EQUUS IPPE Judges 2020


Shire from Phoenix, Arizona

Equus International Pony Play Event 2018 Grand Champion winner.


I am Shire. I am a 15yr old shire draft horse. I’ve been a pony for 11+ years and have been under contract with two long-term trainers and one handler, never owned and considered a free-range pony.  My pleasures stem from having the privilege of working and engaging with one the few existing wild herds in New Mexico for several years, owning an equestrian center and learning from some of the best biological horse trainers in the nation. Through this interaction, I learned to communicate, behave and interact with my herd and train some of the most majestic creatures on earth. I have taken that experience and woven it into my life as I’ve journeyed forward. It also insures I never forget some of the lessons learned from the most amazing creatures. They were my second family as a teenager and young adult.

My passions and desires as both a pony and trainer/handler are to promote pony/pet play within the lifestyle whenever possible. The space and dynamics created from pony to pony and trainer to pony is truly magical and creates wonderful bonds of friendship and D/S relationships. As a trainer/handler, I’ve been blessed with developing 6 ponies who are thriving in their current journeys and relationships. Over the years I’ve competed in 20+ events both public and private, the latest achievement, becoming grand champion at Equus 2019.  I am humbled and honored to be a judge at this year’s competition at Equus 2020. Best of luck as you show off your skills in the arena and engage with some of the most amazing humans and ponies in the lifestyle. I’m very proud of each and every one of you for who you are and the pleasure you bring to the lifestyle. You are all winners for simply being YOU.


Cardholder from Los Alamos, New Mexico

Equus International Pony Play Event 2019 Reserve Grand Champion winner.

Cardholder is a pony who has been part of the pony play community since 2015. Originally from the southern Los Angeles area, Cardholder rode headfirst and fast to the Los Angeles Pony & Critter Club as soon as his pony outfit was completed in the early summer of 2015. He made his first outing pulling carts at Mile Square Park in July 2015 and participated in the 2015 EQUUS Event within the following month. Best described as a golden mustang Clydesdale, Cardholder enjoys being handled by excellent people within the pony play community, including sub Miss Ann, who is Cardholder’s first and favorite handler. His favorite acts include cart pulling, dressage, reigning, and acting both as a stern bio horse and as a cartoon animal. Describing and discussing pony play, helping preparing and organizing pony play events are among the things that he enjoys doing.

Cardholder makes appearances in New Mexico kink events in where he plays and teaches pony play to interested participants, as well as attending local munches. In New Mexico, he participates and helps run events for the Albuquerque Sanctuary for Human Animal Role Play (ASHAR), the local pet play scene for the northern New Mexican area which invites everybody to join and play with the community. He feels very well at home with the pony play herds of California, New Mexico, and Colorado. He holds a close connection to the Los Angeles Pony & Critter Club and the Rocky Mountain Pony Herd.

He has made several appearances in pony play and kink events such as EQUUS, Leather Fiesta (New Mexico), Ponies on the Delta (Louisiana), and Thunder in the Mountains (Colorado). He has made appearances in media: “Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex” by Katharine Gates, “Pony Play Festival in New Orleans” for Wizard of Odd, and “Pet Play” on Viceland’s Slutever. In pony play competitions, Cardholder has received various titles and ribbons. Among the highest are Third Place Overall for EQUUS 2016 and Reserve Grand Champion for EQUUS 2019.

After five years of competing, Cardholder has finally received the honor to be a judge for 2020 EQUUS International Pony Play. One of the best pony play events, both in the excitement that the event brings and the personal connections he feels to the event and all of its participants.


Pandora from Denver, Colorado,

Judge’s Pony Spirit Award and Equus International Pony Play Event 2019 High Point Award winner