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On Saturday 21 May two of our knights fought a true duel. This encounter took place next to the veterinary faculty of the University of Utrecht, because of the National Day of the Carriage Horse festivities there. The audience was able to enjoy a demonstration of classical dressage in armour, a joust and a final   Lees Meer …

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In line with tradition Foundation HEI organised again this year a great training in the cold winter months. This edition was all about pikemen, bows, cavalry and their interaction. Many of the people involved with HEI will participate in events in the upcoming living history season where the experience of this training shall surely be   Lees Meer …

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For the fourth year in a row Foundation HEI and its knights were present again at the Danehof Festival at Nyborg in Denmark. This edition on 4-5 July contained the first time execution of a late thirteenth century Round Table tournament on the square before the historic City Hall. Here King Arthurs knights Lancelot, Gawain,   Lees Meer …

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In early June four riders of Foundation HEI participated in the annual Times & Epochs festival in Kolomenskoye park in Moscow. The theme of this year was Classical Antiquity. Many living history groups from around the world attended the event and the c. 250,000 visitors (!) were very happy and thankful to see them in   Lees Meer …

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In the weekend of 5 and 6 July the town square of Nyborg saw the hosting of the White Bear Tournament by Foundation HEI for the third time in a row. Like the previous year there were six knights participating, judged by the Herald Bear. Also like previous year lances and clubs made from one   Lees Meer …

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Only a few weeks after the excellent Saint Hallvards tournament in Oslo already our knights are busy preparing themselves for the mammoth of tournaments, the month of July. To start with, they shall show their prowess and technique to the Danish audience in the Great White Bear Tournament in Nyborg. This is now being organised   Lees Meer …

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The already announced anniversary of the city of Utrecht was a great success. On this very sunny Sunday afternoon thousands of visitors were able to get a thorough taste of different aspects of life as their forefathers in Utrecht and other places will have experienced it. From crafts to knightly tournaments and from the early   Lees Meer …

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In early June 1122 the city of Utrecht received its city rights from emperor Henry V; the official birth of the city. To celebrate this birthday Foundation HEI shall organise a medieval market on Sunday afternoon 1 June in the Korte Minrebroederstraat, next to the city hall. Apart from the many craftsmen who will be   Lees Meer …

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In the last weekend of January we had a mounted training solely dedicated to classical dressage. For this purpose the director of the Fürstliche Hofreitschule Bückeburg visited our stables to teach our riders in individual classes. Most notably attention was given to doing proper groundwork and to the Piaffe. You can see the very useful   Lees Meer …

Winter is coming, but we are already planning for the spring and summer! Our freshly updated calender for next year shows that we won’t be sitting still, on the contrary. We are already looking forward to charging down quite some of those awesome and international lists again. Winters are always good to meet up with   Lees Meer …