Equestrian Featured in The Renegade Rip

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Lord Richard and his horse Valor were featured in a recent story by The Renegade Rip, an online news provider, in their story on Great Western War 2010. To read more about our Kingdom’s amazing annual camping event please CLICK HERE.

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Altavia / Darach Equestrian Championships – 5/14/11

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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

Autocrat (Altavia): The Honorable Lady Virginia Read, equestriandeputy@sca-caid.org
Autocrat (Darach): Dame Ismay of Giggleswick, constable@darach.org
Linda E. Hyde
805 1/2 Oso Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023

Course Designer (Altavia): Lady Erycha von Scotte
Course Designer (Darach): The Honorable Lady Virginia Read, equestriandeputy@sca-caid.org

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

Event Location:
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.

Train Transportation:
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, constable@darach.org one week prior to the event. For more information on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Train schedules please CLICK HERE.

Site Fee:
$8 for members, $13 for non-members. Please make checks payable to SCA Inc./Shire of Darach.

Local Hotels:
Grand Vista Hotel
999 Enchanted Way
Simi Valley, California 93065
(800) 455-SIMI

Local Overnight Stabling (Call in advance to check for availability and restrictions):
Day Creek Ranch
2131 Olsen Road,
Simi Valley, CA  93065
(805) 358-2422

Classic Equestrian Center
2182 Tierra Rejada Rd.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 428-6868

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Queen’s Equestrian Championship – 6/3/11-6/5/11

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Site Steward: Sir Edward Oakenheart, coronation@carregwen.org
Equestrian Steward: THL Richard Surefoot and Master Conall mac Seaghain

Live Oak Camp
SP 59, Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105


The Shire of Carreg Wen would like to invite you to join us in the beautiful hills above Santa Barbara for Coronation and Queen’s Champion in June.  This will be a camping event held at Live Oak Camp, the same site at which the King’s Hunt event is held.  The Site will open at 12:00 on Friday, June 3rd and close at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 5th.  The activities on Saturday will include the Final Court, Coronation, and First Court.  Please be aware the Courts will be held outside.  There are many trees and much shade, but the ground will be dirt and grass.  Saturday evening there will be a feast followed by dancing.  The cost of the feast will be $10.  Please e-mail feast reservations to the autocrat.  Sunday we will be running ALL of the Queen’s Champion Tournaments.  Yes, you heard right, the site has the capabilities of running all the tourneys on the same day.  So after an evening of festivities and camping, join us for Heavies, Rapier, Youth, Equestrian, Archery, and Thrown Weapons Queen’s Champion.

Merchants are welcome.  For merchant information please contact Dame Collette Vitraria at merchants_coronation@carregwen.org

The Site Fee for the weekend is $20 for Adults and $8 for Teens 13-18. Children less than 13 are guests of the shire.  There will be a family maximum of $56.  If you are joining us for just the day, Site fee will be $8 for Adults and $4 for Teens 13-18. Again Children less than13 are guests of the shire.  A nonmember surcharge of $5 will be charged.   Make checks payable to SCA Inc./ Shire of Carreg Wen

The address of Live Oak Camp is 4600 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Take route US-101 toward Santa Barbara.  Once in Santa Barbara take the CA-154 W, towards the mountains.  Follow it over the hill and back down into the valley.  You will be almost to the bottom of the grade when you will turn right.  It is easy to miss the entrance and have to circle around. As soon as you see the greens for Rancho San Marcos Golf Course to your right, slow down. The camp shares its entrance off Highway 154 with Rancho San Marcos Golf Course. Take a left once you’ve passed through that entryway.

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Great Western War – 10/5/11-10/10/11

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Mounted Archery Training at GWW

Equestrian Autocrat: The Honorable Lady Virginia Read, equestrian@caid-gww.org
Equestrian Deputy – Scheduling and Tournaments: Lady Tierrynna CaerNarvon, dncngtiger@yahoo.com
Equestrian Deputy - Stable Manager: TBD

Great Western War will occur from October 5-10, 2011 at the beautiful Lake Buena Vista in Taft, CA. Current activities include the Angels Baronial Equestrian Championship, mounted archery, a castle charge, Celtic Challenge – a point and speed based bareback tournament, and a lake trail ride processional. More information will come as scheduling is finalized.

On-site camping and stabling are available. You may bring your own stall(s) at a discounted stabling rate.

For more information including horse registration please visit: http://www.caid-gww.org/equestrian.php

If you are coming from out of state and need to request a loaner horse please contact equestrian@caid-gww.org

Loaner horses are not always available and are done on a private party basis with another rider. It is HIGHLY recommended that you request to be put on the mount list as soon as possible.

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An-Tir / West War 2011 – 6/30/11-7/4/11

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A mountain trail procession at An Tir - West

For more information on this event please visit http://www.currentmiddleages.org/antirwestwar/

Equestrian activities and stabling is available on site.

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Highlands War XVII – 6/10/11-6/12/11

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Highland War 2010

This event takes place in the Kingdom of Atenveldt at Mormon Lake near Flagstaff AZ. Rental horses, stabling, and sleeping cabins are available on this site. Horse rentals are being provided by the Arizona Cowboy College (ACC). Equestrian activities, target archery. rapier, and armored combat all play a part in this fun and relaxed event.

Please note that if you choose to travel across state lines with your own horse you will be subject to Arizona laws which require horse transporters to carry a current health certificate and Coggins paperwork for each horse being transported. Please contact the Arizona Dept. of Agriculture and your veterinarian several months in advance if you choose to take your own horse.

For more information on horse activities at this event please visit: http://highlandswar.org/Activities/MartialEvents/Equestrian.aspx

Mormon Lake Resort, approximately 40 miles south of Flagstaff, AZ on route SR 487

From I-40 traveling East or West:
Take the Sedona/Phoenix south turn-off and get onto 1-17 South. Take the first off-ramp Sedona 89A/Pulliam Airport exit and turn left and cross back over the freeway and get back onto I-17 North. The first off ramp is Lake Mary Hwy. At the off-ramp stop sign turn right and travel according to the following directions.
From Flagstaff:Take the Lake Mary Hwy (FH3) about 21 miles (towards Payson) to the Mormon Lake Village turn-off sign. Turn right and travel about 7 miles to the lodge. You will see the roping arena, campground and RV Park on your left and you will not miss the lodge.
From Camp Verde and I-17: Head East on Hwy 260 through town and continue up the mountain approximately 31 miles. Once you reach AZ-87, turn left toward Clint’s Well approximately 12 miles. Continue with the following directions from Clint’s well.
From Payson:Take Hwy 89 north and go through Strawberry and Pine to the little village of Clint’s Well. Just past the store and gas station, turn left and take FH 3 (Lake Mary Hwy) north towards Flagstaff. Travel about 35-40 minutes and you will pass the Stoneman Lake Road turn-off. About seven miles past the Stoneman Lake Road turn off you will see the south entrance to Mormon Lake Village – watch for the Mormon Lake Village sign on the right side of the road. Turn left and travel two miles to the lodge. You will not miss the lodge.
From I-17, on the Stoneman Lake Road:Get off I-17 on the Stoneman Lake Road turn-off and travel about seven miles on paved road to the end of the paving at a T-intersection with unpaved road. Turn left at the stop sign and travel about eight miles to the next paved road – FH3 (Lake Mary Hwy). Turn left and travel about seven more miles to the south entrance to Mormon Lake Village. Look for the Mormon Lake Village sign on the right side of the road. Turn left and travel two miles to the lodge. You will not miss the lodge.
NOTE:Stoneman Lake Road, while well traveled, is only paved for 7 of 16 miles at the I-17 end of the road; the rest of the road is graded cinder road and might not be suitable for some cars or may be closed in severe weather conditions. But, this route will cut 40 minutes off a trip through Flagstaff. This route is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LOW PROFILE CARS.

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Gulf Wars XX – 3/13/11-3/20/11

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Baron Conal on Chappy

CAID is not a principal kingdom at Gulf Wars.

For more information on Gulf Wars equestrian activities please visit http://www.gulfwars.org/activities/animals.html

King’s Arrow Ranch in Mississippi

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New Kingdom Equestrian Officer Announced

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After almost 4 years, I am stepping down as KEO at 12th night. Baron Conall has
graciously agreed to step up as the new KEO, along with Scianna and Virginia as his deputies.

Thanks everyone for your tremendous support and participation over the years.
Equestrian continues to be a wonderful activity in Caid becuase of everyone who
plays and cares.

I’ll definately still be around playing and trying new stuff. Looking forward
to having new voices leading the herd, so to speak. (ok, not quite a Conall
worthy pun, but hey, he’s the professional.)

ps. For those that have not heard yet, I will be stepping up as Earl Marshal at
12th night.

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King’s Hunt 2011 – 4/1/11-4/3/11

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Riders enjoy a variety of games

Site Autocrat: Lady Ursula Husenheinz, kingshunt@carregwen.org
Equestrian Autocrat: Dame Arabella da Siena

Live Oak Camp
SP 59, Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105

A weekend “hunt” with archery, rapier, equestrian, heavies, and thrown weapons featured. Saturday and Sunday will have equestrian activities. Saturday morning will have a youth focus with entertaining horse-related games for persons under the age of 18 presented by the equestrian community. Tent camping and stabling is available on site with lovely forest trails throughout the grounds.

$20 for the weekend; $15 for children 5-17; children under 5 are guests of the Shire.  There is a $60 cap for families. $10 for day-tripper adult.  A $5 surcharge will be applied to non-members.  Discounted rate of $5 for day-tripper child (no surcharge applies). Feast is an additional $10/person.

Make check payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of Carreg Wen

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Starkhafn Baronial Equestrian Championship – 3/25/11-3/27/11

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Site Autocrat: Baroness Muirenn ingen meic Martainn
Equestrian Autocrat: Mistress Aoibheall an Sionnach, equestrian@starkhafn.org

Petrack Park
400 North Highway 160
Pahrump, NV, 89115

Congratulations to the winners of Starkhafn’s Equestrian Championship! Lady Heidr of Irongate, riding Foxier, is the new Equestrian Champion. Lady Tamara of Many Horses, riding Big Expectations, is the Reserve Champion. Dame Arabella da Siena won the Hors Concourse High Point Title for her amazing rides on Zia.

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