Name Andrew McKinnon
Heraldry Azure a wolf rampant argent (A silver wolf ramant on a blue field)
Years jousting 10
Motto ‘Omnia perpetiar usque In finem’ (I will endure until the end)
Armour 15thcentury Milanese made by Luke Binks, Red Hart reproductions, Qld.
Squire Joel Hill.
Mount Jotenheim Navarre, 9-year- old Percheron gelding.
Weight in armour/combined 155 kg
Andrew is the co-founder of the St Ives Medieval Faire and founder of the World Jousting Championship.
On turning 40, Andrew decided to bring his long-held interest in history to life and take up jousting. Since then he has learnt to ride a horse and joust in the traditional 15th century solid lance style.
In 2013 Andrew entered into a partnership with Ku-ring-gai Council in Sydney’s north to create the St Ives Medieval Faire. Since the first Faire in 2014, the St Ives Tournament has grown to be one of the highest quality jousts in the world.
In 2019, Andrew had the honour of marshalling at the Royal Armouries Easter Tournament in Leeds UK and competed in the prestigious St George Tournament in Moscow. He also jousted at the Alnwick Castle Tournament in England, where he was honoured to compete in the first real solid lance joust on the English mainland since medieval times.
Andrew is a founding member of the Order of the Star, an elite group of knights whose mission is to inspire others to excel with both prowess and virtue.