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West Kingdom Equestrian Championship

Saturday April 13th, 2024 to Sunday April 14th, 2024
Ione, California

West Kingdom Riders
Our delayed Equestrian Campion Competition is to be held on April 14th. The arena opens at 9 am on Sat. The morning is for warmups and practicing and, perhaps (sez the Eq MiC, Vscts Mistress Margarite) some surprise contests!

After the lunch break, we will hold the Champion competitions, listed below.

NOTE: We DO NOT have access to the barn as it was just, at the end of Jan, leased to a 4H club. This is why all the activities are on Sunday. If you wish to overnight, it may be possible to set up your own portable pen inside the arena Sat night (no horses allowed to run loose in the arena), but it will need to come down by 9am Sunday.

In addition, YOU MUST contact Margarite, who is the on-site EqMiC no later than April 7th as she would need to camp out with you on Sat. for insurance purposes.

On site Event Steward and Eq MiC – Rachel Keish (Vscts Mistress Marqurite du Royon) 408-592-0223

This year, the format and inspiration for our Equestrian Championship will be from the Persian epic, Shahnameh.
There are three activities. The Gorz mace pattern (see WK EQ Facebook page for pattern:
Riders perform a simple zig-zag pattern as they wield the mighty Gorz mace, chopping off the heads of their enemies as they reach each pillar.
Any gait and gait combinations are acceptable. The goal is to keep your horse facing forward and a smile on your face.
Lancing - Contestants can choose to test their skills at the quintain or tent pegging.
We will also be testing our physical prowess with the birgas game!

Terrain Description: sloped and flat dirt. Spectator metal stands in arena. Permanent privies
Bodies of water on/near site: none
Insects or wild animals to be aware of on/ near site: woodland creatures in park
Site Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Electrical Outlets
Close / Handicap Parking
Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Stone Privies
Potable Water
Pet Friendly

Event Steward – Dianne Karp (Siobhan ni Seaghdha)— — 775-742-1457
On site Event Steward and Eq MiC – Rachel Keish (Vscts Mistress Marqurite du Royon) — 408-592-0223

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Event Start on Apr 13 at 3:00 PM and Ends on Apr 14 at 6:00 PM
Site Fee: 
Adult "Non-Member" Registration $35.00; Adult Member Registration $25.00; Family Cap $0; Children (under 17 yrs of age) FREE

From Sacramento: Take your best route to Hwy 99 South to exit 273 (Liberty Rd) towards Frontage Rd. Turn left on Liberty. At the traffic circle take the 3rd exit onto CA-88E and go 8.8 miles. Turn left onto CA-124 N and go 1.6 miles.
From Modesto: Take Hwy 99 N to Exit 255 for CA-88 E/ Waterloo Rd towards Jackson. Turn right onto CA-88 E/ Waterloo Rd (signs for Jackson) and travel 19 miles. Turn left to stay on CA-88 E for 2.9 miles. At the traffic circle take the second exit and stay on CA-88 E.Travel 8.8 miles. Turn left on CA-124 N for 1.6 miles.
PLEASE note that the entrance to the arena is just south of the main park entrance. However, if you do drive into the main entrance, there is a road through the park that will take you to the Arena.