Welcome to the new home of Paragon Jousting!

Paragon Jousting is a theatrical jousting company based in New York. We provide live medieval jousting demonstrations suitable for a variety of events, public or private. If you need a joust for your renaissance faire, or truly unique live entertainment for your summer camp, public festival or corporate event, contact us for a quote. Our team of veteran performers and extraordinary horses have been thrilling audiences across the country since 2004. We look forward to being a part of your next event!

 

Jousting in Ithaca, New York, July 16,17 2016

We are really excited to announce that we have partnered with the Ithaca Shakespeare Company to bring live jousting to Ithaca, New York this summer at the Ithaca Renaissance Festival!

The Ithaca Shakespeare Company is running three weekends of performances (July 7 to 24) at Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, on the southern shore of Lake Cayuga, with a “mini” renaissance faire each afternoon before the ISC performance.
ISC 2016 summer performances run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from July 7-24, 2016. Ren Faire activities would begin around 4:00 p.m. and end around 5:50 p.m. when the “house” opens for the show.

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We’ll be jousting at 5pm on Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17, before ISC performances of Henry VI and 12th Night.

This is a new venue for us, and we hope that our New York region friends will come out to see us break some lances, then stay for the real performance, live Shakespeare on the shore of Lake Cayuga!
http://ithacashakespeare.org/prod/ren/index.php

Results of the Fundraiser Tournament Joust

We are happy to report that the betting on the fundraiser joust on May 14 raised $976, and the winner of the Joust was Rebecca Rodlin, final score 11 to 9.   The overall event was a great success, where we also offered warhorse rides for donations, and Scott Rodlin ran a “Fight the Knight” ring, where for donations, kids could step into the ring and battle for supremacy (with safe foam swords, of course).  The final tally of the fundraiser event was $13,940!  We hope that this will go a long way toward helping Missy Hitchcock and her husband Bill during this difficult time.  Thanks to everyone who bid on the joust, and came out to show their support for this great cause.

Tournament Joust, Aurora NY May 14, 2016

competitors final

On Saturday, May 14th, the Paragon Team is participating in a fundraising event for one of our own, Missy Hitchcock, who has worked with us for nearly a decade. Missy was recently diagnosed with cancer, and faces a tough fight ahead of her. At our hometown village of Aurora, New York, Scott and Rebecca will be competing in a tournament joust to raise money for this cause. It’s a straight up tournament, with each of us fighting to win. People can place wagers on the outcome of the joust, as part of a “50-50” fundraiser, by betting on the victor of the joust, as well as the final score. The tournament will begin with a “Crest and Baton” match, which is worth 3 points. The following joust will consist of 5 passes in the list, with points awarded by a panel of three judges. Points will be awarded for broken lances, each broken lance being worth 1, 2, or 3 points depending on how much of the lance is broken. Lances will be painted according to the “break zones”. This means each jouster may earn a maximum of 15 points in the joust, plus 3 points for Crest and Baton, (18 total points possible) giving a potential point spread of 324 possible outcomes. Bets are one dollar each, with up to 10 bids on any point “square”. So if you really think Rebecca will beat Scott 12 points to 5, bet up to $10 on that square.  When the joust is over, points will be tallied, and the holder (or holders) of the winning square win 50% of the total wagers, the other 50% going to the Hitchcocks to help with their medical expenses.

The event runs 2 to 8 pm, with live and silent auctions of many wonderful items donated by local business and individuals. There will be all day entertainment and dinner being served along with beer and a selection of local wines available for purchase. We’ll be performing Games of Skill on horseback at 3pm, and the Joust is at 6.  We’ll even be offering warhorse rides on some of our famous jousting horses. If you’re in the Aurora area, come join us, and if you can’t, choose your favorite Jouster and place a wager! Betting opens at Midnight on Friday May 6, and closes just before the joust begins on Saturday May 14.  You do not need to be present to win! If you wish to contribute by betting on the event, contact us at knightsforhire@paragonjousting.com, or srodlin@gmail.com

We’ll be accepting contributions for joust guesses via paypal, or by check if you email us an image of a signed check before the event begins.  Thanks for your support!

Details of the event here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/476742535854903/

Here’s the Gofundme page if you’d like to contribute: https://www.gofundme.com/5nwzscrq

As for the joust, we’d love to hear what you think about who is going to win! VOTE in our first online poll!  Choose Rebecca or Scott, and we’ll find out on Saturday May 14, just who is the best jouster!

 

Joust final

 

Crest and Baton final

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting our new site!

Welcome to the new home of Paragon Jousting LLC! This new site will allow visitors to take a close look at our various shows and horses, through new and expanded photo galleries of the past 13 years of performances as well as profile pages for each of our horses.  We’ve also added a blog (right here!) where we will periodically post new content on the topics of horses, horse training, jousting, or just whatever we’re up to at the moment.  This website is brand new, and it’s still a work in progress. We expect to continue adding content and making changes as we go. Thanks for visiting, feel free to look around and tell us what you think! If you have questions for us, or if there is a particular topic you’d like to see us address here, let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!  -Scott