Hark! 'Tis the thunder of hooves! Valiant riders and their noble steeds shall compete in honor of Our Queen in a competition of skill and strategy. Join Her Majesty Kolfinna and Her Court on Sunday, November 16, 2008, for the Queen's Equestrian Championship Tourney.
Riders of all skill levels are encouraged to take part in the many competitions and activities honoring Queen Kolfinna. Garb your destriers in their most elaborate trappings; bring your most colorful banners and pennants; display your courtesy and your martial prowess in this day of challenge and competition! Activities are planned for non-riders and non-combatants as well, so that everyone may share in the pleasure of the day.
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Warmups & martial authorizations in the arena. Anyone wishing to compete but not yet authorized should present themselves to an equestrian marshal before 9 a.m.
9.a.m. Opening Court
10 a.m - 11 a.m. Guided Trail Ride suitable for all skill levels through Prado Park .
11 a.m. Mounted procession before the court & rider auction. Ladies of the court to select 'best period turnout.'
12 Noon: Lunch break. (Hot food available for purchase at the Prado Equestrian Center cook shack)
1 p.m. QEC competition for martial-authorized riders.
Closing court after competition is finished.
6 p.m. Site closes.
To earn the title of Queen's Equestrian Champion, riders and destriers shall compete in a demonstration of skill in head-to-head challenges selected by Her Majesty, including javelin, ring tilting and the reed chop. The top scoring competitors in the skills challenges will move on to Her Majesty's final challenge: The Quintain. This challenge will feature matches between two competitors riding opposite and parallel to each other as in the joust. There will be two runs for each rider per match with the top scorer qualifying for the next round until a champion is decided.
This kingdom event is hosted by the Barony of Altavia, and will take place at the Prado Equestrian Center 16629 Johnson Avenue, Chino, CA 91710 in the Barony of Dreiburgen.
Site fee is $3 for SCA members, $6 for non-members. Make checks payable to SCA/Barony of Gyldenholt. Rental horses are available for the event, and should be reserved in advance. For rental horse costs or to make a reservation, contact Prado Equestrian Center directly at 909-597-5757. If you're coming from out-of-town and require overnight stabling for your horse, please contact the event steward. There is no camping available on site but there are several hotels nearby. Horses coming from outside California must have a current negative Coggins test and health certificate. All horses must be up-to-date on vaccinations, including West Nile Virus. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccinations if requested by site management.
Driving Directions: Take your favorite route to the 71 Corona Freeway. Exit at Euclid/Butterfield Ranch Road and go east past the main entrance to Prado Regional Park . Turn right on Pine Avenue then right on Johnson Avenue . Note that there is ongoing road construction on Pine at Johnson Ave. , but the road remains open to local traffic including vehicle/trailer access to Prado Equestrian Center . So please drive carefully!
Event steward: Lady Ariadne de Glevo equigal_99 at yahoo dot com
Barony of Altavia (Chino, California)