Daycation: A Trip to the Middle Ages

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Everyone has wanted to be a knight at one point or another, but where would you learn the combat skills?

Welcome to beautiful Lockwood Valley, located about an hour north of Santa Clarita, a small ranch plays host to the American Jousting Alliance. The group consists of medieval enthusiasts offering classes in ground combat, archery, and of course, jousting.

The Alliance is dedicated to providing a fun, family-value performance. In the words of its founder, James Zoppe: “We strive to really do a safe job, realistic looking, whether its choreographed or tournament style, and we really watch out for each other… and we have fun doing it. Its exhilarating.”

Services offered include trail rides, jousting training, and more. For more information, visit their website.