Jousting Profiles Part Three: Clifford Formosa

Clifford Formosa is a professional equestrian with a lifetime of experience. Born in Malta, he moved to Australia more than 30 years ago and, since settling here, has become a rider and trainer of National renown.

Clifford has studied classical horsemanship with Fernando Elveras, competed as a rodeo bull rider and for the past twelve years he has indulged his passion for the vaquero method of training at his stud, Marisma, in Snake Valley, Victoria.  It is this experience and his professionalism that has resulted in clients from all over the country seeking out Clifford to train their prized mounts.

For the past year he has turned his hand to jousting at Kryal Castle, Ballarat where he and his Andalusian gelding, Paco, have become firm favourites with visitors to the theme park.

This is his first appearance at The Abbey Medieval Festival where he is sure to be a formidable opponent.