From The Page (June, 1984):
The horse has been the second most important form of travel throughout history, until only the 20th Century - the first being one's own feet. Horseback riding was de rigueur for nobility and knighthood, and essential for speedy communication.
Aehlswyth of Coventry invites one and all to come learn more about horses and riding. Whether you have competed in tournaments before or have never seen a horse in real life, here is the opportunity to advance your present knowledge. Calm and gentle horses with which to practice grooming, tacking up, and basic riding skills will be available as well as horses and equipment for the more experienced to practice tournament techniques.
Groundwork and basic riding will be a prerequisite for tournament practice, and will cost only $1. Anyone wishing to advance to tournament practice will be asked $2 additional for each 1/2 hour. All signups at site.
Please wear garb suitable for riding. If ladies wear skirts, they should be removable with pants underneath. Sturdy, enclosed shoes are a must, and sunscreen might be handy also.
Now is your chance to expand your skills affordably. We have a tournament coming up on July 7th to be ready for, and there will be equestrian competitions at the 20th Anniversary in Texas. Come to Rio Verde Ranch on Saturday, June 2. Groundwork will begin at 9 am. (directions omitted). Bring a picnic and please carpool.
For further information, contact Aehlswyth of Coventry (phone), or Gwendwyn the Silent (phone).
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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