Event Information

Emerald Hastilude III
(2024-08-30 - 2024-09-02 - Site opens at 2 PM & Closes at 10 AM)

Emerald Hastilude III (2024-08-30 @2 PM to 2024-09-02 @ 10 AM)


The Barony of Tir-y-Don invites the Atlantian Cavalry and friends to a weekend of equestrian games, practices, hard work, and camaraderie at the Emerald Ridge Stables in Lanexa, Virginia. The site will open at 2 PM on Friday, August 30, 2024 and close at 10 AM on Monday, September 2, 2024. Emerald Ridge Stable is a beautiful facility owned by our hostess, Lady Caiterína Úaine. It has an 80 x 160 indoor arena so we can ride even if it is rains. To see pictures of the site visit: https://www.emeraldridgestables.com/

Accessibility Info

Emerald Ridge Stables is a working barn with fairly flat terrain and very little pavement, making access challenging for some gentles, especially if the weather is rainy. There are no charging stations on site. Bathrooms are not designed for handicap access. Parking will be in one of the pastures, if we know someone is coming that needs handicap parking it may be possible to arrange one or two spaces closer to the barn. (The regular parking area near the barn is not very large.) The barn office is being used for food preparation and is not open for shelter from the weather.


Site Info

Emerald Ridge Stables

9003 Diascund Road, Lanexa, VA, 23089

FROM THE NORTH & WEST: Take your best route toward Richmond, VA and pick up I-295 SOUTH, toward Norfolk/Rocky Mt NC/I-64 East. At EXIT 28A merge onto I-64 East /Norfolk/VA Beach. Take EXIT 205 for VA-249 East, toward Bottoms Br/Quinton/US-60; keep right at the bottom of the ramp. Merge onto New Kent Hwy. Make a LEFT turn onto Pocahontas Trail/US-60 East. Go a little more than 18 ½ miles, and turn RIGHT onto Diascund Rd (Route 603). Emerald Ridge Stable will be on the right, about ½ miles down the road, on the right. FROM THE SOUTH: Take your best route toward Richmond, VA and pick up I-295 NORTH. Take EXIT 28, US-60, Norfolk/Richmond, I-64 and merge onto US-60 EAST toward Bottoms Bridge. Go a bit more than 23 ¼ miles, and turn RIGHT onto Diascund Rd (Route 603). Emerald Ridge Stable will be about ½ miles down the road, on the right. FROM TIR-Y-DON/MARINUS: Take I-64 WEST, to EXIT 231B Norge/Toano. At the first stoplight turn right onto Rochambeau Dr/VA-30. VA-30 becomes Richmond Rd/US 60 West at the next stoplight. Continue to follow the road for about 4 ½ miles and turn LEFT onto Diascund Rd (Route 603). The site is about ½ miles, on the right. (PLEASE NOTE: If you’re using Garmin they have decided to direct you past the turn onto Route 603 and do a U-turn and come back. We should have signs out on Richmond Road at Rt 603 so you can avoid that U-turn.)

1) Pets are allowed with ADVANCE APPROVAL by the site owner. This is a working barn. The pets must be used to being around large animals and kept on a leash or in a secure crate at all times. Contact Katrina Dorer, Email: rockingKhorse@gmail.com or send a TEXT to: 757-876-0897 for approval by August 29th. 2) Valid and current Coggins certificates are required when horses arrive on site. 3) Everyone attending this event is required to sign an Emerald Ridge Stable waiver in addition to any paperwork required by the SCA.

Alcohol Allowed:

Cost Info

Day-Trip Feast Camping
Adult, Member Discount Event Registration 30 60 0
Adult, Event Registration 40 60 0
Youth (0 - 0) 0 0 0
Child (0-0) 0 0 0

Checks Payable To:
SCA Inc/Barony of Tir-y-Don
Cost Notes:
YOUTH RATE SCHEDULE: YOUTH, 13-17 YEARS: SITE FEE: $5.00 MEAL PLAN: $60.00. YOUTH, 5-12 YEARS: SITE FEE: $5.00 MEAL PLAN: $30.00 CHILD AGES 0-4 are guests of the barony. "DAY-TRIP" = all days of the event plus camping space (trailer/horses and tents) PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IF YOU WISH TO BE PART OF THE MEAL PLAN. There may be spaces at the Gate but not guaranteed. "FEAST" = MEAL PLAN, please see Feast Information for details. We are hoping to get SCORES set up. If you wish to pay by check, please MAIL RESERVATIONS TO: Mistress Alyna of the Ilex, Holly Cunningham, 88 Colombia Drive, Newport News, VA, 23608. E-Mail questions: ilexhal@gmail.com Phone: 757-968-5303. Please make sure the check will arrive by August 23, 2023. TIR-Y-DON REFUND POLICY: Anyone who can present a valid reason for needing a refund, as determined by the Baronial Exchequer and Baronial Seneschal will be written a check from the Baronial General Fund. Refunds must be requested within 5 business days of the end of the event. No refunds will be issued from any cash box. Send requests to the Tir-y-Don Exchequer by SEPTEMBER 7th: Sarah Kennedy of Glengarry, Email: Exchequer@tirydon.atlantia.sca.org

Event Steward Info

SCA Name:
Tannis of Tir-y-Don


General Activities

Schedule will be posted on the event website.

MEAL PLAN: Lady Anna Cornelia van Sint Maartensdijk has agreed to serve as the head cook for the weekend. There is a meal plan for this event. The meal plan includes Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a light breakfast on Monday. Reservations for the meal plan must be received & paid by August 23, 2024. PLEASE PREREGISTER IF YOU WISH TO BE PART OF THE MEAL PLAN. A menu will be posted on the event website once it is finalized. If you need to contact the cook with food concerns you can e-mail her at: nancy_kiel@hotmail.com .

HORSES, TRAILERS, & CAMPING SPACE: Please contact Sir Tnek the Ainissestor (Kent Baldwin) Email: whitegrifn@aol.com , with the dimensions of your horse trailer/truck and number/names of the horses you will be bringing. Please include an estimate of arrival & departure times. If you want to do tent camping, please send him the dimensions of your tent, including the ropes. We will be camping in one of the enclosed pastures. For those not use to being around horses, yes, wear closed toe shoes and watch where you step. PERSONAL FIELD PAVILIONS: There is not room to set up personal field pavilions near the arena. We are working on setting up the Tir-y-Don pavilion to provide a place for meal service and protection from the weather. Please note, this will not be situated to allow a view of the activities in the indoor arena. VIEWING THE EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES: The indoor arena limits viewing options for gentles not participating in the equestrian activities. The best non-rider ways to see things are as a marshal or ground crew. If you’re interested in becoming a member of the ground crew, please contact Lady Caiterína to discuss class options. ALCOHOL: The site is discreetly wet, no original containers in public places. Please take home any containers you bring to the event.

Martial Activities

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: Equestrian activities will begin sometime on Friday and end around 5 pm on Sunday. We are still working on the schedule and will post details on the EVENT WEBSITE closer to the event. Activities we are considering for the schedule include a trail ride and several competitions. Lady Caiterína Úaine will be serving as Marshal in Charge for the event. If you can assist with the marshaling or serve as ground crew, please let her know. Email: rockingKhorse@gmail.com AUTHORIZATIONS: If you’re interested in doing a riding authorization and/or Ground Crew Authorization, please let Lady Caiterína Úaine know before the event so she can schedule the appropriate amount of time for them. E-mail: rockingKhorse@gmail.com . EQUESTRIAN EQUIPMENT TO BRING: If you’re bringing horses, please bring at least 50 ft of hose and Y connectors for water. Also, don’t forget to bring horse enclosures. Once the activities schedule is set we will let you know what games weapons/equipment you need for the games and publish the information on the Event Website.