Welcome to the American Jousting Alliance.

The Primary focus is producing entertaining, exciting and safe medieval style jousting tournaments.

We also offer a variety of related services and products.

Claudius ridden by James Zoppe,
Founder and Director of the American Jousting Alliance

  • Jousting Training 

Ranges from one lesson to "Be a knight for a day" 2 lesson package, to an extensive 12 day jousting training curriculum.

  • Trail Rides

Enjoy some of the most beautiful trails in Southern California

  • Horse and Rider Training

Customized horse training. Riding lessons

  • Jousting Equipment

Lances, shields, spears, jousting field equipment, training aides

  • Day Camps

Youth, Scouts, Clubs. Offering a variety of interactive outdoor activities

  • Parties/Family and Friends Fun Days

Ideal off the beaten path location for birthdays, childrens parties and bachelor parties as well as any other fun reasons to enjoy an outdoor gathering

  • Tour Groups

Fun outdoor activities and jousting entertainment

  • Film, TV and Promotions

Horses, riders, costuming, weaponry and jousting expertise


A third generation rider, James was born into a family of trick riders.
His early riding career, which included somersaulting from the back of one galloping horse to another, slowly gave way to entertaining audiences with jousting. His choreographed jousting shows broadened into presenting medieval style jousting tournaments once he wrote the American Jousting Alliance Book of Rules and Guidelines.
James now turns his lifetime with horses and his 30 plus years of jousting experience into training people and horses in the sport, so that more can safely participate and even more can observe medieval jousting at its' finest. 
We strive to give every client quality service and to treat everyone with respect and integrity.








American Jousting Alliance
(661) 245-4000
Inquiries may be emailed to:

James Zoppe, Founder and Director