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Last Update:  April 15, 2018 @ 1:10 PM (CT)!

More details and changes 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! 

Deadline to Pre-Register & Pre-Pay Event Fees is

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

Everyone will be checked-in as they enter.

Anyone not Pre-Registered will NOT be allowed entrance!

 

  • Dates:  Thursday, April 4 - Sunday, April 7, 2019.
  • Arrival Day Thursday, April 6, 2019:  Earlier arrivals are welcome ~ let us know when you Pre-Register what day & about what time you will arrive so we can plan ahead.  We will use Thursday as a time to "Meet and Greet" with the other attendees and on Thursday night new teams for single ponies/handlers can be formed in order to give them time on Friday morning to work together/practice cues. If flying in, please let us know either when you Pre-Register or via email (@ bottom of this post) if you wish to utilize our Airport Shuttle & provide us with your: day & arrival airline, airline & flight #, as well as which airport so we can plan to have someone meet you.
  • 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 are planning on a trip to The French Quarter in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon/evening, and would love to have everyone stay & join us "if possible".  We just have to have everything cleaned up after everyone leaves.  We must be out by the end of Monday, April 8th.

 

Location

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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 designated RV areas, but no hookups (including electricity) or dump stations. There is a local RV campground that allows dumping for $5, last time we checked You may indicate when you Pre-Register that you will be camping during this event by choosing"Camping Tent" or "Camping RV" on the registration form.
~ 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 either when you Pre-Register or via 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 Pre-Pegister 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!  Watch here for a Countdown of the remaining Bunk-House spaces Available!

 

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.

 

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Pre-Register & Pre-Pay Event Fees!

 

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Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Area!

 

Fees for Ponies On The Delta ~ IV

 

Every Individual MUST Pre-Register for themself! 

Deadline to Pre-Register & Pre-Pay Event Fees is

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

Pre-register & Pre-Pay

*CHOOSE from Pre-Paid Prices* ~ BEST DEAL ~ :

~ 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


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;
* Free supper on Friday night at the "Opening Ceremony"
* Camping: Camping is all primitive so you will need to bring a tent. There are also designated RV areas, but no hookups (including electricity) or dumpstations. There is a local RV campground that allows dumping for $5 last time we checked;

* There is 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!

* 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;
* your participation in the events & classes! and

* a Ponies On The Delta ~ IV Run Pin provided to all participating paid registrants by our sponsors PLK Stables.  

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Meal Plan

Meal plans must be Pre-Paid!

Concessions:

~ will be open Wednesday by request.
~ Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner will be available Thursday through Sunday.
~~ Plastic and PayPal will be accepted on-site for snacks, drinks, or the "Anytime Menu" Items with a $10 minimum purchase.

You need to PRE-PAY for your Meal Plans as this will help the food vendor to know folk’s preferences, etc. (see NOTE below under "To Pre-Pay for Meal Plans") ahead of time.

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To Pre-Pay for Meal Plans:

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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.

~ Foxy has also served as the Head Judge for ALL Ponies On The Delta events:  Ponies On The Delta (2016), Ponies On The Delta ~ II (2017), and Ponies On The Delta ~ III! (2018).

Our other Judges

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 (April 2017) and Ponies On The Delta ~ III! (April 2018).

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 (April 2017) and Ponies On The Delta ~ III! (April 2018).
~ 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

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~ Ham is a multiple Blue Ribbon winner in Equitation Dressage from Camp Crucible and Brimstone Pony shows. He and pony Gwenevere were Grand Champion at Brimstone V in 2017. He is the host and Master of Ceremonies for the Camp Crucible ‘Lucky Fucker’ Pony Show.  He also joined us for the Ponies, Critters, and Kinksters - 2 (Nov. 2017) event as well as Ponies On the Delta - III! (April 2018) as a House Handler.   
~ His military background is the basis for the disciplined approach he uses in teaching and demonstrating various skills and techniques for pony play. Ham believes in the PIE triad of “Physical, Intellectual, and Emotional” as part of any scene play and believes this integration is an integral part of human - equine interaction.

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

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Our Vendors

~ Alternative Lifestyle Solutions will be selling sensual and sadistic toys, jewelry, hedonistic pampering goodies, and more! ALS is committed to providing non-discriminatory housing in the greater Baton Rouge area where anyone can come, and be confident that they will be treated equally, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship preference, lifestyle preference, or hiv status.

Alternative Lifestyle Solutions

~ 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!

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

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* * * General Event Rules ~ 2019 * * *

Stay tuned here for any Updates or Changes to the 2019 General Event Rules!

If You have ANY Questions about ANY of the Rules,

take them ONLY to the Head Judge!

* 1. There will be an online Team Information Sheet (see "Pony Events & Classes" below for link) that already existing Pony Teams must fill out with their Team Name, Pony & Handler Names, and also mark which Classes (Novice or Advanced) that they will be competing in for 2019's Ponies On The Delta - IV.

* 2. For single ponies & handlers:

  • New Teams for single ponies & handlers can be made several ways: Different ponies with the same handler; or pony with the House Handler(s).  Ponies can ONLY run/compete once!  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 can't compete in a confirmed Class for some reason, that counts as a DQ for that team in that Class/Event ONLY
  • New teams will be formed Thursday and given a printed Team Information Sheet to fill out. This is done at this time to allow these new teams time to work together/practice cues on Friday morning.

* 3.  ALL teams & Chosen Classes/Divisions will be finalized at the Mandatory Meeting on Friday @ 2 pm.  During this meeting, teams will be given the opportunity to confirm and/or change the Classes and Divisions that they marked on their Team Information Sheet  (see "Pony Events & Classes" below for link).  Once confirmed and turned in, teams are "Locked" into their confirmed Classes and Divisions throughout the event.  Failure to compete in any confirmed class equals a disqualification (DQ) for THAT event with no points awarded (this includes the 1 point Class participation point).

  • A 3 point bonus will be awarded to teams in place by 1:55 PM (attendance will be taken so that the 3 Bonus Points are awarded to those teams who arrive by 1: 55 PM) for the 2 PM mandatory meeting!

* 4.  Failure of a team to complete in a confirmed Class is a disqualification (DQ) for THAT class ONLY &  **NO** points will be awarded for that Class (this includes the 1 point Class participation point as well).  A DQ = loss of All points for that Class.

* 5.  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.

* 6.  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.  If You have ANY Questions about ANY of the Rules, take them ONLY to the Head Judge!

* 7.  Any entered cart is available for any or all contestants to use for the Sprint Race or the Cart Endurance RaceA specific cart provided by "Ponies On The Delta" will be provided and used by ALL teams in the Blindfold Cart events.   

* 8. Teams may enter up to 10 classes for a Total possible Winning Score of 62 points: 5-points for 1st, 4-points for 2nd, 3-points for 3rd, 2-points for 2nd, & 1-point for 5th in each Class. 1-point for Participation is given to all teams that compete in each Class/Event.  3 bonus points awarded for all running handlers (Barrel Race, Pole Bending, & Hunter Jumper) regardless of placement in the final scoring, and 3 points for being in place by 1:55 PM on Friday for the 2 PM Mandatory Meeting. Teams may also register to participate in the other two event FOR EXHIBITION ONLY - with **NO POINTS** awarded.  5 x 10 = 50 + 3 x 3 = 9 + 3 = 62.  Highest Possible Score for winner: 62!

* 9.  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.

* 10.  The teams will draw for numbered placards during the mandatory meeting on Friday, this number added to their Team Information Sheet  (see "Pony Events & Classes" below for link)and the 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.

* 11.  Two class divisions: Novice Division and Advance Division

~ Any Novice Pony with five or more blue ribbons in any class in any Class (accumulative of all Classes they won in all years they participated) **MUST** enter **ALL** Advance Division Classes.

~ Advanced pony teams will compete in ALL Advanced Division Classes. 

See "AWARDS" (below) for what awards will be presented in 2019! 

* 12.  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.

General Class Rules, Class Rules, & Advanced Class Rules

Currently Still Being Updated

 

If You have ANY Questions about ANY of the Rules,

take them ONLY to the Head Judge!

 

2019 Schedule for Classes & Events (TBA):


NOTE:  The starting time for the classes will depend on what time we get the prior class finished.

 

Pony Events & Classes

 

Team Information Sheet Link

 

12 events for Ponies ~ 2019

See # 6 under "General Rules"  (above) 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) Blindfold Cart Obstacle Course (not the same as #4);

 

* 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)  Cart Sprint Race; or
* ~ b)  Dressage Course.


Puppy Events

Pup Events will NOT be run simultaneously

with ANY Pony Class or Event!

*  Obstacle Course.

*  Other Events ~ TBA!

 

Awards

Pony Awards:

OVERALL WINNER   ― Trophy + Ribbon, plus other Items to be Announced!  Awarded to the Pony Team with the Highest Overall Score whether in the Novice Division or the Advanced Division!  Yes!  A Novice Pony Team "could" win this award!!

 RESERVE OVERALL WINNER   ― Trophy + Ribbon! Awarded to the Pony Team with the 2nd Highest Overall Score whether in the Novice Division or the Advanced Division!  Yes!  A Novice Pony Team "could" win this award award!!

Pony Awards Presented in Advanced Division:

* BEST OF THE BEST ― Trophy + Ribbon!
* Individual ribbons for 2nd thru 5th place in each Class.

Pony Awards Presented in Novice Division:

* CHAMPION ― Trophy + Ribbon!
* RESERVE CHAMPION ― Trophy + Ribbon! 
* Individual ribbons for 2nd thru 5th place in each Class.


Puppy Awards:

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

Fun Games


If time & weather permits, 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.

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Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Area!

 

NOW OPEN! 

Every Individual MUST Pre-Register for themself!

  

Go HERE to Pre-Register or Pre-Pay Event Fees

 

Deadline to Pre-Register & Pre-Pay Event Fees is

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.

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To Pre-Pay for Meal Plans ~

NOTE: When purchasing your meal plan via PayPal:

~ choose the “send to friends/family” option;

~ list your name(s) in the memo section;

~ list any special needs or requests (drink requests, if gluten-free, vegan, or kosher is required, etc);

~ if you don’t leave a note, I won’t know who you’re paying for.

Send PayPal Payments (choose the “send to friends/family” option) for Meal Plans to:

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


Any Questions or Issues Using The Website or Filling Out / Submitting Form:

Please Contact Us Here!

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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.