WR - Leipzig Equestrian Event
ferret at camalott.com
ferret at camalott.com
Tue Mar 31 12:00:17 PST 1998
The Shire of Mendersham, Ansteorra will be hosting Equestrian
Activities at "A day in Leipzig" April 10-12, 1998. The Leipzig Fair
in Germany was one of the four most renowned trade fairs of the
Medieval World, and what medieval would be complete without a wealth
of horseflesh? The Germans certainly loved their jousts.... Unlike
many other medieval nations where jousts were more solely the realm
and right of nobility, just about anyone with the horse and the means
could compete in jousts in Germany. Many medieval German cities
hosted annual "jousts," which seemed to differ from nobility
sponsored "tournaments" in mane only , not in test of equestrian
skill. German cities sponsoring annual "jousts" often drew
competitors from far and wide, the sheer number of which necessitated
security and crowd control measures!
Those who wish to compete in Leipzig's Equestrian Tournament should
be prepared to run the IKEqEC games, the Quintain, and a special
"Challenge Course" designed by HL Rolanda which will have horse and
rider attempting to navigate many hazards on the way to the fair!
Intermediate and advanced riders will compete with each other, with
scores slightly weighted to reflect the increased level of difficulty
inherent to some games ridden at increased speed.
The site is the Lake Sweetwater City park, Sweetwater, Texas;
although reasonably secluded and quiet, it is open to the public,
therefore horse-people are encouraged to camp near their horses. We
intend to bring in panels to construct corrals. It is **imperative**
that you contact the equest-o-crat (Rolanda Rossner (915) 677-5211 ) or
the equestrian marshall (Melanie of Bassenthwaite 915/ 743-63420 as
early as possible to let us know the number of horses you'll be
bringing and whether or not they can run together. CALL BEFORE YOU
HAUL!!!!!!!! We cannot guarantee corral scape unless we hear from you
by Friday, April 3rd. Also remember...ALL HORSES MUST HAVE A
CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN ON
>From I-20 Exit 249 onto FM 1856 south. Continue on FM 1856 to the
junction with FM 2053. Turn left on 2053, 3/10th of a mile to site
>From Hwy 70 (if you are traveling north towards Sweetwater) Turn
right at junction for 1856. The sign will say Lake Sweetwater.
Continue past golf course to junction with 2053. Turn right on 2053,
3/10th of a mile to site on Right.
See you at the fair!
Melanie of Bassenthwaite
aka Melanie Michaelis
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