Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Let all people of the West Kingdom and of the Knowne World gather to witness a grand series of equestrian, archery, and rapier tournaments! Know that there will be a great festival of arms and very noble tournies, both mounted and on the archery and rapier lyst fields, with challenges to choose the next equestrian and archery champions of the West, to whit:
• There shall be a Demi-Sun Emprise to select the next West Kingdom Equestrian Champion, with crests, banners, and horses covered with the arms of the noble tourneyers, as is the ancient custom.
• The might and accuracy of the Kingdom archers will be displayed with a target archery to strike fear into the heart of both hart and heart! The winner shall be named Kingdom Archery Champion.
• The Kingdom’s finest rapier fighters shall demonstrate their skills with a cut and thrust tournament in honor of the Queen who shall bestow for prizes moste excellent.
At the lysts conclusion, a combined challenge course with teams of equines, archers and rapier fighters shall together overcome all obstacles to entertain and delight the gallery of spectators.
Schedule for the Day:
8:00-9:00 AM: Site opens, setup lysts in arena
9:00 AM Listen up meeting, Display of Crests or Helmet Covers (Counts towards EQ champ heraldic presentation points)
10:00-10:30 Parade and Invocation
EQ: Judging of heraldic/ period presentation and panache, introduction and visual impression during Invocation both count. There will be scores for presenting yourself before the noble gallery/ Royals (foofy language), barding, banner(s), surcoat, crest/ helmet cover, and general impression of how well you would represent the West Kingdom.
Archery & Rapier Invocation
10:30-12:30 EQ Demi-Sun Emprise: Immediately after parade and Invocation. One on one martial or games-type challenges against other riders to Crest combat, side by side (SBS) ring tilt, or SBS quintain. There will also be pig sticking, ring tilt, and quintain for those auditing if time allows. Depending on number of entrants this may be double elim or round robin (judging of participants' martial and riding skills occurs all day in all games. EQ champs are expected to handle weapons at speed, and direct their mounts with grace and poise.
Archery: Target archery details TBD
Rapier: Cut and thrust tourney details TBD
12:30-1:30 LUNCH BREAK (Meat pie fundraiser lunch)
1:30-3:30 Three Legged Challenge: The Dangerous Journey
Equestrians, archers and rapier must team up to tackle a challenge course where brigands and wild animals abound! Teams must work together to make it across the enemy draw bridge, through the deadly forest, survive the highwaymen attacking their coach, fight off ROUSs (and of course Count Rugen), over walls, after wild boar and other dangerous animals, and finally to the awaiting gallery to recount your glorious deeds.
4:00 Untack, tally scores, and gather for court
5:30 Pack down equipment
Camping is permitted Saturday evening October 20th. A group potluck dinner will be held at 6:30 Saturday evening with main course provided.
Pipe pens for horses are available for $20 – first come first served. Contact the event steward to reserve in advance!
Rental horses are available: $150 each for Saturday evening to Sunday evening. If interested, please PM Rachael Keish on FB or text message 407-592-0233 as soon as possible, but no later than the weekend before the event.
Event Steward: Margerite du Royon (Rachael Keish) — rachaelkeish on Facebook — cell (408) 592-0223