Trainer's began picking up their selected charges for the 2018 Pony Tales Refuge & Rehab Trainer's Challenge on November 3, 2017.
Each month, we will be asking them to share updates with us on their progress. They will have one week to post any updates they would like, share highlights, share struggles, and seek advice or offer advice to the other trainers. Each trainer who submits at least one update each month as requested, will be eligible for a secret prize to be given out at the completion of the Challenge. But, in order to be eligible, you MUST provide an update at EACH check-in point throughout. You will have from 12:01 am on the begin date to 11:59 pm on the end date to submit your update. We are not trying to harass you with this and it is not required, but we would like to keep everyone who is following up to date on the progress of all of the horses.
If you have started a separate page for your charge, you are welcome to simply continue posting on that page and sharing a link to a post DURING THE SPECIFIED TIMEFRAME on here. No need to recreate the wheel. ;-) Updates at any time are always welcome, but you will not be eligible for the prize if the updates are not posted during this timeframe. If more than one trainer check-ins as required throughout, the names of each will be put in a hat and the winner will be selected at random.
The competition will conclude on June 16, 2018. This is a Saturday this year and if any trainers from farther away would like information on overnight accommodations, please let us know.
The divisions this year will include the normal Riding Class and In-hand Class. In addition, we have added an optional LIBERTY Class. Prizes will be as follows:
1st Place - $1,000.00
2nd Place - $500.00
3rd Place - $300.00
1st Place - $500.00
2nd Place - $300.00
3rd Place - $200.00
One winner - $500.00
One winner - ?????
The trainers will be asked to keep us all updated on their progress by posting on this event page. You are also asked to invite as many people as you want to the event page so everyone can see the wonderful work you are doing with these fabulous, one-of-a-kind horses we have here.
For more information, please visit our website at www.ponytaleswi.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.