Emprise of the Black

Thundering hooves, fluttery banners, pomp and ceremony! TWO equestrian tournaments, as well as a heavy counted blow pas and numerous other prizes to be vied for!

The Barony of Madrone is proud to be hosting the 6th annual Emprise of the Black Lion on Sept 8-10th at Reber Ranch in Kent, WA (with gracious permission from the Shire of Wyewood)

This event, one of the premier equestrian events of the year is one of spectacle, pagentry, speed and precision! Come and watch as some of the best riders in the known world vie for the honor of calling themselves the Champion of the Emprise!

This year, in keeping with the events origins in the 15th century tournament, we will be hosting an armored combat tournament as well as the usual equestrian persuits! Much thundering of hooves! much fluttering of banners and caparisons! Much pomp and ceremony! We are offering two full days of tournamenting, with the championship on Saturday and a Nobless Oblige tournament on Sunday.

We are also asking for volunteers to help make this event run smoothly for everyone. we can use help with everything from grounds crew (please hold this! please stand here! yay for grounds crew!) to gate to waterbearing to setup/breakdown. Please contact me at the address below if you'd like to pitch in...otherwise just plan on coming and spending a day or two watching amazing feats of skill and panache! we have planned a special viewing gallery so the best seat in the house is reserved for YOU! we hope to see you all!

http://madrone.equestrianguild.org/emprise Location:
Barony of Madrone (Kent, Washington)