Rider and Marshal Information
Equestrian activities are a Marshal discipline in the SCA.
Atlantia uses the Society minimum standards with only a
few exceptions. These exceptions are integrated into the
Atlantian Earl Marshal Policy.
Society Policy can be found in pdf format as the
SCA Equestrian Marshal’s Handbook
A copy of the Atlantian Book of the Horse dated December 2012, is available as a pdf file. This document contains copies of the rules and instructions and tips for constructing equipment. As noted in the document, it may be used as a guideline, but always check the official (current) policy for any changes before investing large amounts of time and money into your projects.
Any questions about policy should be directed to the Deputy Earl Marshal of the Horse. Other questions including where and when to ride, can be directed to the same location or to one of the regional equestrian deputies.
complete and official list of marshals is
available from the Atlantia Earl Marshal's office and
A note to and about Minors: The SCA does not permit anyone under 5 on a horse for any reason (including pictures and pony rides). A legal parent must be present and watching any minor at all times that they are riding a horse. Additionally, the Atlantian marshals request that any child under the age of 12 be accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 16 whenever they are near the horse - even viewing the tournament. Minors who wish to authorize need to ensure that they have all the additional notarized paperwork in order BEFORE the event and the Deputy Earl Marshal of the Horse must be present for the authorization. The policy includes additional regulations for minor riders which must be followed - this includes the use of approved head protection and suitable equipment for the size of the rider. Please review ALL policy and ask the marshals for assistance BEFORE attending any events.