Dates:
First Weekend in June 2018
Begins 9:00am June 1st
Ends 4:00pm 3rd

Location:
Stonehenge Farms
9755 Willamette St. Aumsville, OR 97325

Contact:
Event Steward
Troy Griffith (Sir William Brannan)
(541) 535-7974 - Email - Facebook

Admission:
All three days -
Adults $30 - Children Free
Saturday Only -
Adults $20 - Children Free
*SCA Member Discount: $5


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Preparing the Horse for Mounted Combat and Mounted to Ground

This an unarmored, mounted class that will require at least 4 riders and the assistance of as many volunteers afoot to happen; lasting one hour. The focus will be on training the horse, with a goal of preparing your horse mentally to accept close interaction with foot soldiers. The process is done very carefully, using a method called "troop training", wherein the horses derive confidence and self-assuredness from the presence of the other horses and riders in the troop. By slowly acclimating the to moving forward into people on foot in front of them and having those on foot give way to the approaching horses, first at a great distance but later and later over the course of training, the horses learn their strength as a herd and the riders are able to apply that strength safely. (Note: This is not about teaching horses to run over people on the ground.)

Instructor

 Sir William Brannan (aka Troy Griffith)

Sir William Brannan is an English Knight of the 16th Century. William has been participating in the SCA for over 40 years and studying military horsemanship for 20 years. He now trains horses and riders for martial activities on horseback as well as general horsemanship in the classical tradition.