So my lady and I took a day and made the trip over to the coast
yesterday to have a look at the An Tir/West war site with a eye toward
having horse activities their this year and what do you think we
We were shown a very nice spot, over near where the archery is planned
this year, which would be quite suitable for equestrian use. The area
has good footing on level ground and is large enough enable us to park
trailers right there. If folk wanted to bring panels or some other
form of temporary enclosure they could set up right next to the
equestrian field. For those who don't have access to this sort of
temporary set up, the land owners have said they will clear out their
barn and make stalls available.
I have a commitment from five riders who have said they would bring
horses if there were going to be equestrian activities, but before I
propose this to the event stewards, I want to ask the horse
communities from both kingdoms who else would be interested in
bringing their mounts.
The site owners and the local SCA folk are very supportive of the idea
and are willing to do the work required to prepare the site for our
So with all this in mind the question to be asked is
"If they build
it, will you come?" Aside from the five I know of, who among you would
want to help make equestrian activities part of the A&W war by
bringing horses, if these nice people make it ready for us?
Please spread the word and point people with question, suggestions or
comments in my direction.
Thank you for your time,
Sir William Brannan