Monday, June 04, 2007

A Letter

Dear Gerard Naprous,
Thank you very much for a most enjoyable weekend at the Wychwood Stud as the Living History element to your Medieval Jousting Fayre.
I enjoyed the restful atmosphere, the opportunity to watch the Horsemen in action and to make new friends. I knew about the
Devil’s Horsemen and it was a thrill to work alongside them and meet them and your fine horses.

Dante the Lloyds Bank Horse

It was also generous of your staff to allow us to sit in on the banquet entertainment and we must congratulate you on your Jester; he was excellent, so funny and an fantastic entertainer. We did comment that we should hire him for our own annual Company banquet!
The public were very responsive and keen to learn about our lives as medieval people, making us think what a shame we weren't greater in number. They were fascinated by how we actually lived the experience, right down to the food and the games the children played. I think they appreciated it even more being warmed up by the joust which put them in a medieval mood, so to speak.

I would suggest for future events that the two elements of the event are slightly more intertwined. Although we mingled in the crowds for the joust each day to great effect, the horsemen didn’t really come up to the medieval village except Alex on the carriage, and he didn’t get a chance to stop.
Speaking of Alex, I was pleased to see him play to the crowds and respond to me in character, both during the joust and also while driving the carriage. He was, in addition, a fine black-hearted Black Knight. I wanted to thank him especially – he was very kind and it was nice to meet him.


In fact, I had such a good time over the weekend I really didn’t want to leave, and immediately put my name down for future events involving the Devil’s Horsemen.
Many thanks for the opportunity to take part and I hope to see you all again soon. In the meantime, I must start making favours in readiness.

[In fact - I had such a good time I neglected to take any photos (except a couple for Aginoth)!! :-( The ones used here are taken from the Devil's Horsemen website]

8 comments:

Juggling Mother said...

did you send it? I emailed feedback last night:-)

craziequeen said...

Sending it tonight :)

I still want to go back - I miss it all dreadfully.....

cq

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sounds like you had a Marvelous time, my dear. I'm very happy for you...

Bob-kat said...

So glad you had a great time! Shame there are no pics but then I guess you were immersed in the experience.

So, the Black Night gets as pecial mention [evil grin]? Sound slike he was too nice to be evil!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It looks such a thrill. Would love to attend one!

Juggling Mother said...

Tewkesbury is not too far from Brum. see http://www.tewkesbury-medieval-fayre.org.uk/ Big battle & massive market - bit on the "Goth" side nowadays tho:-(

Berkeley is the big joust event of the year, and just down the M5 a bot. see http://www.joust.info/

rashbre said...

It looks amazing. I once attended a joust several years ago. Quite dramatic!

I think Lloyds have had several horses?

rashbre

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