This sounds awesome! Now if I can just get Murphy into the $&/#@@$ trailer. Attempt #7251 commencing in 3....2.....1.... Derdriu On Aug 13, 2014 4:57 PM, "Eowyth þa Siðend" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Greetings all! > > The course and scoring has been finalized. For those going for the FULL > amount of points, I've also decided to give homage to THL Katrin's 60 > Challenge in honor of Toke's birthday. Total amount of points that one can > receive will be 60! > > PLEASE NOTE: There are many PRE-Challenge elements to this activity. Some > of you may ask, "Why?" So I'll tell you here: > > As one of the King's Huscarls, Queen's Fyrdmen, and member of the Calontir > Cavalry, I feel it's my duty and honor to showcase and encourage the > equestrian activities throughout the Heartland. And that can't be done just > in competitions on the field. It requires engaging those that might not > even realize there _IS_ a Cavalry in attendance! Which is why points are > being given for bringing someone other than yourself to the field, as well > as a heraldic intro (or supplication to the Crown) to be voiced in front of > the spectators that are in attendance! Bring your banners and your flowing > caparisons (or sturdy leather barding, as the case may be) and join us for > the Processional around camp (where you might just find your groom or > spectator). > > *(Horse not required to participate in the Processional, but you might get > tired of walking -we'll be going around the site announcing the start of > the challenge.)* > > And so - Here is the Greco-Persian Challenge: http://goo.gl/vJLWJN > Scoring: http://goo.gl/bAumh7 > > Contact me with ANY Questions and I look forward to seeing everyone in 9 > days! > > Ever in Service, > > THL Eowyth þa Siðend > > > On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Eowyth þa Siðend <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > >> Announcing A Greco-Persian Equestrian Challenge for Cattle Raids! >> >> It is now in your hands to enslave Athens or make her free, and thereby >> leave behind for all posterity a memorial such as not even Harmodius and >> Aristogeiton left. Now the Athenians have come to their greatest danger >> since they first came into being, and, if we surrender, it is clear what we >> will suffer when handed over to Hippias. But if the city prevails, it will >> take first place among the Greek cities. >> >> – Herodotus, The Histories >> >> About the Challenge: The theme for Cattle Raids 2014 is the >> Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and the Greek >> city-states from 499 – 449 BC. Cavalry were an important part of that >> conflict. The elements of this challenge are mostly taken from On the >> Cavalry Commander, a book by the Greek writer Xenophon (430 – 354 BC). >> >> The Prizes: The prizes for this challenge will be contributed by the >> entrants. As Xenophon wrote: >> >> >> And if you could offer prizes to the regiments for skill in all the feats >> that the public expects the cavalry to perform at the spectacles, I think >> this would appeal strongly to the spirit of emulation in every Athenian. >> For evidence of this I may refer to the [Greek plays], in which many >> labours and heavy expenses are the price paid for trifling rewards. >> >> We encourage everyone to heed Xenophon’s words: No trifling rewards! :-) >> >> The Course: A full description and course diagram will be posted online >> shortly, but the course includes a procession, heraldry (so start working >> on your intro now! and pull out those banners!), maneuvering on horseback, >> javelin throwing, simulated polo, bonus points for riding the course >> bareback, and more! >> >> >> TO RESERVE A STALL (or if you have any Questions): Contact the Honorable >> Lady Eowyth þa Siðend at [log in to unmask] >> >> >> The Honorable Lady Katrin Bjarnarsdottir will also be hosting an Evening >> Tournament! More details and a full schedule to be posted as plans are >> completed. >> >> >> http://magmor.net/events/cattleraids2014.php >> >> >> In Service, >> >> >> THL Eowyth >> >> þa Siðend >> >> > -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu > lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com > due to thier DMARC policies. -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to thier DMARC policies.