Knowne World Equestrian Awards
As of 2016
Compilation By Baroness Brenna MacGrioghair
revision by Donwenna La Mareschale 2016




Why institute the Golden Lance award in Kingdoms? 
A short commentary by  THL Donwenna La Mareschale

Right now the Golden Lance is an award that is given in Atlantia, Ansteorra, Caid, and Trimaris, East, and Aethelmarc.  I  guess what I find compelling  about the whole discussion is to look at the big picture and see what we equestrians have accomplished over the course of 50 years in the SCA and compare that to what the Rapier community has done  in a lot shorter time. Obviously the archers saw the correlation. Having fought the battle on the corporate level to  retain equestrian activities and to get the BoD to 'allow' us to do more, I can see how a 'universal award' would give us the widespread recognition and support and credibility we certainly need.  

As a side note, most kingdoms have signed onto the White Scarf Treaty that recognizes the grant level polling award for Rapier Combat.

Even nowadays, we equestrians are still having problems on a corporate level, like having to pay extra to order an equestrian  Insurance certificate.   We need to integrate ourselves more into the SCA and a universal award would help  do that for us. Most importantly we  would have the widespread recognition that comes with an  Interkingdom Grant Level  Award and the backing of the Royalty because they are the ones who award it. Once that happens, the Peers will have a better understanding of who we are and what we do.  Ultimately even the BoD (which is usually comprised of Peers)  will be more welcoming to our equestrian activities and listen to our suggestions.\


If you think about it, this is a long time coming and a well deserved recognition for our activity. The benefits would be immense if the Golden Lance was instituted in all Kingdoms. See below for more information about the charter and treaty for the Golden Lance.





Ansteorra
1. Establishment of the Order
(THIS IS A POLLING ORDER in Ansteorra )
a) There shall exist in Ansteorra (and Trimaris)  an Order unto which the Crown 
shall select persons who have distinguished themselves by 
demonstrating exceptional skill, leadership and honor on the 
equestrian field; service to Ansteorra (and Trimaris) and its people; knowledge of 
the courtly graces; and who have shown a consistent respect for the 
laws and customs of Ansteorra and (Trimaris) .
b) This Order shall be known as the Order of the Golden Lance of 
Ansteorra, and shall be hereafter referred to as the Order.
c) Companion shall be entitled to place after their names the 
letters "CGL" to designate their membership in the Order, and shall be 
styled and announced in procession as "Companion to the Order of the 
Golden Lance of Ansteorra (Trimaris)."
d) It shall be recognized tradition in Ansteorra to address 
members of the Order with the prefix title "Lancer."
2. Arms and Precedence
a) The Order shall carry with it, at the pleasure of the Crown, a 
Grant of Arms. Companions of the Order shall take precedence after 
all nobility and peerage, but before simple Grant of Arms. The 
precedence of the Order shall be combined with that of the Orders of 
the Star of Merit, the Iris of Merit, the White Scarf of Ansteorra, 
the Centurians of the Sable Star and the Arcus Majoris of Ansteorra.
b) If the Order is given to a person who is already higher in 
precedence than that stated above, then his/her precedence shall 
remain unchanged.
c) If the Order is given to a person who does not hold equal or 
higher precedence, then his/her precedence shall date from his/her 
elevation to the Order.
3. Investiture of the Order
a) The selection of a member of the Order shall be publicly 
proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
b) Persons being selected must be present to receive the Order.
4. Membership in the Order
a) The number of members in the Order shall not be limited.
b) Companions of the Order shall retain their membership in the 
Order despite any future change in residence.
c) The Crown shall consort with the Order concerning the 
qualifications and suitability of a candidate. Recognition and 
elevation remains the sole right of the Crown.
5. Principals of the Order
a) The King and Queen of Ansteorra (Trimaris)shall be the Principals of the 
Order.
b) Principals of the Order shall share all rights, privileges, 
and responsibilities of membership in the Order.
6. Insignia of the Order
a) The badge of the Order shall be "(fieldless) On a mullet of 
five greater and five lesser points Sable, a lance Or."
b) Companions of the Order shall be entitled to wear a ribbon 
"Sable edged Or charged with a lance Or" worn on either the calf or 
above the elbow.
c) Companion to the Order may display on their tournament lances 
a pennon bearing the badge of the Order. 


 Order Charter Text
The Companionship scroll shall read:
" Each shall know that We, and , Rex and 
Regina Ansteorra (Trimaris), in consideration of exceptional skill and 
contributions of service to the Equestrian 
Arts and to Our Realm, do by this Our Charter advance to 
the Rank and Estate of Companion to the Order of the Golden Lance of 
Ansteorra (Trimaris), with all responsibilities and privileges thereto 
appertaining. This is so done and given in Our (group type) of (group 
name) on the day of , anno societatus ___, being 
by the common era.

DRAFT TEXT  Treaty of the Arc d'Or
We, the kingdoms signatory to this treaty, desire to offer deserved and due 
recognition to those in Our respective kingdoms who have demonstrated 
exceptional expertise in the arts of archery and who have, through service 
to the archery community, advanced those arts and promoted them; and

We desire to promote the archery arts within Our separate realms, and to 
other realms, by this recognition of exemplar individuals; and

We desire to establish in, between, and throughout Our realms a singular 
order to accomplish this recognition, such that all who hold membership in 
this order will be recognized equally for their skills and service to the 
archery arts among and within all kingdoms signatory to this treaty; and

We desire to register this order name and similar badges for each kingdom 
signatory to this treaty with the College of Arms.

Article the First ~
We do each therefore establish, create, and recognize within Our separate 
realms, according to Our kingdom law and the Laws of Arms, the Order of the 
Arc d'Or.  Further, We each declare that a member of this order inducted in 
any other kingdom signatory to this treaty shall be welcomed in all of Our 
realms and accorded the rights and precedence granted to Our own kingdom's 
members of this order.  We do not, save only by the terms of other treaties 
in force if any are applicable, grant to any other kingdom the right to 
confer membership in this order upon one of Our populace without prior 
consultation with Us or Our successor Kings and Queens.

Article the Second ~
We do each grant to each and every other kingdom signatory to this treaty 
permission to conflict with our respective name and badge registrations for 
this Order of the Arc d'Or for purposes of each kingdom's registration of 
the order with the College of Arms.  We do each recognize that such 
permission granted cannot be revoked once registrations are 
completed.  This treaty text shall be included with each registration of 
name or badge to the College of Arms and shall constitute documentation of 
such permission to conflict as the College may require.

Article the Third ~
We each mutually recognize that the name of this order registered to each 
signatory kingdom will add the kingdom name to the end of the 
phrase:  "Order of the Arc d'Or of".

Article the Fourth ~
We each mutually recognize that the badge registration by each signatory 
kingdom for this order will include the charge of "a bow Or" as either a 
primary charge or as an overall charge, all other badge components to be 
determined by each signatory kingdom.  We each further mutually declare 
that members of this order are at any time entitled to wear either the 
badge of this order of the kingdom in which they were made members or the 
badge of the order of the kingdom in which they currently reside.

Article the Fifth ~
We do each direct and charge, through enactment of this treaty, Our 
respective Colleges of Heralds to speedily register the order name and 
badge for Our respective kingdoms with the College of Arms.

Article the Sixth ~
We, the kingdoms signatory to this treaty, do further declare Our intent to 
encourage other realms in the pursuit of the archery arts and to welcome 
such kingdoms who pursue these ideals to join this treaty as they may desire.

By Our Hands, duly witnessed by Our Principal Heralds, do We enact these 
articles and make their terms binding as law in Our respective kingdoms in 
accordance with the procedures and laws of Our kingdoms.










GOLDEN LANCE Charter
Sir Alexis and Sir Henri are the premiers of this Order in Ansteorra; the Premier in Trimaris is  Baroness Brenna MacGrioghair;  the Premiers in Atlantia are Master Terafan and THL Alain; Principal in AEthelmearc is Mistress Shishido Tora (Gozen) of AEthelmearc - read her article on the Golden Lance of AEthelmearc
Update!  The East Kingdom also has the Golden Lance! And now the 6th kingdom to participate in the treaty is Atlantia. Below Left: the medallions are inscribed. Below right: the medallion is dependant from a leather collar with the motto of the recipient.  









This page was last updated on: April 2, 2017
DRAFT TEXT Treaty of the Golden Lance
We, the kingdoms signatory to this treaty, desire to offer deserved and due 
recognition to those in Our respective kingdoms who have demonstrated 
exceptional expertise in the arts of equestrian activities and who have, 
through service to the equestrian community, advanced those arts and 
promoted them; and

We desire to promote the equestrian arts within Our separate realms, and to 
other realms, by this recognition of exemplar individuals; and

We desire to establish in, between, and throughout Our realms a singular 
order to accomplish this recognition, such that all who hold membership in 
this order will be recognized equally for their skills and service to the 
equestrian arts among and within all kingdoms signatory to this treaty; and

We desire to register this order name and similar badges for each kingdom 
signatory to this treaty with the College of Arms.

Article the First ~
We do each therefore establish, create, and recognize within Our separate 
realms, according to Our kingdom law and the Laws of Arms, the Order of the 
Golden Lance. Further, We each declare that a member of this order 
inducted in any other kingdom signatory to this treaty shall be welcomed in 
all of Our realms and accorded the rights and precedence granted to Our own 
kingdom's members of this order. We do not, save only by the terms of 
other treaties in force if any are applicable, grant to any other kingdom 
the right to confer membership in this order upon one of Our populace 
without prior consultation with Us or Our successor Kings and Queens.

Article the Second ~
We do each grant to each and every other kingdom signatory to this treaty 
permission to conflict with our respective name and badge registrations for 
this Order of the Golden Lance for purposes of each kingdom's registration 
of the order with the College of Arms. We do each recognize that such 
permission granted cannot be revoked once registrations are 
completed. This treaty text shall be included with each registration of 
name or badge to the College of Arms and shall constitute documentation of 
such permission to conflict as the College may require.

Article the Third ~
We each mutually recognize that the name of this order registered to each 
signatory kingdom will add the kingdom name to the end of the 
phrase: "Order of the Golden Lance of".

Article the Fourth ~
We each mutually recognize that the badge registration by each signatory 
kingdom for this order will include the charge of "a lance Or" as either a 
primary charge or as an overall charge, all other badge components to be 
determined by each signatory kingdom. We each further mutually declare 
that members of this order are at any time entitled to wear either the 
badge of this order of the kingdom in which they were made members or the 
badge of the order of the kingdom in which they currently reside.

Article the Fifth ~
We do each direct and charge, through enactment of this treaty, Our 
respective Colleges of Heralds to speedily register the order name and 
badge for Our respective kingdoms with the College of Arms.

Article the Sixth ~
We, the kingdoms signatory to this treaty, do further declare Our intent to 
encourage other realms in the pursuit of the equestrian arts and to welcome 
such kingdoms who pursue these ideals to join this treaty as they may desire.

By Our Hands, duly witnessed by Our Principal Heralds, do We enact these 
articles and make their terms binding as law in Our respective kingdoms in 
accordance with the procedures and laws of Our kingdoms.

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