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Jouster’s Profiles – Part Two

Second in our Jouster’s Profile series is Vikki Subritzky! Jousting Spectacular introducing Vikki Subritsky

Lady Victoria Subritzky hails from Northland New Zealand.

She is from a distinguished line of noble Polish mounted warriors, and wears light armour very similar to what her fierce ancestor Jan Sobieski wore  in the Great Battle of Grunwald. There, the combined armies of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania decisively defeated the Teutonic Knights in a bloody battle that saw Jan Sobieski taking out many of the enemies warriors and horses.

Back to the present, Lady Victoria is a member of the International Jousting League, and has been jousting for 15 years. This is her sixth visit to the wonderful Abbey Tournament.

She is part of the jousting team Guild of the Hawk along with fellow Kiwiman John King, and together they regularly perform in various events and take part in many fundraisers for charitable organisations.

At home Lady Victoria breeds and trains sport horses, runs beef cattle and also runs a farm stay holiday, where people can enjoy a sample of rural life.

Her motto – Ancora Imparo – Yet I still learn.

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Jouster’s Profiles – Part One – Lady Freya Erryn

First up in our Jouster’s Profile series is Lady Freya Erryn!

Known outside of jousting as Kimberley Belcher, Lady Freya is new to the world of jousting, but has been immersed in its culture from the beginning of her riding. She has always had a love of history, and Kim has enjoyed experiencing aspects of the cultures she has studied. Now, she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to compete.
Descendant of a light horseman, this 24 year old Queenslander is ready to do her heritage proud and compete with honour against her opponents on home turf. She’s completed her joust training upon Flash and Strider from Moonlight Manor, who are amongst the best mounts in the business, and in this tournament!
The 2015 Abbey Medieval Tournament will be her first competitive joust, she is keen to test her skills against the best and make her mark on the sport. Competing in 15th Century German Gothic armour she’s sure to make an impression, and will be easy to spot in her green and blue colours.

Keep an eye on this one, she’s sure to impress!

Plan Your Day: Medieval Masterchefs

Medieval Masterchefs: your personal program!

This itinerary is for all the foodies out there. Besides the range of food stalls serving delicious medieval-style treats, there are plenty of food-themed displays, workshops and talks throughout the weekend. Here are a few to whet your appetite…

Please note that there are many, many more displays, workshops and shows all around the festival site, please refer to the main programme for more information and schedules.

SATURDAY

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9:45   Grande Parade at Castle Arena – brilliant introduction to the Medieval world, with loads of colour and pageantry.
10:15 Choose between either Preparing a beast for the spit (Black Wolf Barracks) or

10:15 Spice: A 14th Century Journey (Ex Libris)

10:30 Break and Cheese Making Paid Workshop (Staraya Ladoga)* OR

10:30 Mead Making (Order of St Knud)

11:30 Guild Lunch (Companye of Northumbria)  Or:

11:30 Ottoman Cooking Demonstration (Janissary Barricks)  Or:

11:30 Paneer making -a type of cheese (Black Wolf)

12:00 Medieval Food Preparation Techniques (Ex Libris)

12:00 Viking Food Demonstration (Saga Vikings)

2:30 Turkish Coffee Culture Demonstration (Janissary Barracks)

3:15 Joust

4:00 Mead Making, if you missed out earlier

SUNDAY

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9:45   Grande Parade at Castle Arena – a brilliant introduction to the Medieval world, with loads of colour and pageantry.
10:15 Choose between either Preparing a beast for the spit (Black Wolf Barracks) or

10:15 Spice: A 14th Century Journey (Ex Libris)

10:30 Break and Cheese Making Paid Workshop (Staraya Ladoga)*

10:30 Mead Making (Order of St Knud)  OR

10:30 Free Chicken Plucking demonstration (Reafan)

11:30 Guild Lunch (Companye of Northumbria)  OR

11:30 Paneer making -a type of cheese (Black Wolf)

11:30 Ottoman Cooking Demonstration (Janissary Barricks)

12:00 Medieval Food Preparation Techniques (Ex Libris)

12:00 Viking Food Demonstration (Saga Vikings)

2:30 Turkish Coffee Culture Demonstration (Janissary Barracks)

3:15 Joust

4:00 Mead Making, if you missed out earlier

*NOTE: The 10:30 Bread and Cheese making workshop hosted by the Staraya Ladoga is a PAID workshop.

Make your foodie friends jealous! Take pics of you and your scrumptious fare and post them to instagram with the hashtag #abbeyfestival2015. We can’t wait to try all of the delicious medieval fare at this year’s Abbey Medieval Festival! To make sure you don’t miss out, book now!