Things in August

Elite Equestrian's Splash! 2020

We are super pleased to announce the release of our latest animesh rideable, the Friesian in 5 configurations: Armored, English, Baroque, Sidesaddle and Goddard Buggy. This new release includes a number of features including special Friesian gaits and more.

We are presenting a singular, unique event for the mer community from August 16-23rd. Splash! features a full week of programming including music, dance, spoken word, sports, and shopping. What else? During the week, visit the Splash! event to ride the Kelpie -Go-Round and receive an adorable merfolk gift, practice over the jump course or jousting list with our free Ride With Me! Kelpies, shop at selected merchants, win unique raffle prizes, find trivia treasure hunt objects to create a special mer crown, plus new product releases, an art exhibit, and so much more!

We will also be releasing several new animesh rideables and a new horse avatar. Watch this space for details!

Things in June

Elite Equestrian's Mini Gypsy Vanner

Well as ever, our time has gotten a little away from us. However, it has been time very well spent, and we have a plethora of product releases ready for the summer months!

We are participating in the following events for the summer months:

  • Roselline
  • We Love Roleplay
  • SL17B
  • Thimble
  • Rein Free
  • The Underdog Event
  • Splash

Most of these events feature fun new releases, such as the new micro and mini-sized rideables, and our new companions.

Join us at SL17B and ride a Kelpie, follow the clues for the Kelpie trivia hunt, and more!

Coming This Week (April 27-May 3)

Our new animesh rideable Gypsy Vanner, the Shetland Pony with the Goddard Buggy, and the Shetland Pony with the Victorian swan sleigh!

The Vanner will be available with the Rosamunda and the English saddle sets.

Also coming this week are Floral Garlands for the Shetland harness ponies. Such fun and excitement!

New This Week (April 19-26)

Of course the big news this week is that Fantasy Faire 2020 opens Thursday, April 23, and once again Elite Equestrian is participating.

We are super pleased to release not one, but four animesh riding fantasy horses: the luscious Ocean Kelpy gacha, 2 unicorns (Flora and Dazzle), and the mini Pixie horse.

Ocean Kelpy Interstitial @ Idle Rogues' Night Circus!

The Ocean Kelpy made its initial appearance at the Idle Rogue Guerilla Burlesque’s Le Cirque de la Nuit’s 2020 performances as one of the interstitial installations between dance acts. Next the Kelpies will swim to Fantasy Faire, where they may be found in our store in Melusina’s Depths. The Kelpies are available in 29 colors (24 commons, 5 Ultrarares), plus 2 photo HUDs and 5 3-color eye HUDs in a gacha machine.

Also making their debut are our two standard-sized Unicorns, Flora and Dazzle. Flora is a animesh rideable with floral decorations and multiple textures options to change her butterflies, flowers, vines and more. She releases with a set of pastel roan coats including pink, blue, aqua, lavender and of course, basic black and white.

Dazzle is a animesh rideable with jeweled decorations and multiple textures options to change her pearls, metals, gems and more. She releases with a set of gemstone colored dun coats including garnet, sapphire, peridot and amethyst, and of course, basic black and white.

Also joining the line up is a special animesh riding horse for the smaller set, the Mini Pixie Horse. Mini Pixie has all of the features of the Standard Pixie, but packed into a tiny horse with special animations for the smaller set. Mini Pixie includes a texture with options for wings and flowers, 6 coats, and more. The included gesture HUD enables all small riders to adjust Pixie’s height to their preference.

New This Week (March 23-29)

Releasing new this week are the American Saddlebred in English tack as well as the Pony of the Americas in both English and Western tack styles.

We are working on three gorgeous new releases for Fantasy Faire, plus finalizing our interstitial development for the Idle Rogue Dance troupe’s Night Circus.

We’ve also put the new Friesian animesh rideable in the works. This is a gorgeous horse and we’re very excited about how it is looking.

And some other things, too, of course 😉

Marching On!

Elite Equestrian's Cinderella Carriage Roselline February 2020

It’s been such a busy Winter for us, and we’ve been focused on creating!

So far this Winter we have released the Shetland Pony in a variety of formats, including the adorable Cinderella Carriage.We have also developed and released our new American Saddlebred with 3-gaits (Slow gait, park trot, park canter) with the classic 1870s Goddard Buggy exclusively at the Great Exhibition in New Babbage.  We also developed a new set of armor, the 1560 Italian Milanese Armor for the Cleveland Bay, available exclusively at We Love Roleplay (25% discount while at this event!).

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What’s upcoming? We have a lot of new releases for the Spring. Of course Fantasy Faire is always a big event, and we have 3 gorgeous new releases just for that (shhhh, they’re a secret!)  Sooner than that though, we will be releasing the Shetland Pony with the Swan Sleigh, the POA, riding pony, and the Sidesaddle Shetland and a ton of new appaloosa coats in the coming month.

Elite Equestrian Milanese 1560 Horse Armor Dagged

We’re working on the American Saddlebred riding horse in English and western; the Friesian; the Dartmore and some other odds and ends, including a couple of new Gachas. And of course, we continue to work on other wonderful projects in the background.

New, Animesh RealHorse Rideable Shetland Ponies

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The new animesh RealHorse Rideable Shetland Ponies are available in 5 different styles and in 2 different rider sizes.  The Ponies are configured as English/Dressage, Baroque/Dressage, Western, Rosamunda Fantasy, and Ponicorn all for both XS/S and M/L riders.

The XS/S versions are animated for small mesh avatars including Toddleedoo Baby and Kid, Bebe and Chonk. The M/L versions are animated for all standard avatars including tween, teen and short adults.  The rider animations themselves are different; the XS/S versions do not break the small mesh avatars, the M/L will.  Try before you buy to make sure you have the correct version.

Unicorn Love

The Shetland Pony in a nutshell:

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Low cost – all the features you need; none you don’t
  • Easy to use – just attach and go
  • Rapid, simple setup – adjust height and position in seconds
  • Persistent configuration – your settings are remembered
  • Streamlined scripting – fast and reliable
  • Low complexity – minimum lag
  • Easy customization – comprehensive texture & gesture HUDs with extensive animations
  • Wide range of appliers and accessories
  • Combat Ready – all horses interface with popular jousting systems
  • Multiple gaits, easy jumping and smooth & easy handling
  • No-Mod – you can’t break it
  • Copiable – you can make copies with different customization setups
  • Fun! – All the features you need for a fun ride out with friends

What RealHorse Rideable ARE NOT:

  • NO high cost
  • NO high complexity
  • NO features that contribute to lag
  • NO complex speed-shifting gaits
  • NO imperfectly synced horse/rider pairs
  • NO non-riding features (lead/cuddle etc)
  • NO wandering pet options

Shetland Pony and Victorian Swan Sleigh at The Dickens Project Live Reading Stave 4 and 5

RealHorse Rideable Horses

The new animesh RealHorse Rideable horse, in a nutshell:

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Low cost – all the features you need; none you don’t
  • Easy to use – just attach and go
  • Rapid, simple setup – adjust height and position in seconds
  • Persistent configuration – your settings are remembered
  • Streamlined scripting – fast and reliable
  • Low complexity – minimum lag
  • Easy customization – comprehensive texture & gesture HUDs with extensive animations
  • Wide range of appliers and accessories
  • Combat Ready – all horses interface with popular jousting systems
  • Multiple gaits, easy jumping and smooth & easy handling
  • No-Mod – you can’t break it
  • Copiable – you can make copies with different customization setups
  • Fun! – All the features you need for a fun ride out with friends

What RealHorse Rideable ARE NOT:

  • NO high cost
  • NO high complexity
  • NO features that contribute to lag
  • NO complex speed-shifting gaits
  • NO imperfectly synced horse/rider pairs
  • NO non-riding features (lead/cuddle etc)
  • NO wandering pet options

RealHorse Rideable Update

Updates on our products are rare but sometimes things change. Then we do such a fast evolution of one of our projects that an update is mandatory!

This is the case with the update of our new RealHorse Rider to the new RealHorse Rideable Animesh Horse.

Here’s what is updated in the new version:

~ Complete overhaul of the AO and HUD scripting to improve speed and function.
~ Reduced the number of scripts and the amount of memory usage to 1150 Kb.
~ Added sounds to the Gesture HUD.
~ Added multiple stands to the AO for the horse.
~ Completely reanimated the horse animations in both AO and Gesture HUD.
~ Created a smoother jump sequence.
~ Added an adjustment system to the Gesture Hud to allow riders to quickly and easily position their horses.
~ Positioning adjustments persist between uses (The RealHorse “remembers” the adjustment you set.)
~ Changed the gait sounds.
~ Changed the rider animations priority to allow all of the full-sized horses to be used with combat systems.
~ Overhauled the Gesture HUD to make it simpler to use and reduce the amount of screen space used.

What this means:
A horse with lower script memory usage that is simpler and easier to use, and that more effectively competes in most equestrian sports, while still delivering the full equestrian experience.

Other Useful Things to Know!

Complexity::
30,700 – 38,400 Complexity (Rank 1)

Average Script Usage:
1150 kb memory

Credits

We’d like to thank the exceptional E development team for their hard work in creating the RealHorse™ Rideable animesh riding horses.

Additional thank you’s to others who have helped along the way:

Fienchen (fionalein) for her assistance with various scripted parts.
Joshi Swashbuckler for his genius and extensive overhaul of the scripting, resulting in a sleeker, faster horse….and Joshi and the Dragon Lance design crew for their excellent assistance in getting the horse to work correctly for combat games.
And of course, Elrik Merlin for the inspiration from his suggestion that we “make a horse that he could keep in his inventory.”

The E Team:

Cherry Lastchance – Animations, detail checking, horse breed mesh modeling, coat painting, brand redesign, (Did we mention, animations?)
Sillve Resident and Lillian Fayray – Testing, testing, testing and MORE testing…and their flawless customer service
Emmalette – For her consistently superior mesh modeling
Dancer Inglewood – Holder of the Wrench
Elite Equestrian – Project design and management, mesh modeling, artwork, documentation, UI design, technical design, provider of mints, and whatever else needed doing

We will be updating over the next week, starting with the Dressage, Hunter and Armored versions. Watch for your update, but if you miss it, you can always receive a redelivery from the redelivery terminal in the store or any CasperVend vendor.