Name Cliff Marisma
Heraldry Sable, a horse’s head to dexter. On a chief argent, three maltese crosses sable
Years jousting 5
Motto ‘Et egressus stetit’ – Stand and go forth
Armour 15th century Italian weighing 36kg
Squire Renae Lotherington
Mount Paco – 10 yr old Andulusian gelding, 580kg
Weight in armour/combined 125 kg / 705 kg
Clifford Marisma is a professional equestrian born in Malta. He moved to Australia more then 30 years ago and has become a rider and trainer of national renown.
Clifford has studied classical horsemanship and competed as a rodeo bull rider. For the past 12 years he has indulged his passion for vaquero methods of training at his stud in Ballarat. His skill has resulted in clients from all over the country seeking out Clifford to train their prized mounts.
In his first appearance at the Abbey medieval tournament he was named 2015 champion of the joust.
Clifford has gone on to win the 2015 “Timeline Festival” joust, the 2016 “Keith Ryall” memorial tournament and the “St Ives Medieval Faire” in 2016.
In 2018, Clifford overcame a field of international jousters to emerge victorious at theTournament of St Michel in France. Clifford is a member of the “Order of the Star” an elite group of knights whose mission is to inspire and aid others to excel.