An introduction to equestrian combat in An Tir

Monica Bretherton writes the Horsebytes blog at the Seattle PI. She recently visited an SCA equestrian event in the Kingdom of An Tir, where she learned about medieval re-enactment on horseback. (photos)

Bretherton knows equestrian issues and looked at the SCA activities with a practiced eye. She writes, "The advantage of an event like this is that it is not a spectacle or performance, like the jousting at a medieval fair. While it is certainly a competition, complete with judges, it is played out for the participants rather than paying spectators, and taking some time when the horse needs it is perfectly okay."

The article includes a number of nice photos from the event.