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North American Pony/Trainer 2019 - 20, a Leather Title Contest

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10914 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Inglewood, CA 90304

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NORTH AMERICAN PONY/TRAINER 2019-20


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 9 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 10th at 5:15 PM with subMissAnn or have confirmation that the Equus International Pony Play Event DJ has your music in his files for The Pony Show.

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 2020 Contest.

9. Must complete and send your application form with all attachments and Fee by May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM.


The Judges for North America Pony/Trainer 2019

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

Liza Sibley

herslave, Jody

Lunabear

Mistress Cyan


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 are not required to participate in all the games. 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 or have confirmation with the Equus International Pony Play Event DJ that your music is in their Pony Show files.

  5. Have FUN.


NAPTC is hosted by the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.


Event Schedule

The Event Schedule for NAPTC 2019 is:

Friday DAY, August 9, 2019

1:00 PM Registration is OPEN

1:15 PM Introduction of NAPTC Contestants. Presentation Topic selection

5:30 PM – close of Friday Day for Equus IPPE Participants

5:30 PM Meet with Miss Ann

6:00 PM Meet & Greet with Judges, Contestants, Event Coordinator and Miss Ann (Appetizers and Tea served)

Friday NIGHT, August 9, 2019

“Western Game Night” in Main Room

Event is open to the Public.

7:00 PM

The Auction Baskets of the North American Pony/Trainer Travel Fund will be on display for viewing. The Auction is held Saturday Night, August 10th during The Pony Show which starts at 10 PM.

Pony Games end at 11 PM, you are not expected to stay later then this.

1 am – Close of Friday Night.

Saturday DAY, August 10, 2019

11 am – Noon Interview with Judges. Hera Room.

MAIN ROOM:

1:00 PM 15 minutes Presentations by North American Pony/Trainer Contestants followed by 5 minute Q & A.

MAIN ROOM:

(corral will be 20′ x 30′)

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Workshop: Eventing Games

Eventing has its roots in a comprehensive cavalry test which required mastery of several types of riding. Everything about the Eventing Games, the equestrian event where a single horse and rider combination compete against other combinations across the three disciplines. Cross-Country requires both horse and rider to be in excellent physical shape and to be brave and trusting of each other. At Equus IPPE we substitute an Obstacle Course done with the Pony Blindfolded. This workship will look at the Equus IPPE course patterns, the details and nuances of the games, tips on how to do well in a game, when form or speed matters, how the games at Equus IPPE are judged, and practice runs by attendees as time permits.

3:30 PM Pony Game

Obstacle Course – Blindfolded

This game is timed and deductions are made for faults

This is a required game for Contestants.

5 PM – close of Saturday Day.

Saturday NIGHT, August 10, 2019

“The Pony Show” in the MAIN ROOM

Event is open to the Public.

(corral will be 20′ x 30′)

9 PM The doors open

9:30 PM The Pre-Show Pony Parade and Parade of Colors

10 PM The Pony Show
5 minute performances in any style by North American Pony/Trainer Contest contestants, followed by participants in the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.


11:15 PM Auction of Baskets

11:30 PM Ribbons Awarded to the EQUUS International Pony Play Event Participants.

Midnight Announce the North American Pony/Trainer 2020 and Runner-Up & Celebration Dance

1 am – close of Saturday Night.

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