An Tir Riderless Horse Ceremony

The Riderless ceremony was conceived as a memorial for those who have passed in the Kingdom of An Tir. It was conceived and administered by the Ladies of the Rose and Valorous Estate of An Tir. The riderless horse ceremony has appeared in many cultures and periods in history.

The first observance of this ceremony was at An Tir May Crown  AS 40. HRH Angharad led her horse Maximillian.

The Ceremony

KING
The Kingdom of An Tir needed a permanent way memorial representing our sorrow for those who
have passed away. The Ladies of the Rose and the Valorous Estate proposed using a riderless horse
to reprent those who have died, both as a dignified way of marking their passing, and to provide a
ceremony that will be instantly and universally understood by those who witness it.
Today, we bring before you for the first time the Riderless Horse Memorial, which will be a
constantly evolving piece of An Tir history. The caparison has been fashioned from retired pieces
of Kingdom Regalia, and will content to be added to by members of the Noble Estate and the
populace of our Kingdom.
As it will not be possible to read the names of all of the people of An Tir who have passed prior
to this date in court right now, we invite you to read the book that will travel with this
memorial which holds all of the names and includes the description of the Riderless Horse.

The Ladies of the Rose and Valorous Estate shall proceed the riderless horse into court. The horse shall be caparisoned in black and red with the arms of An Tir, no saddle nor bridle shall be worn. 

THE LADIES OF THE ROSE AND VALOROUS ESTATE

HERALD
 It is right and fitting that members of the populace of An Tir who pass on be remembered
and recognized for their presence and contributions to the Sable Kingdom.

QUEEN CARRIES A BLACK TASSEL TO THE RIDERLESS HORSE

HERALD:

Therefore do We, Skeggi and Taisiaa hereby recognize Sigfriend the Immane from the Barony
of Aquaterra.

QUEEN ATTACHES THE TASSEL ON THE CAPARISON

HERALD:

Diedre of LittleJohn of Madrone

QUEEN ATTACHES A TASSEL TO THE CAPARISON

THE LADIES OF THE ROSE AND VALOROUS ESTATE STAND AND ESCORT THE RIDERLESS HORSE AND ATTENDANT.

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The Scroll of Honor - An Tir Remembers can be viewed on the An Tir Wiki.


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