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Hastilude at the Hollow V

August 30 (12:00 PM) -September 03 (2:00 PM), 2018
Barony of Black Diamond

hastilude: has - ti - lude (noun) a medieval joust : spear play

Come, bring your horses and do all things equestrian for four days! Beginning on Thursday, 30 Aug, and running through Monday, 3 September 2018. The Hastilude will include an equestrian challenge course, team games, mounted archery, SCA foam jousting and wooden lance jousting, trail rides, and several classes/practicuums on equestrian martial skills taught by Sir William Brannan, An Tir.

To top it off, we will play Daiku on Saturday evening, and celebrate on Sunday evening with a rousing game of "Cirit" (pronouned 'jer-reed'). Daiku is a Japanese medieval team game played with balls and long "rackets" that is similar to polocrosse. Jereed is a fun and exciting medieval horse game of javelin-throwing that comes from the steppes of Anatolia!

A "meal plan" will be offered. Start and finish each day with a fine meal by Master Robear and then celebrate with song and story each evening around the fire ring.

Website: http://www.greydragon.org/hastilude5/

Martial Activities: ACTIVITIES: authorizations, equestrian martial skill practicums, a pursuit (competition), team games, jousting, and mounted archery, and some challenges.

IMPORTANT: In order to fully participate 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 nicest caparisons/barding, shields, and helm crests.

Cost: Adult, Event Registration: $20.00 Day-Trip $50.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $15.00 Day-Trip $50.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (13-17): $5.00 Day-Trip $50.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (6-12): $5.00 Day-Trip $25.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

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

Cost Notes: Youth 6-17 are $5 for site fee, but the meal plan fee for 13+ is $50. Meal plan for youth 6-12 is $25. Children 5 and under are free.

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

Site Restrictions: The site is wet. 9 equestrian stalls are available but not required to be used. Availability is on a first reserved basis. Horses may be kept in the pastures. They may be turned out in groups. Personal horse enclosures are encouraged. Pets are allowed on a leash. A hotel and truck stop are available within 2 miles. All other facilities within 10 miles.

Feast Information: 8 meals will be provided by Master Robear and the incredible cooks in Chez Robear! Planned meals are 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. Starting with dinner Friday thru Breakfast Monday. Any specific meal restrictions need to be included with your meal reservation. Meal reservations must be to the autocrat by Monday, 27 Aug 2018. The only meal reservations are paid reservations.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome.

Autocrat's Information: Master Rhys Terafan Greydragon (Peter C Barclay), 1586 Ridge Road, Raphine, VA 24472, Phone: (540) 480-9298, E-mail: terafan.greydragon@gmail.com

Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat


From the south (Lexington VA and south): Best route to I-81 north in VA. Take exit 200. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and go under the interstate. Take the first right, to head north on Ridge Road. Go approx 3.2 miles and Cattail Hollow Ranch will be on your right. 1586 Ridge Road.

From the north (Staunton VA and north): Best route to I-81 south 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 Pilot 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 Ranch will be on your left. 1586 Ridge Road.


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