Altavia / Darach Equestrian Championships – 5/14/11
We sing the praises of warriors on horseback,
First into battle in a rumbling of hooves, with a hail of arrows and a skillfully wielded lance
Integral to victory, but woefully anonymous in the pages of infamy – until now!
It’s double the tournament, double the fun, in this fast-paced day as the Barony of Altavia and the Shire of Darach select their new champions. The championships will be held back-to-back so that riders may compete in both events. Eric space for rapier and armored combat will be available throughout the day, thrown weapons will be on site, and an interactive arts and sciences demonstration on historical crafts will also be present.
This site features ample trailer parking and direct access to a recreational trail head for riders. Popup space is available, but please do not bring pavilions. No overnight lodging is available on site. Local hotels are available; contact the autocrats for suggestions. For out-of-town riders needing stable facilities, please see the local stable list below.
The Barony of Altavia and the Shire of Darach call forth all skilled wordsmiths to compete in the glorious introduction of Caid’s gallant individual equestrians. The introductions may be presented either by their authors or, for those whose quill’s creations exceed the capacity of their own voices, a substitute bard will be available to transform their written words into a thunderous spellbinding wonder. The skilled demonstration of wit and wordplay will be judged by such dignitaries as the Baron and Baroness of Altavia, the Seneschal of Darach, and/or other renowned members of Caid. Four winning entries will be chosen – one for each of the finalists of the two lists
Course Designer (Altavia): Lady Erycha von Scotte
Course Designer (Darach): The Honorable Lady Virginia Read, email@example.com
7:30AM – Site Opens
9AM – Riding Authorizations
10AM – Opening court / Announcements
10:30AM – Darach Equestrian Championship
12:30PM – Lunch break / Horse Obedience Class
1PM – Altavia Equestrian Championship
3PM – Site tear down
4PM – Site closes
Arroyo Simi Equestrian Center
3495 Chickory Leaf Place
Simi Valley, CA 93063
From Northridge – Take the 118W and exit Tapo Canyon Rd. Turn left at Tapo Canyon Rd. Turn right at Royal Ave. Turn left at Sequoia Ave. Turn left at Chicory Leaf Place. The equestrian park is at the end of the street past the standard grass and playset-filled park.
From Ventura – Take the 101S to exit 43B (the CA-23N) and go towards Moorpark/Simi Valley/Fillmore. Take exit 17 for Olsen Rd. Keep right at fork and merge on to Olsen Rd. Olsen Rd. changes names to Madera Rd. Turn right at Royal Ave. Turn Right at Sequoia Ave. Turn left at Chicory Leaf Place. The equestrian park is at the end of the street past the standard grass and playset-filled park.
This site is located within ten minutes of the Simi Valley Amtrak station. If you would like to arrange a pickup or dropoff to the train station please contact Dame Ismay of Giggleswick, firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to the event. For more information on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Train schedules please CLICK HERE.
$8 for members, $13 for non-members. Please make checks payable to SCA Inc./Shire of Darach.
Grand Vista Hotel
999 Enchanted Way
Simi Valley, California 93065
Local Overnight Stabling (Call in advance to check for availability and restrictions):
Day Creek Ranch
2131 Olsen Road,
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Classic Equestrian Center
2182 Tierra Rejada Rd.
Moorpark, CA 93021