For the first time since forever, the central region of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc will host an equestrian event! And as Dominionites generally jumps in with both feet, the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn is not only hosting an equestrian event, we’re hosting the Kingdom Equestrian Championships!

But as our locals have rarely participated in sca equestrian events, or helped work one, we thought it wise to organize a local practice first.

Do you have a horse?
Are you interested in learning equestrian games?
Would you like to authorize in said games?
Perhaps even enter the Championship the month after?!

Then come join us at the first ever Myrkfaelinn Equestrian Practice from 10AM to 5PM on Sunday, August 27th, 2023!

Thus, in preparation for A Day of Tournaments which includes the Kingdom Equestrian Championship to be held the weekend of September 8 to 10th, the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn has organized an Equestrian Practice. It will be held Sunday August 27th, 2023 at Sheffield Farm near Ithaca, NY, and will give equestrian participants the opportunity to authorize in general riding and mounted games.

Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin is the Marshal in Charge (MiC) and will bring game equipment, including heads, reeds, spear, rings, quintain and birja.
This way both the equestrian participants as well as the ground crew can familiarize themselves with the equipment before A Day of Tournaments. As there is always a need for Ground Crew, we very much welcome non-riders to be of service and come train with us in preparation for the Kingdom Championship.

No idea what these games entail? I found this PDF to be quite helpful starting at Chapter VII, page 23.

There will also be a Barding Petting Zoo for those interested in sewing ‘clothing’ for their horse to look their best come the Tournament!

The facility includes a polo-sized indoor riding arena as well as an outdoor arena. It has spacious stalls (I have to check if we can use those) and a large viewing floor with full view of the indoor arena. For those interested trail riding, the site also offers carriage-groomed trails through fields and woods.

Directions: Sheffield Farm, 451 Sheffield Road, Ithaca NY 14850
For a bird’s eye view of the property, the Landtrust did a beautiful write up.

Icelandic Greni and his rider Elska having fun in the arena.

Riders, please give us a heads up if you are planning to attend, and might need a stall.

For the non- riders, this is a great way to get introduced to the horse side of the sca before our Day of tournaments and Kingdom Equestrian Championship. We are always looking for people to train and help out with the ground crew.

Looking forward to seeing you, and your mount of choice – whether it be a cantankerous fuzzy one, or a level headed wooden-stick one 😉

Mistress Cristina (autocrat) and Mistress Elska
(PM me if you need a place to crash – also for your pony!)