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The Twelfth Year

Equestrian Tournament -- Barony of Golden Rivers
August 6-7, 1977

From The Page (August, 1977):


On August 6 and 7, the College of Equestrian Arts will be holding an Equestrian Tourney at the Orangevale Community Park.

Set-up on Saturday will be at 8:00 AM, with Opening Court at 10:00, and Lists and/or Challenges at 10:30. There will be many equestrian competitions on both days. The Registration fee is $3 at the tourney, $2 if it reaches Duke Henrik of Havn on or before Purgatorio.

The competitons on Saturday are: 1. SQUIRE RESCUE RACE (Entry Fee -- $1); 2. COSTUME COMPETITION ($1.50); 3. SAVE THE ROYAL COLORS ($1); 4. BEHEAD THE SARACEN ($1); 5. RING TILTING ($1.25); 6. QUINTAIN TITLING ($1.). The competitions on Sunday are: 7. RE-ARM THE KNIGHT ($1); 8. CARRY THE FAVOUR TO THE KNIGHT (75cents); 9. REFRESH THE WARRIOR ($1); and 10. POTATO FAMINE RACE ($1).

There will also be a jousting demonstration on Saturday.

The maximum Entry Fee is $7.00. Entry and Registration fees can be paid at the tourney, or should be sent to Duke Henrik of Havn (contact info omitted).

Boarding facilities will be available, and possibly rental horses, too. Any questions, offers of help, donations of prizes, etc., should be directed to one of the Autocrats: Patrice d'Cilla (contact info omitted), or Fiona Gregorovna (contact info omitted), or to the Master of Equestrian Arts, Duke Henrik ...

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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