[Darkwood-SCA] Palio at Crown
WINDSOR61 at aol.com
WINDSOR61 at aol.com
Thu Mar 23 09:02:15 PST 2006
Here are the rules for the Il Palio della Regina. Darkwood is still in need
of horses and riders. So far we have one noble stead Zippy and his rider
but we need more for a team. Please see me at Crown this weekend.
There will be 2 divisions, Adult and children's
Adult division - Age 16 and up
Children's division - Age 15 and under
For the adult division;
Twice around the Eric or"track"
An adult team must comprise 4 or more individuals,however,there is
only one rider and two
horses and teams must have at least two adults. Adult Riders will be
on the shoulders/back of the "horse"
The Adult division of the race will consist of 2 laps
in a "pony express" relay style around the "track"( OPTIONAL; one
horse and one rider for each lap of the Eric.)If for some reason, the
Rider were to be unseated from the horse the horse must
immeadiately stop where they are and count to 5 before
the horse may bolt away from the fallen rider. The rider MUST try to,
within that time, try to re-mount on the horse if possible
When the race commences, This is a "free for all". Horses/riders can,
(as long as no physical INTENTIONAL contact is made by any rider or
horse) "jockey" for position against their opponents to win the race.
Pit crews and supporters can find creative ways to distract opposing
riders/horses without physical contact to hamper the opposing rider's
progress..Think "distraction" not rugby.
As long as 2 complete laps are won by a rider
and horse or a horse from a team, that is the ultimate goal of the
For the Children's division;
only once around the "track"
A Children's team must comprise of 4 or more individuals.
However,there is only one rider and two horses and teams
must have at least one adult for supervision. Riders will be running
with the "horses"
The children's division of the race will be run "chariot-style" which
will consist of a rope held by each "Horse" and the "rider" holding
the middle of the rope. Hence, the rider will be holding the "reins"
of the horses and running with them.
The same "free for all" scenario rules will apply to the
children's race also
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