Spur of the Moment Jousting, LLC are fully insured and for a nominal fee can place a rider for any venue to be additionally insured.
All of our equines are healthy and are up to date on all shots (Coggins, etc.) necessary for travel or contact with other equines.
THEATRICAL JOUST SHOWS
Our Spur of the Moment base show is styled after a Championship Tourney at the end of a long season of jousting. In this show two (or four) Knights are the last contenders after a month of preliminary bouts. The champions are from all over Europe. The stakes and rivalries are high. Will honor and chivalry prevail?
Spur of the Moment Theatrical Joust consists of our knights going head to head against one another. Shattering lances, sword fights on horseback and knights unhorsed with dramatic falls to the cheers and gasps of the crowd are our meat and mead!
Typically, we perform two 25-30 minute shows per day according to the venue's needs and story line.
Joust of Peace- Skill at Arms
The first show is an exhibition of skill at arms on horseback. Our equestrians and their equine team mates navigate different obstacles using various weapons, each worth a certain number of points. This show ends with a friendly "Joust of Peace" where the knights try and score more points by landing hits upon their opponents shield.
Joust of War-The Final Joust
Knights square off in an equestrian challenge of your venue's story or accordance with Spur of the Moment's base storyline. Pomp! Circumstance! Pageantry! At least ten passes with joust downs and shattered lances. Then the knights take the conflict to the ground, fighting to the end with the good guys triumphant.
Working with the venue's fight directors, the Spur of the Moment ground fights can be to ending of the day or can be seamlessly integrated with the ground fights of the rest of the cast on the field for an amazing, cohesive final Grande Melee.
After each show, our team takes time to meet and greet with the audience. Of course the audience usually wants to meet the real stars of the show, the Horses, more than the knights and we are always happy to oblige.
(Please note this is the outline for our base show. We will happily work with you and your writers and directors to come up with a cohesive show that will blend seemlessly with your storyline.)