Events

Middle Kingdom Equestrian Symposium

General Information:

Date & Location

July 3-6, 2014

The site opens at 6:00 pm and closes at 12:00 noon.

Huis Doorn | 8650 Kirkridge Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905


Costs

  • Site Fee: None!
  • Camping: $5 per person per night. $20 family max for the entire weekend.
    • Hot showers included.
  • Payment: Make Checks payable to SCA, Inc.-Barony of Rivenstar
  • Meals: Breakfast - $3/person, Lunch $5/person, Dinner $7/person.
    • All you can eat, and all prepared by a food service pro!
  • Autocrat: Professor Pieter van Doorn, m.k.a. Vance VanDoren, 8650 Kirkridge Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905, (765) 296-7602

Important Notices

  • Helmets are required for all riders (site rules). A selection of loaner helmets will be available on site.
  • Anyone entering the site - riders and non-riders alike - must sign the Kirkridge Valley Farms waiver (site rules). See the waiver or sign a hard copy on site.
  • Anyone who plans to attempt an equestrian authorization must be an SCA member and must read the Middle Kingdom Equestrian Handbook. (Middle Kingdom rules).
  • Camping and meal fees can be submitted in advance via ACCEPS, though pre-registration is not required.
  • The Troll Booth won't be opening until Friday morning (7/5). Anyone arriving Thursday evening can troll in on Friday.
  • Thrown weapons activities will be available. (Schedule TBD)

Horses

  • If you are bringing horses, you must have copies of their health papers and Coggins test.
  • Limited loaner horses will be available as arranged.

Directions

The site is "Huis Doorn" at 8650 Kirkridge Lane Lafayette IN 47905. Take your best route to I-65 exit #168 just east of Lafayette, IN. Head east on IN-38 (away from Lafayette) through the little town of Dayton. One mile out of town, turn right onto CR-900E. Cross the railroad tracks one block south of CR-900E then make an immediate right onto Kirkridge Lane. Huis Doorn is the brick house behind the white fence at the far end of Kirkridge Lane, about 1/2 mile west of CR-900E.

Schedule:

Friday Schedule* (7/4/14)

7:30 Coffee, tea and hot water served
8:00 – whenever Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 Demonstration of SCA Equestrian Games and Open Riding for Marshals Narrated by Pieter
10:00 – whenever Open Riding and Authorization Practice for All Riders Available Marshals
10:00 - 10:30 How to Borrow a Horse Mikaela and Nan Astrid
10:30 – 11:00 Basic Grooming and Tacking Mikaela and Nan Astrid
11:00 – 1:00 Guided Riding for Beginners Mikaela, Nan Astrid, and Enkara
12:00 – whenever Woodland Processional Practice Pieter
1:00 – whenever Lunch
2:00 – 2:50 Driving Kiltigern and Matheus
3:00 – 3:50 Horse Rescue Abigail
4:00 – 4:50 History of Jousting and Rules for the Current Middle Ages Arbella
5:00 – 6:00 Desensitizing Your Horse to the SCA Kiltigern
7:00 - whenever Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 Roundtable Discussion – How to Participate Solo in the SCA’s Equestrian Community
9:00 - whenever Bonfire

Saturday Schedule* (7/5/14)

7:30 Coffee, tea and hot water served
8:00 – whenever Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 Marshals’ Tourney Takaya
10:00 – whenever Open Riding and Authorizations Available Marshals
11:00 – 1:00 Guided Riding for Beginners Mikaela, Nan Astrd, and Enkara
12:00 – whenever Horse Wash in the River Pieter
1:00 – whenever Lunch
2:00 – 2:50 Mounted Archery Kiltigern (and Merlin?)
3:00 – 3:50 Managing Your Pasture’s Grass Enkara
4:00 – 4:50 The Medieval Warhorse Today Mikaela
5:00 – 6:0 Making SCA Gaming Equipment Kiltigern and Pieter
7:00 - whenever Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 Royal Court
9:00 - whenever Bonfire

*Subject to change and their Majesties’ desire for a Court.

Merchant Information

TBD