All Horses MUST be registered with the Deputy in charge of barn management by February 15, 2020. If you are not pre-reserved, you will not be allowed on-site with your horse, no exceptions! Also, all early on equestrians and their riders need to send the EMIC your/their names for the early on list. The deadline this year is February 15.
Stall Registration and Equestrian Camping Link
Troll and Check-in
All rigs can proceed directly to the barns. Turn your horses out to stretch, set up your stalls, then return to Troll. Give the barn manager a call 30 minutes ahead of arrival so we can notify Watch and clear a path. Email Doe at Doenifoinn@gmail.com for phone number.
Troll check-in is between 9 AM and 9 PM. If you arrive outside those times, get settled, go back and Troll in between 9 AM and 9 PM. You will still need to call the barn manager 30 prior to coming on-site so they can be ready for you.
Please verify what travel documents you may need to travel to and from the war. Keep your original Coggins report in a safe place; MS Ag can stop anyone at any time and ask to see your papers. MS does not require the SCA to collect a copy so no need to give us one, but you may send a copy of your paperwork to the EMIC at the address provided under the Staff link if you would like.
(Be kind to your fellow horse people and worm and vax your horses at least two weeks before arrival. We can’t make this a requirement, but it would be nice if it was done.)
The Equestrian War point will consist of three events, each one having 1/3rd point value. These events are The Terafan Greydragon Foam Joust tournament, the Ride Before a Prince or Sultan, and the Mounted Combat Tourney.
For horse owners whose Kingdoms have an equestrian authorization program, please show your authorization card to the EMIC or Deputy EMIC
There will be no original Equestrian Authorizations at War with the following exception; If your Kingdom has authorization marshal(s) in attendance or if your Kingdom’s KEO agrees to allow other kingdom’s marshals, you may make plans with them if they are agreeable, and use the arenas for the authorizations when they are not scheduled for use. This is not scheduled through the EqMIC.
We will have a jammed packed schedule this year, with Challenge courses, Jousting, (both foam tip and wooden tip,) Mounted Combat, Archery, riding skill, and a wonderful Mounted Combat demo on Hastings field.
Our classes and training will include Jousting 101 and 102, Ground to Mounted Combat, Mounted Archery 101, How to ride before a prince, Mounted Combat and Rossfechten, with more to come!
There will be plenty of opportunities at Gulf Wars to celebrate the equestrian arts for those who love to horse around. Please see the Equestrian Schedule below for detailed times and locations and Come check out what the equestrians are doing!
We love Spectators and Volunteers! We encourage you to come visit us and cheer on your favorite rider in one of our many tournaments!
If you would like to be a bit more hands-on, please join one of the many classes being taught, or volunteer to assist in setting up the equipment and arena for an activity or three. Helping to set up and take down is always greatly appreciated! Horse savvy folks are always welcome to help as ground crew and will earn you much gratitude from the Equestrian Marshal in Charge. And remember, such service is also eligible for Volunteer Points!
Rules of the Barn
Minors should be under adult supervision at all times while in the Equestrian area.
Minors are required to use riding helmets when riding.
Please do not feed or touch any of the horses without permission from the owner.
A red tassel on a horse indicates that the horse may bite or kick. Do not approach this horse.
Do not run, jump, yell, throw things, or make sudden movements around horses. Do not run up to them, do not walk behind them. If you are wearing clanky armor, approach slowly, and with the rider’s permission.
The barn closes at sunset to everyone except horse owners.
Please, no loud parties or drumming in the Equestrian area after 10:30 pm.
There is camping and horse trailer parking available exclusively for equestrians and those who are part of an equestrian group; across from the barn this will be coordinated by Doe Flynn, and down in the Trailer Parking and Camping coordinated by Lord Rhys le Horsemon.
Across from the barn is reserved mainly for Staff. The Trailer Park is East of the Barns and is reserved for overflow corrals, trailer/truck parking, and equestrian camping.
Equestrian Rules / Mounted Patrol / Riding the Site / etc
As Gulf Wars is a multi-Kingdom war, we will be following the SCA Corporate Equestrian Handbook. There are some specific rules for mounted patrol, riding the site, and other equestrian activities away from the Equestrian area. These are detailed in the Gulf War Equestrian Operating Procedures.
This year we have a scheduled time for pony rides! For any minor to be able to have a ride, they MUST have close-toed shoes on, and they MUST have a parent or legal guardian in attendance. No exceptions. Thank you for understanding!
EqMIC: Gwendolyn of Shadowed Stars/Jennifer Mahocker
Lady D’aifi Isfahani/Loni Ice
Deputy EqMIC: Lord Rhys le Horsemon
Activities/class Coordinator: Mistress Nikolena Martinovna Popriadukhina
Stall reservations: Mistress Doe Flynn / Stacey O’Flynn
Royal Processional Coordinator: Mistress Arabella da Siena/Melissa Midzor
Processional Breakfast: Lady D’aifi Isfahani/Loni Ice
Parking and Camping coordinator: Lord Rhys le Horsemon
Hospitality Tent: Lady D’aifi Isfahani/Loni Ice
Equestrian Schedule at a glance:
|SUNDAY, March 15|
|9am-10pm||Arena 2||Mounted Archery 1|
|10am-11am||Arena 2||Mounted Archery 2|
|11am-12pm||Arena 2||Mounted Archery Challenge|
|12pm-2pm||Arena 1||How to Ride Before a Sultan (and stab people)|
|2pm-4pm||Arena 2||Jousting class 101/Ground crew 101|
|4pm-6pm||Arena 1||Rossfechten 1|
|MONDAY, March 16|
|9am-11am||Arena 2||Page EQ Tourney|
|9am-11am||Arena 1||Ride Before a Prince (Open Practice)|
|11am-1pm||Arena 2||Pony Rides (Parents/legal guardian must attend with children)|
|11am-1pm||Arena 1||Rossfechten 2|
|1pm-3pm||Arena 2||Jousting class 2/Ground crew 2|
|3pm-4pm||EQ Tent||Analysis of Medieval Horse Remains|
|4:30pm-6pm||EQ Tent||Royal Meet and Greet|
|TUESDAY, March 17|
|7am-7:30am||EQ Tent||Marshals/Equestrians/Security meeting for Procession|
|7:30am-8am||Barn||Prepare horses/handlers assemble|
|8 am||EQ Tent||Royal Procession Breakfast served|
|9 am||Barn/Arena 2||Royals mount up and enter Royal Carousel|
|9:45 am||Arena 2||Royal Procession begins|
|12pm-1pm||Arena 2||Foam Lance Jousting Tournament prep|
|1pm-4pm||Arena2||Terafan Greydragon Memorial Foam Jousting Tournament (1/3 War Point)|
|3pm-5pm||Arena 1||Ride Before a Prince or Sultan open practice|
|5pm-6pm||EQ Tent||SEO Equestrian meeting|
|WEDNESDAY, March 18|
|9am-12pm||Arena 1||Ride Before a Prince (or Sultan) (1/3 War Point)|
|12pm-1pm||Arena 2||Wooden Lance Jousting prep|
|1pm-4pm||Arena 2||Terafan Greydragon Memorial Wooden Lance Jousting Tournament|
|2pm-4pm||Arena 1||Rossfechten open practice|
|4pm-5pm||EQ Tent||Caparison making 1|
|5pm-6pm||EQ Tent||Golden Lancer Meeting|
|THURSDAY, March 19|
|9am-10am||Arena 1||Ground to Mounted Desensitization class|
|10am-12pm||Arena 1||Rossfechten 3|
|10am-12pm||Arena 2||Mounted Archery Drills|
|12pm-1pm||Arena 2||Mounted Combat 101 (Armored/Unarmored)|
|1pm-1:45pm||Hastings Field||Mounted Combat Tourney (1/3 War Point)|
|2pm-5pm||Arena 2||Calontir Challenge|
|2pm-5pm||Arena 2||Introduction to Equestrian|
|FRIDAY, March 20|
|9am-10am||EQ Tent||Caparison making 2|
|10am-12pm||Arena 1||Rossfechten Freeplay|
|10am-12pm||Arena 2||Midrealm Challenge Course|
|12pm-2pm||Arena 1||Rivers of Blood|
|2pm-4pm||Arena 2||Martial Horsemanship Challenge Course|
|SATURDAY, March 21|
|9am-10am||EQ Tent||Equestrian End of War Meeting|