The Order of the Boar

Historical Cavalry Re-enactment in New Zealand

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    Jousting Curious about jousting? Learn about this amazing sport.

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    ANZAC Day Commemoration We took part in the 2015 ANZAC Day commemorations at Trentham Racecourse

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    Re enactments Re enactments

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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, we also portray the role of the horse in military history. So in addition to the medieval period, we also portray 16th Century 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 - February 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 late last year we held our first public display with our new team at The Wairarapa A&P Show. New horses and new riders came through the weekend of skill-at-arms displays really well.

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.

Training Videos (Order of the Boar National Workshop January 2020) 


Mid/LateMay 2020 - Order of the Boar Training Weekend.

Late July 2020 - International Jousting Tournament, Calgary Stampede, Calgery Australia - One of our Members is competing in this event. 

Late September 2020 - St Ives Medieval Festival, Sydney, Australia - One of our Members will be one of the Jousting Judges.  

October/November 2020Order of the Boar Training Weekend.

December 2020 - Tentative date for Baldric's Big Day Out, Stratford. If the event goes ahead we will be jousting at it.



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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