Effective immediately – You are no longer required to have an SCA membership to ride at Official practices (unless you are authorizing at a practice). You also no longer need to have a membership to ground crew. You will still be required to have a valid SCA membership to authorize and ride at events. We are keeping more in line with heavy fighting/rapier. All participants must still sign the equestrian waiver if they wish to participate in equestrian activities, including ground crewing.
If you have printed off the 2015 handbook, just get a marker and cross out the requirement for ground crew/practices. I will be updating the handbook and re-releasing it in the next few days.
Baroness Zuriel Aurelius Nightshade, Middle Kingdom Equestrian Officer