Cross of Calatrava

Equestrian Activities

Honorable Lady Alexandra Rikve Jessen
Kingdom Equestrian Officer
EqMarshal@Calontir.org

Photo Resources

Yahoo Group photos

Mistress Eowyth þa Siðend’s Equestrian Photos

Saito and Ise’s Equestrian Photos

Helpful Links

To join the inter-kingdom SCA Equestrian Mailing list by e-mailing majordomo@midrealm.org with the subject ‘Subscribe SCA-Equine’.

Midrealm Equestrian site
Outlands Equestrian site
Equestrian Activities – article by Mistress Eowyth tha Sithend
Sato and Ise’s Equestrian Site – Lots of pictures and includes how to make equestrian equipment.
Modar University Equestrian Activities Site

Warrant List

Duke Eringlin Aldhelm

Duke Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir

Sir Saito Jiro no Bitchu

Mistress Ise no Kusunoki Kametsuru

Syr Anton Von Hagenstein

Mistress Eowyth þa Siðend

Mistress Christiaen Janssen

HL Katrin Bjarnarsdottir

HL Rhiannon of Crystal Mynes

HL Chrystofer Wojtowicz

HL Giovanni della Torre

Lady Elizabet Walker of Paisley

Lady Alexandra Rikve Jessen

HL Annora Reyner

HL Edward de Kent

Mistress Svana Lutusdottir

Handbooks & Forms

Calontir Equestrian Handbook
Calontir Equestrian Reference Guide
Calontir Equestrian Handbook Appendices
Calontir Equestrian Sign-In Waiver
Calontir Marshal Training Requirements

Society (SCA) Equestrian Documents
Equestrian Handbook
Jousting Rules and Guidelines
Adult Equestrian Waivers – Use appropriate waiver for state where event is held.
Regarding Equestrian Waivers and Signage
Membership Required for Marshals

Event Paperwork
Equestrian Sign-In
Minor Waiver
Incident Report
Authorization Request
Event Report Form – Equestrian Activities
Insurance Certificate Ordering Instructions

Reports

The new Equestrian Marshal Online Quarterly Report Form is now live! Please follow the link below:

Equestrian Marshal Online Quarterly Report Form

First Quarter: November – January
Due: February 15th

Second Quarter: February – April
Due: May 15th

Third Quarter: May – July
Due: August 15th

Fourth Quarter: August – October
Due November 15th

Equestrian Newbies – How to get involved

  1. ) Please read the Society and Calontir Equestrian Handbooks. They have safety guidelines for clothing needed and equipment regulations that you will need to be aware of before coming around the horses.
  2. Come on by and get to know the equestrians! We are generally very welcoming and always wish to include more people in equestrian activities. Just remember, there are strict regulations about mixing horses and the populace, so unfortunately, you’ll have to come to us, on most occasions. We officially invite you to come check it all out!
  3. Just like with other SCA activities, you can always get involved with equestrian activities at events by volunteering to help out. By volunteering to be a grounds-person, you can immediately help reset equipment and also help with weapon exchanges during the activities. There is always room for more time keepers and heralds, as well. Volunteering is a wonderful way to get to know the veteran equestrians and also get a foot in the door.
  4. Try to get to know people with horses at the event. Society rules prohibit us from renting horses for individuals, but that doesn’t mean that if you don’t have a horse you cannot do equestrian activities! There are many equestrians who will share their horses at an event or will help you get going in the equestrian activities. Please remember, using another person’s horses are usually a private agreement between parties. Please understand that it is the right of the owner to deny someone the use of their horse. There can be many reasons for someone saying no to you using their horse:

    If someone has a green (untrained), broken, or very young horse, they might say no because the horse is still learning, too.

    The horse may be very high-spirited and only a few experienced riders would be able to control that horse safely in the event areas.

    NOTE – Please try not to take a denial to ride a specific horse personally. 9 times out of 10, there is a good reason behind the denial. Also, do not give up! There are probably more horses on the field that may be available for newer riders, etc.
  5. Don’t always expect a free ride. Bringing horses to events is a lot of work, so if you want to ride, an offer to help with the work will go a long way to a horse owner agreeing to let you ride. Some examples of ways you can offer to “earn a ride” are:
    – Helping the owner to brush the horse before or after the day’s event.
    – Helping muck out their stall or pen area.
    – Walking their horse around for cool down time.
  6. Keep asking questions! Equestrians are known for wanting to share their experiences and knowledge with the populace. Some good ideas for questions are:
    – Asking about a specific breed or type of horse.
    – Asking about equestrian garb.
    – Riding styles.
    – Saddle styles.
    – Armor that would be worn in period.
    – Competitions.
    – Jousting.
    – Simply asking for more information about any topic relating to equestrian activities.
  7. Be open to a new experience! Be honest if you’re intimidated or scared. We will try our best to make you as comfortable as possible.

    By: Master Madoc Ap Llewellyn