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Equestrian activities @ Gulf Wars Question

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  • Susan R. Thurston
    Greetings Your Majesty (ies, I am writing to you regarding some Equestrian Activities that are to be held at Gulf Wars this year. A missive has been sent
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 1, 2003
      Greetings Your Majesty (ies,

      I am writing to you regarding some Equestrian Activities that are to be held
      at Gulf Wars this year. A missive has been sent requesting all those that
      will be riding as the champion from their Kingdom in the Lancers challenge
      to reply. I would ask that if you so choose that you appoint me "temporary"
      Equestrian Champion so that the Midrealm might be represented. I understand
      from our cousins to the North that BlackHeart ( the currrent MK EQ champion
      I believe) will not be attending. To the best of my knowledge the only
      Midrealm equestrians attending this year will be myself, Lady Elavil and my
      daughter, Lady Casidhe. I stand as the current Equestrian Champion of Red
      Spears and the captain of the Lance of Red Spears and would offer myself and
      our Lance to the Glory of the Midrealm to the best of our abilities. If this
      please your majesty please reply at your earliest convenience so that I
      might reply to the challenge appropriately. I am including the text below
      from the aforementioned Lancers Challenge.

      Your Humble Servant in Service,

      Lady Rowan de Veres
      Canton of Hrodgeirsfjordr
      Barony of Red Spears
      Kingdom of the Middle


      Greetings all,
      Can all royal lancer's, or whatever equivalent title you use, please let me
      know if you'll be able to make it? If your royal lancer can't make it, or
      you don't have one, if you can get your crown to designate you as their
      representative, you are welcome to join the list on friday as well.

      Thanks in advance,


      briontarragon@... wrote:

      > Sounds incredibly fun!!
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > To: <sca-equine@...>
      > Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 5:32 PM
      > Subject: [SCA Equestrian] Interkingdom Lancer's Challenge at Gulf Wars
      > > Greetings all:
      > >
      > > Here is the format for the Interkingdom Lancers Challenge to be held on
      > > friday at Gulf Wars. The format will be a little different this year.
      > > The competition will consist of an elimination style tournament. Pairs
      > > of riders will ride simultaneously on identical courses (as identical as
      > > I can make them). In addition, there will be at least one element that
      > > is common to both courses, i.e. accessible to either rider. Once two
      > > riders have been paired up, a coin will be tossed to choose sides. Then
      > > each will run their respective course with the common obstacle being the
      > > last challenge to be attempted. Thus, there will be an incentive to get
      > > to it first. If a tie-breaking run is required then the riders will
      > > alternate sides until the tie is broken. Each person will be given the
      > > option to place their equipment on the field or provide ground crew to
      > > hand them weapons as they prefer. Remember however that if your are
      > > being handed equipment from the ground then you must come to a complete
      > > stop before you may receive your equipment from your ground crew.
      > >
      > > As this is the Interkingdom Lancer's Challenge, the designated
      > > representatives for each kingdom will be competing in a separate bracket
      > > until there is one remaining. But to make sure everyone gets to enjoy
      > > the format, all riders are welcome to ride. There will be a final ride
      > > between the riders of each bracket to claim bragging rights for the
      > > day. The two brackets will run consecutively, e.g round one for the
      > > representative followed by round one for the open bracket, then on to
      > > round two, etc. Riders are not matched by division, so it is the luck
      > > of the draw.
      > >
      > > Scoring will be based on the following:
      > >
      > > 2 Rings: 5" = 2 pts, 3" = 4 pts.
      > > Thrown spear: Haybale = 4 pts, target = 8 pts
      > > Pig stick: Big pig = 4 pts, small pig = 8 pts
      > > Quintain: Each spin = 3 pts.
      > > Bridge of Death: Successful crossing w/o knocking down = 6 pts
      > > (about 4' wide, designed to collapse if bumped)
      > > 3 Heads: 3 pts each
      > > Message: Pick up = 4 pts, deliver = 8 pts
      > >
      > > Common obstacle will be a crown on a post on a common boundary: 10 pts
      > >
      > > Once you have gotten the crown you may not earn points on the other
      > > obstacles. You will only get one score from each obstacle (i.e. can't
      > > get all four rings
      > > for additional points)
      > >
      > > If you have any questions, please contact me at drwise@...
      > >
      > > We have run this before and everyone had a blast so I hope you'll give
      > > it a try.
      > >
      > > With regards,
      > >
      > > Alexis
      > >
      > > p.s. Alicia try not to jump over the barrier :)
      > >
      > >
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