2190Fwd: Conceptualizing "Collegium Equus"...feedback please?
- Nov 1, 2004Dearest hippophiles in the West....Would any of you find this of interest? If we could arrange for overnight accommodations or crash space or camping space, and/or stabling, would you come?FYI, day rate for horse rentals in Altavia is about $60. Working on a "weekend horse rental" package, fyi.~Ariadne De GlevumBarony of Altavia Equestrian Guild (Caid)*****ORIGINAL MESSAGE FOLLOWS*****
So "Collegium Equus" is an idea that I've been noodling on for some time and have "bounced" off a few people in the past few months. As the QEC tourney is very much the focus for those of us involved in helping make it happen, I've not said a'much so as not to distract from it. However, as my noodling seems to have reached the level of "rumour" I wanted to just clarify that Yes!!! it's a concept in development....not "just" a rumour!!!
Below is a summary of my noodling so far...looking for a suitable weekend in Jan, Feb or March. Guest instructors from inside and outside the SCA. Will need loads of folks to make this happen...and lots and lots of "ground crew" too! Costs would be kept as low as possible but contingent on participation, number of rental horses used each day, etc.
For now, what do you think? Would something like this interest you? What passions do you have that you'd like to see represented/taught? Would you be interested in helping make this event happen?
Collegium Equus is:
...a 2-day program of learning about and developing medieval equestrian knowledge and skills. Each day would have two tracks...one for the "advanced" rider and/or horse owner, the other novice/intermediate or not-yet-authorized individual.
Period Cavalry Maneuvers
Pig Sticking technique
The Quintain technique
Tilting Rings technique
Heads & Reeds technique
Mounted archery technique
How to train *your* war horse to do the games
Mounted combat technique & Authorization
Learning to joust (inc. training your horse)
(2nd Day) SCA Jousting clinic & Authorization
(2nd Day) Riding armored & accoutered
Riding 101: Learn to Ride (Focus on the basic "classical seat"...works for English or Western "styles" of riding)
Intro to the games
Authorizations: Novice & Intermediate
Building your own ring lance, boffer, pig sticking spear, etc.
Riding skills for heavies fighters
Intro to riding in armor
Intro to mounted combat
(2nd day) Riding 201...bettering your skills
(2nd day) Games techniques for novice/intermediate rider
Authorizations: Intermediate & Advanced
(2nd Day) Cavalry maneuvers
(2nd Day) Riding armored and accoutered
The "Non Competitive" period equestrian pursuits:
~Synchronized riding (drill team, quadrille, Pas de deux, Carrousel etc)
~Cavalry riding technique
~Camping at wars with a horse
Make your own horse barding
Saddle history/Making a period saddle
SCA-style jousting rules, equiment & basics
Making a period bridle
Making your own games equipment
War Horse HistoryHistory of horse breeds
The gaited horse in history
What else?My Website: http://socalsinglefooters.iceryder.net"No hour is lost that is spent in the saddle"~Sir Winston Churchill
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