Emprise of the Black Lion

Date: Emprise was held August 26-28, 2022
The next Emprise will be held Sept 13-15, 2024
Location: TBD.

In 2022 it was held at Flying Horseshoe Ranch
3190 Red Bridge Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922

The Emprise of the Black Lion is an equestrian-centered event sponsored by the Barony of Madrone.

Themed around the 1460 Treatise of Rene of Anjou, the equestrian activities highlight pageantry in the fields of Equestrian and Martial deeds through a variety of tournaments and competitions. To read more about the vision and inspiration for the Emprise event, read the information on the website of the Madrone Equestrian Guild about the Emprise event that was held in 2019.

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The archery range is huge and will host York and flight shoots as well as close-in target shooting.

We’re hosting an informal A&S Salon on Sunday morning.

Join us for much revelry and merriment!

Lodging: The Emprise is a camping event, with generous, first-come, first-served camping space for tents, RVs, and horse trailers. There is also limited cabin space. For all the most current information, including information on how to rent cabin space, click here to see the event on the An Tir Kingdom Calendar.

Registration Information: Event and equestrian preregistration will be available around August 1.

Camping preregistration is unnecessary – camping space is generous and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

To rent cabins, call the Flying Horseshoe Ranch at 509-674-2366.

Schedule of Event

3:00 pmGate Opens
4:00 pmRiding time for equestriansArena
6:00 pmDinner break
7:00 pmRevelry, music, bonfireCourtyard
9:00 amEquestrian lists & gear inspectionArena
Archery Range OpensRange
9:30 amYork Shoot BeginsRange
10:00 amGrand Procession Before the JudgesArena
10:30 amRapier TourneyList Field
12:00 pmLunch break
1:00 pmEquestrian skillsArena
Grand Pas d’Armes heavy armored combatList Field
3:00 pmCourtCourtyard
4:00 pmPet the PonyArena
Pool openPool
6:00 pmDinner break
7:00 pmRevelry, music, bonfireCourtyard
9:00 amBacon with the BaruninCourtyard
9:30 amOpen equestrianArena
Open archeryRange
A&S Project timeCourtyard