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Training Sketch
Glamour - Training by mapal
SS Terra Popular Training by mapal
Limited number of training commissions available, ideal for kaaring or show training. You will receive an image like the one above with your specified rider and tack. Please be ready to provide as many references as possible. Please do not send really wacky designs in that will take me forever to do. Odd markings, horns, antlers and wings are fine but things with six legs or skeleton faces will take me forever to do and I'd rather not do them, sorry.

Thinking of hosting regular mini shows. Running each month for the month with various classes. Only coloured sketches, no shading and backgrounds necessary. Thoughts? 

21 deviants said Yes, I'd like something like that.
5 deviants said Yeah I might enter that.
2 deviants said No I'm not really interested.
1 deviant said No we don't need something like that

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Horse-Art-RPG Badge by Danesippi

Firelight Mini Show - July

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 12, 2014, 11:23 AM

As I said, here it is. I'll be hopefully holding these shows monthly. This show would have started at the beginning of the month, but we'll start it now, it'll be fine :P

End Date: 31st July



This is a really simple mini show with very few rules. You can use this to level up your horses, get them experience, just draw them, whatever.

You may put in requests for next month's show! There will probably always be halter classes :)
  • You'll get a ribbon if you place in the top 5 in any class.
  • Images must be at least 3/4 body, no headshots, unless its a halter class in which headshots are okay.
  • Rider doesn't have to be completely visible.
  • Shading is not necessary.
  • Backgrounds aren't necessary.
  • Horse breeds only. No cat or dog based breeds.
  • Tracing is okay just please credit the reference images.
  • Please add some colour to your entries so I can at least tell which horse it is!
  • Premade linearts are not allowed, the images should be made by you for this show. This is an improvement task for yourself too.
  • Horse may only enter a single class once but may enter multiple classes.
  • All entries are judged by a RNG, this is not an effort based show. All classes are judged by generating a set of 10 numbers between 1 and 10 to give a total score out of 100. Classes that normally give times and penalty points will have those assigned to the participants randomly after that, including any knock downs and falls.
  • Please note it IS possible for your horse to fall in events such as show jumping and cross country!

Show Jumping
  • 18 jumps total.
  • Jumps are gold, red and white.
  • Formal attire is not necessary.
Brown Boots Are Bad Luck! by KrazyKrafter
Affindo at Firelight Stables by cheddarbug


  • Large 20x60m dressage arena with white edging and a sand surface.
  • Formal attire is not necessary.
Firelight Dressage: Shaan by RoseThornStables
Elegant Death by mapal
Nikias at Firelight Stables by cheddarbug

Cross Country

  • 22 obstacles including a drop down into a pond and a jump back out.
  • Obstacles may include fences and solid wooden blocks as well as branches.
  • There are wooded areas.
Jinx the Minx at Firelight Stables by cheddarbug

Stallion Halter
  • Horse should be standing or showing its paces.
  • Handlers should be well dressed.
Mossy by mapal
'' Presenting The King '' by lava-java

Firelight Stallion Halter: Shaan by RoseThornStables
Sinister at Firelight Stables by cheddarbug

Mare Halter
  • Horse should be standing or showing its paces.
  • Handlers should be well dressed.
Misty Mountain at Firelight Stables by cheddarbug
''It's not your fault'' by Katchihe

Foal Halter
  • Horse should be standing or showing its paces.
  • Handlers should be well dressed.
Baby Blue by mapal

  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Drinking: Diet Coke


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RacingBelle Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Just poking around and reading all the interesting stories you have! It's awesome! Good work! 
mapal Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I haven't written any in a long time though
RoseStoneStables Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Golden Invite you are invited!
mapal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've asked to join. I've got a couple who I might sign up but... I'm worried about the activity thing because I'm such a slow artist?
RoseStoneStables Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It says in the rules if you notify me ahead of time there can be an exception made. I have been notified and I will make an exception. :)
mapal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) My images take me over 6 hours to make so when I try to work through all my horses it takes a while haha.
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Chumpi-Champi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much for the watch, dear! :huggle:
mapal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww don't worry about it :D
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