be rented for the clinic.
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Richard Schneider




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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jun, 2010 7:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Do you have a website with more information? If not, please post here when more info comes available. This would be just up the road a bit from the Chicago area and sounds very interesting.

What are you thinking the riding experience should be to participate?
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Eric Meulemans
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jul, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Myself and at least one other (perhaps two) are also interested to hear more on this.
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jul, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Possible Pitfalls to jousting...Deep Pockets Required         Reply with quote

I think it is a great idea however there are some serious drawbacks one shoudl consider. First and foremost is the cost of owning (not buying a horse). As a horse owner I can tell you that unless you own your own land and can build your own stable the cost of a horse is prohibitive just from the cost of feeding ans stabling. Agood horse will cost you $3,000 up but the cost of care will run about $6,000 per year at $500 per month and that is cheap not counting vet bills.

You had better have deep pockets to pay for hospital expenses as well. Ever come off the back of a horse? Personally I suffered a punctured lung from a broken rib from a fall at full gallop on a horse (the cinch strap broke). This is only just something to think about.

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Eric Meulemans
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jul, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Possible Pitfalls to jousting...Deep Pockets Required         Reply with quote

Harry J. Fletcher wrote:
Agood horse will cost you $3,000 up but the cost of care will run about $6,000 per year at $500 per month and that is cheap not counting vet bills.


What constitutes a "good" horse is quite subjective. I have worked with many, and something I can say is that cost and worth are often not representative of one another. Upkeep expenses also vary wildly around the country. Honestly though, I think this irrelevant to the topic at hand, which concerns classes, the participation in which persons might be interested in for any number of reasons.

Harry J. Fletcher wrote:
You had better have deep pockets to pay for hospital expenses as well. Ever come off the back of a horse?


I think if you knew something of those whom you pose this question of you might find its asking amusing. Witness a recent posting here in (another) jousting thread: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p...ht=#195978
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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jul, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Update!


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Lloyd Clark
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Mihai Ionita




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jul, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

15 dollars? Hot damn! It is at times like this that I regret not living in the US. And not living close to Beaver Dam. :P
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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jul, 2010 11:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mihai Ionita wrote:
15 dollars? Hot damn! It is at times like this that I regret not living in the US. And not living close to Beaver Dam. :P


Well, if you want to pay for a plane ticket - I could be convinced to come over and give a clinic or two near you!

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Lloyd Clark
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Marisa H.




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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jul, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am interested in this clinic. I have a horse who I do hunter/jumper with but we have never done anything like this before. Can we try?
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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Wed 21 Jul, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Marisa H. wrote:
I am interested in this clinic. I have a horse who I do hunter/jumper with but we have never done anything like this before. Can we try?


Of course! Just call ahead of time to reserve a slot. Look forward to meeting you!

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Lloyd Clark
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