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Hocktide Emprise

May 10, 2013 to May 12, 2013
Glyn Dwfn

Medford, Ashland, Jackson Counties, OR

Autocrat: Muirgheal Dolgfinnr

Saddle your warhorse, polish your armor, string your bow, grab your lance, broadsword or rapier, and make the journey to the Hocktide Emprise!   We celebrate the return of Sol with 3 days of martial activities on foot and horseback, including a Summits War Muster and general merriment.  See our website for comprehensive information about the event and all Tourney details:

On Saturday, we proudly present the Hocktide Mounted and Principality Equestrian Champion Noblesse Oblige Tourney, consisting of three parts:  Pageantry, Travel, and Combat (including Javelin and Spear).  Riders are encouraged to participate in all or in part, and the overall champion may become the Outrider of the Summits.  The only entry requirements are authorization and a prize contribution appropriate to your rank. 

Also on Saturday are the Glyn Dwfn Defender heavy tournament, a Rapier tournament, an Archery Tournament (plus general instruction for children/juniors) and A&S classes.  In the evening, there will be Court and a bonfire gathering.  On Sunday, there will be a Summits Muster war practice and alternative martial equestrian activities before we say farewell.

New this year!  In order to add more pomp to the various contests, we will be holding our first Voice Heralds’ Prize Competition.  Heralds are encouraged to hire themselves to equine or martial competitors for tournament introductions or to volunteer for general event notifications; the most talented and entertaining Herald will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded a prize at Saturday evening’s Court.  Invite your favorite Herald to Hocktide today!  Use of a Herald during the various tournaments can influence your equine pageantry score or add a life to your tournament. 

There are Period and non-Period camping areas on site, as well as potable water.  Camping next to horse stalls is available and is a mandatory quiet area.  Fires are encouraged in above-ground fire pits, and some ground fires will be allowed in the war area only (less noise restrictions).  The site is discreetly wet in period containers only, but safe behavior is our highest priority when camping around horses.

The site opens to everyone 10am Friday and closes at 6pm Sunday.  Merchants and those bringing horses may arrive 3pm Thursday and/or depart Monday morning by prior arrangement. Merchants are welcome with no fee, but a donation is requested; contact the Event Steward to reserve a spot.

Pre-registration:  Must Be Received By 4/29 - Pre-registration is encouraged for all, but it is mandatory for all equestrians and merchants and highly recommended for those wishing to reserve a camping space in the Period camping area. Go to the website for the General Form or the Equestrian Form.  For those bringing horses, accommodations for their mounts are in 12'X12' uncovered panel stalls costing $10 a night per horse (checks payable to Farwood Horse Park will be collected at Gate).

Costs are $15 for Adults, $10 for youth, 12/under no charge, $30 family cap (Immediate family only, excluding horses and Non Member Surcharge).  Standard non-member surcharge of $5 will apply to all adults.  Make checks payable to the Shire of Glyn Dwfn, SCA, Inc.


Event Stewards: 

HL Muirgheal Dolgfinnr (mka Samantha McQuiston), or 541-734-4314 after 3/6

Equestrian Events:  Sir William Brannan (mka Troy Griffith),, and HL Anna von Engelberg (Nancy Griffith)


Site Info:
Name: Farwood Horse Park
4850 Dodge Road
White City, OR 97503

Directions to Site:

From the North: 

I-5 South - Take exit 40, turn left and go 0.5mi to OR-99N/2nd Ave/Blackwell Rd/Gold Hill, turn left.  Go 0.4mi
to Dardanelles St, turn right.  Go 400ft to OR-234E/4th Ave/Sam’s Valley Hwy, turn right.  Go 10.2mi to Antioch Rd, turn left.  Go 1.2mi to Dodge Rd, turn right.  Site is 0.3mi on left.

From the South:

I-5 North – Take exit 30 for Crater Lake/N. Medford, turn right onto Crater Lake Hwy/OR-62E.  Go 13.1mi to OR-234W (past Eagle Point), turn left.  Go 2.1mi, take slight right onto Dodge Rd.  Site is 2.3mi on right.

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