From The Page (August, 1985):
Date: July 27, 1985 Location: Renaissance Pleasure Faire site, in Black Point, City of Novato, Marin County.
On Friday, July 26 we will have a setup and practice, starting at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday competitions will commence with qualifications of riders at 8 a.m. Immediately following at 8:30 will be the following competition events (not necessarily in this order):
Riding Events -- Ring tilting, quintain tilting, "behead the Saracen," mounted archery (only war archery legal arrows and bows allowed), "save the colors," (flag race). Competitiors will be divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in these five events, with prizes for each level.
Costume Events -- Overall for horse (and rider), and tack (one or more pieces on one horse).
Challenge Event -- Challenge ring tilting (where riders compete in pairs in a single elimination contest for one final victor. Only open to advanced level riders and the three highest scoring intermediate riders.)
Entry fees for the riding events are $2 each or $8 for all five. There is no entry fee for the costume competition. There is a separate $1 entry fee for the challenge event, which will be placed in the purse to be won by the winner of the challenge ring tilting.
Non competitors will be requested to contribute 50cents per person to defray the site expenses.
Rental horses will be available for competition events. Cost for the competition rental horses are $30 per person. Two people will share each horse all day and be able to ride in all competitions. If a rider wants to use a horse exclusively, then the cost will double. Cancellations for rental horses which have been reserved must be received at least 24 hours before the tourney or else a $10 cancellation charge will be levied (whether you have paid in advance or not) since the College must pay for the horse even if you don't ride it. Exceptions may be made if an emergency or other extreme conditions exist, on a case-by-case basis. Contact Henrik for reservations or cancellations.
Camping Friday night in the immediate vicinity of the Horse Arena is permitted after 5 p.m. No fires or stoves allowed. Merchants are not allowed either.
For those bringing their own horses, contact Henrik for information about nearby stables.
For further information contact Henrik of Havn, Master of Equestrian Arts for the Kingdom of teh West, (contact info omitted).
Note: This site has been generously made available for our use for three consecutive years now, by the Living History Centre. They have asked that we announce that the Renaissance Pleasure Faire is looking for riders, squires and pages to participate in the Faire during the months of August and September for six weekends. No previous experience is necessary, nor do riders need to supply their own horses. Anyone wishing to be part of the Elizabethan Tournament of Horse at the Faire should contact Henrik at the above address and phone. Free passes to the Faire and pay will be provided to all those hired for the "Tournament of Horse."
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).