|won a ribbon!|
Door Prize Entry - Contest Open to All!:
- First, leave a comment by Sunday, 3/5/2017 on this post indicating you want to play.
- Each participant will be randomly assigned (by the gods of Excel's random number generators) 2 (two!) of the below EVENTING BINGO cards. Much excitement!
- I will post said assignments in a dedicated blog post, and recommend that you download and save your two cards (and maybe post to your own blog).
- HOWEVER. To ensure entry in the contest, you must do the following:
- From your cards, choose a winning BINGO path (either a full row, full column, or diagonal).
- Write a fictional short story about how that path might play out with you and your horse in real life.
- Not all paths will be realistically feasible in a single event (as in, you probably can't have an RF on xc and still get a ribbon.... unless you're riding in a starter trial and fall unrelated to the fences and are therefore allowed to remount and continue bc some starter trials are awesome like that) so make sure your story reflects this. If you don't know what a block on your card means or have questions about rules, please ask.
- The more absurd, creative, epic, hilarious, tragic, whatever, the better.
- Illustrations / visual representations highly encouraged.
- Publish your story in the comments of the post dedicated to BINGO card assignments, or publish on your own blog (but leave a comment saying you did so) by Wednesday, 3/15/2017.
- A $25 Riding Warehouse Gift Certificate Winner will be drawn randomly from the pool of participants.
- Therefore you don't need to be an eventer nor do you need to participate in any 3-phase events this season to be eligible to win a prize!
- I may also highlight collections of the most hilarious, dramatic, or riveting stories throughout the season.
|this dressage test could have checked off a few boxes|
2017 Eventing Bingo Season-Long Contest:
Things are a little more squirrely in the actual playing of EVENTING BINGO, for which the cards are open ALL SEASON. I expect (and hope for!) multiple winners - but proof will be tricky.
Obviously photographic evidence of each achievement is ideal - whether that's a picture of your dressage test sheet, your ribbon (or, um, lack thereof), or actual action shots or videos. But this is not required.
Reporting on your BINGO card achievements should be done in real time (in comments or on your own blog) and you are responsible for keeping track of what you check off throughout the season. It may take multiple events to complete a winning BINGO path (so, if you fall during xc in one event, but come back and win the next one - you could complete a path that includes both those criteria).
To report a winning card: Write the story of how each achievement came to be (whether it was over multiple events or just one) and either publish on your own blog or send to me (in which case, I will publish the story here).
Some "achievements" are fairly tongue in cheek. For instance, "Wardrobe Malfunction" could be many things and is left to your discernment. Could be a popped boot zipper. Or a broken stirrup leather or rein. Or a pinny flying into your face right before a fence. But it probably isn't a snagged hairnet, unless it somehow snagged hilariously (feel free to take that as a challenge!).
|"chipped in an extra stride" is a gross understatement for this moment.|
As for prizes.... Because I'm hoping for quite a few winners, the prizes will likely be on the light-hearted side of things vs cold hard cash money. Think: Custom badges for your blog. Or like. Stickers or something. Small fun stuff that probably won't require me darting back and forth to the post office 8 thousand times.
However, I reserve the right to do some sort of retroactive prize for winners, maybe on a quarterly basis? Such as: everyone who reported a winning BINGO card in Spring gets a token prize.
Honestly I'm hoping that the $25 Door Prize will incentivize entries well enough, and that you'll continue to play along bc it's plain old fun. Let me know if I'm way wrong on that tho lol.
In the meantime, take a gander at the below cards to start imagining what winning might look like - and how this game could take a losing day or terrible disaster and turn it into an advantage.
Leave your entry in the comments!!