Event Schedule

EQUUS International Pony Play Event.

We are welcoming Ponies, Trainers, Handlers, Grooms, teams of Pony/Trainers and all those who love them.

 

Friday DAY, August 14, 2020

1:00 PM  Registration is OPEN

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM  Meet and Greet in Gulfstream Ballroom is OPEN.  Meet & Greet the Judges at EQUUS International Pony Play Event. Schmooze with old friends. Whinny to new friends and nuzzle with your herd.

 

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

 

1:30 PM  Workshop:  Draft Horse Games

Celebrating Draft Horses!  A draft horse (US), draught horse (UK, Ireland and Commonwealth) or dray horse (from the Old English dragan meaning “to draw or haul”;  featuring games that highlight their unigue skills, this workshop is EVERYTHING about the Draft Horse Games, course patterns, the details and nuances of the games, tips on how to do well in a game, how the games are judged at Equus IPPE, and practice runs by attendees as time permits.

The Games begin…

CORRAL (dimensions of corral are 30′ x 60′)

All Ponies will be assigned numbers at Registration.  All numbers will be called so that every Pony has the opportunity to compete in each play/game. All entries are judged.  There is no warm up nor run through.

Draft Horse Body harness Provided if you wish to use it.

2:15 PM  Draft Horse Game

Sled with cardboard boxes piled on it.
Draft horse pulls sled measured distance and is not loose any blocks off of sled.  Bonus points for Draft Horse behaviorism/mannerisms and if blocks do not fall.  Timed for point tie disputes.

 

2:45 PM  Draft Horse Game

Precision Game:  Travel measured distance with Rider gathering cones

Draft horse pulls sled measured distance while the Handler picks up cones and puts each cone on the sled.  Bonus points for Draft Horse behaviorism/mannerisms and if cones do not fall off sled.  Timed for point tie disputes.

 

3:15 PM  The Door Prize ticket drawing (the tease begins)

 

3:30 PM  – 5:30 PM  Workshop:  Western, Cart and Precision  Games

The Art of Precision Games, when the partnership between the Handler and Pony matters. Scurry Driving Game, the aim is to achieve the fastest time in getting around the track, without knocking any balls off the top of the cones that mark the course. Everything about the Agility and Skill Set of Western Games, course patterns, the details of the games, tips on how to do well in a game, how the games are judged at Equus IPPE, and practice runs by attendees as time permits.  Get your fun ON!

5:30 PM – close of Friday Day.

 

 

Friday NIGHT, August 14, 2020

6:30 PM Doors Open to Public

“Western and Precision Game Night”  in Main Room

Event is open to the Public.

7:00 PM

The Auction donations for the North American Pony/Trainer Travel Fund will be on display for viewing. The Auction is held Saturday Night, August 11th during The Pony Show which starts at 10 PM.

7:15 PM  Welcome to EQUUS International Pony Play Event by Miss Ann

7:20 PM  Introduction of Judges (North American Pony Trainer Leather title Judges, Equus Pony Games Judges), and Presenters

 

The Games begin…

CORRAL (dimensions of corral are 30′ x 60′)

All Ponies will be assigned numbers at Registration.  All numbers will be called so that every Pony has the opportunity to compete in each game/event. There is no warm up nor run through.

Diagrams of Games

7:30 PM 

Trail Race

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 

Precision Game:  Flag Race

 

9:00 PM 

Scurry Driving Race

 

9:30 PM

Western Reining

 

10 PM

Precision Game:  Pyramid Race

 

10:30 PM

Stake Race

 

  •  There is Trainer award, “Western Discipline” Buckle.

11 PM – Open Corral

There will be a sign up sheet for participants at The Meet & Greet.  Sign Up opens at 3 PM, Friday Afternoon, August 14th.

Schmooze and Mingle, practice your Pony Show routine.

11 PM Miss Ann Q and A:  Miss Ann will be available to ask questions about anything Pony Play related.

1 am – Close of Friday Night.

 

 

Saturday DAY, August 15, 2020

8:30 am Doors Open for Registered & Checked-In Participants

main Room:

9 am – 10:45 am Workshop:  Everything about Dressage

Liza Sibley will explain everything about reining Dressage, the courses, how to decode a Driving Sheet.  You must attend this class to compete in the Dressage events.  There will be a sign up sheet to compete in each  Dressage Test level posted at the end of the class.

Dressage Tests for 2020

10 am – 1 PM & 2 PM – 3:45 PM  Carousel Ponies on GeoDome

There will be a sign up sheet for participants at The Meet & Greet.  Sign Up opens at 3 PM, Friday Afternoon, August 14th.

10:45 am Trainer Game (in MAIN ROOM)

Dressage (corral will be 30′ x 60′)

Dressage Tests will be posted January 1st, 2020 for Introductory, and Intermediate Levels.  Beginners may only compete in Introductory Level.

All Ponies will be assigned numbers at Registration.  Numbers will be called for each Pony as they signed up in Dressage Workshop to compete in each game/event. There is no warm up nor run through.

 

1:00 PM     15 minute Presentations by NAPT Contestants

 

MAIN ROOM:

(corral will be 30′ x 60′)

Diagrams of Games

 

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 of dressage, cross-country and jumping, is to measure the balance of qualities in the horse and rider.  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 a Cart Obstacle Course done with the Pony Blindfolded. This workshop 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

Cart Obstacle Course – Blindfolded

This game is timed and deductions are made for faults

All Ponies will be assigned numbers at Registration.  All numbers will be called so that every Pony has the opportunity to compete in each game/event. There is no warm up nor run through.

4:30 PM Pony Game

Jumper Game

All Ponies will be assigned numbers at Registration.  All numbers will be called so that every Pony has the opportunity to compete in each game/event. There is no warm up nor run through.

 

  • There is a Trainer Award, “Eventing”, which combines Dressage, Obstacle Course and Jumper.
  • There is a “High Point” award, which will be given to the Pony with the most points awarded from the Judges.

 

 

5 PM – close of Saturday Day.

 

 

Saturday NIGHT, August 15, 2020

 

“The Pony Show” in the Gulfstream Ballroom

Event is open to the Public.

(corral will be 30′ x 60′)

8 PM The doors open

8:10 PM  Welcome to EQUUS International Pony Play Event “Pony Show” by Miss Ann

8:25 PM  Introduction of Judges (North American Pony Trainer Leather title Judges, Equus Pony Games Judges).

8:30 PM  The Pony Parade

8:45 PM  Presentation of Colors

9 PM The Pony Show
5 minute performances in any style by participants in the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.

Ribbons Awarded to the EQUUS International Pony Play Event Participants in between performances.

There is a Trainer Award, Eventing, which combines Dressage, Obstacle Course and Jumper.

There is a High Point award, which will be given to the Pony with the most points awarded from the Judges.

There is a Pony Spirit Award and Master Trainer Award.

10:15 PM Auction of Baskets

Announce the North American Pony/Trainer 2020 – 21 and Runner-Up & Celebration Dance

 

1 am – close of Saturday Night.

 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

9:00 am     Sunday Brunch

Menu:

Freshly squeezed Orange Juice, Apple Juice and Cranberry Juice

Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Berries

100% Arabica Coffee and Decaf Coffee
Premium Hot and Iced Tea

Chinese Chicken Salad

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese

Rotisserie Chicken

Assorted muffins, bagels and coffee cake
Regular and Light cream cheeses, sweet butter and fruit preserves

Ricotta Pancakes with Raspberry Syrup and Fresh Berries

Eggs Benedict with Hollander Sauce on the side

Applewood Smoked Bacon
Breakfast Potatoes
Oven Roasted Herb Tomatoes

Carting will be available 9 am to 3 PM in the Ballroom.

We have two carts.  Participants are encouraged to bring their cart.

2 PM Miss Ann Q and A:  Miss Ann will be available to ask questions about anything Pony Play related.

Carting extends to about 3 PM.
3 PM Close of EquusIPPE 2020