Saturday, November 12th
8:00am to 7:00pm

(Camping by Appointment: November 11, 2022 5:00pm – November 13, 2022 11:00am)
On the left is the back view of an archer wearing a grey hood with a quiver strapped to their back. The right side has the words “Highland Havoc, November 12, Hosted by Highland Foorde”. The background is muted, unclear scenery.
Thank you to Lord Aurri le Borgne for creating the graphic.

Join the Barony of Highland Foorde for Highland Havoc – our event focused on equestrian, archery, and equestrian archery. We chose a very open ended theme for this year “Something Not European!” Come join us with for a scrumptious lunch feast and check out our A&S activities. We hope you will join us for a day of happiness and havoc!


Frederick Pony Club, Moxley Field
4614 Ijamsville Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754


Site is open to everyone on Saturday, November 12th, from 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Site is open to campers who have contacted the Event Steward as noted above from Nov 11, 2022 5:00 pm – Nov 12, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022 11:00 am

Lunch Feast:

There will be a $10 lunch feast for 75 people. We recommend registering for it when you register for the event. See our Feast Steward’s section for a Draft Menu.

Site Notes:

This is a primitive site with semi-rugged terrain and no running potable water. Bottled water and drinks will be available on site. We strongly recommend wearing sturdy walking shoes.

Parking on site is limited. We recommend carpooling.

Atlantian Covid Policy

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SCArs Event Registration:

Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

If you need any modification, cancellation, or have an issue with your SCArs reservation, please email

Mail In Registration:

Checks can be sent as payment if you elect not to pay through SCArs. 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 11/9/2022. No mail in registrations using cash will be accepted.

Refund Requests:

The Baronial Exchequer, Lady Adele Lochlane, above, must receive refund requests in writing no later than five days after the events ends per Kingdom approved guidelines. If the reservation was cancelled on SCArs, please send your written refund request to assist the Exchequer in completing accurate refund requests. No refund shall be issued until the event books have been closed and all reservation checks have cleared.

Late arrivals:

Please plan to arrive by 2 pm on Saturday, November 12th. If you must to arrive after that, please coordinate with our Reservationist, Lord James the Archer, for trolling in.

Martial Activities:

MIC and Equestrian MIC: THL Arielle de Pontoise (she/her)

Lady Arielle de Pontoise (she/her) was born in Pontoise, France in 1437.  She has been an equestrian for almost 40 years and has been active in the SCA for over 30 years. She is the co-equestrian champion for the Barony of Stierbach (along with Lord Eachann de Barde).  In addition to riding and driving her horse Bingo, she enjoys sewing, embroidery, inkle and card weaving, theatrical arts, and silk banner painting. 

[A person is riding astride a chestnut pony with a flaxen mane and white stripe down his face. She is wearing a diagonally striped yellow, green, and purple tunic, with a similarly colored helmet cover. The pony is wearing a matching striped caparison. She is smiling and the pony is looking at the camera, ears pointed forward. They are in a sandy indoor riding arena.]

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. Equines may be tied to your trailer or small paddocks may be set up.  

Equestrian Schedule:

ALL DAY:  Vote for your favorite horse and ground crew member (See boxes on MOL table).

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Ground crew class

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Authorizations and warm ups (Please advise EqMiC in advance if you wish to authorize.)

10:00 am –11:30 am: Head to Head competition.  (Note- there will be 2 divisions:  Advanced and Novice.  Advanced is for those wishing to participate at up to a canter, and Novice is for those wishing to trot and/or walk.)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm (or immediately following the head to head): Pony meet and greet with the populace.  Please bring your horse’s favorite treats if you wish to participate.   

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Driving Games Demonstration

1:30 pm – 3:30pm: Mounted archery completion (will run concurrently with Daiku)

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Daiku (Japanese mounted game similar to Quidditch) (will run concurrently with Mounted archery)

3:30 pm – 4:00pm: Pack up games and prep for court.

MOLic: Herrin Clara Hutmacher (she/her)

[A woman stands in three quarters profile with her back to a large brown tree trunk. She is wearing a pink and black dress, with a white apron, a white undershirt, and an illustrious white veil with black hat. She is smiling at the camera.]

I joined the SCA in 2015, and I have been an MOL for several years. I’m so glad the Atlantian Cavalry asked me to be an equestrian MOL at Battle on the Bay in 2017. I keep coming back because people are so nice.

Archery MIC: Lady Sonya Flicker (“Patches”) (she/her)

Lady Sonya Flicker, called Patches, has been doing archery since at least 2016 (dates are fuzzy).  She is the current archery champion for Storvik.

An individual stands in a field facing the camera. They are wearing a bright red apron dress over a white underdress, a metal helmet, and is holding a cross bow, pointed at the camera

Come take a trip around the world in our fun archery shoot. We have targets representing areas of the Middle East, China, and the Americas. 

Archers will compete in four categories:

  • Bowman rank and higher
  • Archer and Marksman ranks
  • Novice and unranked
  • Period bow/crossbow
Archery Schedule:

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Set up

11:00 am: Inspections

Open range after inspections; clout shoot soon after range opens.

3:00 pm: Range closes

Thrown Weapons MIC: Baron Fergus of Hanna (he/him)

Thrown Weapons Schedule:

10:00 am: Range opens

12:00 pm: Tournament scoring starts

2:00 pm: Specialty throwing starts

4:00: Range closes

Arts and Sciences

General: Provost Ishmael Steadfast Reed (he/him)

A man wearing a burgundy doublet, blue pants, red socks, and grey hat stands in profile with his right leg outstretched, holding a sword in front of him, with a backdrop of bare wooden vines

Provost Ishmael Stedfast Reed is in his 6th year in the SCA, and has studied poetry, tailoring, historical martial arts, cooking, and more in various A&S projects. His focus is Elizabethan England, but he can’t wait to see what you all bring from around the globe!

A&S Competition: “Beating the Cold

This competition’s theme is items or art related to keeping warm. This could be clothing, knit wear, tools for fire-making, research on period insulators, poetry about surviving the cold, etc. Entries will be judged using the Kingdom Ministry of Arts and Sciences Judging Form by three judges (Lord Ishmael Stedfast Reed, Magistra Beatriz Alvares de la Oya, and Lady Helena Kassandreia), with the highest total score declared the overall winner. Entries can also be submitted for “Display w/ Feedback but not Competing” and “Display Only”!

During the event (1pm-2pm), there will be a “Meet the Makers” hour, in which we would ask all entrants to be present with their items if possible to discuss them with the judges and populace. This will also be the dedicated time for judges to review performed work, should you wish to enter a live performance into the competition, as well as a time for judges to evaluate work that is currently being worn — so don’t hesitate to enter the coat or cloak you came with! 

There will be multiple winners announced for this competition: 

  1. Overall winner: the highest total score on entry + documentation will win a prize!
  2. In keeping with the theme of the event, the highest scoring entry documented to a non-European area or culture will receive a separate prize. 
  3. The clothing or fiber entry that, in the judges opinion, best “beats the cold” will receive honorable mention.

Anyone who would like to teach classes in connection with any of these themes is encouraged to contact Ishmael Stedfast Reedto schedule a time slot during the day. 

A&S Schedule:

8:00 am – 10:00 am:

  • “Beating the Cold” Competition Entry Drop-off at the Arts & Sciences Pavilion. If entering either a live performance or a “modeled” entry (that is, one you are wearing on-site that day), please submit documentation during this drop-off period!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm:

  • Drop-in forestry and “Beating the Cold” survival skills lessons with Master Morien MacBain in the Forestry Guild Encampment. 
  • Judges will be judging submitted static entries in the “Beating the Cold” A&S Competition. You can find the general rubric here, although there are more specific criteria for different mediums here.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: 

  • Lord Ishmael Stedfast Reed will be teaching “Organizing Documentation – What Do I Include, and Where” over a lunch break in the A&S Pavilion. Please stop in while you eat if you’d like to learn more!
  • “Combat Archery: Basic Training” will be taught by Master Morien MacBain in the Forestry Guild Encampment 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Judges (Lord Ishmael Stedfast Reed, Magistra Beatriz Aluares de la Oya, and Lady Helena Kassandreia) will be judging both live performance entries as well as “modeled” entries (entries that are worn on-site) in the “Beating the Cold” A&S Competition. You can find the general rubric here, although there are more specific criteria for different mediums here.
  • Any entrant with a static entry is strongly encouraged (but not required) to return to the A&S area during this time for a “Meet the Artists” opportunity, in which our three judges can return to entries and ask follow-up questions or gush about them with the artists, as well as get a chance for the artists to see one anothers’ work. 
  • “Combat Archery: Training and Tactics” will be taught by Master Morien MacBain in the Forestry Guild Encampment 
  • “Fingerloop Braiding Make and Take!” will be taught by Lady Scheiny of Dahlraidia. You will learn to make a three-bowe [three loop] braid; this can be modified to five or seven based on personal preference. 

Students will need: 

  1. At least two yards of yarn in two colors each. Two skeins of embroidery floss is more than enough. (Provided with $3 materials fee)
  2. Scissors
  3. A ruler/ measuring tape [no big deal if you don’t have one] 
  4. A shoe on one of your feet 

Finger loop braiding is a historical way to make cords that can be used as decorative trim or favors, or practical applications such as lacing, drawstrings, button loops, purse straps, seals on documents, etc. Finds date back at least to the Iron Age Hallstatt Salt Mines. 

Finger loop braids can be made by individuals or collaboratively by pairs or even groups of people. It is done by manipulating loops, called “bowes”, through each other rather than wrapping individual strings around each other as in typical braiding. 

Recommended for children 10+

Younger children can learn but sometimes haven’t yet developed the necessary dexterity or attention. 

More information, including patterns, can be found at sites such as and

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:

  • Judging will be conferring to tally scores and determine winners. 
  • [CANCELED] Magistra Beatriz Aluares de la Oya will be teaching “Patterning 101”. Learn to make your own patterns for modern and historical clothing! In this class, we will learn how to take accurate measurements and draft a basic body block, and will discuss turning a basic block into a usable pattern. This class has a $5 fee. Students should being a writing implement.

3:00 pm: 

  • Please pick up entries anytime after 3pm to the end of the event, but before Afternoon Court is preferred! You will collect your feedback forms at this time as well from Ishmael.

4:00 pm Afternoon Court:

  • Winners will be announced, and will collect their prizes!

Event Staff:

Event Steward: Epy Pengelly, Armiger (they/them)

A person sits profile on the grass, one leg stretched out in front of them, but head turned to face the camera. They are wearing black boots, a tea dress, a black shawl, a purple patterned mask, and have a straw hat on their back.

Epy Pengelly, Armiger lives in Highland Foorde. You can find them most often with the equestrians, but they also greatly enjoy performing music in ensembles. They are a member of Laydes Fayre (since Fall 2019), and they like to play in the pit band for dances/balls when able. Currently serving as the Minister of the Lists of Highland Foorde, Epy also tries to stay active as an Equestrian Marshal or Event Steward of an event.

Feast Steward: Lady Melissa of Highland Foorde (she/her)

The Lady Melissa of Highland Foorde joined the SCA during the plague years and is a relative newcomer to in person events. She enjoys cooking, bardic and forestry and is especially interested in improving her A&S skills. Currently she is attempting to improve her blacksmithing, wood working and leather crafting. For this event she would like to showcase local, sustainable and vegetarian foods. 

[A woman is facing the camera, eyes going off to the right side of the frame, a slight smile on her face. She is wearing a black snood over her brown hair; she has on drop pearl earrings. The background is of a wooded scene, dappled with sunlight.]
Lunch Schedule:

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch will be served starting at 11:30. Any lunch not picked up by 1:00 pm cannot be guaranteed to be saved.

Lunch Menu:

Note: This entirety of this lunch is vegetarian. 

Mushroom soup
Rosemary Herb Bread
A Selection of Cheeses
Dried Fruits
Hot Spiced Cider

Head Reservationist: Lord James the Archer (he/him)

A smiling, bearded man faces the camera. He is wearing a red doublet, over a white undershirt.

Lord James the Archer is the Registrar / Head Troll of Highland Havoc…  I’ve been a long time Pennsic goer, and have started getting more involved in my local barony.

Baronial Chatelaine: Lady Caran DeBurg (she/her)

Lady Caran DeBurg is the Baronial Chatelaine. She welcomes all newcomers and old friends alike! If you plan on attending Highland Havoc as your first event, want to borrow garb, or more, feel free to reach out to her by email.

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Youth Ministers: Jenna and Chris of Highland Foorde

Youth Activities Schedule:

11:00 am – 12:00pm: Come enjoy a wild romp race with Paleo Ponies as your little ones maneuver along our course. Immediately after we will have a stone soup personal hot chocolate course and listen to a folk tale in the main pavilion.


Day Shades:

Please contact the Event Steward if you plan to bring a day shade. Space is limited. 


There is no merchanting at Highland Havoc 2022. 


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 the Event Steward by 11/09/2022 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.