Emprise of the Black Lion XVII


Event Steward: Gera Gangolffin

Hosted By Device of Madrone
The Barony of Madrone (King County, WA )

Event Summary:

Date: September 27 , 2019 until September, 29 2019
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on September 27th 2019
Site closes at: 11:59 PM on September 29th 2019

Event site:
Flying Horseshoe Ranch
3190 Red Bridge Road Cle Elum, WA 98922

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This is a Level 1 event.

The Emprise of the Black Lion returns for it’s 17th Year! Themed around the 1460 Treatise of Rene of Anjou, the Emprise highlights pageantry in the fields of Equestrian and Martial deeds through a variety of tournaments and competitions. Additional activities surrounding the Arts and Sciences will be held, as well as revelry and merriment.

Rules for specific activities may be found at: http://madrone.equestrianguild.org/dynamic/Emprise/Emprise

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Heirs
Heavy Fighting Activities
Equestrian Activities
Archery Activities

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Registration Information

Pre-registration through PayPal here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejNZ0D4XsdeQv4A2C7L0o6WmECSB5dgw3ZrPlLi9MJFC9iAA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2rnIoJBsaKnLUz6VV1qiEh1rt_vi-_-QhAhywLE_jKEh0b8J7LfeXzhk8

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Weekend Site Fee (Camping) 18 and over $30
Weekend Site Fee 0-17 Free
Daytrip Site Fee 18 and over $20
Daytrip Site Fee 0-17 Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
3PM Site Opens  
4PM Riding Time Equestrian Arena
7PM Music and Revelry Courtyard
8:30AM  Heraldic Assembly to Plan for Combatant Processional List Area- Equestrian Arena
9AM Rapier Lists and Inspections Open Erics
  Equestrian Lists Open

List Area- Equestrian Arena

  Archery Range Open

Archery Range

10AM Equestrian Processional Before Judges

Equestrian Arena

11AM Rapier Tournament


  Jousting Competition

Equestrian Arena

Noon Lunch Opens

Main Hall

  Rattan Combat List and Inspections Open


1PM Rattan Combat Events Begin


  Heads at Three Heights

Equestrian Arena

  Rings and Quinataine

Equestrian Arena

2:30PM Youth Lists and Armor Inspections Open


3PM Youth Combat Begins


4PM Pet a Pony

Equestrian Arena

4:30PM Dinner Opens

Main Hall

5PM (or at Their Majesties’s Pleasure) Evening Court


8PM Music and Revelry




8:30AM Breakfast Cake with Baroness Spike


9AM Equestrian Lists Open

Equestrian Arena

  Madrone Archery Champion Lists Open


9:30AM Noblesse Oblige Tournament Prize Bragging

Equestrian Arena

10AM Noblesse Oblige Tournament Beginds

Equestrian Arena

  Madrone Archery Championship


  Erics Open for Pick Up Fights- Rapier and Rattan


  Ride Before a Prince

Equestrian Arena

3PM Site Closes


Meal Information

Pre-Purchase Meal Plan for Saturday Lunch and Dinner coming soon.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers needed for Gate, Lists, and More. Sign-ups coming soon.

Those interested in volunteering may contact the event team at 

This page was last updated: September 10, 2019
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