Welcome to Pemberley Park and three days of equestrian events
Running: Nov 2nd 2018 - Jan 6 2019
Event Type: mixed
Class/Classes: Show Jumping (3 classes, Cup, Grand Prix & Derby)/ trail/dressage ("normal" (sidesaddle option) + para)/combined driving, equine agility, tentpegging, trail, jousting, cross country
Restrictions: Realistic to semirealistic/80%+ physically equine looking. Some fantasy factors ok but for most part look "natural" (ie no wings, fangs, horns etc), some fantasy markings like symbols etc ok.
Nestled in the middle of the grand estate, surrounded by rolling green pastures as well as patches of wooden areas in between are Pemberley Manor, the main house, it's architecture bear a strong reminisce to old southern estate complete with white pillars. It is possible to live at the showgrounds if you wish and if so you will be housed in the mansion wing to the right. Meals are included and will be provided by the manors own chefs. Serving will take place in the minor dining hall. Remember - the wing on the left are private.
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Around the manor are a small park, open to take a stroll in if wanted. Do you dare to venture into the labyrinth? (just don't get lost). There is also a firepit available for use for guest, located near the 'guestwing'.
The interior of the guestwing is sort a fashionmixture of old and modern. The rooms all have a large bed and lots of space, all decorated within a certain color for each room. You will find either a closet or drawers to store your clothes in if you so wish. There are enough space to put in a extra bed if you and a friend want to share a room (unless you can share the bed - it is big after all). All rooms are a on-suite and located on the bottomfloor. Upstairs you will find the guest lounge/livingroom and it lie next to the guest diningroom. The lounge/livingroom have a open fire, lots of couches, chairs, a TV and two computers. For those with a musical interest there is also a piano. On the entire estate there are also free Wi-Fi for those that bring their own tech.
As soon as you step through the doors to the dining room you might feel you take a step back in time due to the look and how it differs from the rest of the more modern interior design. The diningroom roof have nice swirly ornaments and the walls are covered with old oilpaintings of prominent members of the Darcy family. There is said to be a ghost haunting this room, an old decendant of the Darcys that was struck down near the window. Stories differ weather it was by sword or dagger. One can still faintly see the bloody marks in the floor boards even if its usually hidden under the rug. His portrait is one of those that hangs in the room. Some say it feels like the paintings have looked directly at them and there have also been stories of previous guests that have said it felt like something followed them out of the room.
Close to the manor is the stud of Pemberley, built in stone, one building for studs, the other for broodmares and youngsters. Back in the day the stud bred mainly warmbloods but with William Darcy now taking over as the head of the stud, the focus have turned towards the racing industry. That said he has decided to renew the events that used to take place at the estates great park - perfect to host equestrian competitions.
[Exterior of the studbarn]
While you are welcome to visit the main stud building, all visiting 'guest' horses are being stabled in a more newly built stable near by. That part of the estate was previously rented out but are now back with the Darcy family. To each stall there are a small turnout run (sand). Turnouts in somewhat larger paddock (most likely sand but there are a few grass ones) can be arranged if needed - contact the main stablemanager (see FAQ) for more information.
[Interior of the guestbarn]
There will be several events to enter, from "normal" classes of dressage (however this is only freestyle/dressage to music) and showjumping to more playful events such as Pegs & Rings and Equine agility. For the driving enthusiast there is also an event for that. As a special ‘event’ Pemberley Park also present a ‘para-dressage’ class. It has almost the same ‘divisions’ as the main dressage event (check the Event journal for more information).
For each event there will be a supervisor, that you can ask questions (if you need to) as well as include in your entry if you wish (ie not required). A simple image of this supervisor + facts will be provided. You will find more on the FAQ page.
The event has purses, with imaginary, not real - sorry, money. Too see more of what you can win - check out the Prizes journal. Remember you can still donate to this event if you like. It is much appreciated!!!
SHOWDATES: NOV 2 2018-JAN 6 2019
All reference pictures are made to give some hints on how it looks even if its not 100% since its all from different sources. A HUGE thank you to all providers to put such nice stock up on DeviantArt! <3
- All breeds welcome.
- You can enter all events if you like, using up to 3 horses/3 riders/event from your own stable/stud/barn. These can enter either individually or as a team. You can also team up with others creating a team of 3 (more on this in the judging matrix section - see the FAQ section). This is to encurage collaboration and stories - Deccy love stories!!
- 'Skeleton tracing' is ok but will not earn maximum points. Please, link your references!
This is the rough map of the grounds.