Teegle equestrian eventing
Teegle Equestrian Events take place on a regular basis on the Teegle Acres Equestrian region. Events are held for both Teegle horse avatars (with or without riders) and for Teeglepet owners on their Teeglepets. These events are friendly, low stress competitions in a relaxed setting, which usually last 40 minutes to an hour. In most events, every competitor will win at least one ribbon for their horse - sometimes with an opportunity to take home two or more at a time!
Guests are always allowed to come, watch, learn, and cheer on their favorite competitors! Or if they'd like, a guest with no horse of their own can borrow one of our free to use Teeglepet lesson horses to compete alongside the pros!
Showjumping is a test of skill, in which competitors compete for the best time through a memorized course of jumps of varying sizes.
Competitors will assemble outside the showjumping course. One at a time, each competitor will enter the course over the green starting line and jump each obstacle in the order corresponding to the numbers on the jumps. Competitors will be judged for both time and accuracy. For each fault (in which the competitor knocks one or more bars while going over a single jump), 5 seconds will be deducted from the competitor's final time. Competitors will be disqualified if any jumps are missed or taken out of order. Winner will be chosen by the fastest time over the jumps, after all faults are deducted.
Dressage is the ultimate test of horse and rider, combining elements of memorization, timing, coordination, and precision into one event!
Competitors will assemble outside the dressage arena. One at a time, each competitor will enter the arena and perform a dressage test which has been practiced and memorized by the performer ahead of time. Competitors will be judged for timing, accuracy, and precision. Competitors may be disqualified if any actions in the sequence are missed. Winner will be chosen based on overall precision and correctness in executing the test.
Dressage classes are held on a periodic basis and are a great way to learn and practice all that you need to know to perform a dressage test. It is highly encouraged that all competitors attend one or more classes before competing!
Flat racing is a test of speed - and sometimes, patience! In a flat racing event, competitors will race each other around our 1/3 sim race track as quickly as they can, battling lag as well as each other, in an attempt to cross the finish line first!
Flat racing may be held in one or more sprints, offering a smaller field of competitors per race with more chances to win! Races will be divided and gates assigned at random. When their race is called, competitors will line up in their assigned starting gate. When the timer goes off, competitors will run one or more full laps of the race track to determine the fastest winner. Number of laps will be announced by the event manager before the race begins.
Steeplechase is a test of speed and precision! Competitors will race each other in a live race around our race track, while also jumping tall hedges that will slow down all but the best timed jumps!
Races will be divided and gates assigned at random. Competitors will line up in their assigned starting gate. When the timer goes off, competitors will run one or more full laps of the race track, as announced by the event runner at the start of the race. There will be no faults awarded for knocking jumps or going around jumps; your only goal is to run the fastest time through the obstacles by jumping them or avoiding them as you choose. Winner will be awarded to the first horse and rider to cross the finish line without having exited the track.
Barrel racing is a test of speed and precision turning! Competitors will perform the barrel pattern, and try to achieve the fastest time without bumping or knocking over any barrels!
Competitors will assemble outside the covered arena. One at a time, competitors will enter the arena and run the clover leaf pattern around the barrels, beginning with the right side barrel. If a competitor bumps or knocks over a barrel, he or she receives a fault and is no longer eligible to win. The competitor with the fastest no-fault run will be named the winner!
Polebending (also called pole weaving) is the ultimate test of a rider's turning precision! In this event, horse and rider will weave as quickly as they can through tightly spaced poles, trying to achieve the fastest time without knocking any poles or missing any checkpoints.
Competitors will assemble outside of the covered arena. One at a time, competitors will enter the arena and run the pole pattern, beginning with a straight run up the right side of the poles, weaving down, weaving back, and ending with a straight run on the left side of the poles. If a competitor knocks over a pole, he or she receives a fault and is disqualified. The competitor with the fastest no-fault run will win.
Team penning is by far our goofiest competition - a chance to cut loose and have some giggles! In team penning, a pair of two horses and two riders will work together to try to push our three mooing "cow balls" into the pen and close the gate with a faster time than any other pair.
Competitors will assemble outside the covered arena and pair up in teams of two. One pair at a time will enter the starting gate while the event host spawns your cows. When the timer counts down to 0, both partners will enter the arena and begin pushing cows into the pen in whatever order that team decides upon. When all three cows are inside the pen, one rider must close the gate, then both riders must exit the arena. A team is disqualified if: all 3 cows are not in the pen, the pen gate is not closed at the end of their run, or the cows "time out" by despawning (which indicates your run has exceeded the maximum time limit).
Riding lessons are a chance for riders of all ages and experience levels to learn new skills and horsemanship!
Riding lessons are conducted in the covered arena (or in the dressage arena if it is a dressage lesson). Students should gather in the arena and wait for instruction. The goals covered in each riding lesson will change from day to day.
Riding lessons are conducted on voice. All participants must have voice enabled and be able to hear, however students should respond only in text (not in voice) so that the instructor can be clearly heard at all times. (If a student wishes to speak in voice, indicate so in text and the instructor will call upon you to speak.)
From time to time, the Teegle team will sponsor offsite trail rides at other beautiful riding locations! Trail riding is a great way to relax with your friends, as well as discover new places!
Trail riding events are entirely for fun - no scoring, no ribbons, just de-stressing as we wander through gorgeous scenery! Prepare for some hilarious bumps and bruises: we may encounter lag!