Saturday, November 11
8:00am to 6:00pm
Camping for Equestrians Only, by Appointment”
November 10, 2023 5:00 pm – November 12, 2023 10:00 am
Please use coordinates to navigate, not this address!
Frederick Pony Club, Moxley Field
4614 Ijamsville Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754
Site is open to everyone on Saturday, November 11, from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
There will be a $12 lunch feast for 75 people. We recommend registering for it when you register for the event.
Chicken marinated in olive oil, lime juice, garlic, and spices
Slow cooked beef with coriander and caraway
Butter roasted vegetables
- Sweet potatoes
Spiced roasted chickpeas
Stewed apples with chai spices and brown sugar
For any questions or concerns, please contact Thegn Gracia with the Subject line “HIGHLAND HAVOC”
Frederick Pony Club is a primitive site. During the year, it is a local equestrian field, and much of the site is covered in meadow grass. While the grass will be mown before we arrive, it is still largely wild.
There are no paved areas available for use. The primary entrance driveway is gravel over dirt, which has significant potholes and can become extremely muddy if it rains. The A&S pavilion is likewise graveled, although it is a covered shelter with limited electricity.
The portapotties are placed as close to the usable points of access as possible – the disability facility is placed immediately between Troll and disability parking as close to the center of the event as possible.
Court is held in the equestrian field, which requires navigation of a pasture. Likewise, general parking is in the far field, with accompanying grass and mud.
Finally, the Pony Club has no human-potable water. We will have limited amounts available at the event.
We strongly suggest you wear sturdy walking shoes, pack plenty of water for the day, and remember your hat/sunscreen! While we would love to see everyone, we also understand that the site presents significant challenges for mobility devices, and want everyone to have as much information as needed to make decisions about attendance.
Mail In Registration:
Checks should be made out to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Highland Foorde.
Please mail payment to:
Samantha Van Rens (Lady Adele Lochlane)
572 Binford Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703.
No checks will be accepted after 11/8/2022. No mail-in registrations using cash will be accepted.
The Baronial Exchequer, Lady Adele Lochlane, above, must receive refund requests in writing no later than five days after the event ends per Kingdom approved guidelines. No refund shall be issued until the event books have been closed and all reservation checks have cleared.
Please plan to arrive by 2 pm on Saturday, November 11th. If you must arrive after that, please coordinate with our Reservationist, Lady Adele Lochlane, for trolling in. Contact Lady Adele.
MIC and Equestrian MIC: Epy Pengelly, Armiger (they/them)
Anyone participating in Equestrian activities, including ground crew, must complete the Equestrian Event Form. Please provide your negative Coggins Test to the EqMIC before unloading your animals. There is a fenced arena for activities and also water. Stalls are not available. This will be a day event only for Equines unless camping is prearranged with Epy Pengelly, EqMIC, by November 1.
Planned events include:
– Mounted Archery (no loaner gear available)
– Foam Jousting (no loaner gear available)
– Traditional Challenge Course Games (rider recommended to bring ring lance, sword, quintain lance, and javelins)
– MVP Groundcrew and MVP Equine competitions
– Target Archer vs Equestrian Heads Speed Challenge
Archery MIC: Robin of Ponte Alto (Brian MacMonigle) (they/them)
Thrown Weapons MIC: Baron Fergus of Hanna (he/him)
Arts and Sciences
Coordinator: Frauva Svana Masdottir (she/her)
At this year’s Highland Havoc, we want to see you bring your favorite marginalia to the foreground! On the margins no more, we want to see displays of the lovely, quirky, funny, weird bits of art found on illuminated manuscripts front and center for this A&S Challenge. Think outside the parchment when it comes to reproducing these for the challenge. Some examples include embroidery and three dimensional representations. They can be on functional items, like a belt pouch, or wholly modern items, like a doll of a whacky angel. Surprise us! Delight us! Have fun and take chances! We encourage you to make use of modern techniques and supplies if it will help your vision come to light! Documentation is not necessary, but we would love to see the original inspirations for your display (a printout or a QR code to a digital image are both acceptable).
Please email the MOAS to let us know by November 1, 2023 if you plan to display.
Feedback will be available on request, but this is not a competition. Please reach out if you have questions!
Event Steward: Magistra Beatriz Aluares de la Oya (she/they)
Feast Steward: Thegn Gracia of Storvik (she/her)
Feast Cooks: Casa del Especiero de la Cruz
Head Reservationist: Lady Adele Lochlane (she/her)
Please contact the Event Steward if you plan to bring a day shade. Space is limited.
There is no merchanting at Highland Havoc 2023.
Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed on site. Please clean up after them appropriately.
Alcohol is permitted on site for those age 21 and over.
Camping by arrangement only. Campers must contact Epy by 11/01/2023 if they intend to camp. Otherwise, this is a day event only.
While there are a number of hotels and campsites in the area, the included hotel is one nearby that is more economical than other options. There is no hotel block.
Comfort Inn (about 10 miles from site)
7300 Executive Way
Frederick, MD 21704
From Washington DC and points south: Follow your best route to I-270 N in Maryland. Take I-270 N. Take exit 22 towards Hyattstown. Turn left onto MD-109 N. Turn left onto MD-355 N. Turn right onto Big Woods Road. Continue onto Ijamsville Road. Frederick Pony Club will be on the left.
From Baltimore and points east: Take your best route to I-70 W. Take I-70 W towards Frederick. Take exit 59 towards MD-144 W/Old National Pike. Turn right onto Meadow Road. Turn right onto MD-144 W/Old National Pike. Turn left onto Main St. Turn right onto Ijamsville Rd. Frederick Pony Club will be on the right.
From Hagerstown and points west: Take I-70 E towards Frederick. Take exit 56 for MD-144 E/Old National Pike. Turn left onto MD-144 E/Old National Pike. Continue straight onto Main Street. Turn right onto Ijamsville Rd. Frederick Pony Club will be on the right.
From PA and points north: From Gettysburg, take US-15 S toward Frederick MD. Continue onto US-40 E. Take the exit onto I-70 E towards Baltimore. Use any lane to turn left onto MD-144 E/Main St/Old National Pike. Continue straight onto Main St. Turn right onto Ijamsville Rd. Frederick Pony Club will be on the right.