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 - July 2020

As regular visitors to this page know, we are in a rebuilding phase. We are in-between generations of horses at the moment. All but one of our original team of warhorses that carried us through 2000 - 2015 have been retired from jousting because of age. It has been a tough few years rebuilding but we are on the move again!

We would like to welcome Buck to our team of Upper Hutt based Warhorses. Buck was originally owned by the late John King - a skilled and accomplished horseman and jouster who sadly passed away in 2019. Buck is a proven warhorse whose addition to our stable now gives us 3 horses that joust.

So we are now ready to do jousting displays again!

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 this year then please contact Callum.

 John King and Buck

(The late John King and Buck doing skill-at-arms in Upper Hutt in 2015) 


All local and international events were cancelled because of Covid-19. 

We hope to be able to attend events again in New Zealand later in the year.   



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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