Women allowed to joust at English Heritage tournament for first time
Worth noting that Mike Loades pointed out things that might give a slightly misleading impression in the article, especially the fact that Nicky and Alix’ extensive jousting experience in European circuits gets barely any mention – which might cause an inattentive reader to think that this is really the first time women were allowed to participate in modern jousting tournaments when in fact it’s only the first time for English Heritage while women had been a prominent presence in European jousting for at least a couple of decades by now.
As everyone should know, we love ladies in jousting matches.
It should also be noted that Alix van Zijl, already competed in another UK jousting tournament in 2013.
That and I feel it’s a good time to mention that the armor worn at these events is not only authentic looking – it’s authentically functional too, by necessity.