Once again The Knights of Royal England visited Leeds Castle during the half-term week. They gave a demonstration of their horsemanship and prowess at jousting. In spite of the miserable weather (it poured with rain on two days), the event brought in over 24,000 visitors during the six-day period.
Entry of the lord and his mistress
The first blue knight, Sir Digby, gallops in ...
... followed by Sir Eugene.
Sir Stephen, otherwise known as Beardie, for the red corner
Sir Jasper, the other red knight
The joust starts – here Sir Stephen.
Sir Stephen is injured and the blue team is triumphant.
The horse decides to rear.
The crowds look on as the knights try to hook the rings on their lances – here the red team.
Boos from the blue corner
Sir Eugene also manages to spear his ring ...
... and so does Sir Digby.
Sir Jasper is pleased ...
Sir Eugene thinks that he has won.
The reds win and Sir Jasper carries the standard.