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(Below description is for the HARPG-Show-Directory)
Running: April 15th, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Event Type: 3 Day Event
Class/Classes: Show Jumping, Dressage, Cross-Country
Restrictions: See rules
Once again, it's time for the annual MSS Summer Event! This time, it's going to be a full-blown 3DE.
Starting Date: April 15th, 2012
Deadline: September 1st, 2012
The first day will be warm, pleasant, and sunny, with temperatures around 75°F and a few light clouds in the sky. In the morning, we will have an opening ceremony and buffet breakfast for all competitors. The maiden show jumping will start at noon, and Grand Prix show jumping will start around 5:00 PM. We will have a campfire at 9:30 PM, open to all competitors.
The second day will be around 85°F all day. It will be clear and sunny in the morning, but will become overcast and quite windy around 4:00 PM. We will have low-level kür in the morning, and the advanced kür class will start at 5:00 PM. At 2:00 PM, we will have a group trail ride on the beach, for anyone who wishes to join.
The third day will in the the 70s in the morning, and will warm up to around 80°F at noon. The beginner cross-country class will start at 6:30 AM, and advanced cross-country will start at 3:30 PM. The closing ceremony and dinner will be at 6:00 PM, and we will have another trail ride on the beach starting at 8:00.
Both show jumping classes will take place in the main outdoor arena. It has white, 3-rail fences and beige sand on the ground. Between the main arena and the beach are two small arenas, but these do not have to be drawn in your entry.
Dressage will take place in the dressage arena, which is right on the beach.
Both cross-country classes will take place on the cross-country course. The course runs along the beach, through the woods, and through a couple of fields. There will be some small stone walls along the course, in the woods. Many flowers grow in the woods and fields, and the course passes through a field of poppies near the end.
Vet inspections will take place in the dressage arena.
All competitors are welcome to use any of the arenas, including the indoor arena, for training between classes. The indoor arena will always be open. The outdoor arenas will all be open when there are no classes going on in them. Competitors are welcome to use the cross-country course on days 1 and 2 for trail riding or training, and the beach is always available as well. If you wish to train while other classes are going on, we ask that you avoid the outdoor arenas.
Guests may stay in our guest houses, which look like this: www.countryliving.com/cm/count… , or they may camp out in their trailers.
Meals will be served 3 times a day in our café. Each guest cottage includes a small kitchen as well. Horses may stay in our 24-stall guest barn. Our staff will take care of feeding and watering the horses, as well as cleaning out the stalls, but we ask that competitors take care of grooming, turnout, and tacking up themselves.
The stables, office, tack room, and guest houses are air-conditioned.
Horses may stay in one of our 5 guest pastures.
- Horses must be older than 3 years old in the low-level classes, and must be at least 6 years in the advanced classes
- Riders must be over 15 years old in all classes
- Appropriate tack is required. It should be either black or brown- no blue saddles, please. Excessively severe bits are not allowed. Saddle pads can be any color, so be creative!
- Entries must have a background. Photo backgrounds are allowed, but will result in a dock of points.
- Riders must wear helmets
- Riders should wear a show coat in an appropriate color (red, dark blue, dark green, gray, black, dark purple, brown), pale breeches, and tall black show boots
- Riders in the low-level classes may wear a polo shirt or a show shirt instead of a coat, if they wish. They must still wear light-colored breeches and tall, black show boots.
- Your country's flag should be visible in the corner of your saddle pad, though it does not have to be large. Your starting number can be visible on the bridle or saddle pad if you wish, but it is not required.
- Art theft, pre-made linearts, and pre-made grayscales are not allowed in entries
- You do not have to be part of the HARPG to enter
- At least 3/4 of your horse must be shown in your entry
- Horses should be mostly realistic. Unnatural colors are okay, but they should not have wings/fangs/extra legs/devil tails/whatever else.
- You can enter classes individually if you wish, so it's not completely like a real 3DE in that regard
- Horses and riders cannot enter one class twice
- Rollkur is not allowed in the dressage classes
To register, please note me with the following form. Pre-registration is not required. If you choose not to pre-register, your starting number does not have to be shown on the saddle pad/bridle.
Rider name (first and last):
Link to horse's reference:
If you would like to lease a horse for the show, please let me know. Available horses are listed below.
MS Skipperdale - Skipper is a great horse for dressage. He is a flashy mover with nice conformation, and will do well with an intermediate or advanced rider.
MS London Eye - London is a sweet, easygoing mare who does well in dressage and show jumping. She will do well with any level of rider.
MS Highwayman's Peril - Highwayman is a top-level competition horse well-suited to both show jumping and cross-country. He needs an advanced rider.
MS Paradise Circle - Pippa is a spirited mare with a lot of energy who does well in dressage and show jumping. She needs a relatively advanced rider to keep her focused.
MS Casanova's Nosferatu Lily - Casa excels in dressage. Her high-spirited tendencies make her a perfect mount for a more experienced rider.
Maiden show jumping: This class is restricted to horses who have not placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in any previous competition. The course will consist of 12 jumps. The heights will vary, but will not exceed 3'3" in height and 4'6" in spread.
Grand Prix jumping: This class is restricted to horses who have competed at least once before. The course will consist of 15 jumps,. The heights will vary slightly, but will not exceed 5'8" in height and 6'2" in spread.
Maiden Dressage Kür: This class is restricted to horses who have not placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in and previous competition. The performance should include the collected and extended walk, trot, canter, and can include some aspects such as half-passes and flying changes. Your music should be between 4 and 5 minutes long. Double bridles are not permitted.
Advanced Dressage Kür: This class is restricted to horses who have competed at least once before. The performance should include the collected and extended walk, trot, and canter, half-pass, flying changes, piaffe, pirouette, and other such movements. Music should be between 4 and 6 minutes long. Double bridles are permitted in this class, but must be used responsibly.
Maiden Cross-Country: This class is restricted to horses who have not places 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in previous competition. The course will run along the beach, through the woods, and through a couple meadows. Jumps will not exceed 3'6" in height and 4'0" in spread.
Advanced Cross-Country: Horses in this class must have competed at least once before. The course will be the same as in Maiden Cross-Country. Jumps will not exceed 5'10" in height and 6'6" in spread.
- 0- 30 points will be awarded for an accurate, thoughtful background
- 0- 40 points will be awarded for overall effort and how the image compares to the rest of your gallery
- 0- 20 points will be awarded for following rules
- 0- 10 points will be awarded for a story (it does not have to be extremely long)
- 0- 10 points will be awarded using random.org for falls, knocked rails, time faults, etc. (more faults will mean less judging points)
5 points will be awarded for a vet inspection picture
5 points will be awarded for a training picture (does not require a background)
10 points will be awarded for a training picture based at MSS (must include a background)
However, if you draw 2 of one type of extra image, the second one will only count for half as many points as it normally would. For example, if someone drew an inspection picture, 1 background-less training picture, and 2 training pictures with backgrounds, they would receive 5 + 5 + 10 + 5 = 25 points. I do not recommend drawing that many.
Training pictures do not have to be set in an arena. Trail rides, random riding, stable interactions, etc. will be counted as training pictures.
Only the first 4 extra pictures of any kind that you draw will count for any points. If you draw 6 extra pictures, the last 2 won't earn you any points at all.
The competitor with the MOST points in their class will come in first place.
Each class will have one 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner, as well as a Judge's Choice award. Please feel free to donate prizes. Grand and Reserve champions go to the horses who have accumulated the most points over the entire show.
1st place: Rosette, trophy, headshot of your horse from Boooberry, headshot from YankeesFaves, journal feature from YankeesFaves
2nd place: Rosette, journal feature from YankeesFaves
3rd place: Rosette, journal feature from YankeesFaves
Judge's choice (awarded to one entry per class): Rosette
Grand Judge's Choice (out of all the entries): Headshot of your horse from me, 10 from Boooberry, headshot from YankeesFaves
Grand champion: Rosette, a free breeding to any MSS stallion, headshot of your horse from Boooberry, headshot from YankeesFaves
If you have any questions regarding the show, please feel free to let me know.
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