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.
What's New - May 2021
As things start to return to normal, we can now travel to Australia and back quite easily. Because of this I was able to attend the Keith Ryall Memorial Joust at Kyrall Castle at Ballarat, Australia over the weekend 15th - 16th May.
This is probably the first jousting tournament anywhere since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here is a short video of some of the jousting action.
It was great to reconnect with some of our Australian jousting friends as we are also looking to organise and host jousting events here again soon.
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.
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