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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
>>
>>
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