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Hastilude at the Hollow IV

September 01- 05, 2016
Barony of Black Diamond


Come, bring your horses and do all things equestrian for four days! Beginning on Thursday, 1 Sep, and running through Monday, 5 September 2016. The Hastilude will include tippet tag, an equestrian challenge course, mounted archery, mounted combat training, SCA foam jousting and wooden lance jousting, trail rides, birjas, spear throwing, pig- sticking/tent-pegging, quintain, other games, and all the riding and equestrian practice you want.

To top it off, we will celebrate on Sunday evening with a rousing game of "Buzkashi", an fun and exciting team game based on a medieval game from the Steppes of Afghanistan!

Start and finish each day with a fine meal by Master Robear and celebrate with song and story each evening around the fire ring.

IMPORTANT: In order to fully particpate in all the activities, each rider SHOULD BRING THEIR OWN complete set of equestrian games equipment that is matched to their height, weight, and strength, including:
                      - pig-sticking lance
                      - quintain lance
                      - ring lance
                      - javelin/throwing spear
                      - sturdy sword
                      - birjas spear

Those riders who want to participate in mounted archery should bring a bow and several arrows.

Jousters should bring lances, tubes, and tips, as well as their fanciest caparisons, shields, and helm crests.

Full schedule details are found on the event website.

Website: http://www.greydragon.org/hastilude4/

Martial Activities: The Hastilude will include an equestrian challenge course, mounted archery, mounted combat training, SCA foam jousting and wooden lance jousting, trail rides, birjas, spear throwing, pig-sticking/tent-pegging, quintain, other games, and all the riding and equestrian practice you want.

Cost: 
        Adult, Member Discount:  $10.00 Day-Trip  $50.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Event Registration:       $10.00 Day-Trip  $50.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Youth (6-16):      $5.00 Day-Trip  $50.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-5):     $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Black Diamond

Cost Notes: The "feast" is actually 8 meals, Friday dinner thru Monday breakfast. Planned meals are 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. Meal cost ($50) is for all 8 meals: Dinner-Friday, 3 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday, and Breakfast- Monday. The only option is all meals (or nothing). Children 13-17 pay the full meal cost. 0-12 are $0. Meal reservations must be to the autocrat by Monday, 29 Aug 2016. The only meal reservations are paid reservations.

Site: Cattail Hollow Ranch 1586 Ridge Road Raphine, VA 24472. Site opens Thursday, 4pm, closes Monday 2pm.

Feast Information: Meals will be provided by Master Robear and incredible cooks in Chez Robear! Planned meals are 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. Dinner Friday thru Breakfast Monday.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome. Contact the autocrat for details.

Other Information: Cattail Hollow ranch is equestrian oriented, with acres of open pasture:
                      - 9 stalls available in two barns
                      - hot/cold wash rack
                      - a covered riding ring
                      - a fence-enclosed outdoor riding arena
                      - horse trailer parking
                      - plenty of pasture space available for riding and camping.

Autocrat's Information: Rhys Terafan Greydragon (Peter C Barclay), 15307 Lord Culpeper Court, Woodbridge, VA 22191, Phone: (540) 480.9298, E-mail: terafan.greydragon[AT]gmail.com

Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat.

Directions:

Best route to I-81 in VA. Take exit 205 for VA 606/Raphine Road. Turn west on Route 606, towards Raphine, and immediately turn left onto Oakland Circle (towards the Wilco-Hess truckstop). Follow Oakland Circle for 1.5 miles, around a right-hand curve and then on up the hill to the stop sign. Turn left onto Ridge Road (State Route 613). Go 1/2 mile and Cattail Hollow will be on your left. 1586 Ridge Road.
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