[CC][C:L10][RP Phase ENDED] Pony Show Jumping
Dublin Pony Grand Prix I
PONY SHOW JUMPING
11.13-11.15.2017 11:59 PM EST
Judged by Anna Hertler
- All entry fees must be paid in full to the CC PONY SHOW JUMPING account on the main site for your entry to be processed.
- The system does not accept punctuation in payments at this time. If you put, for example, $50.00 when you send payment, you will be sending $5,000! Just type in $50 with no decimal places. Please pay once for your entire entry, not per horse!
- Payments must be made by the same member who entered the horse.
- Horses may not be cross-entered in different levels at the same show.
- Riders may compete up to two horses in each class.
- Horses must be registered with the appropriate discipline to be eligible to compete.
- Member can enter up to 5 horses per level with 50 horses total.
- If there are more than 14 participants in one class, it will be split. Classes with fewer than 10 participants will have phantom horses added to meet the minimum requirement.
- Go to the PONY SHOW JUMPING Leaderboard to check your horse's current level. Horses may enter below their level but those entered above will be disqualified and entry fee confiscated.
- Error change requests/discipline declarations are not guaranteed to be completed by end of show, especially those submitted on its final day.
- Undeclared horses will be disqualified and entry fee confiscated.
- Duplicate entries will result in a DQ and will not be refunded. If the same horse is entered by multiple members, only first entry is taken into account and any following entries will be disqualified.
Classes & Fees
- PUDDLE (1): $75 entry fee
- HOPEFUL (2): $150 entry fee
- BEGINNER (3): $225 entry fee
- AMATEUR (4): $300 entry fee
- TRAINING (5): $375 entry fee
- PRELIMINARY (6): $450 entry fee
- INTERMEDIATE (7): $525 entry fee
- ADVANCED (8): $600 entry fee
- OPEN (9): $675 entry fee
- GRAND PRIX (10): $750 entry fee
Can you please change Blossom PBA ID number? Should be 16269.
This phase will remain open for 14 days from the time of this post.
You can submit any photo, story or a combination photo and story.
Horses need to be entered in the randomized phase to qualify.
Horses that have been disqualified may enter and collect points.
A total of 5 horses per member can be entered in the Role Play phase.
Entries must be submitted via the Roleplay Phase Entry Form to be counted and earn RP Rewards.
Story entries must be at least 300 words long and related to the show or the entry will not be counted. Entries longer than 300 words will not receive extra achievement points.
Photos can be inspired by how your horse did in the competition portion of the show or you can do anything related to the show - e.g. arriving at the show, watching a class, etc.
One entry will award 2 points (photo or story).
If both a picture and story are submitted, 1 extra point is awarded for a possible total of 3 points per horse.
Each entry in the Roleplay Phase will award 20 Achievement Points ($1,000 prize money). For more information on Achievement Points please see The Achievement Points Guide
Entries must be submitted via the Roleplay Phase Entry Form to be counted and earn RP Rewards
Wintermist's Puddleduck and Katelyn Coughlan
Katelyn was in her element as the little roan mare walked calmly across the sand, her neatly trimmed tail flowing in the late afternoon breeze. Their class was later in the afternoon and the murky grey clouds had come rolling across the arena, but neither of them were strangers to bad weather. Icy cold raindrops and furious winds were the typical weather back home in the dark little town of Claddaghduff.
The sharp buzz of the starting bell signalled the start of their round, and Katelyn's face grew serious as she nudged the mare into canter. Puddleduck was one of those ponies that always tried her hardest and never disappointed anyone, but she still somehow never became the star of the show. Her splash-attack roan markings made her unique and her quiet personality made her a firm favourite with all the riders at Wintermist. She had been around since the start of the rundown stable, but she was constantly overshadowed by the other ponies.
Katelyn had made it her mission over summer to ensure Puddle got enough love and attention, and had spent weeks trying to convince the farm owner Brígh into giving Puddle another chance in the show ring. She'd eventually gotten her way and this was their second show together.
Together they set off around the complicated twisty course; the little mare never faltering or hesitating and Katelyn firmly guiding their way as they landed over one fence and cut behind fence number six to find their way to the red and green poles hung between the white jump stands.
Three - two - one.
They soared over with plenty of space left between Puddle's hooves and the top pole, cantering the four measured strides between that and the next fence which awaited them towards the end of the course.
Although they would probably fade into the blur of flashier ponies and speedier rounds throughout the day, Katelyn couldn't stop the proud smile on her face for the rest of the day.
Wintermist's Puddifoot and Caoimhe Ahearne
"Are you sure -"
"You didn't let me finish."
"Am I sure this is a good idea?" Brígh sighed heavily with just the right ounce of annoyance in her clipped Irish accent, leaning against the glossy white fence.
Wary blue eyes stared back at her.
"You will be fine. You've managed her perfectly fine back home."
The little buckskin pony looked positively anything other than fine as she stood in the bustling collecting ring, ears pinned back and squealing something awful every time another pony came too close. Caoimhe wasn't Popsicle's usual rider but being the owner's niece did have its downfalls.
"I wouldn't call it perfectly fine..." Caoimhe grumbled in response, gathering the reins as her name was bellowed across the arena through the loudspeaker system.
"She will jump everything. Honestly. Everything. Just make sure to show her the right fences in the right order."
Caoimhe was sure she looked as terrified as she felt as Popsicle carried them into the arena. Somehow the plucky little mare was her aunt's favourite despite her ungraceful way and terrible lack of patience. She knew the mare could jump this course easily enough in her own way; each jump would be followed by a succession of snorts and bucks, but Caoimhe had never been a confident rider.
"Just don't buck me off this time." She muttered.
They set off at what Caoimhe hoped dearly with a steady canter, but in fact probably more resembled a slow gallop. The fences were brightly painted and decorated with fancy fillers and flowers, but nothing that gave her too much concern. Popsicle rushed at each fence, her head held high and pulling firmly on the bit whilst Caoimhe repeated her aunt's well-known vocabulary of inappropriate words inside her screaming head.
"Jeez, slow down!"
In anything the mare seemed to be getting faster. Caoimhe had lost count of what fence they'd just sailed over, but Popsicle was already locked onto a green and white spread with a filler hanging merrily at the front.
But wasn't it meant to be the blue oxer next?