Calontir Equestrians

Honorable Lady Alexandra Rikve Jessen

Kingdom Equestrian Officer

Upcoming Equestrian Events

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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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

Calontir Equestrian Marshal 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 

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

Equestrian Marshal Online Quarterly Report Form

Equestrian Marshal Quarterly Report Dates

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

Online Form Link

Event Paper Work

In this section you will find forms that are required to be completed at each event and have the originals turned into the Kingdom Equestrian Officer within 10 days of each event. These forms consist of the following:

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

State Liability Waivers

These waivers are specific to state the event is held within. These waivers must be accessed specifically from this web page or obtained directly from the Kingdom Equestrian Marshal-In-Charge.

Standard State Equine Liability Forms

Standard Equine Liability Forms, Etc. – Society Equestrian web page – lists the current liability forms for each state that currently has them. Also includes a form for states that do not have a specific form.

Calontir covers the following states, which do have specific forms that need to be used:

Arkansas
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska

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