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The Thirteenth Year

Equestrian Arts Tournament
March 3-4, 1979 (AS XIV)

From The Page (March, 1979):

The College of Equestrian Arts rides again! on March 3 and 4 for a grand tournament and trail ride in the Five-Mile area of Bidwell Park, five minutes from downtown Chico. The site has flush toilets, running water, a bardic circle, archery range, lovely campbround (no fee), and 26 miles of maintained riding trails. Scenery includes the site of the grand battle between Robin's Merry Men (Errol Flynn vintage) and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

Set-up begins Saturday at 8 am, followed by ring tilting, a ribbon race, quintain practice, archery competition, and Behead the Saracen. There will be beginning level events for new riders and a cross-country course is available for enthusiasts. Sunday's activities include a trail ride, quintain and ring practice, and more archery events.

Rental horses are available (details omitted).

Directions (omitted)

For more information communicate with Patrice d'Cilla (contact info omitted) (rental and stall reservations) or Cliveden d'Cheiux (contact info omitted) (car pools from BArea).


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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