Event Schedule 2024

EQUUS International Pony Play Event.

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

Saturday DAY, July 29, 2024

8:00 am  Registration is OPEN

9:00 am – 9:15 am  Welcome to Equus IPPE

9:15 am Workshop:  Western Games

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!

Approximately 11:30 am Break for Lunch

BBQ Lunch Ticket  (optional)

3:30 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.

4:30 PM 

Barrel Race

5:00 PM 

Pole Bending

5:30 PM

Western Reining

6 PM

Big T Race

6:30 PM

Quadrangle Stake Race

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

Close of DAY ONE 7 PM

  

   

Sunday, June 30, 2024

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

9:00 am Workshop:  Draft Horse, Precision and Destrier 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 unique skills. The Art of Precision Games and Jousting, when the partnership between the Handler and Pony matters.  This workshop is EVERYTHING about the Draft Horse Games, the Precision Games, and the Destrier Game, 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.

Approximately 11:30 am Break for Lunch

BBQ Lunch Ticket  (optional)

4:00 PM  

Draft Horse Game No. 1

4:45 PM

Draft Horse Game No. 2

5:30 PM

Flag Race

6:00 PM

Pyramid Game

6:30 PM

Jousting Game

  • There is a Trainer award, “Draft Horse” Bracelet.

Close of Day Two 7 PM

 

Monday, July 1, 2024

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

9 am  Long Distance Cart Race

Each Participant pulls a cart and rider around the track 6 times.  There is a VISUAL COUNTER.  This is a timed event.

Approximately 11:30 am Break for Lunch

BBQ Lunch Ticket  (optional)

4 PM  Obstacle Course Blindfolded

5:00 PM   Workshop:  Working Equitation Speed Trail

Everything about the Game, the course pattern, the details and nuances of the game, 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.

6:00 PM  Working Equitation Speed Trail

 

Close of Day Three  approximately 8 PM

 

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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

9 am  Workshop:  Everything about Dressage

Approximately 11:30 am Break for Lunch

BBQ Lunch Ticket  (optional)

4 PM

Dressage

5 PM  15 minute Presentations by NAPT Contestants

GUEST Presenter Workshops

Close of DAY FOUR 7 PM

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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

9:00 am  Workshop:  Jumping

This workshop will look at the Equus IPPE course pattern, the details and nuances of the game, 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

10 am  

Jumping

Approximately 11:30 am Break for Lunch

BBQ Lunch Ticket  (optional)

 

4 PM The doors open

4:10 PM  Welcome to EQUUS International Pony Play Event “Pony Show” by Miss Ann

4:25 PM  Introduction of Judges (North American Pony Trainer Leather title Judges, Equus Pony Games Judges).

4:30 PM  The Pony Parade

4:45 PM  Presentation of Colors

5 PM The Pony Show

5 minute performances in any style by participants in the EQUUS International Pony Play Event.

There is a Trainer Award, Eventing, which combines Dressage, Obstacle Course blindfolded, Working Equitation Speed Trail, 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.

Close of DAY FIVE 7 PM

 

Thursday, July 4, 2024

10:30 am Doors Open to Public

11:30 am  Lunch

 

Noon  “Welcome to EQUUS International Pony Play Event Award Ceremony”

12:15 PM  Presentation of all Awards

Auction of Baskets

Announcement of 2025 North American Pony/Trainer