Every two years “The Order of the Boar” holds an international jousting tournament in Upper Hutt. The opportunity to see knights on horseback racing at each other with long sticks is quite appealing.

The two day event also has a lot of other demonstrations and competitions and a whole village is created by people who like medieval times so the opportunity for interesting images are plentiful.

Shooting the joisting takes split second timing (and a fast shutter). This time I tried it from two different locations to get variety in the shots. While I had not envisaged that any of my shots would be used in papers I was surprised when I received a request for one which will hopefully appear this week.

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The melee is a little stressful on horse and rider.

The melee is a little stressful on horse and rider.

Even the youngest get dressed up in character

Even the youngest get dressed up in character

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Ye olde Ipad.

Ye olde Ipad.

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I am not sure that the rider can see much out of the helmet

All the way from Sweden

All the way from Sweden

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Points are scored

Points are scored

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Proof that women can get involved as well

Proof that women can get involved as well

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