Name: Sir Anthony (Tony Hodges)
Motto: ‘non ad iniuriam facere ius’ ‘It’s never wrong to do right’
Did you know: Sir Anthony, a skilled Jouster, has a lifetime of competing and training horses in several different disciplines. He is a member of the Kryal Castle Mounted Knights team in Australia since 2014, where Sir Anthony trains with the accomplished and well known knights Sir Phillip Leitch, Sir Cliff Marisma, Sir David Williamson and Sir Justin Holland.
And there’s more: Sir Anthony also runs training days for riders and their horses in skill-at arms, joust, general horsemanship and other disciplines. He has now added International status to his achievements due to a recent invite from Sir Charlie Andrews to Sonora Celtic Faire in the United States. This style of jousting is known as ‘heavy jousting’ with solid lances. His aim is to ride that perfect pass and feel the perfect break of the lance.
Winner: 2015 Skill at Arms Timeline festival
Winner: 2016 Iron Fest Joust
Top 5: Goldfields Medieval Faire 2016
3rd place: Abbey Medieval Festival Australia 2016
So to see Sir Anthony’s skill as a jouster live at the Abbey Medieval Festival, book here!