[CC][C:L10][RP PHASE ENDS 05/06] Pony Eventing
Falsterbo Pony Eventing Trials I
04.20-04.22.2018 11:59 PM EST
Judged by Anna Hertler
- All entry fees must be paid in full to the CC PONY EVENTING account on the main site for your entry to be processed.
- Please include the 'Show Name' in the Payment Memo.
- 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 EVENTING 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
- BEGINNER (1): $75 entry fee
- NOVICE (2): $150 entry fee
- TRAINING (3): $225 entry fee
- PRELIMINARY (4): $300 entry fee
- INTERMEDIATE (5): $375 entry fee
- ADVANCED (6): $450 entry fee
- CCI* (7): $525 entry fee
- CCI** (8): $600 entry fee
- CCI*** (9): $675 entry fee
- CCI**** (10): $750 entry fee
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, as long as the entry is original and has not previously been used.
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 Scrumpy JackRidden by Sailor MuirShow Jumping Phase, 8th place
Wintermist's SpydermonkeyRidden by Channah KorellDressage Phase, 6th place
Wintermist's Pumpkin ParfaitRidden by Caoimhe AhearneCross Country Phase, 9th place
Wintermist's AberdeenRidden by Laurentia MelletteCross Country Phase, 10th place
Northfield GoldilocksRidden by Caoimhe AhearneDressage Phase, 5th place
Saphire NS during the Show Jumping Phase with her rider Alexander Hagglund
Now Or Never NS during the Cross Country Phase with his rider Linnéa Larsson
Eltino NS during the Dressage Phase with his rider Leticia Flores
Ace NS during the Cross Country Phase with his rider Amilia Hertler
Butterbeer Of Wintermist during the Cross Country Phase with his rider Alicia Ericsson
Blinded By Sunshine and Duncan Taylor during the Cross Country phase (Level 2); placed 11th.
It was the first time they’d stepped up in the competition rankings - admittedly, going from Level 1 to Level 2 wasn’t THAT big of a step, but for the 13-year-old and his 7 year-old pony, it was a big leap.
Almost as big as some of the ones they were going to have to take on the cross country course.
Duncan shifted uneasily in his saddle as he and PJ waited for the starter to count them down. The cross country was his least favourite phase of eventing - it always terrified him; the speed, the unforgiving jumps, the hazards associated with galloping around the countryside and leaping over fixed obstacles……
Shaking himself, he gathered up his reins and clicked his tongue. Obediently, the coloured stallion moved forward towards the starter’s box. Just in time too, as the elderly gentleman held up his watch and started counting down from five just as they entered.
“Three, two, one, go! Good luck!”
Taking a deep breath to mentally prepare himself, Duncan squeezed his legs firmly around the stallion’s sides and pushed him into a steady gallop.
They were about halfway around the course, at one of the major combinations. He knew that Chloe, Richard, and Anthony were all watching here, and that was doing nothing to settle his already boundless nerves.
Anthony had already completed his Level 1 ride on Degs, and had now joined the heads of Winyard to watch his best friend compete. The pressure on Duncan’s shoulders right now was immense - at least, in his mind it was. The last thing he wanted to do was let Chloe and Richard down; he looked up to the pair of them and had a lot of respect for them, so he wanted to make them proud of them.
The last time he and PJ had been out at a competition, they’d done really rather well, so there was also the added pressure of continuing that streak.
Tugging on PJ’s reins as they approached the combination, he sat back in his saddle to slow the pony down.
“Steady, boy” he commanded shakily. This part of the course was among those that he had been most worried about, and he could feel his nerves starting to swell yet again in his gut.
Putting a bit more pressure on his reins to slow PJ further, Duncan started to line them up for the first part of the combination.
It had just started to rain, and footing on this part of the course wasn’t all that great. On top of all that, a nearby car horn decided to go off right by the cross country track.
Immediately, Duncan was engaged in a fierce battle to keep his seat as PJ shied and started to jump and rear in fright from the sudden noise.
“Whoa, easy boy!” the teen cried out, reaching down to stroke the stallion’s neck in an attempt to calm him. “Easy!”
Neighing shrilly, PJ jumped to the side and started to gallop full-pelt towards the next jump. Terrified, Duncan tried to pull his head away, but the stallion was totally focused on getting to (and then over) that jump; thinking that that would be the best way to escape what had frightened him.
Thanks to the speed and the lack of his usual care and grace, he took off very awkwardly, and Duncan felt his balance slip.
Then, just as PJ landed on the other side - and before Duncan could gather his reins and start them off again - the car horn blared out once more.
That did it for the poor PJ, who shied backwards and reared up in fright. Losing his seat completely now, Duncan started to fall backwards. His feet slipped easily out of his stirrups and he hurtled towards the ground.
His head smacked into the log that had helped secure part of the jump they’d just cleared, and everyone nearby heard the sound of a bone cracking.
The only other noise they heard then was the sound of another young man screaming.
Chloe and Richard did their best to hold the younger boy back, watching the events in front of them unfold with equal looks of horror. Anthony squirmed in their arms, trying to break free of their hold and get to his best friend’s side.
Officials ran out onto the course to try and catch the jumpy PJ - who, in the chaos - had snapped his reins, but the stallion had since calmed when he saw his rider on the ground.
Snorting, the palomino pushed past the course officials and walked over to his fallen rider, nudging his head with his muzzle and whickering softly when he got no response.
In this time, Anthony had managed to break free from Richard’s hold, and he raced over. As he rounded the side of the jump, his heart leapt into his throat and he quickly fell to his knees beside his friend.
PJ gave Duncan’s head another nudge, this time getting his muzzle under his cheek and lifting his head slightly. And then Anthony saw the dent in the back of his friend’s helmet and the completely lax look about his features.
Putting a hand on his shoulder, he gave it a frantic shake.
“Dunc, come on Duncan, wake up! Please, wake up!” he pleaded, voice sounding close to breaking as a tear threatened to escape from his eye.
Nothing. There was no response.
He felt the presence of Chloe and Richard behind him; the feel of a warm, comforting arm around his shaking shoulders a strange comfort to him.
“One of the course officials is getting the ambulance down here, Anthony” Chloe assured, pulling the distressed teen into her side in a hug. “He’s going to be alright.”
Anthony didn’t know for sure, but he was glad for one thing: that the rain was now easily masking the tears that poured down his cheeks.
Dixie Whiskey PV ridden by Abby Spencer in cross country
Nightspirit PV ridden by Sarah Spencer in Dressage
Icarus PV ridden by Lydia Clarkson in Cross Country
Valkyrie PV ridden by Lydia Clarkson in show Jumping