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Crosby Stables by Shotechi

ABOUT
Crosby's Grand Prix Showjumping Clinic is a one-week advanced course for showjumpers looking to expand and deepen their knowledge about the sport. It's aimed towards both human and equine athletes who are competing on 5* level or plan to rise in the ranks. It's not a course for beginners!
Internationally recognized trainers and successful riders give insight into their experiences and knowledge through daily workshops and lessons - both theoretical and practical. Ridden lessons are ndividually fitted to each rider's and horse's needs in small groups of 5 max. 

ACCOMMODATION 

Horses are boarded in the guest tract of the stable, while riders can book either single or double rooms in two shared guest apartments (one kitchen per apartment, each room has a separate bathroom). The guest quarters are in the main building, but have their own separate entry. 
Three meals per day are included in the booking price. 

INSTRUCTORS 
The Crosbys by HCLofficial Peter Crosby by Shotechi  Georgia Bal-Thibodeau by Shotechi
Peter Crosby, 54, owner of CS, retired showjumper-now-trainer. 
Catherine Crosby, 56, owner of CS, active eventer
Georgia Bal-Thibodeau, 37, showjumper and trainer
Janet Hurst, 29, dressage trainer

WORKSHOPS


Day 1 - Sunday


    Arrival. 

Day 2 - Monday 


    9:00 - 12:00 am | Outdoor Riding Arena | The Higher Classes - Theory/Practice with Peter Crosby
An introduction, followed by about an hour-long jumping lesson with medium-high obstacles to determine each rider's level.
    2:00 - 3:30 pm | Indoor Riding Arena | Back To Basics - Ground-/Flatwork with Catherine Crosby
A solid foundation is absolutely necessary. 

Day 3 - Tuesday


    10:00 - 12:00 am | Outdoor Jumping Field | Seeing The Stride with Peter Crosby
Every equestrian walks the course before the show - but what are we doing, really? A seminar on finding the right distances for different jumps. 
    2:00 - 3:30 pm | Outdoor Riding Arena | Course Jumping with Peter Crosby
Tips and Tricks on clearing long and difficult courses. 

Day 4 - Wednesday


    10:00 - 12:00 am | Outdoor Riding Arena | Rhythm and Distance with Peter Crosby
A workshop about how to keep the right rhythm throughout a course and how that is the very essence in getting through a course as smoothly and perfectly as possible. 
    2:00 - 4:00 pm | Indoor Riding Arena | Advanced Dressage for Showjumpers with Janet Hurst
A showjumper shouldn't only be trained over jumps. Janet Hurst on why dressage is important for your horse and how you can apply that to your training.

Day 5 - Thursday 


    10:00 - 12:00 am | Seminar Room | Theory: Physics of Showjumping with Catherine Crosby
While the horses get to enjoy a well-deserved break from intense training, riders get a glimpse at their sport from a more theoretical, scientific point of view. 

Day 6 - Friday


    9:00 - 10:00 am | Seminar Room | Theory: Collection with Georgia Bal-Thibodeau
    10:30 - 12:00 am | Indoor Riding Arena | Practice: Collection with Georgia Bal-Thibodeau
Having a controlled and attentive horse is key in showjumping. This workshop offers theoretical insight and practical exercises to help achieving that.  
    2:00 - 4:00 pm | Outdoor Riding Arena | The Perfect Combination with Georgia Bal-Thibodeau
A lesson on how to keep your horse alert and powerful throughout combinations. Mrs Thibodeau will share different approaches to planning and execution of this supreme discipline of showjumping.

Day 7 - Saturday


    9:00 - 11:30 am | Outdoor Jumping Field | Course Jumping with Peter Crosby
Tips and Tricks on clearing long and difficult courses - with a focus on double and triple combinations. 
    2:00 - 3:30 pm | Outdoor Jumping Field | Course Jumping with Peter Crosby  
Final round of the Course Jumping workshop. Each participant gets to jump an entire course on 5* level to finish the clinic.

Day 8 - Sunday


    Departure.


How To Participate


Crosby's GP Showjumping Clinic is open for everyone! It doesn't matter if you are a registered HARPG stable or an independent player. 
There is no registration, no qualification - just go ahead and draw your characters joining. Please add it to the HA-Champions-League gallery, so we all can admire it!

However, please keep in mind that, even though there is no formal registration or required experience, your horse and rider should at least be fit to jump those heights from a roleplaying point of view - else an expensive clinic wouldn't make that much sense.
For roleplaying purposes, the clinic takes place in the first week of every second month, but you're welcome to enter at any time.


Qualifier for the HARPG Champions League


Now here's the interesting stuff!
A successful completion of the GP Jumping Clinic automatically qualifies participants to register for the HA-Champions-League
The catch is, "normal" qualification for the League requires at least three pictures - via the Clinic, you get the opportunity to qualify by only drawing two pictures. That way, you can get new characters into the competition much easier! 

The following pictures are mandatory to complete the clinic:
ONE picture showing your horse and rider during the workshop "Course Jumping" on Saturday,
PLUS 
ONE picture showing your horse and rider during a workshop of your choice.

These pictures have to be fullbody, fully coloured, and need to have a background. 
If qualifying more than one horse or rider, both can be shown in and qualify with the same picture. (in that case, they don't both have to be shown jumping or performing)
Extra pictures are not required, but encouraged! This is an excellent opportunity to socialize and roleplay with fellow entrants, why not make use of it? 

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EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Professional
Clinic pic número uno :la:
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(just to clarify - this counts towards being able to qualify both horses in the image?)
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Equusdragon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1.3 Throwback by Equusdragon and the last one is here! :dummy:
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
so am I reading right? open to anyone, none HA-CL included? and is there any deadline? c: this sounds like something I want to put a particular horse through
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Student Filmographer
Yes, it's open for anyone, and it's always open, no deadline. You don't have to use it for a HCL qualification, you can just use it for your own storyline as well!
Sounds great, looking forward to see what you're coming up with! <3
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! Thank you so much. and about featuring the "npc"s of the clinic? I will ask regardless and credit
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Student Filmographer
You're free to include any of the Crosby Stables' characters anytime!! that would be actually super lovely :la:
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TerracottaVulture Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! if I ever find the time for some side stories I will do it! :aww: or for anything really
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The second image. Whooh ^^ I'll be there!
(silly question, would you get a message to confirm your application before the deadline?)
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Bollious Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there! Love this idea! (:
Have you any idea how long this will be open? Since I have some horses I would love to ener, but they are still quite young and not on this level. Thank you so much in advance! :heart: And I'm terribly sorry if I didn't see it!
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HCLofficial Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Hey hey! Thanks so much for the interest! This clinic is always open, all year long (:

Please keep in mind, though, that from a roleplaying point-of-view, a one-week clinic is by far not enough to bring a young horse up to 5* level. It's not meant to replace years of training and experience! If you briefly mention in a story that said horse was trained and competed for years on this level and is now old enough and ready to tackle 160 cm courses, you need absolutely no previous art of them to enter the clinic! That's what it was created for - to have the possibility to create new characters and introduce them as grand prix jumpers, rather than having to rely on horses with tons of HARPG experience and a ton of previously drawn art.
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Alrighty! Thanks for the explanation! :heart:
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HCLofficial Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2019
Hi!
Thank you so much for entering this and your interest in the event! :D
If you don't mind, I'll just have to check that one - are you planning to enter Tormenta? Because if you were - sadly we only accept horses to enter. D: Even if she wasn't a mule, which might have been considered if it was a very special HARPG breed with very little anatomical similarity to real-life mules, with her size she doesn't exceed the pony height, and ponies sadly aren't allowed. (I know it does only say "We only accept realistic riders and horses" in the registration journal -  sorry if that was unclear. We had it in the FAQ journal only D: )
Otherwise I'm afraid it doesn't quite fit the standards of realism we want to keep up in this event :( I'm really sorry about that.
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HCLofficial Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019
To be fair, I've done a bit of research and consulted the other admins, but we have to insist on our rules. Regardless on how everybody just portrays them, Harlem Mules still posess donkey x horse blood, so they're basically mules, and mules of course have anatomical differences from horses. Of course my research can't have been super thorough on that matter, but I've looked at a number of pictures and I very clearly see the donkey influence in the length of the back and neck. I've found an article by a saddle maker writing about how saddles of horses and mules have to be different because of the way their spines are built and shaped.
Jumping courses on 5* level is not possible with that kind of anatomy - there is a reason why we only see warmbloods specifically bred for these performances in RL high level showjumping.

That doesn't mean you aren't allowed to play the HARPG like you want it to play, that's not what I mean. But, sadly we have created the HCL after a real life competition with the same standards of realism in mind and many, if not a majority of players play it on those standards, so I don't see it fitting. Even with a change in height. I know I'm the total party pooper here, and you must think "what a bunch of nitpickers" - I'm sorry for that. But many people prefer and actually like to have a widely realistic show among the "everything's possible" landscape of the HARPG for once, and that's why we added all those rules. I really hope you understand that.

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HCLofficial Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Oh mules are definitely amazing! :D I've watched a lot of videos to familiarize myself with jumping mules and the way they move and behave over a jump. It's just the level that doesn't fit - leaping 5-6 feet from a standstill is definitely impressive but if a Grand Prix oxer is both 5 feet high AND 5 feet wide you have to go full throttle at it, and be able to utilise your entire back and body. Likewise, cantering crosses or even doing competitive training level/first level dressage like Laura does with her mules at national finals is a wonderful success - but doesn't compare to the top of the sport.

I'm glad that you understand though, and look forward to see you enter (:


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EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Professional
Sorry if I've COMPLETELY missed it somewhere but are there particular references to use for the indoor arena at all? ^^
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HCLofficial Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019
Other than the stable map, nothing official! There have been beautiful renderings of the indoor by other participants of the clinic, if you want you could draw inspiration from how they interpreted it -- but you're free to come up with whatever fits your idea best! :D
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