Equestrian

Horse Registration
All Horses MUST be registered with the Deputy in charge of barn management by Sept 15, 2021. 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 Sept 15th, 2021.
Stall Registration and Equestrian Camping Link
www.greydragon.org/gulf-wars

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.

Paper Work
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.)

Authorizations
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.

Equestrian Activities
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!

Participation
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

  • Gulf carts must drive slowly through EQ area
  • 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.

Camping
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.

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.

Pony Rides:
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!

Equestrian staff:
EqMIC: Mistress Arabella da Siena/Melissa Midzor
Deputy EqMIC: HL D’aifi Isfahani/Loni Ice
Activities/class Coordinator: Mistress Doe Flynn/Stacey O’Flynn
Stall reservations: Mistress Doe Flynn / Stacey O’Flynn
Royal Processional Coordinator: Mistress Arabella da Siena/Melissa Midzor