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Equestrian Activities

All Horses MUST BE pre registered with the Deputy in charge of stable management by February 21, 2015 If you are not pre reserved, you will not be allowed on site with your horse, no exceptions!


All horses attending Gulf War XXII require a current copy of their negative Coggins paperwork. Please bring your original to the war. It is recommended that you verify what other travel documents you may need to travel to and from the war.

 

War Point

The Equestrian War point will consist of three events. The Atlantian Speed Challenge and Jousting (Foam Tipped) on Wednesday, and the Head to head Challenge on Thursday. Each competitor must identify which kingdom they are riding for, and the war point will be decided by the winner's Kingdom of these three events, best two out of three.  Come on out to support your kingdom!

 

Proof of Authorization

For horse owners whose Kingdoms-of-residence have an equestrian authorization program, please show your authorization card at Equestrian Check in.


There will be no original Equestrian Authorizations at Gulf War XXII with the following exception.  If your Kingdom has authorization marshal(s) in attendance you may make plans with them if they are agreeable, and use the arenas for the authorizations when they are not scheduled for use. Understand that this is only up to your Kingdom's marshals and KEO, and they are not obligated to do any authorizations during war. If they do it will be as a courtesy to you. Please make individual arrangements with one of your Kingdom's Authorizing Marshals for any upgrades.

 

Equestrian Activities

We have a jammed packed schedule this year, with riding events like Challenge courses, Jousting ( both foam tip and wooden tip), Mounted Combat, Buzkashi, Calvary Drills and Field Charge, and a wonderful Mounted Combat demo on Hastings field that will culminate in a Ground to Mounted Combat demo! We have tons of classes and training, like Jousting 201 and 202, Ground to Mounted Combat, Mounted Combat, Mounted Archery, Buzkashi, Carousel, and Calvary drills just to name some that will include riding your mounts. There will be classes like  Barding classes, Period saddles, Making Jousting Equipment, Conflict Management, and Horse movement for beginners and Ground Crew for those not needing to ride! Come check out what the equestrians are doing!


There will be plenty of opportunity at Gulf Wars to celebrate the equestrian arts for those who love to horse around. Please see the Equestrian Schedule below for detailed times and locations.


Spectators are more than welcome and encouraged to come visit equestrian activities. If you would like to participate, join one of the many classes being taught or show up a little early and volunteer to assist in setting up the equipment and arena for a particular activity. Help setting up and taking down is always greatly appreciated! Authorized equestrians are always welcome to help as ground crew and will earn you much gratitude from the Equestrian Marshal in Charge.


Rules of the Barn

  • Never disturb a horse or its tack without the permission of its owner. This particularly applies to feeding them, especially when they have a bit in their mouth.
  • Minors should be under adult supervision at all times while in the Equestrian area.
  • Please do not feed or touch any of the horses without permission from the owner.
  • A red tassel on a horse indicates that the horse may bite or kick. Do not approach this horse.
  • Virtually all horses will kick and/or bite when startled, so stay clear of the front and back unless told it is OK to approach the animal.
  • Horses startle easily. Do not run, jump, yell or make sudden movements around the barn.
  • The barn closes at sunset to everyone except horse owners.
  • Please, no loud parties or drumming in the Equestrian area after 10:30 pm.

 CampingThere is camping and horse trailer parking available exclusively for equestrians and those who are part of an equestrian's group. This area is close enough to the barn to allow horse owners to lead their horse to their trailers for saddling, etc.

 

Equestrian Rules / Mounted Patrol / Riding the Site / etc


As Gulf Wars is a multi-Kingdom war, we will be following the SCA Corporate Equestrian Handbook.  There are some specific rules for mounted patrol, riding the site, and other equestrian activities away from the Equestrian area.  These are detailed in the Gulf War Equestrian Operating Procedures.


Equestrian staff:

EMIC: Dame Macha of Mountain Edge

Deputy EMIC: Countess Ellawin of Eaglewood

Deputy: Master RhysTerafan Greydragon

Deputy: HL Doe Flynn

 

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Start Time End Time Person Activity Location
07:00:00 AM ---- Site Opens Kings Arrow Ranch
04:00:00 PM 05:00:00 PM Macha, Ellawin, Terafan, Doe Meeting for all Riders Equestrian Tent
05:00:00 PM 07:00:00 PM Everyone Equestrian pot luck…get to know everyone! Equestrian tent
Monday, March 16, 2015
Start Time End Time Person Activity Location
09:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM Staff Mounted Security Authorizations Barn
10:00:00 AM 01:00:00 PM Eule Jousting 201 Arena 2
11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Ise Barding 101 EQ Tent
02:00:00 PM 04:00:00 PM Peryn Horse and rider training for Mounted Combat Arena 1
04:30:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Terafan/Ellawin Processional Meeting Barn
06:00:00 PM 08:00:00 PM Eule/Alexis Armor fashion show Barn
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Start Time End Time Person Activity Location
07:00:00 AM 07:30:00 AM Terafan Marshals/Equestrians/Security Meeting for Processional Equestrian Tent
07:30:00 AM 08:00:00 AM Terafan Prepare Horses, Handlers Assemble Barn
08:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM Terafan Processional Breakfast Equestrian Tent
08:30:00 AM 09:00:00 AM Terafan Royals Arrive for Procession Equestrian Tent
09:00:00 AM 09:45:00 AM Terafan Mount for for Procession Barn
09:45:00 AM 10:00:00 AM Terafan Mounted Royal Procession to Fort Arena 2/ to fort
11:00:00 AM 01:00:00 PM alexis  Ground to mounted combat class Arena 1
12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM David Experimental sword for mounted combat 101 EQ Tent
02:00:00 PM 05:00:00 PM Eule Jousting 202 Arena 2
04:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Richard Cavalry class/demo practice Arena 1/Hastings
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Start Time End Time Person Activity Location
08:00:00 AM 09:00:00 AM Staff Mounted Security Authorizations Barn
09:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Alain/Alienor Atlantian Speed Challenge (war point 1 of 3 parts) Arena 2
01:00:00 PM 3:00PM Eule Jousting Tourney, Foam (War point 2 of 3 parts) Arena 2
03:00:00 PM 05:00:00 PM Richard Mounted Combat sword techniques Arena 2
05:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Arabella SEO meeting EQ Tent
06:00:00 PM 07:00:00 PM Golden Lance Meeting EQ Tent
                                                                                                                 Thursday, March 19, 2015
Start Time End Time Person Activity Location
09:00:00 AM 11:00:00 PM Terafan Buzkashi Class Arena 1
10:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Eule How to Build Jousting Equipment Arena 2
11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Eowyth Youth Equine 101 Barn
11:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM alexis  Period saddles EQ Tent
01:00:00 PM 01:45:00 PM Alexis/Doe mounted combat demo with Ground to mounted ending Hastings field
02:00:00 PM 03:30:00 PM Macha Mounted archery class/practice Arena 2
4:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Giovani Head to head challenge (War Point 3 of  3 parts ) Arena 2
Friday, March 20, 2015
Start Time End Time Person Activity Location
09:00:00 AM 10:00:00 AM Staff Mounted Security Authorizations Barn
09:00:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Saito Mounted combat torney Arena 2
11:00:00 AM 01:00:00 PM Ise Barding 201 EQ Tent
11:00:00 AM 01:00:00 PM Davis Experimental weapons for Mounted combat Arena 1
01:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM Peryn Carousel/ Equine Ballet Arena 1
02:00:00 PM 03:00:00 PM Eowyth Youth Meet and Greet Barn
02:00:00 PM 05:00:00 PM Eule Jousting tourney, wooden lance Arena 2
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Start Time End Time Person Activity Location
9:00 AM 11:00 AM Terafan Buzkashi game Arena 2
02:00:00 PM 04:00:00 PM Macha, Ellawin, Terafan, Doe Closing Equestrian Meeting and AAR Equestrian Tent
04:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Anyone left Equestrian pot luck…( Get rid of the left overs!) Equestrian tent