A Kingdom for My Horse
June 28-30, 2019
Our King has called us to prepare for War! The trumpets sound and the drums beat as our mounted warriors take to the field! Riders will show their strength during different activities including Riding in front of the Prince, skill at arms, mounted archery and a royal joust to complete the day.
A Kingdom for my Horse, hosted by The Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, will take place June 28-30, 2019 at the Raccoon Volunteer Fire Hall (4061 Patterson Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001) starting at 4 pm and ending at Noon on Sunday.
The King and Queen will choose their Equestrian Champion this day! Please come and compete for the honor! Populace, please attend and cheer these noble combatants to victory!
Along with Our Equestrians, We invite Our Heavy Army, Rapier Army, and Our Youth Combatants to take the field and show their prowess so that all may witness the feats of Our Warriors and the Glory they bring to Æthelmearc. Our Artisans are welcomed to come and show their talents and enrich us with their studies.
An all-day sideboard created by Jorundr hinn Rotinn will ensure that our energy level will be well maintained. (Please contact Jorundr via email with dietary restrictions at shinigamikirin@gmail.com.)
The Autocrat is Lady Gesa Von Wellenstein (Gesa Wellenstein); please reach out to her with questions or concerns (email: gwellenstein@yahoo.com; 724-991-0917; calls between 6 pm and 10 pm only, please.).
NOTE: Lady Gesa will be out of the country until May 14th; until that time, please direct any questions to her mentor, THL Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill (muirgheall@gmail.com, 724-683-7558).
Sir Hagar‘s Viking Roadshow has finally arrived in the Debatable Lands! It is a double elimination prize tournament. In order to participate, you must buy in with a handmade SCA period item which will all be placed in a Viking rowing chest. (You may make or acquire your completely handmade SCA period item!) The winner of the tournament will receive the chest and all if contains!
Event Schedule
The schedule for the event is now available. You may download it in any of the following formats: Microsoft Excel, OpenDocument Spreadsheet, or PDF.
Martial Activity Contacts
The Heavy Weapons Marshal in Charge is Countess Ariella of Thornbury, caram@pitt.edu.
The Fencing Marshal in Charge is Don Ru Cavorst, ru_cavorst@yahoo.com.
The Equestrian Marshal in Charge is Lady Gesa von Wellenstein, gwellenstein@yahoo.com.
The Youth Heavy Fighting Marshal in Charge is Lady Jasmine of Clan Tarn, ladyjas2640@aol.com.
Please direct any questions about those particular martial activities to the appropriate marshal in charge.
A & S Competition

“A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” King Richard III’s cry in Shakespeare’s play echoes through history. But what is a kingdom and what is a horse? Let’s find out at the A&S competition to be hosted at A Kingdom for My Horse, June 28th-30th!

Enter your best piece that represents ‘kingdom’ or ‘horse’. Prizes will be awarded for best in kingdom, best of horse, and best in show. Best in show will go to a gentle who enters the best pair of pieces, one in each category. Entries can be any A&S piece, previously entered elsewhere or completely new. Some form of documentation is requested and recommended but NOT required. Consumables ARE required to have an ingredient list. If you would like to do a performance piece, please contact me no later than the Sunday before the event.

This is a relaxed competition for fun so any and all are welcome to enter!

Any questions regarding the competition can be directed to your lively competition coordinator Eilionora inghean an Bhaird by email or PM on the Book of Faces under her mundane name of Casey Bice.

Merchanting
Merchanting space will be available; please contact the Merchant Liaison, Lady Alicia de Berwic, aliciadeberwic@aol.com.
Camping
The site offers opportunity overnight tent camping from Friday to Sunday morning. No RV or living quarter hookups are available, but sleeping in tents or trailers is fine. The Fire hall has bathroom facilities but no showers. Additional outdoor bathroom facilities are available.
Reservations
Reservations can be sent to Lady Arthes MacLeod (Brandy Straub, 236 Maryellen Drive, North Versailles 15137, arthesofbmdl@gmail.com, 412-352-0978, no calls after 10, please). Please make checks payable to: SCA PA, Inc. – Debatable Lands.
Adult Event Pre-Registration for the event is $19.00; Adult Member Discount Event Pre-Registration is $14.00.
Adult Event Registration at the door will be $20.00; Adult Member Discount Event Registration at the door will be $15.00.
Children ages 6 – 17 will be $4.00; Children 5 under will be the guests of the Barony Marche.
There is a family cap of $48.00; Adult Member family camp will be $38.00.
All event fees include the all-day sideboard.
Equestrian Information

This location has a nice grass area to ride and to board the horses. There are no stalls, but property is well equipped for overnight panels and paddocks created with electrical fence. There should be enough space for everyone. If you require special accommodation for your horse, please contact the Autocrat.

Water and electricity are close to the horse area; a hose to the horse paddock area for convenient watering of horses. As always bring your own water buckets, extension cords and horse care items you need.

There is a tractor pull 30×400 feet and a 30 x 40 feet round sandy place to work your horse. Most equestrian activities will be held there.

Equestrian Schedule
Friday:
4:00 PM Site opens for arrival and horse check in
6:00 to 9:00 PM Authorizations for Riding and games Please make prior arrangements
7:30 PM Trail riding
8:30 PM Q&A: Riding in front of the Prince
Theory only; Competition Forms will be available; Resources will be available.
Saturday:
6:00 AM Arrival and horse check in continue
8:00 to 10:30 AM Authorizations for Riding and games
Please make prior arrangements
9:00 AM Save the Kingdom from the Dragon
Obstacle course through the woods
11:00 AM Challenge course
First Part of Æ Champs, but open to all authorized riders
1:00 PM Riding in front of the Prince
Second Part of AE Champs, but open to all authorized riders
3:00 PM Preparation for the joust
GC training and setting up the field
4:00 PM Foam Jousting followed by wood jousting
Jousters are required to bring their own tips and lances for foam. Wood tips are provided.
Following Procession into Court with all Equestrians mounted
8:00 PM Tip & Tag and other equestrian games