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10615Re: [WestKingdomEQ] Equestriums in 2011; Questions

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  • bulotki@netscape.net
    Nov 1, 2010
      To add to her Majesty's responses, mine are indicated by ***

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Tori <jessimare@...>
      To: WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com; dcamville@...
      Sent: Mon, Nov 1, 2010 4:03 pm
      Subject: Re: [WestKingdomEQ] Equestriums in 2011; Questions

      Let me see what I can do to help.  Answers below.  I would also like to know, do we have autocrats for both of these events yet?

      --- On Mon, 11/1/10, dcamville@... <dcamville@...> wrote:

      From: dcamville@... <dcamville@...>
      Subject: [WestKingdomEQ] Equestriums in 2011; Questions
      To: WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, November 1, 2010, 3:53 PM

      Greetings Everyone!

      Had a conversation with some non-SCA horse folks recently. We got to chatting about having gatherings/meetings/play days and so on.
      It got me thinking (shocking, I know - GRIN) about Equestriums in 2011.
      Just have a few questions:

      We usually hold two per year, right? One is more "class focused" and the other is more "championship focused" or am I mistaken? 
      That would be a fair statement.

      Do we have dates for these events yet?
      I could be wrong, but I don't believe the Calendar Deputy has opened up date selections yet.  Fall Equestrium is usually in September.
      *** The calendar opened today. Siobhan is the only one that can submit a date for a Kingdom level equestrian event. Principality level events go thru the principality seneschal, and dates for local groups go thru the local seneschal to the calendar deputy. When looking at possible dates, keep in mind other events that are popular and have crossover attraction.

      When looking at sites what do we want to have, facilities wise, access to? What is our usual budget for rental? Where do the funds come from?
      Depends on what classes you are wanting to hold... two large arenas, a round pen, an area where horseback archery could be held are all nice.  Covered areas for Spring Equestrium is especially nice.  We can always work around what we find.  I'll leave the budget question to someone else.  The funds come from the West Kingdom, as it is a West Kingdom event.
      *** The College of Equestrian Arts has an exchequer (Bethia) that works with the autocrat to set the budget and site fee. I think the KEO and Kingdom Seneschal may have input also.
      The Lodi location has been well received, is centrally located, is fairly easy to autocrat (one fee for privies/site etc.) and the owners LOVE us and are willing to have us back as often as we want.  They are also willing to have camping.  I believe having the Fall Equestrium there has worked really well and we will probably continue to do so.
      *** I agree! Sites that also allow mounted archery are really needed, especially for Spring.

      Okay...I know that is a fair number of questions. It would be great to hear some answers. Once I have the information (didn't see anything in our Files section) I could go scout out some sites.
      *** The files you are looking for are "Equestrian Site Requirements for Autocrats" and "Needs-Wants-Wishlist for EQ at SCA Events", both are in the EQ Autocrat and Marshal Info folder of the files area on the Yahoo group.

      Thanks in advance!

      Richard de Camville

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