Elite Equestrian Customer Survey Response

We conducted a survey of our customers last month to help determine our future development activities. We would like to thank those of our customers who responded, as this will guide some of our anticipated developments in coming months.

In our survey, we asked three simple questions to get an idea of what our active customer base would like to see forthcoming from our team.

Our first question was “We are considering productizing one of our PasturePet breeds. Which would you prefer to see turned into a full avatar?” You responded Clydesdale, Andalusian, American Saddlebred, Welsh Cob, and Knabstrupper.  As it happens, we have since released the Shetland Pony, which will (probably) be our last RealHorse V2 breed release. However, we will certainly take your responses into account as we move into our NextGen development.

Our second question was “What breed would you like to see more rigged tack for?” The Friesian was the overwhelming leader, then the Lipizzan and the Lusitano, followed by the Percheron and the Gypsy Vanner. We also had requests for more tack for the Arabian, Quarter Horse and Marwari. (Just fyi, these breeds already have a large range of accessories available for them on the Marketplace and in our in-world store.)

Our third question was “What tack sets would you be most interested in purchasing?”  Rigged mesh manes were the overwhelming leader, followed by blankets, English saddles, and halters. Leg wraps, horse shoes, and bridles were also a popular response.

Since we conducted our survey in May, we have completed and released the RealHorse Shetland Pony, with a huge array of rigged and other accessories.  We have also continued development with our RealHorse NextGen, the Bento-rigged horse we’ve had in the works for the past nine months.

Considering the responses, we will be releasing some range of rigged mesh manes for the Friesian, Percheron, and Lusitano. We may, depending on our development commitments, release additional tack such as halters, feathers and blankets for the Friesian and the Percheron.   We will probably not release any of our Pet breeds for sale, given how far we are into the NextGen development. We would rather focus our efforts on this avatar rather than focusing on releasing another V2 avatar. We will certainly take into account the breed requests in our NextGen development.

Thank you again for your time in responding to the survey. It does help us pick and choose our next time commitments.


 

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Introducing Elite Equestrian’s Party Ponies!

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Bring sparkle and fun to your next children’s birthday party with Elite Equestrian’s Party Ponies!

Whether you need one to many ponies, we can provide your party with the prettiest ponies in Second life and help create lasting memories for your guests.

We’ve been providing horses and ponies to events in Second Life since 2012. Our professional staff will choose ponies best suited for your event, trailer them in, and set up your perfect pony experience. We make it easy and simple with our turn-key party pony packages.

Visit us in Silver Sands to meet our ponies and check out our Party Pony packages. Choose a theme, choose a package and let us know the day/date/time of your function, pay your deposit and relax knowing our professional pony handlers will be on site and on time!

Basic package includes 4 ponies in 1 of 3 themes on a pony ride walker for 2 hours.

Available Themes:

  • Pink Princess (Shades of pink and ample glitter!)

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  • Wild West (Warpaint and Western, Pintos and Appies, oh my!)
  • Circus (Primary colors: red, yellow, blue)

Do you need something special for a special event? Please ask!

Visit our pony paradise in Silver Sands, at Elite Equestrian: The Horse Source.

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50-90% Off Sale on All ~LP~ ABC Tack

We will be discontinuing the ABC tack line effective July 30, 2018.

We have reduced all of our ABC tack offerings from 50-250L. This is a reduction from 50% – 90% on all ABC tack including display halters, saddle sets, show sets, functional wagons and more.

This reduction is available only on our Marketplace.  ~LP~ Gift cards cannot be used to purchase sale-priced ABC tack.

Almost all ~LP~ tack for the ABC horse or pony is modifiable. You may or may not be able to modify this tack to fit other breeds, makes or models of horse or pony.  We can not answer any questions about whether or not it can be modified for your particular horse or pony. No customer support is available to assist with this.

After July 30th, our entire 1250 SKU line of ABC tack will be discontinued and no support will be available.

 

 

New, the RealHorse Shetland Pony!

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New today, the new Elite Equestrian RealHorse Shetland Pony (and all the stuff)!

The Shetland is perhaps our favorite release to date with its adorable rolypoly body, moxie and tiny size. Falling half way between the mini/falabella and the hackney/poa ponies in size, the Shetland is a 9-hand tall pony perfect for the smaller rider. It releases with 3 riding systems, in fact, Small, Medium and Large aimed for toddler/child/grown-up avatars.

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The Shetland also releases with a gorgeous fluffy rigged mane in two colors, 3 tails (1 in our full 85 texture options, 2 in colors to complement the fluffy rigged mane set which is sold separately), 26 coats, unrigged release tack, a wagon, and more. As ever, you will find all the additional bits and pieces for the pony in the ‘Extras’ button on the pony’s Gesture HUD.

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The Shetland Pony also releases with more than 275 rigged mesh accessories (sold separately) to cover all your ponying needs.  Available Shetland accessories include rigged horse shoes; shipping wraps; hoof covers; bell boots; tendon boots; 4 different styles of rigged leg feathers (that work with existing ‘Fluffy Feather’ texture HUDs); 16 different rigged manes/neck accessories; 2 full blanket styles; 4 additional blanket styles; cute hip and back decoration sets; fly mask, animated nose bag, plain, bumper, Get Charmed bronco and rope halters; Pelham, Double, Snaffle, Baroque, and Split Ear western bridles; English, Western, Sidesaddle, Rosamunda, Daisy Mae, Baroque, Cavalry saddle sets; 2 harness sets; 4 Get Charmed charm gacha sets; 3 head decoration gachas the very special Fairytale halter gacha set, and last, but not least, the collectible Shetland pony gacha.

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There’s a lot to love about this adorable little pony with its outsized personality. It is available in our in-world Silver Sands store and on the Marketplace.

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The Great Shetland Golden Pony Hunt!

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Please join us Saturday, July 7th, at 5 pm SLT in the Elite Equestrian Silver Sands region to hunt for the Golden Pony!

One Golden Pony will be hidden somewhere in our 5 public levels of our region.  The lucky finder will receive their choice of a stallion or mare Shetland Pony avatar.

We will be locking Silver Sands 30 minutes before the start of the hunt and sending home anyone who is still there so that we may hide the Golden Pony.  At 5 pm promptly, we will be opening the region to all to come hunt for the Golden Pony.

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This is the hunt object.

The rules are simple:

  • The Golden Pony may be hidden anywhere in the 5 public levels of the Silver Sands region.
  • The first person to find and purchase the Golden Pony (0L) and bring it to our staff members on the 2nd level wins their choice of a male or female Shetland Pony avatar.
  • Hints will be provided through Region Communications and to the *Elite Equestrian* group during the hunt.  We recommend that you join the *Elite Equestrian* prior to the start of the hunt.

The Shetland Pony horse avatar will be released for sale to the public on Saturday, July 7th.

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Scout’s Newest Adventure

Our own dear Scout went off on a noteworthy adventure this week. He was at the Seanchai Library as the notorious divorce horse. This is from a Sheriff Walt Longmire short story by Craig Johnson.

“Longmire takes a break from the Cody Pritchard murder mystery for an even more perilous assignment — preparing for the marriage of his daughter, Cady. In addition to discussions about life, love and weddings, Walt and Henry are drawn into the disappearance of a horse at the American Indian Days Parade and Pow Wow — the notorious divorce horse.”

Now Scout is available for long-term lease at Silver Sands. Scout may be ridden and cuddled, just like a real horse! Just pay his lease meter and we will trailer him to you. He is also available for racing in the Shetland Steeple Stakes!

Elite Equestrian’s Shetland Steeplechase Stakes

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Join us on Saturday, June 30th at 12:00 noon for the official Elite Equestrian Shetland Steeplechase Stakes!

Race to win the first RealHorse Shetland pony, in advance of the formal release of this newest breed of RealHorse.

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The Steeplechase will be conducted in 3 qualifying heats, with the winner of each heat advancing to the final stakes race. The winner of the Steeplechase Stakes will receive the first copy of the new RealHorse Shetland pony ($3700L value), a trophy, a rose drape, and a ribbon.  Second and Third places will receive a rose drape, a ribbon, and a $500L gift card. All racers will receive a general participation ribbon.  The Silver Sands region will be locked during heats, so please be punctual to ensure your place to race!

The Steeplechase will take place at the Elite Raceway located on Level Five of Elite Equestrian’s Silver Sands region.  Only RealHorse horses (NPC or avatars) may be used to compete.  PasturePet Horses are available for use by those who do not have a RealHorse. Practice over our  steeplechase track is strongly recommended. Horses are available on the raceway level for this use.  Each heat is limited to 10 competitors; available horses are first-come, first-serve. Horses must be in English tack. Jockey silks are required for riders (available free to group members.)

Gate breaking & practice heats at the steeplechase track will be held on the following days, when track officials will be available for hands-on practice:

  • Saturday June 16 @ 11 am
  • Sunday June 17 @ 5 pm SLT
  • Tuesday, June 19 @ 10 am SLT
  • Thursday June 21 @ 6 pm SLT
  • Saturday June 23@ 11 am SLT
  • Sunday June 24 @ 5 pm SLT
  • Tuesday, June 26 @ 10 am SLT
  • Thursday June 28 @ 6 pm SLT

In Search of Creative Equestrian Blogger

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The Elite Equestrian team is in search of a creative, dedicated blogger to join our team to create photo stories about our events, facilities and products.

The qualified individual will be experienced in creating beautiful Second Life photography; using GMail, Google docs, WordPress; have a portfolio of images on Flickr and a blog to show us.  We are looking for a dedicated individual with superior English skills and the ability to tell a story through beautiful SL photo captures.

We are generous with product for our team, and the blogger selected to join our team will receive a weekly blogger pack of current development product + the avatar for that product as well as Linden payment for each blog post.  The selected applicant must create one blog a week using our product plus post 1 or more images to Flickr every other day .

Requirements:

  • Applicant must speak English as their native language
  • Must have a portfolio on Flickr
  • Must have a minimum of 500 followers on Flickr
  • Must use good grammar & spelling
  • Must be in the Eastern, Central, Mountain or Pacific Time Zones
  • Must love horses
  • Must have a modern, human avatar that complies with our region rules

Chosen applicant(s) will be trialed for a 3-week basis, during which time they will be provided with a PasturePet and stable in our Silver Sands region as well as and receive payment for qualified blog posts.

To apply, please drop your resume notecard of SL experience including your time zone, Flickr stream and blog URLs to our in world (purple) mailbox in the landing zone of Silver Sands, or e-mail to EliteEquestrianSL@gmail.com.  Please, no IMs during working hours.

 

 

Winners of the Golden Horse Hunt

Winners of the Golden Horse Hunt for the Marwari Avatar over the Memorial Day weekend:

1st: Mrs. Cariden Vought
2nd: Gordina Brandi
3rd: SupercuteFurry Resident
4th: NewFZ Resident
5th: Denim robonaught
6th: NrocinuLatsyrc
7th: PurpleSnow Huntress

Congratulations to these skilled and dedicated hunters!