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Gulf Wars XX – 3/13/11-3/20/11

January 11th, 2011 Comments off

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

Location:
King’s Arrow Ranch in Mississippi

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King’s Hunt 2011 – 4/1/11-4/3/11

January 11th, 2011 Comments off

Riders enjoy a variety of games

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

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

Description:
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.

Fees:
$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

January 11th, 2011 Comments off

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

Location:
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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Estrella War XXVII – 2/15/2011-2/21/2011

January 11th, 2011 Comments off

CAID is not a principle kingdom at this year’s Estrella War. If you would still like to attend please visit http://www.estrellawar.org/Activities/Equestrian.aspx for more information on horse-related activities. Volunteers are needed to teach classes, run tournaments, and groundcrew.

Rental horses are available through the Arizona Cowboy College. Please visit the above site for more information. Horses traveling between California and Arizona require interstate health certificates and Coggins testing. Please consult the Dept. of Agriculture and your veterinarian if you decide to take your own horse.

Location:

Canyon Moon Ranch
20585 Price Station Rd.
Florence, AZ 85232

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Calafia Equestrian Championship – 2/5/2011

June 21st, 2010 Comments off

Calafia’s premier baronial equestrian championship was a success.

Autocratted by Tierrynna & Reina, the event was held on Saturday, February 5, 2011. (An earlier date was rained out.)

A crowd of around 40 people gathered at the El Capitan Equestrian Center on Willow Road in Lakeside, CA, to witness the event.

Participants enjoyed a beautiful day complete with a delicious breakfast and lunch, some fantastic riding, and great weather. The final round was a 3 way ride between Gabriel MacMahan on
Falcon, Lyssa on Spirit and DeAnna on Andy.  After a challenging and technical course was run between our finalists, Gabriel MacMahon emerged as Calafia’s premier champion, with Lyssa as our reserve champion.

Huzzah!

Thank you to Ariadne do Glevo for the gorgeous saddle blanket for our
new champion and to Dame Arabella da Siena for bringing down gear and loaning the beginning set to the Barony.

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Princess’ Equestrian Championship – 10/30/2010

April 21st, 2010 Comments off

Mark your calendars for Saturday October 30, 2010 for the Fall 2010 Queen’s Equestrian Championship event for the incoming royalty. Camping and stalls are available on site. Site opens at 12PM Friday and closes at 12PM Sunday. Competiton will start around 10AM Saturday.

Autocrat: Don Todd of Isles
Equestrian Autocrat: Dona Arabella, equestrian@sca-caid.org
Website: CLICK HERE

Address:
Live Oak Camp
HC 59, Hwy 154
Santa Barbara , CA , 93105

Directions to Site:
Directions to Site: Take your best route to Highway 101, head towards Santa Barbara. Take the State Street, Highway 154 exit. Head towards the mountains. Follow it for about 10 miles 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.

Other:
Some stalls are available on site, bring your own hay, horse blankets, and water. Portal corrals are welcome. Additional overnight stabling and hotel lodging is available through Rancho Oso, a short drive from site.

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Great Western War XIII – 10/6/2010-10/11/2010

April 21st, 2010 Comments off

Great Western War will occur from October 6-11, 2010 at the beautiful Lake Buena Vista in Taft, CA.

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.

Thursday
Time: 10AM-12PM
Event: Angels Baronial Championship
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: Gules and Or embellish the start of our events with delightful celebration of the Barony of the Angels as they chose their Equestrian Championship to represent them on the field of mounted combat in the next year. Prizes from this exceedingly gifted and creative barony are highly coveted by horses and humans alike each year with rumors of another exquisite hand-carved basket of horse goodies to delight our mounts!

Time: 3-4PM
Event: Mounted Watch Practice and Authorizations
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: Any riders wishing to participate in mounted security patrols are required to attend this special authorization and training class including “dos” and “don’ts” of assisting the constabulary staff. Both horse and human must be authorized at this time for mounted patrol; pre-existing general riding or other authorizations will not be accepted in lieu of this class. Attending the class does not guarantee authorization for mounted patrol.

Time: 4-4:30PM
Event: Castle Charge Practice
Location: Main Battlefield
Description: Any riders wishing to participate in our chance of a lifetime castle charge are required to attend this special authorization and training drill series. Both horse and human must be authorized at this time for the charge due to its proximity to spectators and fighters; pre-exisiting general riding or other authorizations will not be accepted in lieu of this class and ability to follow orders and control a horse up to a hand gallop calmly and with quick response is required. Attending the practice does not guarantee authorization for the castle charge.

Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Event: Lake Procession
Location: Outer Loop Trail, departing from Main Battlefield
Description: Welcome to CAID, now go get dressed. Pull out the best bard, caparisons, trappings, and attire for an annual favorite as we process around the site and enjoy the lovely Lake Buena Vista at sunset from atop our noble steeds.

Friday
Time: 10AM (or on Field Marshal’s command)
Event: Castle Charge
Location: Main Battlefield
Description: Our “cavalry” maneuvers actually have one. Join us as we bring the pageantry to the battlefield with our kick-off charge to start the day’s fighting. Feel what it’s like to have an army backing you up and a kingdom cheering you on as we canter through the castle and put the “war” in “warhorse.” Special authorization required; please see Thursday’s schedule.

Time: 11AM-1PM
Event: Mounted Archery Practice
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: Learn to shoot from horseback or brush up your skills before the Fall Queen’s Equestrian Championship. The first portion of this class is unmounted to learn the basics, followed by a mounted practice portion. No experience from horse or rider is required. A limited amount of loaner gear is available but please bring gloves for both of your hands.

Time: 3PM-5PM
Event: Starkhafn Baronial Championship
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: From the sweltering heat of the sand-swept desert comes the illustrious Barony of Starkhafn in search of their next Baronial Equestrian Champion. Will it be a fiery Arabian of its own desert or a magnificent cold-blood of legend  to win in this most prestigious event?

Time: 5PM-6PM
Event: Stable Storytime / Horse 101
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: Bring yourself and the children for a combination of read-aloud stories about horses and hands-on horse keeping techniques including grooming, leading, tacking, and feeding horses treats. This activity is specifically designed for people who love horses but do not have their own, are having understandable “horse withdrawl” while on site (who doesn’t, right?), or would like to learn more about them.

Time: 7PM-9PM
Event: Equestrian Potluck
Location: Equestrian CAMPSITE
Description: We knew you wouldn’t want to leave our four hooved heartbreakers so bring a chair, your feast-gear, and a pre-cooked meal contribution for 8-12 to share and join us in letting our manes down, catching up, and telling some of the most humorous and fun horse stories and gossip anywhere in the War.

Saturday
Time: 9AM-9:30AM
Event: Horse Dress-Up Contest
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: Uh-oh, someone let Conal lose with the schedule and Virginia ‘s makeup kit. It’s Zia, or is it Thai? in this crazy horse dress-up contest as riders decorate and dress up their horses to look like someone else’s. It could be good, it could be bad, but it will definitely be entertaining and a barrel of laughs!

Time: 10AM-12PM
Event: Celtic Challenge Bareback Tournament
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: The thrilling quest-based mounted bareback tournament returns as we bring Celtic lore alive in this audience favorite. Watch as riders rely on their wits and balance navigating their way through our very special course in celebration of Samhain and the evolution of Halloween. Bareback pads are allowed and special points are given for dressing in Celtic form. Riders are encouraged to participate at whatever gait they are the most comfortable.

Time: 3-5PM
Event: William Tell Mounted Archery Tournament
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: Apples are everywhere are we race to collect our harvest and rescue William Tell’s son in this mounted archery themed tournament. With treats on the line will the horses be distracted or ride to victory in the equivalent of “Caballo Candyland?”

Sunday
Time: 9AM-11AM
Event: Mounted Pas d’Armes
Location: Equestrian Arena
Description: With the ranks of the CAID champions complete, all known riders and their mounts are invited to challenge them to games and mounted skills at arms. Both territorial and non-territorial riders must have full garb on their mount displaying their heraldic colors (or those of their territory) in order to join in this formal salute to chivalry and our love of equestrian tradition.

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Monrovia Christmas Parade 2010 – 12/2/2010

April 16th, 2010 Comments off

The Barony of the Angels has graciously invited the horses and riders of CAID to join them in their annual Monrovia Christmas Parade appearance. Equine staging area information will be provided closer to December. The route is approximately one mile long.

Elaborate historical riding garb and Christmas accents strongly encouraged.

All SCA equine insurance and other horse permits are being sponsored by the Barony. Huzzah!

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Spring Crown 2010 – 3/5-7/2010

January 19th, 2010 Comments off

Join us as we watch the selection of the next King and Queen of CAID! Mounted archery and javelin courses will be available throughout the weekend. There will be a mounted procession in to opening court on Saturday. Camping is available for both horses and humans on site. Bring your own hay and water buckets. There is a traditional feast available on site Saturday night. More info to come.

Autocrat: TBD
Equestrian Autocrat: Dona Arabella

Address:
Live Oak Camp
HC 59, Hwy 154
Santa Barbara , CA , 93105

Directions to Site:
Directions to Site: Take your best route to Highway 101, head towards Santa Barbara. Take the State Street, Highway 154 exit. Head towards the mountains. Follow it for about 10 miles 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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King’s Hunt 2010 – 4/2-4/2010

January 19th, 2010 Comments off

Site will open Friday, April 2, 2010 at noon and close Sunday April 4, 2010 at noon. Camping is available for both horses and humans on site. Bring your own hay and water buckets.

Have you not been able to get the SCA camping in you would normally like? Are those tents and pavilions looking for a weekend to get used? Well have hope, the time for the King’s Hunt will soon be upon us. A plague of wild beasts has befallen our fair Shire, which damage our crops and threaten our livestock. Wherefore do we plea to all the brave and skilled hunters of our kingdom for help. Once again the Shire of Carreg Wen will be hosting the King’s Hunt.

Autocrat: Edward Oakenheart
Equestrian Autocrat: Dona Arabella

Address:
Live Oak Camp
HC 59, Hwy 154
Santa Barbara , CA , 93105

Directions to Site:
Directions to Site: Take your best route to Highway 101, head towards Santa Barbara. Take the State Street, Highway 154 exit. Head towards the mountains. Follow it for about 10 miles 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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