Mounted Fencing

Bringing some style to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl

Arne has been studying sources about mounted fighting and fencing since 2001, and has become a leading authority in the field of mounted HEMA. He explores the use of sword, lance, wrestling and archery on horseback, drawing inspiration from historical fighting manuals.

Combining riding and fencing leads to a deeper understanding of both arts and a different perception of fighting in general. Having both skillsets also allows a glimpse into the past, as during the time of fighting masters such as Talhoffer, practitioners would have been well-versed in both.

Arne teaches mounted fencing to both beginners and experienced riders alike. Once a year he also organizes the world-renowned Roßfechten Symposium, where participants play around and experiment with the various fighting & fencing disciplines.