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.