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Last Update: April 3, 2017!

More details will be posted here as they are finalized!

NOTICE:
This event is open to anyone ~ anywhere!  

However, this is a PRIVATE EVENT - meaning it is not open to the public.

Every Individual MUST Pre-Register for themself! 

Dealine to Pre-Register is

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.

Everyone will be checked-in as they enter.

Anyone not Pre-Registered will NOT be allowed entrance!

 

  • Dates:  Thursday, April 5 - Sunday, April 8, 2018.
  • Arrival Day Thursday, April 5, 2016:

      Let us know when you register about what time you will arrive so we can plan ahead.  We will use Thursday as a time to meet and socialize with the other attendees.  If flying in, please let us know by email (@ bottom of this page) or on your registration form & also if you wish to utilize our Airport Shuttle & your arrival time so we can plan to have someone meet you. 

  • Event Starting Time:  Events will start Friday afternoon.
  • End/Leave Time:  The event will officially be over early Sunday afternoon after the Awards Ceremony has concluded.  Attendees can stay Sunday, of course, if their flight is on Monday.  We just have to have everything cleaned up after everyone leaves.  We must be out by Monday, April 9th.

 

Location

Gryphon's Nest CampgroundIMG 1032 740

About our Venue ~

~ Our campground has over 53 acres of lush meadows and live oaks surrounded by swamps (for ensured privacy). We have enough space for over 500 tents and large bonfires, but with intimate gathering areas like our clubhouse and bandstand. Gryphon's Nest provides privacy, modern amenities, and the freedom to let your real self run wild!

~ There are also designated RV areas, but no hookups/dumpstations. There is a local RV campground that allows dumping for $5. You may indicate when you register that you will be camping during this event by choosing a "Free Camping" ticket.
~ Don't rely on MapQuest or your GPS systems -  never get it right! Also when you get closer to the campground you may lose phone signal!  Please see the Our Venue post on FetLife for directions to the venue.

Other info for those coming from out of the area: 
✹ We will be providing an Airport Shuttle service (see Starting Time above). Please let us know by email if we need to pick you up at the airport:

~ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. once you know your arrival time

✹ Airports are not right around the corner, so we ask you to please plan accordingly:
► Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is approximately 53 miles from our venue;
► Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is approximately 60 miles from our venue;
► New Orleans Lakefront Airport is approximately 74 miles from our venue;

✹ There will also be limited "Barracks style bunking" available indoors upstairs at the clubhouse.  You can indicate when you register that you wish to take advantage of our "Barrack Style Bunking". 

NOTE: Due to limited space, the first 12 people that request space in the bunk-house, register and pay their Event Fee will be guaranteed a spot in the bunk-house!

 

Hotel info (hotel cost not included in event fee)

 

~ The closest hotels are in the city of Hammond which is about a 30-minute drive from the campground, or in the cities of Walker and Denham Springs which are also about a 25 to 30 minute drive from the campground near Baton Rouge.  Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for hotel information.

 

Fees for Ponies On The Delta ~ III!

 

Every Individual MUST Pre-Register for themself! 

Dealine to Pre-Register is

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.

Pre-register & Pre-Pay

*CHOOSE from Pre-Paid Prices*:

~ Singles: $60

~ Teams (pony/handler, puppy handler) or Couples: $100 per couple.

Also, indicate the names of those you will be paying for on Registration Form.

 

Wish to Pre-register & Pay when you Arrive?

Indicate on your Registration Form that you wish to pay upon arrival.

Also, indicate the names of those you will be paying for when you arrive on Registration Form.

~ Price Per Person: $70

 

Pre-Register & / or Pay Event Fees!

 

To Pre-Pay for Meal Plans, see below!


Notes regarding single ponies, puppies & handlers:
* 1. If a handler has more than 1 pony/puppy, they would pay the "Per 2 Person Team Fee" for 2 of them and the "Other Attendee Fee" for the 3rd (or more) person.
* 2. In the case of the single pony, single puppy, or single handler, a team can be made up once you arrive at the event for these categories.

Your entry fees pay for 2-days & 3-nights & includes:
"Party" on Saturday night;
* Two free breakfasts (Sat and Sun);
* Free supper, a Crawfish Boil ~ on Friday night at the opening!  This meal is complementary at no additional cost to everyone registered and paid for by the cut off date ~ Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. ~ 1 week prior to the event. An alternate meal will be provided for those that can't eat shellfish or prefer something else. For those that don't know, along with the crawfish we boil potatoes, sausage, onions, and corn on the cob. If you can't have or don't want the crawfish, please let us know on your registration form in the "Special Needs" section that you prefer the "Alternate Friday night meal"; 
* Camping. Camping is all primitive so you will need to bring a tent. There are also designated RV areas, but no hookups/dumpstations. There is a local RV campground that allows dumping for $5;

* A barracks type bunk house is available for those that do not wish to camp. Just bring a cot or air mattress (see above for more information);
* A washer and dryer are available in the clubhouse for anyone to use; 
* There are outdoor showers and outhouses throughout the campground. For those that wish to use a more modern bathroom there are also toilets and showers in the clubhouse;

* a Ponies On The Delta ~ III! Run Pin provided to all paid registrants by our sponsors PLK Stables (a limited number of Run Pins will also be available for purchase at the event); and
* of course your participation in the events & classes!

Meal Plans ~ Meal plans must be Pre-Paid (link to pay below):

~ We will have food provided on site with various meal plans available for Pre-Purchase. Snacks & drinks will also be available for purchase on-site.

Note: As mentioned above, the "Crawfish Broil" or the alternate meal on Friday night, and the two free breakfasts (Sat and Sun) are included in your Event Fee.

More information about Meal Plans Coming Soon!

Pre-Pay for Meal Plans ~ Coming Soon!

 

Our Judges


Our Master of Ceremonies and Head Judge ~ Foxy
International Ponyplay Championship (IPPC):
✮ 2007 Grand Champion Trainer of the Year
✮ 2008 Grand Champion Trainer of the Year
✮ 2011 Grand Champion Trainer of the Year
✮ 2015 & 2016 Reserve Champion Trainer of the Year
✮ Along with many other awards in the Ponyplay and BD/SM communities.

~ Foxy is a southern outdoors-man, cowboy and horse trainer. Involved in the lifestyle for decades, Foxy also enjoys all aspects of BD/SM ranging from rope bondage/suspensions to training ponies for pony play.
~ Foxy is the maker of unique Custom made Human pony gear/tack as well as Native American BDSM equipment for the consenting adult connoisseur. Authentic recreations are hand-made using natural materials and traditional assembly methods. Every piece is original and unique!  Native American Exotics ~ Designs By Foxy.

Our other Judges

Paul Reed
~ Paul Reed has been involved in ponyplay even before he knew what it was called. He trained and rode his first ponygirl when he was 19. He has trained many ponygirls for almost 50 years and has presented demos at Dressing for Pleasure, Arizona Power
Exchange, TES, Black Rose and many others.
~ In 1997, Paul was the founder and Publisher of EQUUS EROTICUS Magazine. After 22 issues he sold the Magazine to Rebecca Wilcox in 2008.

Ponygirl Charisma
~ Charisma is from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has been a bio-horse trainer and competitor all of her life, claiming titles at state and zone levels. In 2005 she became part of the ponyplay community and began combining it with her knowledge of the real horse world to create a more realistic experience.
~ She is an avid costume enthusiast and enjoys creating one of a kind items that range from hoof boots to plumes.
~ Charisma was a presenter at the 2016 EQUUS International Pony Play event. She holds several ribbons in events such as jumping, blindfolded carting, sulky racing, two legged racing, confirmation, most patient, and more. She served as a Judge for Ponies On The Delta ~ II! in 2017.

Ms Lyndsey (aka: Ponygirl lyndsey) ~
~ A horse woman in her own right ~ as well as a 4-event cross-trained ponygirl specializing in pony-cart dancing, Ms Lyndsey raised, trained, and performed in rodeos and other horse shows with her dancing Arabian Mare, "Buttercup", for many years in the Central Pennsylvania area. She is also a professionally trained musician (Opera Singer). She served as a judge at many bio-horse events back in the 70's and she joined us to serve as a Judge for Ponies On The Delta ~ II (2017).
~ Ms Lyndsey began her lifestyle adventures in the mid 1970's as a House Alpha as well as in a Leather Club located in Southeastern Virginia, where she earned her leathers as a bottom and her vest as a top. Besides Virginia & Florida ~ where she lives with her current partner, Ms Lyndsey has also been an active member of the BDSM community in other places across the US where she has lived including: Indiana and Illinois.
~ Ms Lyndsey has been the domestic life partner and the Owned Ponygirl of Tim Ponygroom (who will also be joining us and serving as one of the event photographers) since April of 2007 and they will be celebrating their 11th Anniversary together during this event! They are 2 members of the team of 3 who co-founded of The Florida Critters group in Florida ~ a real-time pony and human critter group which was founded in 2008 and ran through 2013. They have also traveled to various ponyplay events as well as BDSM events & conventions across the US. They have appeared in various publications: The Human Pony - A handbook for owners, trainers and admirers; Fringe Florida: Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles; Equus Eroticus Magazine; and others, as well as on TV and radio. Together they run their Service House, PLK Stables, as "an educational House to: train human ponies (or other human animals or critters); to instruct others in the BDSM arts; and to assist new or continuing members of the BDSM community in knowing how to keep themselves safe in the life-style."  PLK Stables is a pround sponsor of Ponies On The Delta and the Ponies On The Delta events

Announcement of other Judges will be made as they are confirmed. Check Back Soon!! 

Our House Handlers

Humanorhorse
~ Been privately involved in ponyplay for 35 years as a pony. Been open about ponyplay with others since 2012. Won 1st place as a pony at Miss Ann's Queens Cup event at Ponies Puppies and Perves. I have organized and hosted all the pony play events here in Louisiana since 2014.

Announcement of other House Handlers will be made as they are confirmed. Check Back Soon!! 

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Our Vendors

~ Foxy of Native American Exotics ~ Designs by Foxy ~ will have his vending tables set up in the club house. Foxy makes unique Native American BDSM equipment & human pony gear for the consenting adult connoisseur. His Authentic Recreations are hand-made using natural materials and traditional assembly methods. Every piece is original and unique!

~ Paul Reed will be have a collection of Equus Eroticus magazines with him to sell. Paul Reed was the Founder, Editor (along with his wife Emily), and Publisher of this magazine which issued it first edition in 1997.

 

Announcement of other vendors will be made as they are confirmed. Check Back Soon!!

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Pony Events & Classes

 

Complete Class Rules (click)

Schedule for classes & Events: ~ COMING SOON!

12 events for Ponies (in no particular order):

See # 6 under "General Rules"  (below) about total number of events contestants may enter to win highest possible points.


* 1) Barrel Race (3 Bonus Points for Running Handler);


* 2) Pole Bending (3 Bonus Points for Running Handler);


* 3) Hunter Jumper (3 Bonus Points for Running Handler);


* 4) Blindfold Cart Challenge;


* 5) Cart Endurance Race;

* 6) Choose One (according to you abilities that you will be judged on. You can also choose to participate in the other event "just for fun" (ie: Exhibition only w/no points awarded):
* ~ a) Sled Pull, or
* ~ b) Confirmation/Halter Class;

* 7) Cart Sprint Race;


* 8) Reining Class;


* 9) Trainers Class; and


* 10) Team's Choice - (according to you abilities that you will be judged on. You can also choose to participate in the other event "just for fun" (ie: Exhibition only w/no points awarded):
* ~ a) Blindfold Cart Obstacle Course (not the same as #4); or
* ~ b) Dressage Course.


Puppy Event

* Obstacle Course.

Awards

 

Pony Awards
* OVERALL CHAMPION ― Trophy + Ribbon plus other Items to be Announced!
* RESERVE CHAMPION ― Trophy + Ribbon 
* Individual ribbons for 1st thru 4th place in each event


Puppy Awards:
* CHAMPION ― Trophy & Ribbon!
* Individual ribbons will also be awarded for 2nd thru 4th place.


* * * General Event Rules * * *


* 1. Failure to complete any class/event is a disqualification (DQ) & no points will be awarded for that class/event (this includes the 1 point entry level point as well). **A DQ = loss of All points for that class/event.**
* 2. Olympic style scoring with the high and low score thrown out with the remaining scores for "judged" classes averaged together for the final score. Some classes are scored on faults and speed. **Decision of the judges is final.**
* 3. Arguing, trying to intimidate, or such by anyone is grounds for removal from event and grounds. Judges will not offer any critiques of performance until after closing ceremonies on Sunday. However, questions/demos about the class requirements are allowed at any time at Judges' discretion.
* 4. Any entered cart is available for any or all contestants to use.
* 5. Teams for single ponies & handlers can be made several ways: Same pony with different handlers; different ponies with the same handler; or pony with the house handler(s). However once teams are made and registered, the handler and pony compete as that team. No changes or substitutions on handler or pony. If a Team that can't compete in an entered class due to some reason, that counts as a DQ for that team in that class.
* 6. Teams may enter up to ten classes for a Total possible winning score of 59 points: 5 points for each first place win and 3 bonus points for all running handlers regardless of placement in the final scoring. 5 x 10 = 50 + 3 x 3 = 9. Highest Possible Score for winner: 59
* 7. All courses except the Dressage course will be posted for preview, and practice is allowed on the course until 15 minutes before the class starts.
* 8. The teams will draw for numbered placards and this placard must be displayed so as to be visible to the judges during the competition hours. Failure to display this placard for the judges can result in a no score for that class. Placard can be removed at the start of each class if necessary but must be re-displayed at the end of the class. I.E. Taken off right at the start of the jumping course and put back on at the end of the course.
* 9. Any type tack is allowed to be used during any Ponies On The Delta event.

Tack is something personal so any type Headstall, Bridle, Halter, Harness, Bit is allowed. In a class where the pony is to be shown "In Hand" means the Handler will be showing the pony with any type lead, shank, reins, attached to the headstall or bridle. In a class that states the pony is to be "Hitched to the cart" means the pony is to be attached to the cart with any type Pulling Belt or Harness that connects the pony to the cart. Any Footwear or Barefoot is allowed. Handlers choice for any or all tack as needed to handle the pony on the grounds of any Ponies On The Delta event is allowed.

Fun Games


Everyone is invited to participate ~ these games are just for fun! ALL teams are allowed to have fun in the "Fun Games".


* Cart Ring Jousting ~ Rings will be suspended from polls stuck in the ground. Handler will have a jousting-pole and, sitting in the pony-cart, will see how many rings they can get on their pole as the pony pulls the cart past the ground poles.
* Grudge Match ~ Stallions against mares & geldings.
* Scavenger Hunt ~ An all day event on Saturday.
* Pony Tug-o-war! ~ Self explanatory. This event will be held at night.

As more details are worked out, we will post them here!


Any Questions?
* Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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This event is hosted by the South Louisiana Pony And Puppy Play group.

This event is proudly sponsored by PLK Stables!
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For Details Watch:

* On the Event Post on FetLife,
* The Ponies On The Delta! FetLife group, or
* Here on our Ponies On The Delta Webpage! 

 

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PLK Stables is proud to sponsor Ponies On The Delta & Ponies On The Delta events.