[ANT] Summer Hunt IV ~the other Sport of Kings!

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Always wondered what nobleman did when they weren't at war? What was a favorite pastime of Royalty? What outdoor activity did women ride astride at and carry their own birds of prey with equal ability to the men? It was hunting! Several Kings wrote their own books on this sport, many illuminations showed women riding to the hunt, and falconry was enjoyed by everyone. This is an event not to be missed and it will be your chance to learn about period hunting techniques and game, hunting weapons, and animals used for hunting in period.

Out of Kingdom Guests are frequent visitors to this unique event, which features animals and simulated hunting as well as the amazing Hunter/Huntress Persona Challenge. Bring your hunting horn and join us!

It is Summer on our lovely island.....and we are graced by the beauty of the land and its creatures.

Listen to the hounds bay and the horns sound in the distance! Watch the hunters ride their horses across the fields. Archers come shoot to your heart's content. This is an event for folks to sit back, feast, shoot archery, and be entertained by the animals. Campers are welcome to stay all three days of the weekend.

ACTIVITIES FOR 2008

Saturday

Third Annual Heavy weapons Championship:

This is the 2nd Annual Karl Redstone Memorial Tournament and will be a conventional tourney.

Arts and Sciences Competition:

Any entry that can be applied to hunting. Documentation for extra points. Questions? talk to Arn Ansgar equi74@yahoo.com

Equestrian:

4th Annual Summer Hunt Mounted Hunter--the famous 3D hunt course will be set up again. Bring your bows and javelins--hunters can choose what to use to kill the 'game.' This is the Sir Jerald Memorial Championship. Equestrian Pre-registration is mandatory.

Riderless Horse Ceremony will take place on Saturday. The Wake will be Saturday night in the yellow Viking tent near horse area. Please bring your favorite beverage to raise a toast to Sir Jerald. For information about Sir Jerald go to www.lanceofstanne.com/jerald.html

Archery:

The Second Annual MASTER JULIAN TRIBUTE SUMMER HUNTER CHALLENGE COURSE-Hunters on foot will be able to use the Hunt Course 3D targets. Winner is the person who gets the most game. The Champion will be allowed to carry this token for the year and inscribe his device on it, then to pass the token on to the next annual champion.

Best Dog Barding Contest for all dogs sponsored by Baroness Anastasia:

Two catergories : #1 Most period looking #2 Most adorable

Criteria to include, appearance, best use of fabrics, best choices made for the dog, (comfort, style, etc.) extra points if the barding is livery in your colors and arms, Documentation is encouraged so it can be printed in the Hunt Guild Newsletter for all to learn and enjoy.A Prize will be awarded for each catagory.

DARTS AND THROWN WEAPONS activities will take place throughout the weekend

Sunday

Hunting Persona Contest:

This is sponsored by the Hunt Guild. This is just a chance for you to show off your hunting gear. Please see www.huntguild.org for more information or contact Donwenna Donwenna@gmail.com

The Hunt Guild Activities:

  • Hunt Guild Meeting
  • Hunting Classes: Period Hunting on horseback , How to hunt with ferrets, Introduction to the Hunting Persona and more.
  • Hunt Guild Display
  • Hunt Guild Contest: "Best documented period hunting weapon"
  • Issues of the Hunt Guild Newsletter Acupium will be available

For descriptions of previous Summer Hunts go to http://wiki.antir.sca.org/index.php?title=Summer_Hunt

For more detailed information about Summer Hunt bookmark the website:

http://donwenna.homestead.com/SummerHunt.html
or contact Donwenna La Mareschale donwenna@gmail.com Location:
Shire of Earnrokke, An Tir