The Order of the Boar

Historical Cavalry Re-enactment in New Zealand

  • Harcourt Park 2015

    Hosting an International Jousting Tournament.

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    Attending an Overseas Jousting Tournament

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    New Zealand Mounted Rifles One of our displays as part of the 1914 - 1918 Commemorations

  • Brookfields Scout Camp 1

    Horse and Foot Combat

  • Callum and Monty

    Medieval Horsemanship

The weapons are real. The action is real.

From the full force, full contact medieval joust to the discipline and grit of the early 20th century New Zealand Mounted Rifles, The Order of the Boar is New Zealand’s own cavalry re-enactment group.

We are a non-profit group that specialises in recreating various aspects of history emphasising the role of the horse and rider. We portray our activities at public displays throughout New Zealand in support of community events and charitable fund raisers.

While we have a particular emphasis on the medieval period - particularly Jousting, we also portray the role of the horse in military history. So in addition to the medieval period, we also portray 16th Century Anglo/Scottish Border Reivers and First World War New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

We pay particular attention to horse welfare while also portraying our activities as historically accurate as possible.

We are also well known both locally and internationally as one of the pioneers in rediscovering the art of medieval jousting and its development as a modern sport both in New Zealand and around the world.

(Order of the Boar Summer 2020 Workshop - Day 1



The Order of the Boar is sponsored by The Red Knight - New Zealands own online provider of functional medieval armour and other fine handcrafted products including drinking horns, hand made journals and walking sticks among others.  

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What's New - May 2021

Over the last year we have rebuilt our team of warhorses at our Upper Hutt HQ. Buck joined us around August last year and Nugget joined us last February. Along with our existing warhorse Monty, we now have a core team of 3 awesome jousting horses. With our other member's horses scattered aross the North Island, we are ready to resume full-on jousting dislays and competitions again.

We already have several events booked or tentatively booked over Summer 2021/2022.

If you are an event organiser, organising a public event and are interested in hiring us to do a jousting display for your event later in 2021 or early in 2022 then please contact Callum. 

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(Weekly Training Session near Upper Hutt - May 2021)


May 15th - Keith Ryall Memorial Joust at Kyral Castle (Ballarat, Australia). One of our members is attending to help out and plan some trans-Tasman events now that we have a trans-Tasman bublbe in place

Summer 2021/2022 - Joust at Masterton (details TBA)

April 2022 - Trans-Tasman Jousting Competition at Stratford (TBC)



Order of the Boar (Upper Hutt Team) - Callum

Order of the Boar - (Stratford Team) - Emily

Order of the Boar - (Hamilton Team) - Simon 

For all display inquiries please contact Callum

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