West Kingdom Equestrian Championship
Sept 18th 8am to 5pm
Ed Hughes Arena, 600 South Church Street, Ione, Ca 95640
Event Steward: Dianne Karp (Siobhan ni Seaghdha, OP) email@example.com 775.742.1457
Site fee: $25 nonmember adult, $20 member adult, children under 18 free.
General Directions: From the North, take your best route to Ione, CA From W Main Street, turn right onto 124s/S Church St and left into the arena. From the south, take 99 to 88E in Stockton, turn left on 124N and right into the arena.
Welcome to West Kingdom Equestrian Championship AS 57. We have a different site this year as the archers will not be with us. ED Hughes Arena is very large and is covered. The event is a one-day event but there is the option to haul your horse(s) onto the site the evening before. Please do not plan to arrive before 5pm so as to give the event steward time to arrive on site.
Box stalls are $45. Outside pens are $27. Owner set up pens are $18. Sleeping onsite over night is $18 for a dry camp. If you are not bringing horses to overnight, please do not plan to camp, thank you. All fees are payable to the City of Ione. Forms must be signed, and monies given to the Event Steward, when you arrive onsite. Checks are preferred.
As of the writing of this copy, rentals horses have not been confirmed. Please contact the Event Steward or look for announcements in the West Kingdom Facebook group. If you will need to be authorized to ride for this event, and there are no formal practices near you, please let the Event Steward know BEFORE the event so time to do a Games authorization can occur Sunday am.
Championship will have two parts. Part one is a challenge course consisting of Heads, Reed Chop and Rings. The course may be attempted at any gait or combination of gaits. Points are earned for removing Heads and Reeds and for spearing the Rings (rings will be the standard one inch to six inches in diameter). Ring lances must be 7 feet long and loaners are available, as are swords for the Heads and Reed chop. The winner will be determined by dividing your point score by the amount of time it takes to complete. (Example: 50 pts divided by 30 seconds = 1.7. 100 pts divided by 120 seconds = .83). IKEqC point values will be used. There will be a prize for the winner..
The second part will consist of a Ride Before the Prince Element where elegance of horse and rider will be considered. The pattern is a serpentine from Pierre de la Noue, 1620 (out of period but an easier pattern than the in-period serpentine}. It looks like an inverted cone. The Gallery will be looking for consistency of pace, quiet cues, elegance of seat and even loops on the turns. Again, any gait may be used. Extra weight will be given to the rider who canters the whole pattern but ONLY if the other parts are accomplished. A copy of the pattern will be given to everyone in the morning. The Gallery will determine the winner of this part and there will be a prize for it.
***The Champion will be determined by using a ranked order system combining both elements.
- Event Steward: Chaninai bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid (Chani) – Kristina Spurgeon
- Event Steward phone number and email: 530 520-2377, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: September 30-October 2, 2022
- Time: Opens Friday at 12:00 PM, closes at 5:00 PM Sunday
- Registration Amount – Adult Event Registration: $30, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $25, Children under 17 are free, No Family Cap
- Name of sponsoring branch: West Kingdom
- Location of site – Rancho Seco Recreational Park (14962 Twin Cities Rd, Herald CA 95638)
Directions: See map: Google Maps
General Directions: Take the Twin Cities Road / CA-104 towards Herald. Turn into the park, you will see the old nuclear power plant, 14440 Twin Cities Road.
From Sacramento/North: Find your best route to CA-99 South OR i5-South. Then follow the general directions.
From Fresno/South: Take your best route to CA-99 North. Then follow general directions.
From Reno/East: Take CA-88 West. Then follow general directions.
From Bay Area/West: Find your best route to I-580 East, to I-205 East, to I-5 North and CA-99 North. Then follow general directions.
- More will be added in time, please check the FB event page.
Unfortunately, this year the reigning Archery Champion is unavailable to host the event on the normal date with the Equestrian Championship. So, he has secured the Windy Meads Range. All skill levels are welcome to come out and shoot. Come out and and shoot for fun even if you don’t want to compete. Come out and picnic and cheer on the competitors! Bring a sack lunch and maybe a chair. The overall shoot will definitely be scored as a GAT, a Grand Archery Tournament, but the exact elements are not yet known. The winner of this championship will serve as Kingdom Champion for 1 year, stepping up at Twelfth Night. They should be prepared to meet all archery challenges and agree to run the shoot to be held during the following Fall.
Date: October 23, 2022
Event Steward: Sibéal inghean Alaxandair (Sandy Lowry)
Shoot to be run by the current Kingdom Champion, Seán Ó Labhradha
Yolo Bowmen Archery Club (Yolo Grasslands Regional Park, Davis CA )
Yolo Grasslands Regional Park Davis , CA
Gate opens at 9:00 AM and the shoot starts at 10:00 AM. Shooting is expected to be complete about 4:00 PM.
Site Fee: Adult Event Registration: $20, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15. Non-archers $5. Children (under 16): free.
Directions: Online maps have been unreliable — like miles off — do not use them unless you want to see miles of backroads that do not include the site!.
If manually entering the address use the Grasslands Regional Park address: “Mace Blvd & Tremont Rd, Davis, CA 95618”. The listed address for Yolo Bowmen when entered will take you half a mile south of the site.
Live from the West Kingdom, Collegium Occidentalis is back with In Person Classes. We will have three classrooms and four additional rooms for classes. We also have room on the field for heraldic voice classes, martial demonstrative classes, dance classes and a day long and a scribal arts workshop pavilion. (The field also includes a gazebo in case of inclement weather.) Sadly, we do not have access to the kitchen so there will be no hands-on cooking classes and no feast. This is a dry site.
Event Steward: Antonio Giordano da Sicilia/ A.J. Pongratz
Event Steward Contact: (916) 600-2716, email@example.com
Date: November 12, 2022
Site opens at 9:30 a.m., classes begin at 10:00am. Site closes at 6:00 pm.
Site Information: Martinez Church of Christ; 5050 Hiller Lane, Martinez, CA 94533
Site Directions: Take your best route to the intersection of Highway 680 and Highway 4 in Martinez. From the intersection, go West and take the Morello Avenue exit heading North. Turn right on Arnold Drive and left on Hiller Lane. The church will be on your left.
Adult Event Registration: $20, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15, Children under 17: Free
Mark your calendars West Coast Culinanary Symposium is coming!
When: Friday thru Sunday, February 17 – 19, 2023.
Where: Camp Bothin, Fairfax, CA
Special Guest Speaker: TBD
Site fee: TBD
Steward: Agnes barengarii de Girona
Watch this space for more information!