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The National Jousting Hall of Fame

The National Jousting Hall of Fame is a salute to those who have set standards of excellence in the ring sport of jousting in the United States. This museum is located in the Visitors Center of the Natural Chimneys Regional Park, located in Mt. Solon, Virginia. It contains interesting memorabilia, artifacts and displays that portray the history of the sport and showcase its current activities.

Join us in an online tour of the Jousting Hall of Fame.

In 1979 through the united efforts of the board of directors to the Natural Chimneys Regional Park, Mt. Solon, Virginia and the National Jousting Association, the Jousting Hall of Fame was established.

The scenic beauty of Natural Chimneys Park provided the ideal location for the Hall of Fame as it was also home to the annual jousting tournament known as "America's oldest continually held sporting event." This joust is held the third Saturday of each August at the Park. Legend tells us that in 1821 a certain lovely young lady named Lucy Ann, would not decide between two suitors. Her uncle, having just read the exciting new novel by Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, declared the matter of suitors would be settled by the ancient and chivalric method of a joust. Lucy Ann was duly wed to the winner and the tournament was such a resounding success and met with such local enthusiasm that it became an annual event at Natural Chimneys.

The Hall of Fame opened in 1979 with 48 charter members representing four states: Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In 1991, after further research, an additional 38 charter members were added to the honor roll. These 86 charter members were selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the sport. Additionally, each year the member states select a total of six more individuals for induction into the Hall of Fame. On the third Saturday of each June they are inducted in a special and colorful ceremony before a crowd of hundreds. The induction ceremony is followed by a championship jousting tournament.

The Jousting Hall of Fame encapsulates all that is the finest of American Jousting. We cordially invite you to visit the Hall of Fame, March through October in the visitors center of Natural Chimneys Regional Park, Mt. Solon, Virginia. Browse through our ever-growing museum of historic memorabilia. Leaf through the member archives and read the colorful backgrounds of some of America's finest jousters. Unable to make it to Mt. Solon, Virginia? You can view a few pictures of the National Jousting Hall of Fame here.

Looking for a relative or acquaintance? Page through this alphabetical list or search by surname, title, year inducted, or where the rider was from by entering your search term in the Search box. Additionally, you may sort the list in ascending or decending order by clicking on the column headers (Name, Title, From, and Year Inducted). Need to see more or fewer than 25 entries at a time? Change the number of members displayed in the Show Entries pulldown.

Name Title From Year Inducted
Acree, Jack Knight of Fleetwood Virginia, Millers Tavern 1979-Charter Member
Allen, Shannon Maid of Sweet Thunder Maryland, Westminster 2013
Anderson, Frank C. Virginia 1990
Anderson, Sarah McCraw Maid of Milkpails Virginia, Buckingham 2004
Anderson, William "Will" Knight of Ingleside West Virginia 2002
Andrews, Jack Knight of Rovers Rest Virginia, Tappahannock 1979-Charter Member
Andrews, Joe Knight of Fair Oaks Virginia, Tappahannock 1979-Charter Member
Back, Charles W. Knight of Churchville Virginia, Churchville 1990
Back, Galen B. Knight of Whiskey Creek Virginia, Churchville 1989
Back, Stanley Knight of Churchville Virginia, Churchville 1979-Charter Member
Barr, Richard "Dick" Knight of Oak Dale West Virginia, Moorefield 1992
Barr, Victor Knight of Scott Ridge West Virginia, Fisher 1979-Charter Member
Bartram, George D. Knight of Cedar Lane Maryland, Harford County 1979-Charter Member
Bartram, Mary Lou Maid of Bartram Manor Maryland, Aberdeen 1979-Charter Member
Bazzle, Hansel West Virginia, Elkins 1985
Bean, Larry Knight of Bean's Settlement Knights of the So. Branch Valley 2008
Bean, Paul Junior Knight of Needmore Virginia, Alexandria 1979-Charter Member
Betts, Vicki J. Maid of North Wind Maryland, Finksburg 2013
Bigelow, Pierson W. 1991
Billingslea, John J. Knight of Hilltop Maryland, Baltimore County 1979-Charter Member
Bird, Charles W. Knight of Whiskey Creek Virginia, Churchville 1992
Biser, Connie Lady of Just for Fun West Virginia, Fisher 1999
Black, Edgar E. Jr. Knight of Old Glory West Virginia, Shepherdstown 1982
Blum, Alice M. Maid of Naboo Knoll Maryland, Aberdeen 1979-Charter Member
Bobo, Thomas E. Knight of South Branch Valley West Virginia, Fisher 1987
Bowman, John T. III Knight of Bean Lane West Virginia, Fisher 1982
Bowman, John T. II Knight of South Fork West Virginia, Fisher 1979-Charter Member
Bowman, John T. Jr. Knight of Little John West Virginia 1984
Bowman, Mildred Non-rider West Virginia, Moorefield 1983
Brady, Charles Knight of Holy Family Maryland, Baltimore 1979-Charter Member
Brady, Patrick Knight of Little Bird Maryland, Baltimore County 1979-Charter Member
Brinkley, William M. Knight of Buxton Virginia, Bath County 1979-Charter Member
Brockman, William A. Knight of Rapidan

Virginia, Orange

1987
Brown, Gordon Non-rider

Virginia, Mt. Solon

1980
Brown, Mrs. Georgia Non-rider

Virginia, Mt. Solon

1980
Bryant, Walter Scott

Virginia, Cullen

1981
Burtner, Howard

Maryland, Washington County

1979-Charter Member
Burtner, Jacob Knight of Elm Hill

Maryland, Boonsboro

1979-Charter Member
Burtner, Waldon Knight of Blue Ribbon

Maryland, Boonsboro

1979-Charter Member
Butzler, John Knight of Golden Horseshoe Virginia 1979-Charter Member
Campbell, Junior Roger Knight of Ponderosa

Virginia, Amherst

1984
Campbell, Michael S. Knight of Ponderosa III

Virginia, Amherst

1988

Campbell, Rachel

Non-Rider Virginia, Amherst 1998
Campbell, Roger D. Knight of Ponderosa II

Virginia, Amherst

1985
Campbell, Thomas E. Knight of Monroe

Virginia, Monroe

1991

Campbell, Timmy

Knight of Ponderosa 5 Virginia, Amherst 2000
Campbell, Tony Knight of Ponderosa IV

Virginia, Amherst

1997

Campbell, Willard

Virginia, Castle Heights 2003
Casady, Carl Knight of Little Dawn

Virginia, Mt. Solon

1994
Casady, C.J. Knight of Little Dawn II

Virginia

2018
Casady, Richard Knight of Triple T

Virginia, Mt. Solon

1996
Casady, Stanley Knight of Mt. Crawford

Virginia, Mt. Crawford

1993
Casady, Susan

Virginia

2010
Casady, Terry Knight of 4th T

Virginia

2017
Casady, Tony Knight of Long Haired Country Boy

Virginia

2018
Casady, Zula Reeves Virginia, Natural Chimneys Jousting 2007
Clinedinst, C. R. "Bob" Knight of Possum Hollow

Virginia, Augusta County

1979-Charter Member
Clinedinst, Jackson

Virginia, Bath County

1979-Charter Member
Clinedinst, Norwood Knight of Mt. Zion

Virginia, Bath County

1979-Charter Member
Clarke, Mary Ethel Non-rider

Maryland, Hollywood

1986
Clarke, Philip A. Knight of Little Red Wagon

Maryland, Hollywood

1979-Charter Member

Cochran, Peter

Non-rider Maryland 2011
Cook, Martha E. "Marty" Maid of Cooks's Kitchen

Maryland, Long Green

1993

Cook, Stacey Marie

Maid of High Spirits Maryland, Long Green 1998

Cotter, Brenda

Maid of Deertrack Maryland 2002
Cotter, Robert Pierce "Rob" Knight of Sugarloaf

Maryland, Adamstown

1994
Crites, Albert Knight of Walnut Bottom

West Virginia, Fisher

1979-Charter Member
Crites, Emory Knight of Kessel

West Virginia

1981
Crites, Gerald Knight of Triple Ranch

West Virginia, Rig

1997
Crites, Jackie

West Virginia, Rig

1994
Crites, Jerry D. Knight of Charlie's Knob

West Virginia, Moorefield

1992
Crites, Scotty Knight of Crites Town Knights of the So. Branch Valley 2008
Crites, Steve Knight of Crites Ranch West Virginia, Fisher 1998
Crites, Thomas Knight of Friendly Acres

West Virginia, Rig

1994
Crites, Wardney C. Knight of Hickory Hill

West Virginia

1989
Curtis, Douglas Virginia 1979-Charter Member
Curtis, James A. Knight of Arrow Acres

Virginia, Goochland

1979-Charter Member
Davis, Thomas

1979-Charter Member

Dinkle, Dave

Knight of Sunset Spirits Maryland 2011
Dulin, Jean Non-rider

Maryland, Cordova

1993
Dulin, Robert F. "Bunky" Jr. Knight of Tanyard

Maryland, Cordova

1980

Edwards, John

Knight of Abilene Virginia, Amherst 2004
Enfield, Kenneth L. Knight of Excalibur

Maryland, Knoxville

1997
Enfield, Leon B. Knight of Little Woods

Maryland, Knoxville

1979-Charter Member
Enfield, Robert B. Knight of Sir Lancealot

Maryland, Knoxville

1989
Enfield, Shirley G. Non-rider

Maryland, Knoxville

1990
Ensor, Clark Knight of Continental Springs

Maryland, Thurmont

1996

Eubank, Beth H.

Non-Rider Virginia, Amherst 2005

Eubank, Doug Jr.

Knight of Pleasant View IV Virginia, Pleasant View 1999
Eubank, Douglas G. Sr. Knight of Pleasant View III

Virginia, Monroe

1979-Charter Member

Eubank, Harold Tucker

Knight of Sonny Bank Virginia, Amherst 1998
Eubank, Harry Tucker Sr. Knight of Five Forks

Virginia, Amherst County

1982
Eubank, Helen Non-rider

Virginia, Amherst County

1992
Eubank, James C. Knight of Pleasant View I

Virginia, Monroe

1979-Charter Member
Eubank, James W. Knight of Pleasant View II

Virginia, Monroe

1981
Eubank, John Knight of Turkey Ridge II Virginia, Monroe 2001
Eubank, Joyce Non-rider

Virginia, Pleasant View

1994

Eubank, Mark

Virginia, Amherst 2000
Eyre, Dennis L. Knight of Adventure Hill

Maryland, Kingsville

1994
Eyre, Catherine "Cathy" Maid of Adventure Hill

Maryland, Kingsville

1995
Fisher, Adam Seymour Knight of Would If I Could

West Virginia, Hardy County

1979-Charter Member
Fisher, Frederick Y. Knight of Just For Fun II

West Virginia, Moorefield

1987
Fisher, George

West Virginia

1979-Charter Member
Fisher, Margaret Welton Non-rider

West Virginia, Moorefield

1986
Fisher, William N. Knight of Silver Bend

West Virginia, Moorefield

1991
Fleury, Alexander A. Knight of Woodbine Virginia 2000
Fleury, Paul A. Sr.

Maryland, Bradshaw

1979-Charter Member
Floyd, Robert Donald Sr. Knight of Chapel View

Virginia, Madison Heights

1979-Charter Member
Floyd, Preston G.

Virginia, Midlothian

1986

Fowler, Henry J. Jr.

Knight of Charlotte Hall Maryland, St. Mary’s County 2004
Fowler, Henry J. Sr. Knight of Mechanicsville

Maryland, Mechanicsville

1979-Charter Member
Frayser, William A. Jr. Knight of Henrico County

Virginia, Henrico County

1979-Charter Member
Fulk, William Knight of Oakland

Maryland, Keedysville

1979-Charter Member
Garrow, Patrick Virginia 1979-Charter Member
Gates, Lawrence T. Knight of Accokeek

Maryland, Fort Washington

1981
Giles, Cyrus Knight of Maple Run

Virginia, Amherst

1997
Godsey, Andrew E.

Virginia, Cumberland Court House

1979-Charter Member
Goodman, Katherine Maid of Maple Hill Pennsylvania Jousting Club 2007
Groah, Chrissey Maiden of Velvet Touch

Virginia

2017
Hanna, Charles H. Virginia 1980
Harper, William Knight of Green Valley

West Virginia, Moorefield

1979-Charter Member
Harris, Laura L. Non-rider

Virginia, Clifford

1996

Harris, R. M.

Knight of Green Knoll Virginia 2002
Harris, Robert M. II Knight of Green Knoll

Virginia, Amherst County

1983
Hart, Kenneth "Buck" Knight of Fairplay

Maryland, Fairplay

1991
Hartman, J. W. "Bill" Knight of Penn Laird

Virginia, Penn Laird

1982
Henderickson, Harry Lee Knight of Hardy

West Virginia, Hardy County

1979-Charter Member
Hennesy, Harry J. Knight of Glen Echo

Maryland, Washington County

1979-Charter Member
Hennesy. Welby "Pud" Knight of Old Glory

Maryland, Washington County

1988

Henry, Brian

Knight of Tucker Run West Virginia, Moorefield 1999
Hess, David Knight of Dusty Trails

Virginia, Bridgewater

1979-Charter Member
Higgins, Charles "Whitey" Knight of Hickory Hill

Maryland, Williamsport

1983
Hoeck, Carol Kirkendall Maid of Bet Your Booties

Maryland, Baltimore County

1986
Hoeck, Michael L. Knight of Count Me In

Maryland, Baltimore County

1987
Hopkins, M. Fawcett Non-rider

Maryland, Sykesville

1979-Charter Member
Hopkins, Wilhemina Non-rider

Maryland, Sykesville

1984
Hose, Bobby Knight of Old Fields

West Virginia, Old Fields

1997
Howell, Jack Jr.

Virginia, Clifford

1993
Howell, Louise B. Non-rider

Virginia, Amherst

1979-Charter Member
Hudson, William Knight of Clifford

Virginia, Amherst

1989
Inskeep, John M. Knight of Caledonia

Maryland, Frederick

1979-Charter Member
Inskeep, Philip Knight of Duke

West Virginia, Moorefield

1979-Charter Member
Izer, Sandra Maid of Scarlet Rose Maryland, Western Maryland Club 2008
Jastram, Sabrina Maid of Day Road

Maryland, Ridgely

2017
Kahl, Pete Knight of Paradise Farm

Maryland, Baltimore County

1979-Charter Member
Kelley, Floyd F. Knight of Old Kentucky

Maryland, Washington County

1979-Charter Member
Kershner, Richard Knight of Walnut Lane

Maryland, Clear Spring

1985
King, John G. Knight of Old Virginia

Virginia, Yorktown

1979-Charter Member
Kiracofe, David Knight of Happy Hollow

Virginia, Mt. Solon

1991
Kiracofe, Henry V. Knight of Just For Fun

Virginia, Bath County

1979-Charter Member
Kirkendall, Sam Knight of Rolls Adventure

Maryland, Churchville

1984
Knight, Victoria Maid of Misty Diamond

Virginia

2011
Kuykendall, Robert "Bob"

West Virginia

1996
LaPlaca, Dottie S. Thompson Maid of Chestertown

Maryland, Chestertown

1985
Lawson, JoAnn Maid of Winter Cloud

Maryland

2018

Lloyd, Harold "Tommy"

Knight of Pedlar River Virginia, Monroe 1999
Mahone, William IV Knight of Dalkeith

Virginia, Bath County

1979-Charter Member
Mauler, Mary Non-rider

Maryland, Jessup

1979-Charter Member
Mauler, R. Gary Knight of St. Lawrence

Maryland, Severn

1979-Charter Member
Mauler, Robert Non-rider

Maryland, Jessup

1979-Charter Member
McCraw, Guy Knight of Buckingham Manteo Jousting Club 2007
McCraw, Francis Dancy Knight of Smokey Hollow Virginia 2006
McFall, Eugene A. Knight of Golden Horseshoe

Virginia

1984

McMullen, Paul

Non-Rider Maryland, Eastern Shore 2004
McNeill, Renick A. Knight of Old Fields

West Virginia, Old Fields

1979-Charter Member
Michael, Donald Knight of Mt. Solon

Virginia, Mt. Solon

1979-Charter Member
Michael, Thomas W.

Virginia, Mt. Solon

1979-Charter Member
Miller, Gerald Kenneth Knight of Skunk Hollow

Virginia, Dayton

1979-Charter Member
Miller, Leo N. Knight of Oak Hill

Virginia, Bridgewater

1979-Charter Member
Minnick, Corey Knight of Bennies Hill

Maryland

2010
Minnick, Linda Enfield Maid of Mid Valley

Maryland, Middletown

1992
Mohler, John Andrew Knight of Glen Echo

Virginia, Natural Chimneys

1979-Charter Member
Moneymaker, W. J. "Billy" Knight of Mt. Zion

Virginia, natural Chimneys

1979-Charter Member
Mongold, Donna Crites Lady of Walnut Bottom

West Virginia, Moorefield

1995

Morris, Eddie

Knight of Chesapeake Bay Maryland 2005

Ogden, Stephanie Campbell

Maid of Windy Knoll Virginia, Amherst 2006
Parker, John H. Jr. Knight of Old Hampshire

West Virginia, Romney

1979-Charter Member
Patrick, Michael Knight of Mystery Maryland, Amateur Jousting Club 2008
Patterson, Ronald Knight of Patterson Creek

West Virginia, Keyser

1993
Platzke, Mason Knight of Turn Around Farm

Maryland, Preston

2017
Pratt, Courtney L.

West Virginia, Moorefield

1983

Pratt, Frank H.

Knight of Potomac West Virginia 2000
Pratt, Harry S. Knight of Brook Hill

West Virginia, Moorefield

1979-Charter Member
Pratt, Ralph V. Knight of So. Branch Valley

West Virginia, Moorefield

1979-Charter Member

Preis, Verna Billingslea

Maid of the Priceless Place Maryland, Baldwin 1999
Proctor, Louis Kenton Knight of Millboro Springs

Virginia, Bath County

1979-Charter Member
Quinn, Gordon Worthington Knight of Robin's Crest

Virginia, Amherst

1979-Charter Member
Ray, Barbara Knowlson Lady of Big Ben

Virginia, Millboro

1985
Ray, Joseph L. Jr. Knight of Turkey Trot

Virginia, Millboro

1986
Reid, Paul C. Non-rider

Maryland, Washington County

1979-Charter Member
Reinhold, Dale Knight of Adams Landing Road

Maryland

2016
Riggleman, John S. Knight of Fisher

West Virginia, Fisher

1979-Charter Member
Riggleman, Price Non-rider

West Virginia

1981
Riggleman, Ralph E. "Jack" Knight of Bass

West Virginia, Moorefield

1988
Rucker, Mary Christ Non-rider

Virginia, Amherst County

1995
Rucker, Warner A. Knight of Pedlar Mills

Virginia, Amherst County

1979-Charter Member

Ruddle, Henry Clay

Knight of Golden Cross 2003

Ruddle, John Preston

Knight of Buffalo Hills 2003
Saunders, Tellie Turner Maid of Maple Top

Virginia

2011
Schlotzhauer, Philip Sr. Knight of Phil's Signs

Maryland

1990

Schuyler, Charles "Buck"

Knight of Spring House Maryland, Henderson 1999
Seay, David Knight of Buffalo River

Virginia, Amherst County

1983

Sharp, William "Bill"

Knight of Queen Anne Co. Maryland, Centreville 2000
Sherman, Neil Knight of Mathias

West Virginia, Mathias

1984
Sherman, Wendell G. Knight of Moorefield

West Virginia, Rig

1991

Sherman, Woodrow

Knight of Lost River West Virginia 2000

Sherwood, Diane

Maid of Skipton Lane Maryland, Cordova 1998
Sherwood, Kenneth W. "Bud" Knight of Cedar Lane Maryland, Easton 1979-Charter Member
Sherwood, Rosemarie Non-rider Maryland, Cordova 1997
Sherwood, Willard Donald "Donnie" Knight of Little Stuff Maryland, Cordova 1988
Sherwood, Windy Maid of Little Skipton Lane Maryland, Eastern Shore Jousting Club 2007
Shobe, Henry Knight of The Hills West Virginia, Hardy County 1979-Charter Member
Shockey, Jonah Non-rider West Virginia, Moorefield 1986
Shortall, Joe Knight of White Hall Maryland, Queen Anne 1981
Shortall, Joey Knight of I Wish

Maryland

2018
Shortall, Walter "Bucky" Maryland, Queen Anne 1996
Sinclair, Jeff Knight of Mark Field Virginia, Nazera 1979-Charter Member
Siple, Arthur Knight of Turner's Run Knights of the So. Branch Valley 2009
Siple, Preston Todd Knight of Deer's Run West Virginia, Deer Run 1998
Six, Robert Milton "Bob" Knight of Pleasant Valley Maryland, Harford County 1982
Slade, Charles C. Knight of Prince of Peace Maryland, Harford Country 1979-Charter Member
Smith, John L. "Jack" Knight of Resse's Mill Virginia, Keyser 1993
Snow, H. Willis Jr. Knight of Snow's Landing Maryland, Cordova 1979-Charter Member
Snow, Ruth Non-rider Maryland, Cordova 1992
Staggers, Harley Sr. Knight of Cedar Hill West Virginia, Keyser 1979-Charter Member
Stalling, Arnold "Bill" Knight of Medley West Virginia, Medley 1979-Charter Member
Stephenson, Andrew E. Knight of Williamsville Virginia, Williamsville 1988
Stevens, Emmert Knight of Vanilla Pennsylvania, Green Castle 1979-Charter Member
Tabacheck, Emma V. Maid of Sleepy Hollow Maryland, Kingsville 1979-Charter Member
Trice, Latane Non-rider Virginia, Aylett County 1979-Charter Member
Troupe, Jacob Russell Sr. Knight of Mount Prospect Maryland, Washington County 1979-Charter Member
Tucker, Wayne Z. Knight of Beauty Maryland, Jefferson 1979-Charter Member
Tumer, Frank Virginia, Mt. Solon 1995
Turner, Roy Knight of Maple Top Virginia, Manteo Jousting Club 2009
Umstot, Ray H. Knight of Fairview West Virginia, Keyser 1988
Van Mater, K. C. West Virginia 1996
Vanmeter, Isaac Knight of Old Fields West Virginia, Old Fields 1979-Charter Member
Virts, Michael P. Knight of St. Marks Maryland, Knoxville 1987
Vogel, Maria Maid of VISA

Maryland, Adamstown

2015
Vogel, Ron Knight of Sellner's Farm

Maryland, Adamstown

2015
Wampler, Levi Paul Knight of Moscow Virginia, Moscow 1979-Charter Member
Weatherholt, Tony Knight of Araby Church

Virginia

2010

Webb, Edwin C. "Kipp"

Knight of Old West Virginia, Keyser 2004
Weir, Francis Maryland, Baltimore County 1979-Charter Member

Wheeler, David

Knight of Possum Hollow Virginia, Mt. Solon 2001
Wheeler, Donald Knight of Sangersville Virginia, Sangersville 1979-Charter Member
Whipp, Arthur O. West Virginia, Burlington 1989
Whipp, Maurice West Virginia 1990
Whipp, Maxwell West Virginia 1990
Wichael, Leon Knight of Silvery Moon Virginia, Sangersville 1987
Wilson, Harry 1980
Wilson, Tony Knight of Fort Run West Virginia 1982
Wolfe, Pete Sr. Knight of Old Hampshire West Virginia, Ft. Ashby 1995

Wolinski, Melvin

Knight of Edgewood Maryland, Havre de Grace 2006
Wooters, Dorsey Knight of Dudley's Acres Maryland, Denton 1983

Wooters, Dorsey "Buddy" Jr.

Knight of Caroline County Maryland, Denton 2001
Wooters, JoAnn Non-rider Maryland, Denton 1989
Yates, J. Ashton Knight of Hold Croft Virginia, Charles City 1979-Charter Member
Zwartz, Judy Turner Maid of Lookout Mountain Virginia, Blue Ridge Jousting Club 2009

 

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