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North American Pony/Trainer 2018, a Leather Title Contest

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10914 South La Cienega Boulevard

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NORTH AMERICAN PONY/TRAINER 2018


Mission Statement


The North American Pony/Trainer Contest is a celebration of a Pony and Trainer team or a single Pony or a single Trainer, and their enthusiasm and knowledge in the vast world of pony play. The winner(s) of this contest will go forth to share their knowledge and love of pony play through teaching and mentoring those within the leather and fetish communities.

This is a Leather Title Contest, not a Pony Show. The Judging Criteria will include an Interview, Community Interaction during the weekend, a 15 minute on stage Presentation followed by a Question and Answer period (The Q & A is for the Trainer and the Pony. Ponies need to be out of Pony headspace and not wearing any head gear for the Q & A), and a Performance (any and all styles of show are welcome).


Contest Rules

Below are 8 responsibilities and requirements that contestants (pony and trainer) must agree to and meet:

1. Must be 21 years of age at the time of the contest in order to enter.

2. Must complete all portions of the contest listed below. (See Schedule and Judging Criteria.)

3. Must provide an auction basket to be raffled off for the winner’s travel fund. Please keep in mind that auction items should be of sufficient quantity and/or quality as to make a significant contribution to the travel fund. Past contestants have found it useful to seek donations and sponsorship's from friends and business people whilst others have used their talents to create auction items.

4. Must be willing to present Pony Play to the public. This includes weekly social media postings; attending Folsom Street Fair and being presented on the Leather title stage; submitting your professional quality image for the EQUUS International Pony Play Calendar; and at least 3 Pony Play teaching type engagements at Kink, Fetish, BDSM and Leather events of your choice (one of these must be a Regional or International Leather Event). There is a travel fund as part of the contest prize to use towards these expenses.

5. Must be a Pony/Trainer team who have worked together previously or a single Pony or a single Trainer.

6. Must bring an MP3 file of your soundtrack/music on an USB/Flashdrive (it MUST be labeled with your scene name on the outside of it) to the Meeting Friday, August 11th at 5:15 PM with subMissAnn.

7. Must agree to and sign North American Pony/Trainer Contest contract.

8. Must be present to step down at the North American Pony/Trainer 2018 Contest.


The Judges for North America Pony/Trainer 2018

The Judges for the 2017 North America Pony/Trainer Contest are:

Ms Liza

her slave, Jody/Ferdinand

Miss Vonn

Trixie LaFontaine

Tindala

Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria (250 possible pts.)

1. Interview (50 pts.)

The interview is a closed door interview with the Judges.

2. Community Interaction (50 pts.)

This begins from the moment you are seen during the weekend. During the event there are scheduled Pony Games and Trainer Games as part of the EQUUS International Pony Play Event. These games give an opportunity to try different disciplines of Pony Play. You may elect or not to be judged to receive a ribbon. The EQUUS IPPE Games are part of the event and it is important to support the Ponies and Trainers participating in these games and try one or two yourself. The judges will be looking at how you react to the community. Are you shy and withdrawn? Do you engage others in conversation? Are you having FUN? Your ability to be a positive role model for the pony play community is very important. The Event Manager will report to The Judges on all interactions during the event between North American Pony/Trainer contestants, staff and volunteers for the event.

3. On Stage Presentation and Question and Answer (50 pts.)

Each Pony/Trainer or single Pony or single Trainer will receive a narrow topic pertaining to pony play Friday night. You are to give a 15 minute presentation on this topic Saturday afternoon. Following your presentation will be a 10 minute Question and Answer period. The Question will be of a type that a new or curious person might ask of you during the title year. The Q & A is for the Trainer and the Pony. Ponies need to be out of Pony headspace and not wearing any head gear.

4. Pony/Trainer Obstacle Course – Blindfolded (50 pts.)

Each Pony/Trainer or single Pony or single Trainer will participate in the Obstacle Course – Blindfolded Game. Trainers will be judged on how well they communicate with their Ponies, reining skills, and care of Pony. Ponies will be judged on Pony mannerisms true to their type of Pony.

5. Show (50 pts.)

This is the public highlight. Time to shine. On Saturday night at 10 PM it’s time to put your best hoof forward and show the audience any or all of the cool tricks you’ve learned and practiced. Any and all styles of show are welcomed. If you are a single Pony or single Trainer, there will be a list of LA Pony and Critter Club Pony/Trainers you may elect to perform with or a House Handler and House Pony. You may also choose to perform at Liberty.

Show Rules

  1. The Show is for any Pony and Trainer or a single Pony or single Trainer participating in the contest, plus any participant in the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.

  2. Must be 21 years of age.

  3. Your show should be no longer than 5 minutes.

  4. You must bring a MP3 file of your soundtrack/music on an USB/Flashdrive (it MUST be labeled with your scene name on the outside of it) to the Meeting Friday, August 12th at 6 PM with subMissAnn.

  5. Have FUN.

Event Schedule

The North American Pony/Trainer Contest is an element of the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.

We are welcoming Ponies, Trainers, Handlers, Grooms, teams of Pony/Trainers and all those who love them to the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.

Friday DAY, August 11, 2017

1:30 PM Registration is OPEN

2 PM Vendor Market in the Main Room is OPEN

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Meet and Greet in Main Room is OPEN. Meet & Greet the presenters at EQUUS International Pony Play Event. Schmooze with old friends. Whinny to new friends and nuzzle with your herd.

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM Create a Pony Contest

Contest Players will be given a box of Random Stuff and have 15 minutes to create a Pony. Winner determined by Audience. Prizes Awarded.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Classroom Presentation TBA Hades Room

4:00 PM Welcome to EQUUS International Pony Play Event by Miss Ann

4:10 PM Welcome and Introduction of Judges and Contestant’s.

4:20 PM The Drawing of presentation topics for each NAPTC contestant. The Presentations begin Saturday, August 12 at 1 PM.

4:30 PM The Door Prize ticket drawing

5 PM – close of Friday Day.

5:15 PM Contestants meet with subMissAnn to discuss Contest Rules, what is required of them and sign paperwork.

6 PM Meet and Greet in the Main Room with Contestants, subMissAnn and Judges of the North American Pony/Trainer Contest

Friday NIGHT, August 11, 2017

“Western Game Night” in the Main Room

Event is open to the Public.

7:00 PM

CAROUSEL PONIES in Hades Room

There will be a sign up sheet for participants at The Meet & Greet. Sign Up opens at 3 PM, Friday Afternoon, August 11th.

The Auction Baskets of the North American Pony/Trainer Contestants will be on display for viewing. The Auction is held Saturday, August 12th at 11:30 PM.

The Games begin…

CORRAL (dimensions of corral are 20′ x 30′)

Everyone may try every game. No one is required to compete for a ribbon. All Games include a practice run and/or opportunity to try out that game. All Ponies will be assigned numbers as they enter the room. All numbers will be called so that every Pony has the opportunity to try each type of play/game. It will be clearly announced when Judging for a Game begins.

Diagrams of Games will be posted July 1st.

7:30 PM Pony Game

Trail Race

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

It is highly recommended to wear shoes that grip and assist you in making quick turns and weaves. No high heels nor small heel footwear nor Pony shoe will be allowed on the course.

8:30 PM Pony Game

Quadruple Stake Race

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

9:00 PM Pony Game

Birangle

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

9:30 PM Trainer Game

Scurbie Race

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

10 PM Pony Game

Big T

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

10:30 PM Pony Game

Gymkhana Gig

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

  • There will be a new Award this year, “Western Discipline” Buckle.

11 PM – Close of Friday Night.

Saturday DAY, August 12, 2017



HERA ROOM:

9 am – Noon Closed door Interview with Judges and North American Pony/Trainer Contestants.

MAIN ROOM:

9 am – 11 am Pony Play Space open for practice. There will be a sign up sheet for reservation of time in corral, 15 minute intervals. (dimensions of room: 27′ x 50′)

11 am Trainer Game

Dressage (corral will be 20′ x 35′)

Dressage Tests will be posted June 1st, 2017 for Introductory, Novice, Intermediate and Open Levels

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

MAIN ROOM:

3 PM Pony Game

(dimensions of corral are 20′ x 30′)

Cart Obstacle Course – Blindfolded

This game is required participation by NAPTC contestants.


4 PM Pony Game

Jumping

This game must be completed between 30 seconds and 45 seconds. Points are given for precision, hardness of jump and amount of jumps made.

There will be a sign up sheet for participants. It is the opportunity to experience this type of Pony Play.

  • There will be a new award this year, “Eventing”, which combines Dressage, Obstacle Course and Jumping.
  • There will be a new award this year, “High Point”, which will be given to the Pony with the most points awarded from the Judges.

HADES ROOM:

9 am – 9:45 am TBA

10 am – 10:45 am TBA

11 am – 11:45 am TBA

Noon – 12:45 PM TBA

1 PM 15 minutes Presentations by North American Pony/Trainer Contestants of topics given out Friday night, followed by 10 minute Open Public Q & A

5 PM – close of Saturday Day.

Saturday NIGHT, August 12, 2017

“The Pony Show” in the Main Room

Event is open to the Public.

(dimensions of corral are 20′ x 40′)

9 PM The doors open

9:30 PM The Pre-Show Flag and Pony Parade

10 PM The Pony Show
5 minute performances in any style by North American Pony/Trainer Contestants and participants in the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.


11 PM Step Down Speech of North American Pony/Trainer 2017

11:30 PM Auction of Baskets

11:45 PM Ribbons Awarded to the EQUUS International Pony Play Event Participants.

Midnight Announce the North American Pony/Trainer 2018 and Runner-Up.

1 am – close of Saturday Night.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:00 am“Eyes Wide Shut Tea Party”

This is a Private Event, walk-ins will NOT be allowed. Tickets will be available online ONLY until June 30, 2017.

Tea and Brunch with Judges, Contestants of the North American Pony/Trainer Contest, Staff, participants of the EQUUS International Pony Play Event and “Eyes Wide Shut Tea Party” ticket holders – Sunday at 11 am at a Private Place. (shhhhhh…)

2:00 PM

Equine Board Game Afternoon. Location TBA.

Monday, August 14, 2017 The After Party

8:30 am Carting at Kenneth Hahn Park in the Olympic Forest

followed by Brunch at a Happening Eatery on Melrose Avenue.

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