Hocktide Emprise


Event Steward: Blackthorne Duirson

Hosted By Device of Glyn Dwfn
The Shire of Glyn Dwfn (Medford, Ashland, Jackson Counties, OR )

Event Summary:

Date: May 13 , 2016 until May, 15 2016
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on May 13th 2016
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on May 15th 2016

Event site:
Farwood Horse Park
4780 Dodge Road White CIty, OR 97503

Click here for more information about this location such as site amenities, rules, and restrictions.

The clash of steel! The thundering of hooves! Come join the Shire of Glyn Dwfn as we celebrate the start of the camping season with feats of great skill and activities for all!

At this year’s Hocktide Emprise, due to popular demand, we are happy to say we are back at Farwood Horse Park (see below for address). At this great site we will be holding the annual competition for the Outrider of the Summits, our fine Principality’s Equestrian Champion! With the usual feats of skill and pageantry, it is sure to be an excellent competition! Glyn Dwfn will once again search for its own Equestrian Champion! Do you and your trusty steed have what it takes to become the bearer of the handsome green and gold regalia?

For those more inclined to steel fighting, Glyn Dwfn will be hosting a grand competition to determine its second annual Cut & Thrust Champion! The format will be a double round robin with rotating off-hands. The person who holds the field will be able to use their preferred for 1 fight and get to choose when that combination is used. Otherwise, fighters will be rotating between single sword (which does include longsword), sword of bucker, and sword and cloak. Those rotating in will get to pick their weapon and off hand. Come test your metal and vie to be our new champion!

We will also be holding a rapier plank battle with actual plank! The format will depend on the number of fighters but will either be a double round robin or double elimination tournament. This will also be a “treasure chest” prize tourney, so please bring something to contribute. It doesn’t have to be big, there just need to be enough “loot” to go around! – Lady Aifé, Rapier Champion of Glyn Dwfn.

We will also have a Potluck on Saturday so please contribute enough for 10! Please see our facebook event and the An Tir Calendar for more information!

Event Steward: HL Blackthorne (David Zobrisky). Necrosous2000@yahoo.com. 541-664-1037.
Fees: $15 adult; Non-Member Surcharge applies. All youth and children 17 years old and younger are FREE. Make checks payable to Shire of Glyn Dwfn, SCA Inc. Horse stalls can be reserved at $10/horse/night.
Hours: Gate opens Friday, May 13 at 12:00pm. Site closes on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00pm.
Site: Farwood Horse Park, 4780 Dodge Road, White City, 97503.

Preliminary Schedule:


Gate opens at noon – Equestrians who are travelling and merchants contact Jana DeLong​ (janadelong2012@gmail.com, 541-621-7513) or Blackthorn (David Zobrisky,​ 541-664-1037) for early entrance if needed.Equestrian practice time Friday when EQ Marshal is in attendance

Signup by 7pm: Rapier Prize Tournament (awesome prize, details tba) $3 buy in (fighters are encouraged to be sponsored by a current or former champion who will pay their entrance), all proceeds go to Summits General Fund. Restricted to people who have not won a Summits or Kingdom level tournament or title.

5pm – 7pm: Equestrian Ground Crew Class

7pm – 9pm: Meet & Greet in Equestrian Camp

Time TBD at Meet & Greet:  MANDATORY Rider’s Equestrian Meeting


9am: Heavy Armor Inspection

9am: Outrider Equestrian Tournament (tbd if other Equestrian activities will be simultaneous or separate. We WILL have mounted gaming and what looks like a fun mounted archery activity.)

10am – noon: Glyn Dwfn Heavy Defender Tournament (using multiple weapons)

Noon – 1pm: Lunch Break

1pm – 3pm: Cut & Thrust Competition–Double round Robin, with rotating off hands, rotating between Single Sword (which does include longsword), Sword and buckler, and Sword and Cloak.

3pm – 4:30: Plank Rapier Battle

5:30pm – 7pm: Court

7pm: Potluck Feast (Shire of Glyn Dwfn will be supplying slow BBQ roast beef)

Hocktide Saturday Potluck contributions by first letter of mundane last name:

A – D:  Meat or Entree

E – L:  Salads,  fresh fruits & veggies, or vegetable dish

M – R:  Potatoes, pasta, breads, chips, etc.

S – Z: Desserts or fresh fruit



10:00am: Blue Steel Rapier War Practice

Site closes at 3pm

Please see below for details on the activities!

Outrider of the Summits Championship Competition

Rumors of War abound in the southern most end of the great Kingdom of An Tir. A spy has informed our great Praetor and Praetora of a courier carrying war plans for the dread Kingdom of the West. Their Royal Highnesses send their finest mounted warriors in search of the courier and those plans. The riders must battle their way through Knights and footmen, maneuver past obstacles and treacherous trails to wrest away the plans and return with them.

Martial Course
Obstacles for the equestrian martial course at Hocktide:
Quintain with quintain lance
Other object to hit with quintain lance
Rings with ring lance
Tent Pegging (Pig sticking with smaller target)
Javelin throw
Regular heads run
Heads in a keyhole
Maneuver around things without knocking them over (slalom)
In and out (backing out without hitting poles)
“Squire Buster” (The medieval version of Mythbusters.. Yes, he has a red belt)

Other possible obstacles:
Objects to walk over (bottles or tarp)
Side pass over poles
Cavaletti to jump/step over

The order of the obstacles will be shared at site on Friday evening at the riders meeting. We will do a walk through of the course to answer any questions.

Weapons will be stationed on the course. If a rider needs to be handed a weapon, he/she must designate the Senior ground crew prior to the run. The rider must come to a halt before the ground crew can hand the weapon.

The course is timed. Missed obstacles incur a time penalty of 5 seconds.

Entrants must introduce themselves and their noble steed to the royalty. If they are riding in honor of someone, this would be a nice addition to their introduction. A rider may choose to have a herald to do the introductions for them.

You will have approximately two minutes to show off your horse’s training and abilities, your barding, your costuming, and your riding skills. You may include music if you would like. We have an outdoor speaker set up that allows for a device to be plugged in (so please bring your own music player – your phone works ;))

The winner of this part of the competition will be able to walk, trot, and canter their horses on both leads, as well as impress the royal judges.

Scores from both portions will be combined to choose the winner of the Outrider competition.

A reminder to riders: you must be a member and reside within the Principality to be the equestrian champion. Please bring your membership card (and your rider card!) if you wish to participate in the Outrider competition. For those of you who would just like to ride this course, please come play!!

Heavy Defender Tournament

The tournament will be fought with the traditional Hocktide rules. A strike to the head or body is considered a defeat. Two strikes to a limb or one strike to a limb followed by a strike to the body is a defeat. After each landed blow, the fighters will reset until a fighter has landed a killing blow or two limb strikes

There will be six rounds to the tournament:

  1. Single Sword
  2. Mass Weapon and Shield (i.e. Axe or Mace)
  3. Sword and Shield
  4. Two Weapons
  5. Great Weapon (i.e. Two-Handed Sword or Great Axe)
  6. Pole Weapon
These rounds will appear in random order.

Traditionally each fighter starts with 3 ribbons, or points. Having a mostly period kit is worth an additional point. Heraldic Display is worth an additional point…banners, surcoat or painted shield. A herald to announce the fighter is also worth an additional point. After 6 rounds the maximum ribbons a fighter can have is 12.

Rapier Plank Battle

My lords and ladies, pray attend!

At Glyn Dwfn’s Hocktide we will be holding a rapier plank battle tournament! Bring your best off-hand and the format will either be double round-robin or double elimination depending on the number of entrants. This will also be a “treasure chest” prize tourney so please bring something to contribute. It doesn’t have to be big, there just needs to be enough “loot” to go around!

– Lady Aife, Rapier Champion for Glyn Dwfn

Glyn Dwfn 2nd Annual Cut and Thrust Championship

Hocktide is fast approaching, and those who wish to vie for the Cut and Thrust should know that the format depending on how many fighters come is going to be a double round robin with rotating off hands. The person who holds the field will be able to use their preferred for 1 fight they go to choose when they do that. Otherwise they will be rotating between Single Sword (which does include longsword), Sword and Buckler, and Sword and Cloak. Those that are rotating in will get to pick their weapon and off hand.


Coyote Creek Manufacturing
Goblins Grotto
hanging wood
The Light House
(There will also be a leather merchant.)

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