News & Updates
16JANTraining Event - Open to all
Each year Comitatus does a series of public cavalry shows across the UK. Generally they are late Roman, sometimes early and mid Roman, but 2012 is a major year for Greek re-enactment in the UK and we will be doing some Greek and Hellenistic displays this season. The events calendar can be viewed here: http://comitatus.net/events.html
Our riders practice a great deal, and focus on specific skills and parts of the display every week. But we also have a duty to enable those who are interested in early riding to have a go, to experience it for themselves, fulfil ambitions or to further their riding experience. Lots of people want to experience historical riding and we try to make it happen for the good of all. We supply saddles to groups and generally try to make re-enactment riding available to as many people as possible.
Each year we hold a session to allow people to have a go at sitting in a Roman saddle, use the weapons and experience a little of what it is like to be a cavalryman during the classical period. Over the years large numbers of people have been introduced to early riding and this years big open session will be over the 24th/25th March at Atkinson's Action Horses, Eastrington, Goole, North Humberside. We will be camping in an authentic camp but modern plastic tents are welcome. It should not be too cold but please remember sleeping bags, cloaks, blankets, furs etc for a comfortable and warm night. There will be awnings, fires etc.
You do not need any experience to attend, but of course your experience will be taken in to account. This is a safe and fun weekend for all.
If you are interested in attending this weekend send us a message through the website and we will send further details and what you can expect from the weekend.
25SEPTThe Website Launches
The Early Riding Group are excited to launch our website. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Members of Comitatus formed the Early Riding Group to further the high quality of reconstruction riding and we hope it can benefit many people.
Over the coming months we will continue to populate it with the developments of the group as well as useful resources and information into historical riding and reconstruction.