In Search of Creative Equestrian Blogger

Fuegoand Honey

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.

 

 

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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!

Win a FREE Marwari Horse Avatar!

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Hunt to win a FREE Marwari Horse Avatar!

We will be hiding Golden Horse models in our 5-level region throughout the Memorial Day weekend.  We will hide one Golden Horse at a time. A new Golden Horse hunt object will be hidden after each new winner. Five Golden Horses in total will be hidden, just waiting for the lucky finder!

Each Golden Horse may be redeemed directly to Elite Equestrian for a full Marwari Horse avatar of their preferred gender along with a customized rigged halter tag with the Golden Horse #.

The usual fine print: Five Marwaris will be given away. The hunt is FREE to enter.  Only one Marwari will be awarded per account. Golden Horses will be hidden during our usual working hours throughout the weekend as each previous Horse is found. The hunt object is a GOLDEN HORSE and may be hidden anywhere on our five levels.  We will close and lock the region as we are hiding the next hunt object.

The Golden Horse Hunt starts at 3 pm SLT Saturday, May 26.

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Free Rigged Halter & Halter Charms for the Marwari!

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Receive this cute rigged halter and teardrop gemstone charms in return for your reviews on the Marketplace for Marwari products.

Purchase your Marwari horse and leave your positive review and receive FREE the rigged, texture scripted Get Charmed Halter for the Marwari horse.  Then review up to 5 more products and receive up to 5 Halter Charms in dark amethyst.  Want more? Review up to 5 more products to receive 5 more Halter Charms in cream diamond.

You will receive your reward halter for the Marwari (only) as soon as we see your positive review on the Marketplace.

How it works:

  1. Purchase the Marwari mare or stallion on the SL Marketplace.
  2. Leave your positive review on that Marwari (only).
  3. We send you your Get Charmed rigged mesh halter.
  4. You purchase up to 10 more Marwari products on the Marketplace and review them.
  5. For each positive review of a Marwari, you receive a pair of rigged halter charms for your new halter. You can leave up to 10 reviews to receive 5 amethyst and 5 cream diamond charms.

This offer is limited to direct Marketplace purchases of the Marwari and solely for Marwari products. The Get Charmed halter & charms are fit to and rigged to the Marwari and will not fit other makes or models of horse.  The Get Charmed halter is texture scritped with 12 leather options and includes a texture and color change HUD.

Announcing the release of the new RealHorse Marwari!

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We are pleased to announce the release of our most recent breed, the Marwari, which is available for sale on our Marketplace store and in-world in the RFL Home and Garden Expo, as well as at our in-world, Silver Sands store.

This elegant beauty stands 15.2 hands tall. This new breed includes some new features and as with all of our breeds, includes unique features of its own.

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The Marwari comes with a full flexi mane/tail set with 84 unique texture options, unrigged English saddle & bridle, unrigged Western saddle and bitless bridle, rigged reins,  halter, and a functional vehicles (primrose wagon).

We have added new functionality to the gesture HUD for this breed, including 4 leg lifts for roleplay, bearing rein head positions, a ‘carrying things’ mouth animation, 2 special photography poses just for this horse, as well as rezzer buttons for the included wagon, riding system, builder’s pose stand, and an ‘extras’ button on the HUD that includes all the extras such as the left hand mane, eye and coat texture HUDs and the release tack.

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The *E* RealHorse™ features:

* Genuine breed differentiation in the models;
* Built-in gender differentiation;
* Accurately modeled teeth, tongue and mouth;
* Fluid, flexible, even more carefully weighted mesh that moves ‘like a real horse’;
* Physically modeled chestnuts, tendons, muscle grooves, hocks, knees, frogs/bars on hooves;
* Accuracy in sizing;
* Smooth, accurate gaits and animations;
* Correct static bits included with the base horse;
* Careful use of diffuse, normal and specular maps to enhance the real, accurate look and feel of the horse. (Look for the ribs, the muscles, and sinews using your Second Life Advanced Lighting Model!)

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The *E* RealHorse™ base horse (PG Version) includes:

* The basic gendered breed horse (mare or stallion) with ears, eyes, tongue, shape, alpha;
* Full basic AO with walk, trot, both leads of canter and gallop, Spanish walk, Olympic show jump, 5 different stands, park out, 3 different typing animations, a correct reverse, flying, hovering and swimming animations
*Gesture HUD including 9 photo poses, 23 full body animations, 6 head position animations, 2 bearing rein head position animations, 1 ‘holding things’ mouth animation, 19 unique horse calls, breath and ear and eye controls; pee/road apple control, 4 leg lifts for RP, a built-in builder’s pose stand, and the ability to rez a builder’s pose stand, riding system and wagon plus an ‘extras’ delivery button
* 30 breed-appropriate coat options
* 6 eye textures in handy applier
* Rigged static bits for PG RP (Gender appropriate)
* Cold Weather Snorty Breath
* Basic riding system with the ability to jump in skyboxes
* Unrigged tack including an English dressage saddle & bridle; Western saddle and bitless bridle, and mesh halter; Rigged Reins
* Functional Gig and Primrose Wagon;
* Riding system rezzer with riding system and wagon included;
* Right & left side manes, forelock and swishing tail with texture-scripting with 84 hair options to choose from

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The *E* RealHorse™ is designed to be simple and easy to use: Wear the delivery box, click it, and then wear everything in the folder that the delivery puts in your inventory. That’s it. No set up, no fuss.

Each RealHorse™ breed comes with breed-appropriate coat options with multiple marking choices. Just wear the coat HUD and click the skin/marking option of your choice. Again, it’s simple and easy to use.

All scripting, animations and sounds are copy/no mod. Horse itself is copy/no mod, except eyelids (tint your eyelashes as you please). Bits are copy/mod; Appliers are copy/no mod; HUDs, AO and riding systems are copy/mod.

 

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Fuego is friendly and curious – he is easy to catch and enjoys being groomed. Fuego was once a working cow horse but its now his turn to retire. He makes a wonderful pasture pet – he is very friendly and easy to handle! Fuego would make a great family horse!

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Fuego is a 15-year-old Lusitano gelding just off lease. His previous rider showed him in several PasturePet shows where he placed 2nd and 3rd in his class. He has also been competed in cross country and stadium jumping competitions where he consistently finished in the ribbons.

Fuego is now available to lease in the barns at Elite Riding Academy, where he may be ridden, groomed and petted. Fuego’s lease includes a stall at the Academy as well as the ability to ride/groom/care for him and show him.

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Visit the barns in Silver Sands to try this fine horse.

For more pictures & videos of Fuego, click here.

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Show Jumping Results, April 23, 2018

First Place, Sunny Delightful ridden by Jasmine in 52.812120 seconds.

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Second Place, Jet Propelled ridden by Jasmine in 53.662250 seconds.

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Third Place, TaterTrot ridden by Rixinshi Spire in 54.730750 seconds.
Fourth Place, Rixinshi in 55.744880 seconds.

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Fifth Place, Beau ridden by Aggy Mia in 57.204990 seconds.

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Sixth Place, The Skywatch ridden by Jasmine in 58.427020 seconds.

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PasturePet Show Rules, April 2018

PasturePet Horse Show Horse Class January 2018

PasturePets Horse Show
April 15, 2018 11 am SLT

Registration and Load in: April 8-12.
Judging: April 13 + 14

Rules subject to change without notice. Please check current show rules prior to entry. Obtain your show rules at the Hippodrome in Silver Sands.

PasturePets Horse Show Rules, April 2018

Each entrant will receive a temporary shed assignment, which includes 75 prims with which to decorate their display.

Judging is conducted in the size classes (Pony, Horse, Draft).

It is based on
1. the RealHorse NPC;
2. the creativity of the entry’s shed decorations; and
3. overall design of how the horse and decorations work together.

Two independent nonpartisan judges will score each entry awarding it 0-100 points. Their scores will be averaged to produce a final score which will determine placement in the size category and overall show. Highest scores win.

Eligible entries must register on our on-line entry form in advance of the show.

Entries open one week before the show and close when the show is full or by the Thursday before, whichever comes first.

Entered horses must be in their decorated stalls in the show ground by Thursday, 6 pm SLT and remain there for the duration of the show.

Judging will take place Friday-Saturday. Winners will be announced on Sunday.

The Rules:

1. Entry limited to RealHorse NPC horses. They may be owned or leased by the entering participant. (You may enter your leased PasturePet, RealHorse Rambler, or BeSpoke RealHorse or your own NPC RealHorse character).

NO OTHER HORSE MAKES OR MODELS MAY ENTER THIS SHOW. NO NON-BOT HORSES MAY ENTER THIS SHOW. YOUR NPC REALHORSE MUST REMAIN LOGGED IN 24/7 IN ITS ASSIGNED SHOWSHED FOR THE DURATION OF THE SHOW OR IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

2. You can make decorations that are worn by your horse to expand your prim limit. Be aware of your avatar render weight for your horse. If the judge cannot see your horse, they cannot judge it!

3. Decorations may not cover the shed signboards.

4. There are three size classes. Each Size Class will be judged against itself. Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show will be chosen based on the highest scores in total.

  • Pony: Miniature Horse, Falabella, POA Ponies, Hackneys. Also minimules/donkeys.
  • Horse: All 15.2 breeds, Gypsy Vanner + the unreleased breeds (Andalusian, American Saddlebred, Knabstrupper, Welsh Cob Section D)
  • Draft: Percheron, Friesian + the unreleased breeds (Brabant, Clydesdale)

5. You do not need to be the creator of your shed decorations. Most people will want to be, but if you want to hire or ask a friend to make it for you that is fine, too. You MUST be the owner of any decorations you plan to rez on the showgrounds.

6. You may enter 1 Pony, 1 Horse and 1 Draft entry; on Thursday morning prior if any stalls are available we open registrations to all comers with a limit fo 3 per size class.

7. Prizes are distributed at the Awards ceremony on Sunday. Portrait plaques will follow the next day.

8. Don’t have a PasturePet but want to show? No problem! we have PasturePets available for lease, some even at the showground salesground ready to go!

Specific Rules for the creation of your Diorama displays:

1. A blank shed ‘sleeve’ as well as a Show Guide Maximum Volume object are provided to help you size your entry. If you wish, you can request that the shed be removed or that the curtains be hidden.

2. Please keep all entries General/PG/mature.

3. Please keep all decorations within the volume footprint provided.

4. Please keep all decorations under 12m in height.

5. Please limit your use of scripts and keep textures under 512 pixels for prims and 1024 for mesh.

6. Please, no particle scripts of any sort. You may use particles but the scripts must be removed. We will check.

7. As of this time you may use animated mesh, but please watch your ARC and memory usage. These types of objects tend to be heavy on the sim resources so if we feel it is an issue we may ask to remove any item that is causing a problem.

8. Prim overages will dock your score 5 points. Show officials will make this adjustment to your score. We will enforce this rule. Competitors receive 75 LI per entry.

9. We will add interactive pose stands for the horses upon request or you may use your own pose stand with whatever poses/animations you wish. If no special request is made then we will use our existing random stand pose stands.

10. You may have a LM giver for your horse’s home stable.

11. Each month has a theme against which your entry will be judged. The Judges’ Instructions will be changed to reflect this. We will be providing the Judges with more objective guidelines to help both Competitors and Judges.

Themes for 2018 include:

April – Commercials
May – Spring Flowers
June – Midsummer’s Night/Solstice
July – Movies
August – At the Beach
September – Limousine Lifestyle
October – Samhain/Hallowe’en
November – Classic Rock
December – Yule/Winter Solstice