HARPG Toronto Masters - CLOSED

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The event is officially closed!
Thank you to everyone who participated and turned this into something special!! :heart:
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Hello people!
Important announcement: Now that the first entries are rolling in I noticed that some people depict their horse for the Dressage Novice Level with a Double Bridle For this class, in fact, only a snaffle bit is allowed however. In the description of the class I only stated 'Correct tack' - refering to the correct tack for the specific class and within real life guidelines - thinking people would know which tack is appropriate or look it up; so I didn't specifiy it any further. This is a mistake on my part and I'd like to hereby sincerely apologize for that. This is also why I'm annoucing this now. With a month still to go I want to give people a chance to change the bridle on their drawing. I'm deeply sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. 
If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or Cursey! Thank you for your understanding and I hope you can all enjoy the show nevertheless :heart:

Briar Mills Equestrian Center is proud to announce that they teamed up with Royale Pirate Stables to host this high-class and exquisite event.
Supported by many generous people, stables and organisations  Briar Mills would like to extend their appreciation to everyone who played a part in contributing to making this event as big and exciting as it is.

The stars of today and tomorrow are invited to join this event and showcase their skill and talent on the big stage.
Located in the heart of Canadas biggest city this event is bound to draw in visitors and spectators from all over the world.

This event is sanctioned with:
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Show Schedule by Aliyska

WEATHER

Saturday: 23.3°C
Partly sunny, some clouds in the sky, short torrential downpour to be expected in the morning (0.4mm), 22km/h wind
Partly cloudy at night

Sunday: 24.8°C
Sunny, some clouds in the sky, 37km/h wind

RULES

- Tracing is allowed as long as the references are properly credited
- No reusing old art. The art has to be done specifically for this event.
- No commissions, lineart or free-to-use backgrounds. Art has to be made by you!
- No photo backgrounds.
-Player made breeds are free to enter as long as they have a realistic look to them (e.g. Obertaurer, Zlesdins, realistic Drakehests etc. are also allowed)
-Ponies and donkeys are free to enter the lower classes

DEADLINE

:new: Sunday, 20. October 2019, 12pm (GMT+2) :new:
HARPG Toronto Masters Countdown


Location: The Rebel Parking, Polson Pier, Toronto, CA (Note: During the time of the event the Rebel night club will stay closed to avoid disturbance of the event.)
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www.google.com/maps/@43.641369…
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www.google.com/maps/@43.641872…

Arena:
Arena-overview by Aliyska
Arena Ressources by Aliyska
Please note: The banners depicted on the edges of the arena keep changing between the ones of the organizers and the ones of the sponsors. Find them in full resolution here: sta.sh/2135v9q5lrsn?edit=1

Above the grandstands there will be flags of the various countries competing displayed. (Signalized by the red dots on the arena map)
More ressources regarding the arenasta.sh/223r2tlbo25z?edit=1

Arrival & Accommodation
Entrants may arrive early and board their horses at Briar Mills Equestrian Center for a certain period of time. The facilities are open for training and riders are provided rooms in either hotels or apartments. 
The horses then will be moved to the stables on the pier on Thursday.

If the entrants arrive directly from the Toronto Pearson International Airport they may do so on Wednesday or Thursday as well. For the riders there's hotel rooms and apartments near the venue. There will be around the clock surveillance for the horses and the riders and their staff will receive an access pass with which they may come and go as they please.

Vet check
The vet check will take place on Friday morning starting at 9am. Following the FEI standards the dressage horses will be examined by 2 people and the show jumpers by 3 people. Riders or owners will be asked to hold their horse while it gets inspected and then be prompted to walk and trot their horses in front of the jury. The jury is very concerned about the horses comfort and well-being so horses who get nervous around vets will be inspected with extra care and after an extensive talk with their rider/owner to make sure the horses won't be subjected to more stress than necessary.
For more info and details please refer to this document: inside.fei.org/sites/default/f… (Starting on site 27)


CSI 2* PRESTIGE LEAGUE

Horse have to be at least 4 years old
Rider have to be at least 14 years old (riders under 18 need the signature of a legal guardian)
2 Horses/Rider (meaning a rider can enter with 2 different horses)
No limits on how many riders from a stable can enter

No previous show experience required

  • Correct Show jumping saddle, bridle and bit (bitless is fine too), breastplate allowed/encouraged
  • White or colored saddle pads
  • Leg protection mandatory
  • Short or braided mane, tail can but doesn't have to be braided
  • Country flag and starting number have to be visible. Stable logo is optional
  • Rider has to wear proper jumping attire (jacket or shirt in any proper color, white breeches, tall boots. Gloves can be worn)
  • Helmets mandatory (unless there is a proven clinical/psychological reason not to)

Course Map:
Course Map CSI 2* by Aliyska
Obstacles: sta.sh/2tyigllj8b3?edit=1
Order of obstacles is up to you but we ask you to stick to the course and obstacle type depicted on the map. You're free to design your own obstacles for this event too, however, it should fit to the location and overall theme of the show. You're also allowed to draw additional arena decoration (plants etc.)


CSI 5* GRAND PRIX

Horse have to be at least 8 years old
Rider have to be at least 18 years old
1 Horse/Rider (meaning a rider can only enter once and therefor only with one horse)
No limits on how many riders from a stable can enter

Both have to prove 2 previous show jumping entries or training pictures upon registering

  • Correct Show jumping saddle, bridle and bit (bitless is fine too), breastplate allowed/encouraged
  • White or colored saddle pads
  • Leg protection mandatory
  • Short or braided mane, tail can but doesn't have to be braided
  • Country flag and starting number have to be visible. Stable logo is optional
  • Rider has to wear proper jumping attire (jacket or shirt in any proper color, white breeches, tall boots. Gloves can be worn)
  • Helmets mandatory (unless there is a proven clinical/psychological reason not to)

Course Map: 
Course Map CSI 5* by Aliyska
Obstacles: sta.sh/2tyigllj8b3?edit=1
Order of obstacles is up to you but we ask you to stick to the course and obstacle type depicted on the map. You're free to design your own obstacles for this event too, however, it should fit to the location and overall theme of the show. You're also allowed to draw additional arena decoration (plants etc.)


DRESSAGE NOVICE LEVEL

Horse have to be at least 4 years old
Rider have to be at least 14 years old (riders under 18 need the signature of a legal guardian)
2 Horses/Rider (meaning a rider can enter with 2 different horses)
No limits on how many riders from a stable can enter


No previous show experience required

  • Correct Dressage saddle, bridle and bit for the class (only snaffle bit allowed, please refer to this page equine-world.co.uk/info/equest…)
  • White saddle pads, thin colored borders are allowed
  • Leg bandages allowed
  • Properly braided mane, tail optional
  • Country flag and starting number have to be visible. Stable logo is optional
  • Rider has to wear proper dressage attire (black, dark blue or dark brown short coat, white shirt, white breeches, white or black gloves, dark tall boots. Spurs allowed)
  • Helmet mandatory (unless there is a proven clinical/psychological reason not to)

Dressage Set-Up Novice Class by Aliyska
:new: Ressources regarding the judges' pavillons: sta.sh/268vejzvoyp


DRESSAGE GRAND PIX SPECIAL

Horse have to be at least 8 years old
Rider have to be at least 18 years old
1 Horse/Rider (meaning a rider can only enter once and therefor only with one horse)
No limits on how many riders from a stable can enter

Both have to prove 2 previous dressage entries or training pictures upon registering

  • Correct Dressage saddle, bridle and bit for the class (double bridle required; refer to page 40 in this document: inside.fei.org/sites/default/f…)
  • White saddle pads, thin colored borders are allowed
  • Properly braided mane, tail optional
  • Country flag and starting number have to be visible. Stable logo is optional
  • Rider has to wear proper dressage attire (black, dark blue or dark brown tail coat, white shirt, white breeches, white or black gloves, dark tall boots. Spurs allowed)
  • Riders in Military service may wear suitable uniform and headwear
  • Dressage Hats mandatory (unless there is a proven clinical/psychological reason not to)

Music needs to be provided for this class!

Info: The Grand Prix Special will start at 7.30pm. Sunset is expected around 9pm, which is also when the floodlights will be illuminated. The class ends around 10.30pm.

Here's an inspiration video for how the atmosphere will be like with the floodlights:
 Link to Video 

Ressources: In this folder you can find pictures that can be used as inspiration and ressources for this class: sta.sh/21oetasof7a0?edit=1

Dressage Set-Up Grand Prix by Aliyska
:new: Ressources regarding the judges' pavillons: sta.sh/268vejzvoyp

DRESSAGE JUDGES


Dressage Judges by Aliyska
Seabuto Aquizo by Naxaron
Luther Guthrie by oxymelon
Joaquin Sergio Tirado by Aliyska
Tivadar Szekuly "Lyo" by abosz007 (Only judges Dressage Novice Level)
Hunter Volos by Trivia-Rose

COMMENTARY

Expertise and experience paired with a little bit of hot tea. This is what Toronto's commentators will bring to you.

Toronto Masters' Commentators by Aliyska
Blake Declan Lavoie
The 27-year old show jumper is Canadian by birth and truly also at heart. Toronto being a special place to him, he’s delighted to represent Briar Mills and give his insight and expertise for the commentary.

Koda Ferrigno
Being as involved in the equestrian business as this young man is, he provides all the background information and rumours about the competitors. He’s the manager of the Imperial Racing Department and many should recognise his name as the highly successful Jockey of RPS Suicidal Tendencies.

COMMENTARY INPUT

Depending on the entry amount, all 4 classes will have commentary. However, we guarantee that the two Grand Prix classes will have commentary whatsoever. This equals the live broadcast for viewers. To make sure your pair is described as accurately as possible, I'd politely ask you to add the following to your entries description:

  • Information about the rider (Age, origin, etc. Are they known for something? A big win perhaps? Do they ride full time, do they have a job on the side; give us all the information you think is important or interesting. We want to let the people know who your rider is!)
  • Parents and/or notable ancestors of the horse
  • Breeder of the horse
  • Anything interesting about your pair (have they come back from an injury, are they a new team etc.)

Dressage
  • Description of their style  (how do they work together, what is special about their style etc.)
  • Strongest/weakest move
  • How does the music choice support the horses movement

Show jumping
  • Which obstacle would they have most trouble with (you can refer to the course map and provide a number and explanation)
  • How do horse and rider work together
  • Anything special about the horses or riders jumping style
  • For the Grand Prix, if they would end up in a jump off: How much risk would they be willing to take

PRE-REGISTRATION

This event requires preregistration. In order to get enlisted for this event, please comment on this journal with the class you want to enter in and the following:

Rider: (Name)
Age: (keep in mind that each category has different rules)
Stable: (Stable Name)
Country: (Country Name)
Experience: (if required for your class)

Horse: (Name + Reference Link)
Age: (keep in mind that each category has different rules)
Breed: (only realistic breeds)
Experience: (if required for your class)

JUDGING MATRIX

As stated here: Toronto Masters' Judging Matrix


PRIZES

Non-point priZes

1st place
Fullbody winner circle picture (for the Grand Prix classes; collab between abosz007 and Aliyska)
Cup
Winner Blanket Toronto Masters by Aliyska
Ribbon
Pagedoll Headshot by ShevyArt (for the Grand Prix classes)
Fullbody picture of horse and rider with background of choice (shaded) by SophieMacaulay
Fullbody picture of winning horse by samuRAI-same
Fullbody picture by ImagiNationArtsXD
Semi detailed headshot by CheeseDraws
Custom Zlesdin Import by Zoubstance
Breeding to RPS Ozujsko by abosz007

2nd place
Fullbody winner circle picture (for the Grand Prix classes; collab between abosz007 and Aliyska)
Fullbody picture of horse and rider without background(shaded) by SophieMacaulay
Ribbon
shaded headshot by samuRAI-same
Chibi by ImagiNationArtsXD
Flat colored headshot by CheeseDraws

3rd place
Fullbody winner circle picture (for the Grand Prix classes; collab between abosz007 and Aliyska)
Fullbody picture of horse with simple background (shaded) by SophieMacaulay
Ribbon
headshot by samuRAI-same
Detailed sketch by ImagiNationArtsXD
Flat colored headshot by CheeseDraws

4th place
Shaded headshot of horse without background by SophieMacaulay
Ribbon

5th place
Shaded headshot of horse or rider without background by SophieMacaulay
Ribbon

6th-12th place
Ribbon

Point priZes

The points will be split as following:
Toronto Masters Prize Money Distribution by Aliyska
Thank you to everyone who donated and sponsored this event. I'm beyond grateful and at loss for words. Let's make it an event to remember! 

SPECIAL thanks go to
CalyArt for donating 3000 :points: 
abosz007 for donating 11500 :points: 
Zoubstance for donating 500 :points:
KittycatNita for donating 800 :points:
PaintedWisely for donating 700 :points:
oxymelon for donating 500 :points:
Tamashi-Sama for donating 300 :points:
And everyone who donated at my poll, bringing the sum up to over 1000 :points:
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This event strongly encourages interaction. Made to feel like a real life competition I'd kindly ask you to not stray away too for from the professionalism yet fun that surrounds such a high class sporting event.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the organizers or comment directly under this journal. We'll be happy to help.

See you soon in Toronto!

Dearly
Ali & Cursey

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vikula11's avatar
hi! I have my entry almost finished, but my wrist decided not to cooperate and generate wawes of pain. If I post my entry tomorrow, will it still count?
Aliyska's avatar
Aww I'm very sorry to hear that! I hope your wrist gets better soon ;;
Sadly I have to say that it wouldn't count anymore :C There was a countdown in the journal and the event has been extended twice and so it wouldn't be fair to those people who often fought through sleepless nights to get their entries in within the deadline. I'm really sorry about this DX
vikula11's avatar
That’s okay. I understand that.
Hopefully next time
LionXS's avatar
Wäre es auch noch möglich sein Entry bis heute Abend einzusenden? :(
Aliyska's avatar
Nein, leider nicht :C Wir haben das Event zweimal verlängert und im Journal war zudem ein Countdown verlinkt. Es wäre leider nicht fair denen gegenüber, die sich mit Mühe und schlaflosen Nächten an die Deadline gehalten haben. Es tut mir sehr Leid ;;
LionXS's avatar
Okay, schade, aber macht sinn. :)
King-Icarus's avatar
Toronto Masters Grand-Prix | Dressage Entry by King-Icarus  
Sorry it's late, but here it is! ;v;
Aliyska's avatar
No worries! You uploaded it in time C:
Added! :heart:
King-Icarus's avatar
Oh, wonderful!
Thank you so much! <33
ANIMALGIRL1869's avatar
So sorry I didn't get a chance to enter. hopefully if this runs again I will be able to enter :D

GOOD LUCK TO EVERY ONE!
Aliyska's avatar
No worries! I hope my answers were of any use anyway ;; <3 And this show might make a return. Maybe not in Toronto but somewhere else in similar fashion :heart: If it does, we'd love to have you!!
ANIMALGIRL1869's avatar
Yes! Your answers helped me a lot. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. 
Oh yay! Would love to see it make a return. :heart: aww thanks! I hope I can enter next time :D And I'm watching you now, so hopefully I don't miss anything :la:
KittycatNita's avatar
The extra image for team #06 CSI5* Grand Prix c:
Les Dames - Vet check - Toronto Masters 2019 by KittycatNita
StarrMountainEstate's avatar
Oh, dear... is it too late for my last entry now?
Aliyska's avatar
Have you uploaded it?
Aliyska's avatar
Hmm okay
I'll check with my co-host about penalties for handing in an entry late DX Sorry I can't tell you more right now!
StarrMountainEstate's avatar
Any word on whether I can still submit it? :)
Aliyska's avatar
Sadly we came to the conclusion that it wouldn't be fair to those other entrants who gave it their all to finish within the deadline. Seeing as it was also extended twice and there was a countdown in the journal.
We're very sorry about not being able to bring you better news ;; <3
StarrMountainEstate's avatar
That's very fair and no big deal! I can use it for another show, and even if I can't, it counts as drawing practice!
StarrMountainEstate's avatar
That's alright! My own fault for procrastinating >.>
Aliyska's avatar
:stare:

Added though!
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