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The Twenty-fifth Year

Princess' Equestrian Tourney -- Golden Rivers

June 9, 1990 (AS XXV)

From The Page (April, 1990):

The Master of Horse of the Princess of Cynagua invites one & all to an equestrian tourney in honor of The Princess. The tourney will be on Sat., June 9 at Ancil Hoffman Park in Golden Rivers. There will be a variety of competitions, both for speed & finesse, as well as competitions for non-riders. There will be 3 divisions for the riding competitions: Open, for anyone to compete in; Novice, for those who have placed in the top 3 in 3 or fewer SCA equestrian competitions; & a Non-owners division, for those competing on borrowed or rented horses. Competitors may cross enter into any divisions for which they are qualified. There will be prizes through 3rd place in each class. There will be rental horses available. There will also be end of the day high-point awards for each division. The site has an arena, some shade, room for pavilions, trailer parking, & flush privies. Site fees, Horse rental fees & entry fees will be in the May Page. Anyone needing further information or with offers to help may call the AUTOCRAT: Earl Sir Michael Hugh Stuarts, or his Clerk, Countess Iseult nic-Elam (phone).

DIRECTIONS: (omitted)

From The Page (June, 1990):

The Master of Horse of the Princess of Cynagua invites one & all to an equestrian tourney in honor of The Princess. The tourney will be on Sat., June 9 at Ancil Hoffman Park in Golden Rivers. The site has an arena, some shade, room for pavilions, trailer parking, & flush privies. You need not have 3 people to get the 3 person rate, just tell us you want 1/3, or a 1/2 or a whole horse. Anyone needing further information or with offers to help, or for horse rental reservations (which must be in to the AUTOCRAT by June 2), may call the AUTOCRAT: Earl Sir Michael Hugh Stuarts, or his Clerk, Countess Iseult nic-Elam (phone).

DIRECTIONS: (omitted)

DIVISIONS: OPEN: Anyone may complete in this division; NOVICE: Open to those who have not placed in the top 3 in 3 or more SCA Equestrian events; NON-OWNERS: Open to those riding rented or borrowed horses. Competitors may compete in as many divisions as they are eligible for.

CLASSES: WALK/TROT EQUITATION: Riders will be judged on their riding ability & teamwork with their mount. To circle the arena at the walk & trot both directions of the ring. DRILL CLASS: Judge gives command (Walk, trot, reverse, etc.). When a mistake is made, rider is excused from arena. When 3 riders remain, the next to make a mistake is placed 3rd, then the next is 2nd, & so on. QUEST CLASS: Riders to negotiate an untimed obstacle course. To be judged on skill, finesse, & teamwork with their mount over the obstacles. RING TILTING: Same as Ring Spearing. 8. Ring Tilting: All divisions as in Quest Class. QUINTAIN: Same as usual. BOP THE BERPER: Timed event. Behead the Saracen with a twist. MASH THE MUSLIM: Timed event. Riders negotiate a serpentine course, popping a balloon (the Muslim) in the middlee. SPECIAL COMPETITION: 12. Stick Horse: Riders 10 & under. To be judged on originality, stick horse design & "handling ability." 13. SECRETARY'S AWARD: Countess Iseult will give an award for the neatest turn-out of horse & rider. 14. PRINCESS' AWARDS: The Princess will present an award for: A. Best Costume & B. Best Bardings.

PRIZES: 1st place in all classes will get Tack & a token. Tokens to 2nd & 3rd place in each class. End of the Day High-point awards will be given to the rider accumulating the most points in each respective division. PRICES: Entry fees; $2/class or $10/day. Practice sessions (morn. & aft.): $3 each if not competing. Free if competing. Rental of Horses: $52.50 for 1 person per horse, $26.25 each for 2 people per horse, & $17.50 each for 3 people. Reservations must be in to the Autocrats or his clerk by June 3, 1990.

MISCELLANEOUS: 1. No one under 18 years of age to ride or handle a stallion. 2. A hard hat with chin strap is recommended for all riders, especially those under 18 years of age. 3. Lances & Hand weapons will be provided or must pass inspection by the master of horse. 4.Any horse &/.or rider deemed unsafe will be excused from the ring or the shite if necessary.

AUTOCRATS: Earl Sir Michael Hugh Stuarts and Countess Iseult nic-Elam (names/contact info).


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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