Wednesday 

Time

Class/Activity

Host/Instructor

Location

Description

3

Mounted Heralding

Master Cormac Mor/HL Domenico

EQ Shade

How to be an effective voice herald from horse back!

4

Hats for Helms

Mistress Kerije

EQ Shade

Different stylish ways you can cover up a safety helmet!

5

Picket lining

HL Ulrich

EQ Shade

Teach your horse to Picket line

6

Equestrian meeting

Mistress Doe

EQ Shade

General meeting to hear information on rules for site, any changes in scheduling, where to find things, etc

Thursday 

9

Mounted Archery class

HL Domenico

EQ Arena

Safety and skills of mounted archery

10

How to ride before a Prince

Mistress Annisa

EQ Shade

Lecture

11

How to ride before a Prince

Mistress Annisa

EQ Arena

Mounted coaching

12

Lunch/round table YAFA discussion

Dame Macha

EQ Shade

Sit and have lunch while discussing how equestrians can be of help to the YAFA program

1

Equestrian Procession

Mistress KeriJe

Start EQ arena

All site riding authorized equestrians are invited to join in a ride around site in their best barding and attire!

2

Set up Jousting tilt

All hands

EQ Arena

3

Jousting 101

Master Eule

EQ Arena

Learn the basics of Jousting

3

Jousting Ground Crew 201

HL Colin

EQ Arena

Learn the basics of ground crewing for Jousting

5

Mounted Combat/

Rosfecten class

Sir Rapheal

EQ Arena

Combat from horseback!

Friday 

 

9

Warm up/Practice for MC

Mistress Doe

EQ Arena

Mandatory warm up and practice for anyone participating in the battle field mounted combat demo

930

Mounted combat demo

Mistress Doe

Battle Field

Mounted combat demo right before the battle, on the battle field. For people who are authorized in Mounted combat. Please contact Doe if you'd like to participate

10

To Squire for a Jouster

Mistress Kerij-e

EQ Shade

Learn how to effectively help a jouster get ready to joust

11

Jousting 201

Master Eule

EQ Arena

Basics of Jousting,horses included

11

Jousting Ground Crew 201

HL Colin

EQ Arena

Continue practice and learning what is needed for ground crew in Jousting

1

Lunch

2

Ride before a Prince Competition

Mistress Annisa

EQ Arena

Competition part of Ride before a Prince

4

5

Ground to Mounted combat desensitization

Wack Bonk

Mistress Doe/

HL Ulrich

Mistress Doe

EQ Arena

Battlefield

Class on how to get your horse ready for Ground to Mounted combat, and how to get footmen ready as well!

A fun game using boffer weapons that simulates Mounted Combat. No armor required. EQ Gaming Auth required.

 

Saturday 

9

Warm up for Ground to Mounted Combat demo

Mistress Doe

EQ Arena

Mandatory for anyone participating in the GtMC demo

930

Ground to mounted combat demo

Mistress Doe

Battle Field

10

Mounted Archery Tournament

HL Domenico

EQ Arena

10

Traveling in our timeline

Mistress Sibahan/

Master Conner

EQ Shade

How people traveled

11

Well Dressed horse and rider

Mistress Annisa

EQ Shade

Class on different styles of riding attire in Medieval history

12

Lunch

1

Challenge course

Mistress Sibahan/

Master Conner

EQ Arena

Rings, heads and reeds course

3

Prepare to set up joust tilt on field

All hands

Battle Field

4

Wood joust tourney

Mistress Annisa \ Mistress KeriJe

Battle Field

After Court

Equestrian closing meeting

Mistress Doe

EQ Shade

                        

Class/Activity descriptions:

Mounted Heraldry (Master Cormac/ HL Domenico)

Learn how to be an effective Town Cryer, on horseback! No horse is required for this class

Hands-on Workshop: Hats for Helmets (Mistress Kerij-e)

In this class you will cut and hand sew a that to fit over your riding helmet. At the end of the class, you will have a completed or close to completed hat.

Bring your helmet. You will receive a complete kit (Fabric, padding, and notions) and then can choose from a selection of hat patterns designed to go together quickly. Possible styles are 6-paneled Mongolian/Viking, Rus (santa hat!), phrygian cap, 14-15th c bag hat, 15th c Chaperone, beret, bycocket.

COST $15/kit plus extra for optional embellishments (fur, feathers, trim). Kit is required.

Picket line basics (HL Ullrich)

Basically, do's and Don'ts of Picketing your Horses, either on Campaign or in Garrison. Gives access to the horse for grooming and saddling. Allows for nervous horses to spin, or let people to pet horses etc.

Mounted Archery Class (HL Dominico)

Shooting archery from horseback is exciting and fun! Come out and check it out and see how it's done!

How to Ride before a Prince (Mistress Annisa)

Based on 16th and 17th century manuals written to instruct noblemen how to train, ride and present themselves as fitting to their noble station. The movements are drawn from the patterns and instructions found in period manuals, designed to build the technical riding skills needed for mounted military service. When demonstrating one's prowess before a Prince, the rider chooses those movements which emphasize the best qualities of the rider and mount. This is a class in 3 sessions- the first session is an unmounted presentation class, the second is an hour of mounted practice to experiment and develop a pattern, with a third hour later to put your new skills to a test in a competition!

Round Table YAFA Discussion (Mistress Macha)

How can the Equestrian community best serve the YAFA program, ideas, thoughts. Bring your lunch!

Equestrian Procession (Mistress Kerij-e)

Don your best period riding outfit, dress your horse to impress! Take a ride through site to show our populous how awesome people looked while riding in period! All riders and mounts must be site riding authorized before riding site.

Jousting 101 (Master Eule)

A training session dedicated to teaching the beginner-intermediate aspects of historical jousting. This class covers techniques of lance control, handling, targeting, timing and position. Equestrians do not have to be authorized for jousting but must be authorized for riding and games. Armour is not required for this class. Please feel free to bring your own lances.

Jousting Ground crew class 101 and 201 (HL Colin)

Doing ground crew for jousting is unlike ground crew for any other equestrian

activity. It requires a familiarity with horses and a focus that is far

beyond other activities. Jousting requires an intense focus and much

training, and a great dependence on their supporting ground crew. This class

teaches how to be that support. The first session is an introduction to the

various ground crew positions and an introduction to the equipment involved.

The second session is practical training in how to deal with jousters on

horseback.

Mounted Combat / Rossfecten (Sir Rapheal)

Rosfecten, the art of using a weapon from horseback. This class will concentrate on the use of the traditional Longsword while mounted against a mounted opponent. We will concentrate on a few guards and attacks from period sources. You should come away with a good understanding of a few plays and counters and a thirst to learn more through research and discussion. To participate in the mounted practical application portion of the class students must have access to: 1) a horse, 2) a cut and thrust legal set of head and body protection. 3) a plastic longsword simulator.  I will have a couple of spare simulators but people should bring their own.  Students will only need a simulator for the uncounted portion of the class.

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To Squire for a Jouster (Mistress Kerij-e)

Beyond handing up lances, there are ways that you can attend and assist a jouster that will make it safer, more fun, and will increase the pageantry of an event. In this class we will discuss the role of the jouster's squire, herald, and grooms in the typical jousting event, including tips for keeping yourself and your jouster safe and happy. There will be a jouster and horse in attendance for a hands-on demonstration.

COST: None for the class. $2 for a set of herald's 3x5 cards. (Introductions and challenges)

Hands-on Workshop: Strap Barding Fitting (Mistress Kerij-e)

In this class, we will review medieval and renaissance strap styles. You will design and fit strap barding on your horse using nylon strapping, paper, and safety pins. At the end of the class you will have a pattern laid out to transfer to leather or cloth.

COST $20/kit (strapping, marker, safety pins) plus extra for optional fittings (D-rings, 2 or 4 in rings) Kit is only required for people wanting to fit their horse. Auditors are welcome at no cost, but they will be expected to help others fit their horse.

Jousting 201 (Master Eule)

Building on the experience gained in Jousting 101, this class will concentrate more on developing the skills required to make actual passes with an opponent such as riding in armour, horse desensitization, measuring passes and handling unexpected situations. If individual horse and rider are ready, we will make breaking passes with both types of lances. Approved jousting armour is required. Please feel free to bring your own lances. These classes provide an excellent opportunity for those who wish to become authorized in the Wooden Lance Jousting Experiment.

Ground to Mounted Desensitization (Mistress Doe/ HL Ulrich )

This class is meant to get riders, horses and footmen ready to do Ground to Mounted Combat. We will be running through a series of desensitizing drills to help horses get used to the idea of the riders fighting people on the ground, and to help the ground people understand the body language and needs of the horses in these close quarter drills. Weapons and shields of all kinds can be used, as we will not be swinging and hitting with full contact. Touch tag only. Requirement for Ground to Mounted Demo Saturday morning.

Wack/Bonk (Mistress Doe)

Come out and join us for a fun game of Wack Bonk! Gaming authorization is necessary and good judgment is imperative. You will need a youth boffer type weapon for this game. No armor requirements. This game will help horses get used to engaging and disengaging for Mounted Combat, and practice some sword technique and maneuvering for the rider. Most of all, it’s all about fun!

Mounted Archery Competition ( HL Domenico)

Travel in our period ( Mistress Siobhan and Master Conner)

A description of how and where our ancestors traveled and what they ate on the way.

food samples will be available.

A challenge course using heads, rings and reeds. (Mistress Siobhan and Master Connor)

You must complete all three but you can accomplish them at any gait or combination of gaits that you chose. Points for knocking off each head. Ditto for the reeds. Points for picking up rings. Total points plus fastest time wins should there be a tie in points.. Prizes for first, second, third and for any silly "Other" (such as 'went the fastest with the fewest points') category we may think of between now and then!

Wood Joust Tournament ( Mistress Annisa / Mistress Kerij-e)

As in days gone by, a Tournament Joust a'Plaisance will be held on the battlefield! This tournament will be done with wood tips! Riders must be Wood lance jousting authorized to enter!

Important Site-specific Rules:

                 

FAQs

  1. Do I need a health certificate for my horse?  ---  Yes, Oregon requires the following:
  1. Is there a website that has this information?  ---  Yes 
  1. Will indoor stalls be available?  --–  No, there are no indoor stalls available, only portable paddocks will be allowed. We are looking into possible rental panels for individual rental. Will post when that info is available.
  2. Where can I put my Truck/Trailer, Horse pen, encampment?  ---  There will be spaces provided that you will be able to use for your Truck/trailer, Portable Horse pen and encampment. This will be east of the War Field. Contact the EMIC, Doe Flynn at Doenifloinn@gmail.com for space reservations.
  3. Can I get authorized in an equestrian game/skill?  --–  Yes, there is room in the scheduled classes and daily open riding times to become authorized in a skill/game. It is the riders’ responsibility to get with an authorizing marshal and the EqMIC early, at least a day before the event you wish to be authorized for.
  4. Will I be able to ride my equine around the site, outside of the designated EQ area?--- Yes! Please see “Site Rules” for details.
  5. Will more information be posted as we get closer to the event?  --–  Yes! Absolutely! As we get closer, more questions will emerge and be added to the FAQ. More information on the event organization will be added!
  6. Are there rental horses available? --- No, not at this time. Your best bet is to contact a horse owner who is going and arrange to borrow.
  7. A word about Drones and Horses: Drones are a popular way of capturing the action on the war field and at the different competitions that will be at the war. They allow you to get a perspective that cannot be captured from the ground and we all enjoy watching the action later, but our equine companions do not get any of that. To many of them the buzzing, flying, unnatural thing is just wrong and almost certainly a danger. In the past there have been several occurrences at SCA and other events where a drone has panicked a horse and resulted in injury to the rider and placing the people watching in danger. Please keep your drones well away from any horse, being ridden or not, and absolutely, do not fly it within 30+ meters (30 yards) of any part of a field where horse activity of any type is occurring, even if that distance exists on the activity field between the drone and the horse do not bring your drone onto any part of the field the horse activity is happening on. For other SCA photography and filming policies, click here.
  8. Will there be set-up rental stalls? --- We are working on this possibility

LOCAL VETERINARIAN

Town and Country Veterinary Clinic, 15740 Highway 101 Brookings, OR 97415, 541-469-4661

HORSE TRAVEL RESOURCES

If you are hauling to the War from the south, here are two possible overnighting places. More resources, and in other direction, can be found at http://www.campingandhorses.com/find_a_horse_campsite.htm.

Red Bluff                                                                                                                                                              

Skeet Gould Ranch

Diane Gould ph 530.528.1831 or email skeetgould@ymail.com                                                                                            There are 10 stalls for overnight stabling with big rig access.

Redding                                                                                                                                                                    

A&B Horse Hostelry

P.O. Box 492527 Anderson/Redding, CA 96049

Tel: Cell phone - 530-356-8987 and Home -530-221-4354 E-mail: bahah1@charter.net

Facilities: We provide equine layovers 5 minutes off I-5 @ Exit 673 for travelers with horses & those vacationing in our area with horses. This is not a boarding facility, therefore we can stable your large load. A turnaround area is available for big rigs. We focus on equine health & comfort. No horse is allowed in the barn without a negative coggins and current health certificate.