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The Nineteenth Year

Equestrian Tourney -- Southern Cynagua
April 13, 1985 (AS XIX)

From The Page (April, 1985):

On Saturday, April 13, 1985, Southern Cynagua Equestrian Arts will hold its first Equestrian Tournament at Faire Breeze Stables, Claribel Road, near Modesto CA. Site opens at 8am for setup, event registration at 9am, and events will begin promptly at 1 am (not SCA time!). Site fee is $1 per person.

There will be five classes each for Advanced and Novice riders: Tilting the Quintain, Running the Rings, Behead the Saracen, Re-Arm the Knight, and Save the Colors. If you have won Hi-Point Novice at any previous tourney, you will be considered in the advanced classes. Entry fees are $2.50 per person per class or $10 for all five.

We are going to try a novel development at this tourney to try to make it more enjoyable for the spectators and (hopefully) to run more smoothly. The local herald's and lists offices are going to help coordinate the events, much like they do at fighters' tourneys. If you want to help or just come and watch, please consider this a personal invitiation to do so.

Arrival on Friday night is possible. There are no overnight facilities on site for camping, but there is limited space for horses (no charge, bring feed). The autocrat lives a couple of miles away and has limited floor space, lots of room for campers or vans, and additional room for horses (bring feed). You are more than welcome to come up Friday, IF you make arrangements in advance. Arrangements can be made for Saturday night if necessary.

Extra horses will be available for those who do not have their own. Please contact Nancy Justice IN ADVANCE to reserve yours. SCEA will be holding its April rider practice on the previous Saturday at Anne's for those who want extra practice or just to try things out.

Directions: (omitted)

AUTOCRAT: Anne Barton of GreatOaks (contact info omitted).
Loaner horses: Nancy Justice (contact info omitted).

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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