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Member Announcements / Re: Endurance Club of SS 2021-2 Updates!
« Last post by Starwalker123 on June 10, 2021, 08:39:10 AM »
Your Name: Starwalker123
Stable: Chasing Stars Ranch

1: Do you have any questions/comments or concerns about the Endurance club that you would like to address?: No
2: Do you think that the cost of races compared to the purse money is acceptable? If no, please explain. it seems fine
3: Do you like seeing the numbers/scores that horses receive for starting health/check points/ending health and having the total score displayed? Would you like to see stakes races have these displayed as well? Yes i do .  That seems like a lot of extra work for you
4: How do you feel about breed specialty races? Are they worth keeping or not in your opinion? They are good .yes
5: If you have any suggestions for the running of the Club, or things that could make it better please list them here! I dont have anything to add your doing a good job
Member Announcements / Re: Endurance Club of SS 2021-2 Updates!
« Last post by Tia on June 10, 2021, 06:50:08 AM »

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[b]1: Do you have any questions/comments or concerns about the Endurance club that you would like to address?: [/b]
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[b]5: If you have any suggestions for the running of the Club, or things that could make it better please list them here! [/b] 
Member Announcements / Endurance Club of SS 2021-2 Updates!
« Last post by Tia on June 10, 2021, 06:37:07 AM »

    Hello everyone! With the end of 2021-1 coming to a close, I'm very pleased with the year we've had, and I hope everyone has had fun with it as well! I do apologize for there being a wait on results as this turned into a harder year for me then I thought, but they're getting out now, and I'm hoping we don't have this issue in the future. At least not as bad!

    Now though for the reason of this post! I have updates that are coming in 2021-2 for the Endurance club, and I'd love some feed back on them from you. At the end of this post, there will be a quick survey that I'd love for you to fill out so I know how people feel about this stuff. If you do, you can post it in reply to this topic, or if you'd rather you can PM me the results. If you don't want to fill it out, no problem, but if you do you will be awarded 50% off entries for ONE (1) Endurance club race meet! This is for all entries, so you'll just have to add them up, and pay 50% of that. There is is no limits and it's good for any race meet you'd like to use it on.

    Now onto the updates!

    Entry fee/Purse updates!

    Currently we do have pretty high entry fees for our race meets and we're constantly trying to figure out a way to make them affordable for everyone while making it so that it doesn't break my bank with purse fees as well. Hence why show entry fees tend to be so high. However, we are working to try and make this a little cheaper over all for everyone, and hopefully keep up the high rewards we've become known for.  So starting in 2021-2 the following prices will apply to our shows!

    Stakes Races: $5000 per horse (this includes the Gemstone Races, Crystal Races, Mongol Derby)
    Continental Divide Race: $10 000 per team (more info below)
    Amazing Race: $8000 per horse
    Prospect Classes: $50 per horse OR $300 for unlimited entries (good if you have over 6 horses entered)
    Other Races: $100 per horse OR $2000 for unlimited entries (good if you're entering more then 20 horses)

    For these races, note that there will also be a change to the prizes as well! Just to adjust it a bit! They are listed below.

    Gemstone Races: 1st: $20 000, 2nd: $10 000, 3rd: $5 000
    Crystal Races: 1st: $15 000, 2nd: $8000, 3rd: $4 000
    Mongol Derby: 1st: $20 000, 2nd: $10 000, 3rd: $5 000
    Amazing Race: 1st: $20 000, 2nd: $10 000, 3rd: $5000 (NOTE! This is paid out to EACH participate because its' a team event, so total purse is $70 000!)
    Other Races: 1st: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100
    Invitational:  1st: $10 000, 2nd: $5000, 3rd: $2500

    Continental Divide Race:
    Individual Places: 1st: $2000, 2nd: $1000, 3rd: $500
    Overall Placings: 1st: $25 000, 2nd: $15 000, 3rd: $10 000

    While we understand the entries are expensive for the stakes races, we do feel like the prices reflect well the amount of money you have a chance to win back.

    New Stakes Races! 
    The Endurance Club is happy to announce that we are adding a number of new stakes races and series to our 2021-2 race cards this year! You've probably noticed them above, let us introduce them to you!

    The Crystal Races:
    These races will be for horses that are 4-6 years of age and are the younger horse equivalent of the Gemstone races! Note, that six year olds will have the choice between competing in the Crystal or the Gemstone races, once they are entered in a race from one of those two series, they may NOT enter the other one! These races are have the length of the Gemstone races, and are a good start for younger endurance horses who are looking to hit the big times.

    Continental Divide Race:
    This race is intense. It's a two week long race done in a relay style! It's almost 5000 kilometres from the border in Mexico, up to the border with Canada in the north. It'll take you through five states and numerous different terrains as you follow the Continental Divide Trail! This is the longest race by far in our line up, and definitely one of the more unique ones. Unlike the other races, this one is broken down into five (5) parts. You need 5 horses, each of who is expected to handle 1000 kilometres of the trail. As they finish their leg, they will get a placing based off their scores, and you will win money for each of these placings. You may also collect the activity points for them as well!

    To determine the over all finishing position of each team, your scores will be added up from all your horses, and the highest scoring team will win over all! This gets you another set of points per horse, and more money! This race has a purse that could be as high as $35 000 if you win all legs and over all! Hence the high entry fee!

    The invitational isn't a long race and will only be about 500 kilometres, hosted in Nova Scotia, Canada. This race is an end of year race, and is open to any horse over the age of four (4) who gathers more then 100 points in the Endurance Club over the year! It will be hosted in the last week of the year, and will be a free race to enter! All qualifying horses will receive an invitation to join us in the race! You will NOT be able to enter if you don't qualify though.

    The Invitational will be run a little different then the rest of the races on the card, because this race will be run using RP! This means you'll find things on the trail, you'll have to make decisions and your choices will determine how you do in the race! Good luck to all who qualify! More info for this will be released as I have it figured out!

    I meant to do this last year, it just didn't work out. I will be tracking points in the Endurance Club starting in 2021-2! These points will go towards the horse of the year awards, and qualifying for the Invitational. Currently our club points will be:

    Normal Races:
    1st: 10pts
    2nd: 9pts
    3rd: 8pts
    4th: 7pts
    5th: 6pts
    6th: 5pts
    7th: 4pts
    8th: 3pts
    9th: 2pts
    10th+: 1pts

    Stakes Races
    1st: 60pts
    2nd: 50pts
    3rd: 40pts
    4th: 30pts
    5th: 30pts
    6th: 10pts
    7th+: 5pts

    NOTE! These are for in club only, and all SS points are to be recorded towards titles.

    Race Hosts!

    We have decided on the hosts for next years races, thanks to Vienna Raine for the suggestions and help with locations!

    Gemstone/Crystal Races:
    • The Opal/The Azurite: Papua New Guinea
    • The Pearl/The Ametrine: Japan
    • The Sapphire/The Bismuth: Kenya
    • The Ruby/The Cinnabar: Brazil
    • The Emerald/The Moonstone: Norway
    • The Diamond/The Peridot: Mexico/Guatemala/Honduras

    The Amazing Race: Hawaii, USA - Volcano tour!

    I will be posting the survey in the next post! So please don't post until you see that up! I look forward to seeing everyone out there!
    News / Health Testing Upgrade or Downgrade
    « Last post by Jasmine on June 09, 2021, 11:45:19 AM »
    From now on with litters, there is a chance for the progeny to either upgrade or downgrade their standard health testing.
    Your progeny will have a one in 100 chance of rolling stats better or worse than the parents currently.
    Both parents have good hips.
    Each progeny has a 1 in 100 chance to roll either excellent or fair hips.
    Surprises and Disasters / Re: S/Ds - June 2021
    « Last post by Rotte on June 03, 2021, 09:40:51 AM »

    Eersel had been busier that Friday morning, with the dogs of VV being noticeably on edge. Upon further inspection, a heavily pregnant Belgian Malinois bitch was found nesting at the edge of the property. The staff have since taken in the bitch and are now awaiting a (hopefully) successful and safe arrival of her pups.
    Surprises and Disasters / Re: S/Ds - June 2021
    « Last post by Starwalker123 on June 03, 2021, 06:15:09 AM »
    Csr paradox coliced while shipping back for a ride how ever  it was cuaght early and he made it
    Surprises and Disasters / S/Ds - June 2021
    « Last post by Aurryinne on June 03, 2021, 12:14:46 AM »
    Flamelight13 - You find three female cats in the barn. Register them and health test.

    Jasmine - Your horse has a stone between hoof and shoe. Pull him or her from showing and rest for a week real time.

    Vienna Raine - A famous photographer wants to take photos of your Icelandic dogs. You earn $1,500 total.

    Ray - Sunset Creek is destroyed. You may either register a new establishment with new name, or role play rebuilding from the ground up.

    Rotte - You found a pregnant bitch. Of the sire there is no sign. Do you neuter her? Or help her to birth the puppies and hope for purebreds?

    Starwalker -  One of your horses get colicky. Flip a coin. Odds, he or she dies. Evens, the horse survives.
    General Chatter / SS Timezones
    « Last post by Kit on May 27, 2021, 05:47:22 AM »
    Hi all!

    Thanks to talk on the Discord about what time the forum was set at for people and why, I put this together:

    Show Standard Player Timezones

    If yours is missing, just reply here please!

    Rule Book / Re: Association and Registry Requirements
    « Last post by Jasmine on May 26, 2021, 11:27:30 AM »
    Can I actually change the name of mine so we don't have two SSEAs? I think I'll go with 'Eventing Association of Standard,' EAS (to avoid the unfortunate ASS).

    (I'm not sure if I can change the forum name myself, sorry Jasmine, thanks!)

    Member Announcements / Re: TradeMark's Zodiac Show Down 2021-2 - Information Post
    « Last post by Tia on May 26, 2021, 02:00:32 AM »
    Sign Breeds/Groups

    All bios taken from Here .

    At this point, the livestock breeds will be announced as time goes on. This is because livestock is so new, that I'm waiting to see what breeds show up in the registry!

    "Aries loves to be number one, so it’s no surprise that these audacious rams are the first sign of the zodiac. Bold and ambitious, Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging situations (which is appropriate, since the body part associated with Aries is the head). Like their fellow fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius, Aries is a passionate, motivated, and confident leader who builds community with their cheerful disposition and relentless determination. Uncomplicated and direct in their approach, they often get frustrated by exhaustive details and unnecessary nuances. They like things quick and dirty, "

    Dogs: Terriers - American Pitbull Terriers
    Horses: Ponies - German Riding Ponies
    Cats: Patterned - Bengals
    Livestock: Sheep - Bred to be announced

    "Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. Like their celestial spirit animal, Taureans enjoy relaxing in serene, bucolic environments, surrounded by soft sounds, soothing aromas, and succulent flavors. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the enchanting planet that governs love, beauty, and money. Taurus’s Venusian influence make this earth sign the most sensual of the zodiac: These cosmic oxen are enchanted by any physical manifestation of comfort and luxury. Pleasure is a necessity for epicurean Taureans and they feel most content when pampered.  "

    Dogs: Toys - Chihuahuas
    Horses: Light Horses - Arabians (all strains)
    Cats: Semi Longhair - Turkish Angora
    Livestock: Cattle - bred to be announced

    "Have you ever been so busy that you wished you could clone yourself just to get everything done? That’s the Gemini experience in a nutshell. Appropriately symbolized by the celestial twins, this air sign was interested in so many pursuits that it had to double itself. Because of Geminis' intrinsic duality, they're often falsely misrepresented as two-faced. In reality, however, Gemini rarely has a hidden agenda. Playful and intellectually curious, Gemini is constantly juggling a variety of passions, hobbies, careers, and friend groups. They are the social butterflies of the zodiac: These quick-witted twins can talk to anyone about anything. Find them buzzing between happy hours, dinner parties, and dance floors."

    Dogs: Gundogs - Golden Retrievers
    Horses: Stock horses - Paint Horse
    Cats: Rex cats - Cornish Rex
    Livestock: Goats

    "Cancer is a cardinal water sign. Represented by the crab, this oceanic crustacean seamlessly weaves between the sea and shore, representing Cancer’s ability to exist in both emotional and material realms. Cancers are highly intuitive and their psychic abilities manifest in tangible spaces: For instance, Cancers can effortlessly pick up the energies in a room. These crabs are highly sensitive to their environments, as well as extremely self-protective. Much like their celestial spirit animal, Cancers are shielded by hard, external shells. At first, these crabs may be perceived as cold or distant. With time, though, Cancers reveal their gentle nature, genuine compassion, and mystical capabilities. Just don't be surprised if it takes a while to get to know them. "

    Dogs: Herding - Border Colie
    Horses: Feral - Mustang
    Cats: British - Manx
    Livestock: Pigs

    "Roll out the red carpet, because Leo has arrived. Leo is represented by the lion, and these spirited fire signs are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. They’re delighted to embrace their royal status: Vivacious, theatrical, and passionate, Leos love to bask in the spotlight and celebrate themselves. These lions are natural leaders and they enjoy cultivating friendships and romances that are artistically and creatively inspired. Playful Leos have no problem leaning into drama-fueled romances that are perfectly suited for the tabloids. (In fact, they may even prefer them.) After all, every Leo perceives him or herself as a celebrity. These astrological divas never get tired of lavish dinners, exclusive parties, or decadent designer wear. "

    Dogs: Gundogs - English Springer Spaniels
    Horses: Baroque - Andalusian
    Cats: Semi-Longhair - Somali
    Livestock: Poultry (Chickens/ducks/geese)

    "Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture, an association that speaks to Virgo’s deep-rooted presence in the material world. Virgos are logical, practical, and systematic in their approach to life. This earth sign is a perfectionist at heart and isn’t afraid to improve skills through diligent and consistent practice. Virgo rules the digestive system, which makes these earth signs especially attuned to the ingredients that make up a whole — in food and in everything else. They're hyper-aware of every detail."

    Dogs: Herding Dogs - Belgian Shepherd (Malinois)
    Horses: Light Horses - Thoroughbred
    Cats: Patterned - Abyssinian
    Livestock: Goats

    "Libra is an air sign represented by the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate object of the zodiac), an association that reflects Libra's fixation on balance and harmony. Libra is obsessed with symmetry and strives to create equilibrium in all areas of life. These air signs are the aesthetes of the zodiac: Ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, beauty, and money, Libras adore high art, intellectualism, and connoisseurship. Suave Libras need to surround themselves with stunning objects and create environments that reflect their exquisite tastes. Accordingly, these air signs make excellent designers, decorators, art critics, and stylists. "

    Dogs: Non-sporting - Poodles (Standard, Moyan, Miniature)
    Horses: Miniatures - American Shetland Pony
    Cats: Forest and Mountain Cats - Siberians
    Livestock: Chickens

    "Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Because of its incredible passion and power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm. Like fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is extremely clairvoyant and intuitive. "

    Dogs: Working - Caucasian Shepherd Dog
    Horses: Warmbloods - Dutch Warmbloods
    Cats: Miscellaneous - American Curl
    Livestock: Pigs

    "Represented by the archer, Sagittarians are always on a quest for knowledge. The last fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius launches its many pursuits like blazing arrows, chasing after geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures. Fueled by wanderlust, these archers can be found traversing all corners of the world on thrill-seeking expeditions. "

    Dogs: Terriers - Jagdterriers
    Horses: Ponies - Welsh Ponies
    Cats: Forest and Mountain Cats - Maine Coon
    Livestock: Goats

    "The last earth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn is represented by the sea goat, a mythological creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish. Accordingly, Capricorns are skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms. They scale the steepest mountains — Capricorn rules the knees, making it easier for this sign to climb — while simultaneously exploring their psychic strengths. Capricorns tap into their inner fortitude to overcome whatever stands between them and their long-term goals and they don’t let anything distract them from getting ahead. Because of their unwavering focus, however, they are often perceived as cold and unemotional. Sea goats must remember that not every success in life can be featured on a résumé and that compassion is as important as any professional advancement."

    Dogs: Hounds - Hamiltonstovare
    Horses: Draft Horses - Clydesdales
    Cats: Asian - Bombays
    Livestock: Cattle

    Aquarius :
    "Despite the word "aqua" in its name, Aquarius is actually the last air sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Accordingly, Aquarius is the most humanitarian astrological sign. These revolutionary thinkers fervently support “power to the people,” aspiring to change the world through radical social progress. Every Aquarian is a rebel at heart: These air signs despise authority and anything that represents conventionality. Free-spirited and eccentric, they can often be identified by their offbeat fashion sensibilities, unusual hobbies, and nonconformist attitude."

    Dogs: Working dogs - Siberian Husky
    Horses: Miniatures - Miniature Horses
    Cats: Rex - Sphynx
    Livestock: Goats

    "Pisces, a water sign, is the last constellation of the zodiac. It's symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces's attention between fantasy and reality. As the final sign, Pisces has absorbed every lesson — the joys and the pains, the hopes and the fears — learned by all of the other signs. This makes these fish the most psychic, empathetic, and compassionate creatures of the astrological wheel. With such immense sensitivity, Pisces can easily become swallowed by emotions and must remember to stay grounded in the material realm (appropriately, Pisces rules the feet).

    Dogs: Non-Sporting - Karelian Bear Dog
    Horses: Stock Horses - Quarter Horses
    Cats: Lilliputian - Munchkins
    Livestock: Pigs