Equestrian Schedule

Equestrian Steward

Duke Patrick O’Malley of Ulidia, equestrian@caid-gww.org

Equestrian Schedule * Equestrian Activity Descriptions

  • All horses and Riders must be approved by the Equestrian Stewards prior to riding out on site.
  • Equestrian Authorizations for General Riding and Mounted Games can be arranged on an individual basis.

2017 Equestrian Schedule

Equestrian Activities
Start Time Thu Oct 5
Fri Oct 6
Sat Oct 7
Sun Oct 8
Mon Oct 9
9-10 AM Procession/Castle Charge  Tear Down & Clean Up
10-11 AM  Joust Practice/Training
(continued) Mounted Games Practice/Play Celtic Challenge  Tear Down & Clean Up
11 AM- Noon  (continued)  Mounted Archery  (continued)  (continued)  Tear Down & Clean Up
12-1 PM  (continued)   (continued)  (continued)
1-2 PM Riders Choice
 (continued) Mounted Archery
2-3 PM Hoof Care with Pete Van Rossum
3-4 PM  Mounted Combat Practice Pas D’Armes
 (continued) Joust Practice/Training
4-5 PM  (continued)  (continued) Wedding Mounted Combat Practice
5-6 PM Lance Handling Class  (continued)
6-7 PM Castle Charge Practice Grand Court

Detailed Equestrian Schedule

Daily

  • All horses and Riders must be approved by the Equestrian Stewards prior to riding out on site.
  • Equestrian Authorizations for General Riding and Mounted Games can be arranged on an individual basis.

Tuesday

  • Activities will be scheduled based on riders’ preferences.

Wednesday

  • Activities will be scheduled based on riders’ preferences.

Thursday

  • 10-12 PM: Joust Practice/Training
  • Noon-3 PM: Riders choice
  • 2:00-4 PM: Mounted Combat Practice
  • 5 PM: Castle Charge practice – If you want to participate in the charge on Friday morning, you MUST attend the practice/authorization on the horse you intend to ride.

Friday

  • 9-11 AM: Procession/ Castle Charge – If you are involved in any capacity, please have yourself and/or your horse ready by 9:30 AM so that the Royals may process in on time.
  • 10 AM-Noon: Mounted Archery – Suitable for all levels and non-mounted archers interested in mounted or chariot archery. Bring your own equipment—there may be a very limited amount available to borrow.
  • 3:00-5:30 Emprise De Los Gatos,  Pas D’Armes – the theme this year will be Vert and Or and have something to do with herding cats in honor of the premier of the order of the chamfron.

Saturday

  • 10-Noon: Mounted Games Practice/Play
  • 2-3 PM: Hoof Care with Pete Van Rossum
  • 5 PM: Wedding

Sunday

  • 10-Noon Celtic Challenge – A thrilling quest-based mounted tournament that puts the speed and balance of its competitors to the test with extra points being awarded for riding bareback and dressing Celtic.
  • 12-1 Mounted Archery
  • 3 PM-TBD: Joust Practice/Training – Mounted Combat Practice

Monday

  • 9 AM-Noon: Tear Down / Clean Up – We welcome any and all who can spare even a short amount of time to help pull down all the panels for the arena and stalls. We especially need extra hands once the corrals start coming down as horses tied for long periods of time to the trailers while their “parents” are working tend to get restless. The faster we can get everything down, the faster the “furry children” get loaded making them more comfortable and safer.