18 Jan 2015

Spectrum for Sunday 18 January - The Silver Horsemen

From Spectrum, 12:12 pm on 18 January 2015

Amelia at work

It happens every year, and the good people of Eketahuna are used to seeing women with flowing locks and bearded men striding around garbed in leather, wool, and often mail, and carting a sword or bow.

They’re gathering for a medieval camp hosted by Les Chevaliers de Argent – or The Silver Horsemen. Over the weekend medieval enthusiasts from all over the country will compete, re-enacting medieval horse and foot combat and skill at arms and archery.

Amelia Nurse dons a floor length gown and joins in the rivalry, revelry and ribaldry.

Gallery: The Silver Horsemen

Knights sword fight