Doucette de Verdun
Doucette de Verdun with her horse Wilhelm at Acorns & Pearls 2008. Photo credit Master Liam St. Liam
|Resides: Shire of Hartshorn-dale|
Ermine, a horse couchant gules within a bordure counter-compony gules and argent
|Award & Office Badges|
|01/24/2009 Grant of Arms, Court Baroness; 10/18/2008 Companion of the Silver Crescent; 02/05/2005 Award of Arms; Golden Tyger|
Southern Region Equestrian Marshal; Queen's Champion of Horse A.S. XLIII; King's Champion of Horse A.S. XLVI
Baroness Doucette de Verdun resides in the East Kingdom and enjoys SCA Equestrian activities and serving as a retainer. She devotes most of her time in the SCA to equestrian activities, both marshaling and competing on her horse Squire Wilhelm (mka Willie). Her original interest in combining SCA and equestrian activities was sparked when her horse Sorel (mka Rugged Sting Ray) was injured and she used SCA Equestrian activities to keep him interested and happy during his rehabilitation.
Doucette also participates in sewing and fiber arts and occasionally helps with feasts.
Doucette hails from the northeastern (Alsace-Lorraine) region of France in the 14th century. Her family farms the fields outside the town of Verdun.
Offices & Positions
Regional Equestrian Marshal, East Kingdom Southern Region, December 2007 - present
Deputy Administrator, Interkingdom Equestrian Competition, May 2010 - present
- Co-Autocrat, Games & Galliards XII: Wintering Over In The Castle in the Shire of Hartshorn-dale, March 12, 2005
- Deputy Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge to Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick, Bawdy Barony Tavern in the Barony of Iron Bog, June 1-3, 2007
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, Warrior's Naadam in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, October 19-21, 2007
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, Warrior's Naadam in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, October 2008
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, Mountain Confederation Ladies' Champion in the Shire of Eisental, May 1-3, 2009
- Deputy Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge to Mistress Ellen du Grandchamp, Northern Region War Camp in the Shire of Glenn Linn, July 2-5, 2009
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, River Wars in the Barony of Iron Bog, September 25-27, 2009
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, Warrior's Naadam in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, October 9-11, 2009
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, Warrior's Naadam in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, October 15-17, 2010
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, Southern Region War Camp in the Barony of Carillion, April 29-May 1, 2011
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, River War II.V in the Barony of Iron Bog, October 14-16, 2011
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, Palio di Stonemarche / King's and Queen's Equestrian Champions' in the Barony of Stonemarche, June 115-17, 2012
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, River War - A new Beginning in the Barony of Iron Bog, September 28-30, 2012
- Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge, River Wars IV in the Barony of Iron Bog, September 6-8, 2013
Projects & Publications
Doucette is a protege to Duchess Katherine Stanhope.
Doucette has celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and is committed to trying to help others to meet the challenges of traveling, camping and feasting while avoiding gluten in their diets.
Doucette has an SCA-Equestrian related website at middleages.chestnutmares.org which is updated sporadically.