It is with regret that the EQUESTRIAN Activities at this weekend’s Hastilude Event in the Barony of Dragonship Haven, Bethany, CT are CANCELLED.
Everything else is still a go!
It is with regret that the EQUESTRIAN Activities at this weekend’s Hastilude Event in the Barony of Dragonship Haven, Bethany, CT are CANCELLED.
Everything else is still a go!
Their Majesties held both a morning and afternoon court at Equestrian and Thrown Weapons Champions. The Gazette thanks Master Ernst for the following report:
Arnulf Tête de Laine d’ Saint Aubin was inducted into the Order of the Gawain.
Leon d’ Saint Aubin was inducted into the Order of the Gawain. Scroll by Constance de St. Denis
Rodulf d’ Saint Aubin was inducted into the Order of the Gawain. Scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc.
Ysabella DeCoventry received her Award of Arms. Scroll by Aaradyn Ghyoot.
Tiernan Shepard was awarded a Burdened Tyger. Scroll by Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir.
Wynefryd Bredhers was awarded a Burdened Tyger. Calligraphy by Mari Clock van Hoorne.
Jared of Sarisberry was inducted into the Queen’s Order of Courtesy. Scroll by: Jan Janowicz Bogdanski
Brenden Crane was inducted into the Queen’s Order of Courtesy.
The following Gentles received the award of the Golden Lyre:
Rufus Bowie, Sile ingean MacCarthaigh, Nest verch Tangwistel, Dearbhorgaill ingen Rosa, Alys Attewater, Marguarite von Elfaneu, Amy ferch Richard.
Nejla Hatice Saime Dogan was granted a Court Barony.
Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina was granted a Court Barony. Scroll by: Nest verch Tangwistel
Wentliana Benegrek was granted a Court Barony. Scroll by: Leonete d’Angely
Nest verch Tangwistel was directed to Augment her arms. Scroll by Jon Blaecstan
Colin MacKenzie stepped down as EK Thrown Weapons Marshal, and Leon the Navigator stepped into the position.
Magnus DeLondres was declared the Queen’s Thrown Weapon Champion. Scroll by Charis Accipiter.
Kazimerz was declared the King’s Thrown Weapon Champion. Scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan.
Randal of the Dark was declared King’s Equestrian Champion. Scroll by Kayleigh Mac Whyte.
Duncan Kerr was declared Queen’s Equestrian Champion. Scroll by Kayleigh Mac Whyte.
Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Katherine Stanhope were made the Premiers of the Order of the Golden Lance of the East. Eleanor’s Scroll by Vettorio Antonello, Katherine’s scroll forthcoming
Isabella Natale was Awarded Arms. Illumination by Lorita de Siena, calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel
Terren of Tir was inducted into the Order of the Laurel. Scroll by: Heather rose De Gordoun
Maria Pagini was inducted into the Order of the Pelican Illumination by Harold von Auerbach calligraphy by Aud Lifsdottir
Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier was inducted into the Order of the Pelican. Scroll by Eleanore MacCarthaigh.
Siubhan Wallace was inducted into the Order of the Pelican Illumination by Lisabetta Medaglia Calligraphy by: Eleanor Catlyng.
The King’s and Queen’s Equestrian and Thrown Weapons Championships were held today in Quintavia. It was the first time a King’s and Queen’s Championship was held for Thrown Weapons. It was also the first time the Golden Lance was awarded in the East Kingdom. The Golden Lance is an order of high merit for those who have excelled in the Equestrian Arts.
Lord Magnus de Londres, the highest scorer in the Thrown Weapons Tournament, was named Queen’s Champion. Lord Kazimierz was named King’s Champion. Master Randall of the Dark, the highest scorer in the Equestrian Championship, was named King’s Champion. The Queen’s Equestrian Champion was Baron Duncan Kerr.
The premiere members of the Order of the Golden Lance are Mistress Eleanor FitzPatrick and Duchess Katherine Stanhope.
Panteria XX, in the Shire of Panthervale in the East Kingdom was held this past Memorial Day weekend in Vermont. We saw a big jump in the number of horse attending, from the usual 6 or 7 to 11 horses this time, including 4 for whom this was the horse’s first event. They all did extremely well. My thanks to all the riders, ground-crew and horse owners for a terrific weekend with no injuries or incidents. Extra bonus thanks to the kitcheners who sent lunch up to us at the barn!
We did a Gambler’s Choice challenge course, where the riders each had 3 minutes to rack up as many points as possible from an array of different obstacles. Gambler’s Choice was won by Master Julian le Scot riding Galen, who beat Lady Lasairfhiona Inghean Cheallaigh by just a single point. Later that afternoon, Sir Ankara led a few rounds of Tippet Tag to introduce the horses and riders to the basics of mounted combat. Hopefully someone got video, because it was hilarious to watch and quite a bit of fun to play. On Sunday we did skill games in lanes – spearing rings, hitting heads and knocking down targets while passing a horse heading in the opposite direction in the other lane. Sir Ankara had the highest score, followed by Master Julian. The weekend concluded with a jousting demo. The demo was originally scheduled as a balsa jousting competition between two experienced jousters, but Master Julian’s horse had had enough by that point in the weekend. Instead we took the opportunity to train a horse that was new to the joust, Medallion. The basics of working in a lane and working around armor having been done already, Master Julian and Sir Ankara took Medallion through being ridden by an armored rider and having his rider strike the oncoming rider with a lance as well as having his rider by struck by a lance. The audience assembled for the demo seemed to enjoy watching the teaching process and meeting the horses and jousters afterwards.
Lane game scores: Sir Ankara on Thunder: 45 points Master Julian on Galen: 39 points Mistress Eleanor on Medallion: 33 points Lady Lasairfhiona on Bailey: 30 points Sir Artos on Oleandra: 28 points Mistress Ellen on Taro: 24 points Lady Walpurga on Oleandra: 24 points Baroness Lillian on Medallion and Bailey: 21 points Baron Duncan on Medallion and Thunder: 15 points
Gamblers Choice scores will be forthcoming if I can locate the paper they’re written on.
Report submitted by Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick, Equestrian Marshal in Charge for Panteria XX.
Their serene Majesties, Edward and Thyra passed the Order of the Golden Lance at their last curia at Mudthaw. The Golden Lance will be an order of high merit for those who have excelled in the Equestrian Arts. As a former rider myself, we are excited to bring this new level of recognition to our Eastern riders.
We will accept recommendations for the Premiers of this new order until June 1st. It is our intent to poll all authorized riders for the selection of the first members of this new order. As there is no formal polling system set up, we will use a more informal method. If you are an authorized rider and wish to participate in this polling, please ensure the Kingdom Equestrian Marshall, Baroness Doucette de Verdun has an up to date email address.
In Service to the East,
King Omega and Queen Etheldreda
A proposal to create an omnibus peerage for all of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal, with the exception of rattan and rapier, has been sent to the Board of Directors. The name proposed in the Order of Valiance. The badge proposed is an Eagle with wings displayed upon a hunting horn inverted, although alternative name and badges were included in the proposal. Regalia suggested is an order medallion.
Proposed Changes to Corpora for Omnibus Peerage
[Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, and the Order of Defense are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.]
Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, the Order of Defense, and the Order of Valiance are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.
VIII. PERSONAL AWARDS AND TITLES
A. Patents of Arms
2. Order of Precedence Within the Peerage
[The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the Chivalry, the Laurel, and the Pelican, and Defense are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.]
The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel, the Pelican, Defense, and Valiance are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.
4. Patent Orders:
d. (this will be “e”. The order of defense will be “d”.) The Order of Valiance:
(i) Members of the Order of Valiance may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers in any of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal. The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society. (2) The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
(a) To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.
(b) To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora.
(c) If in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom. (d) To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
(e) To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
(f) To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Order of
4. The titles listed here are considered standard, and may be used by those who have earned or been granted the appropriate rank or award within the Society. The College of Arms publishes a more extensive list of titles and alternative forms, which may also be used freely by qualified persons. In addition, the College of Arms has full approval authority over new alternative titles, which must be added to their list before being released for use in the Society.
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, and Defense.]
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, Defense, and Valiance.
Additional suggestion, in keeping with the Order of Defense:
Additionally, waive the requirements of corpora Section IV.G. that the Crown consult the members of a peerage order prior to inducting new members of that order, but only in the case of the first three (3) members of the Order of Valiance. Once there are three members of the Order of Valiance in a kingdom, the Crown must consult the Order per corpora prior to adding members.
Une proposition pour créer un ordre des pairs regroupant toutes les activités de combat sous la juridiction du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal) ; à l’exception du combat en armure (rotin) et l’escrime, a été déposée à l’Assemblée des Directeurs.
L’Écusson proposé est un aigle aux ailes déployées au-dessus d’une corne (cor) de chasse. Cependant d’autres noms et écussons accompagnent la proposition. L’insigne distinctif est un médaillon.
Changements proposés à la Charte concernant l’Ordre soumis.
[Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, et de l’Ordre de Défense sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pair]
Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, de l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pairs
VIII. RECONNAISSANCES PERSONNELLES ET TITRES
[La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans et les membres de l’ordre de Défense, sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe]
La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans, les membres de l’ordre de Défense et les membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe
4. Ordres Patentes:
d.(ce point sera le “e”. L’Ordre de Défense sera “d”.) L’Ordre de Vaillance :
(1) les Membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance peuvent choisir de prêter serment d’allégeance sans que cela ne soit obligatoire. Le candidat devra être considéré comme l’égal des autres Pairs issus des arts de combats soumis à l’autorité du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal). Le candidat doit avoir démontré l’utilisation de ses talents et/ou connaissances en enseignant au membres et en servant le Royaume.
(2) Les devoirs des membres de l’ordre sont :
(a) de démontrer une courtoisie et un esprit chevaleresque sur et hors du champ d’honneur.
(b) de respecter la Couronne du Royaume; de soutenir et de faire respecter les lois du Royaume et la Charte Corporative (Corpora)
(c) subséquemment à un serment d’allégeance; de soutenir et faire respecter la Couronne du Royaume. (d) de faire grandir le Royaume par le partage de ses connaissances et habiletés.
(e) de faire croître le renom et de défendre l’honneur des Pairs, qu’ils soient Seigneur ou Dame.
(f) d’informer la Couronne du progrès des candidats à l’Ordre de Vaillance.
4. Les titres présentés ici sont considérés comme standards et peuvent être portés par ceux ayant mérité ou ayant reçu le rang ou la décoration dans la Société. Le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) a publié une liste complète des titres et de leurs équivalents culturels, qui pourront être utilisés par les personnes méritantes. De plus le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) possède toute autorité pour définir de nouveaux titres alternatifs qui devront être ajoutés à la liste, déjà existante, avant d’être publiés pour utilisation.
[Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes et l’Ordre de Défense]
Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes, l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance
Abroger temporairement la Section IV.G de la Charte Corporative (Corpora) définissant la consultation des membres de l’Ordre précédemment à l’intronisation d’un nouveau membre et ce pour les 3 premiers membres introduit dans l’ordre. Lorsque l’Ordre de Vaillance sera composé de 3 membres dans un Royaume, la Couronne devra obligatoirement consulter pour la sélection d’un nouveau membre, le tout, tel que défini dans la Charte Corporative (Corpora).
TRADUCTION Son Ecellence Godfroy de Falaise et Son Excellence Alisae de Falaise
The Aethelmearc Gazette reports that a final proposal to create an omnibus peerage for all martial arts under the purview of the Earl Marshal, with the exception of rattan and rapier, was submitted to the Board of Directors today. To read more about the proposal including where to find its full text, see the article at the Aethelmearc Gazette.
What do you enjoy about this activity?
It’s the combination of two of my favorite things! For a long time, I didn’t combine my horse world with my SCA world – there were no equestrian events in my region and I didn’t think of it. But when my horse became injured and I started using some of the SCA Equestrian games for his rehabilitation, I started to get involved, and it is now my favorite type of riding competition to do. I still ride in some mundane competitions, but SCA Equestrian events are now my first priority.
Do you have a goal for your term?
This is my first round as a Kingdom officer, so my number one goal for my term is “mess nothing up”. I have some likes… I’d like to see equestrian activities in Tir Mara. I’d like to see more new equestrians. Most of all, I’d like to see our equestrians and participants and spectators have fun, leave smiling and want to do this more often. That would be success.
Are you currently looking for any deputies?
I actually recruited my regional deputies before stepping up, and I took the extra step of recruiting a new position, a Deputy in Charge of Minors. Horse activities carry a lot of liability concerns, and sometimes those concerns get in the way of us letting our most enthusiastic riders (the littlest ones) get up and ride. I want them to be able to ride, and I felt the issue was important enough.
What was your first event? And what made you stay?
My first event was Pennsic 31. My friend was a garb merchant, and she said “Come along with me on this annual camping trip I always go on, you need a break. Just one thing, you have to wear what I tell you to.” That was a week of surprises, to say the least! I stayed, as I continue to stay, for the people. I love my SCA friends and the broad range of people I meet. And the East Kingdom Equestrians are some of my favorite people!
Which people made an impact on you in the SCA and why?
The East Kingdom Equestrian Marshals are terrific people and they’ve had such an amazing effect on my life. From the moment I walked into my first Equestrian Annual Meeting at Birka, I was hooked. Each and every one of them has taught me important things, and their influence has improved my life in every aspect from self-reliance to career development. I am still privately amazed that they are allowing me to be Kingdom Marshal of Horse – it’s a huge compliment coming from them.
The Gazette thanks Mistress Eleanor Fitzpatrick for writing this article at our request for our series of background articles on the East Kingdom and the SCA.
Few things evoke the feeling of living in the past quite so easily as the sight of a caparisoned horse charging down a list, rider with lance at the ready. While actually becoming a rider or owning a horse of your own involves a significant outlay of both time and money, having equestrian activities at your event is surprisingly easy.
Mostly what equestrians need is space, and the proper paperwork done. We bring the rest. We are very self-sufficient, sometimes so much so that you don’t even realize we’re there!
We use a lot of specialized targets, stands and lane markers. We don’t expect a site to provide us with anything more than few hay bales to stab and we can even manage without those.
A competition field We don’t need a perfect, groomed riding arena. A mostly flat, mostly level field that isn’t muddy or rocky or full of holes will do. If it has a fence, great! If not we can set up boundary ropes to help define where spectators should be vs the active competition area. 75 feet by 150 feet is a good minimum size, though we’ve been able to work with slightly less if it has permanent barriers (fencing or trees) on at least two sides. This does NOT have to be a separate field from the main area of the event as long as the field is large enough to share safely. In fact, we prefer to be part of or adjacent to the main event area if at all possible.
Photos kindly provided by Baron Fergus MacRae and Mistress Brita