Monthly Archives: December 2011

Carriage Trade’s First Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us in honor of Carriage Trade’s First Anniversary! All are invited to compete or spectate, as the case may be.

Our anniversary is December 21st, but we will be celebrating on Friday, December 30th.

All day: Photography exhibition & competition

500 L to Best of Show; ribbons + Carriage Trade gift certificates to winners of various classes. See rules for entry below.

10:00 am Flat Race

Prize: 1,000 L to first place + trophy, 500L to second place, 250 L 3rd place; ribbons to all 6 places.  To enter, show up at the livery 15 minutes prior to post time.

11:00 am Show Jumping

1,000 L 1st place + trophy, 500L 2nd place, 250 L 3rd place; ribbons to all 6 places.  to enter, show up at the Dressage Ring 15 minutes prior to start time and place yourself in a numbered entry slot.

12 noon: Cross-Country Competition

1,000 L 1st place + trophy, 500L 2nd place, 250 L 3rd place; ribbons to all 6 places. To enter, show up at the Woodlands On Deck Paddock to be checked in.

2:00 pm: Fox Hunt

with special prizes for both humans and horses!  Chase up to 800 foxes released in the Carriage Trade estate and catch them to win special prizes created just for this hunt!  To hunt foxes, simply show up on the estate and go when the foxes are released!

5:00 pm Human & Horse Fashion Show “Auld Acquaintance”

Join us for yet another first at Carriage Trade as we put horses on our runway to showcase some of our new offerings for the Water Horse avatar.  Join us at the Runway in the Welcome Area. Seating is provided for humans.

Photography competition rules:

1. Subject must include one or more Waterhorse avatars in the Carriage Trade Decorator coats (Ornamental Beauty, Snowflake, Winter Scene, Holly, or Black Holly).  (These coats are available in our campers).

2. Image may have post work done.

3. Primary subject MUST be the Waterhorse avatar.

4. Image may not include any other brand names or text.

5. Image size should be either 512×512, or 1024 wide by 512 high.

Submit all images as copy/mod/no transfer to Shenlei Flasheart before Thursday December 29th for inclusion in the show.  Competition is open to all but limited to no more than 24 entries.

Events @ Carriage Trade Week of December 12-18, 2011

Events @ Carriage Trade Week of December 12-18, 2011

Monday, December 12

Race meets are held at 11 am SLT and at 7 pm SLT. Top three winners receive ribbons and first place winner receives a trophy. Meet Mondays start on November 28, so put your game face on and prepare to compete! To participate, simply show up at the Carriage Trade Livery and load into a starting gate when instructed.

Tuesday, December 13 & Wednesday December 14

Open Model Call to get checked in our runway system. Do you want SL modeling experience? Come model for us. Check-in Tuesday December 13, 5 pm SLT Wednesday December 14 11 am SLT

Wednesday, December 14

Every Wednesday at 11 am and 7 pm promptly, we hold our weekly Cross Country competition on our full region cross-country course. Winners are determined by Time + Fault. In the event of a tie, there may be multiple jump rounds, with the fences increasing in height. Off-course is an automatic disqualifier. Competitors wait in the On Deck ring and are admitted to the Course in order of arrival. Only competitors, riders, and course officials are admitted to course.

Thursday December 15

Sleigh Bells Ring Come ride through our Winter Wonderland in Carriage Trade. Horses and Sleighs will be out and trotting from 11 am -2 pm SLT and from 5 – 6 pm SLT. Bring friends and have a great time! Meet at the Livery Stable.

Friday, December 16

Please join us every Friday at 1 pm SLT for a very special runway show! Shows take place at our runway located at the Auction Block on High Street. RSVPs not needed, come on by to for this fast-paced, fun event.

Sunday December 18

Carriage Trade’s Fox Hunt Join us as we pursue foxes to collect great prizes. Stick around afterwards to trade a full set! This month’s hunt prizes are a special Snowflake coat set for the horses and a heavy plaid barn coat for the humans. It’s easy to catch the foxes, just click them! If they have a prize they’ll give it to you. Foxes will be released on both regions.

New in Debutante this week: Sahara, Regina, Magical, and Alexia!

New in Debutante this week: Sahara, Regina, Magical, and Alexia!

Debutante's Sahara in Forest

Sahara is a lushly detailed crushed velvet and feather Edwardian evening gown, trimmed with silk flounces and diamante. Sahara includes  Skirt, Bodice, Glitch, 3 skirts and fluffy shoulder puffs.  Sahara comes in Wine, Red, Toast, Teal, Purple, Lavender, and Forest.

Debutante Regina in Black

Regina is developed from a cascade of silken taffeta ruffles trimmed with diamante.  Regina includes a bodice, skirt, glitch, 3 skirts, and an opulante feathery stole. Regina comes in Black, White, Grey, Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Mint, Aqua, Blue, Sky, Indigo, and Purple.

Debutante Magical Silver

Magical is a richly detailed beaded gown trimmed with diamondelles, silver butterflies and ruffles. It includes a bodice, skirt, glitch and 3 skirts Magical is available in Red, Black, Grey, silver, and Pink.

Debutante Alexia in Wine

Last is Alexia. Alexia is a 2-tone frock with luxuriant opera length gloves and a richly detailed shoulder drape.  Alexia includes a bodice, skirt, gltich, gloves, 3 skirts, and a rose shoulder drape.  Alexia comes in Blue, Gold, Mauve, Purple, Sage, Taupe and Wine.

Please visit us at Debutante in the Carriage Trade estate.

Events @ Carriage Trade Week of December 5-11, 2011

Events @ Carriage Trade Week of December 5-11, 2011

Monday, December 5

Meet Monday Races

Race meets are held at 11 am SLT and at 7 pm SLT. Top three winners receive ribbons and first place winner receives a trophy. Meet Mondays are ongoing, so put your game face on and prepare to compete! To participate, simply show up at the Carriage Trade Livery and load into a starting gate when instructed.

Holiday Sleigh Ride Check-in

Holiday Sleigh Ride Check-in@ 3 pm SLT. you must attend ONE at least of these sessions to participate in the Holiday Sleigh Ride on December 5th. Meet at the Livery.

Tuesday, December 5

Open Model Call

Show up if you want to get checked in on the new Runway system so that you can model for us! 11 am SLT and 5 pm SLT, meet at the Runway @ the Auction Block.

Wednesday, December 7

Hump Day is Jump Day

Every Wednesday at 11 am and 7 pm promptly, we hold our weekly Cross Country competition on our full region cross-country course. Winners are determined by Time + Fault. In the event of a tie, there may be multiple jump rounds, with the fences increasing in height. Off-course is an automatic disqualifier.Competitors wait in the On Deck ring and are admitted to the Course in order of arrival. Only competitors, riders, and course officials are admitted to course.

Holiday Sleigh Ride Check-in

Holiday Sleigh Ride Check-in @ 1pm and 5:30pm SLT. you must attend ONE at least of these sessions to participate in the Holiday Sleigh Ride on December 5th. Meet at the Livery.

Friday, December 9

Fashion Friday

Please join us every Friday at 1 pm SLT for a very special runway show! Shows take place at our runway located at the Auction Block on High Street. RSVPs not needed, come on by to for this fast-paced, fun event.

Saturday, December 10

The Coronation of Her Royal Highness, Princess Lillie!

10:30 am-12:30 am Loyal subjects, dissenters and so on gather at front of the Chateau Cherise 11:00 am: Princess arrives at the Chateau 11:00-11:20, Princess is crowned Royal Princess of Carriage Trade 11:20-11:40 am Remarks to the subjects, largess distributed, and fireworks! 11:40 – 12:20 Royal Progress throughout the estate, Princess greets her subjects

Ongoing Events

Holly Hunt

We are pleased to feature our December Holly Hunt here at Carriage Trade. The hunt runs from the 1st – 21st, and includes 20 beautiful prizes, each tucked away in a holly leaf icon hidden throughout our estate. You can view the prizes here.

Peace on Earth Hunt

Silver & Gold Hunt

And starting this weekend, the Santa Sack Hunt and the Save the Animal Hunt.

New in Carriage Trade: Orientalia Harness Sets and Complementing Mane/Tail Sets

 

Orientalia Harness Set Includes Bridle, Harness, Mane and Tail Jewelry

New today in the Tack Room @ Carriage Trade: Orientalia Harness sets and complementing Mane/Tail sets!

The Orientalia suite of Harness, Jewelry, and Mane/Tail Sets are designed to work together to create a harmonious whole.

Orientalia Set in Blue

Extensive use of sculpts add rich detail, such as the tiny gargoyles and dragons featured on the harnesses; the rich spiked combs of the jewelry set for mane and tail, and of course the carved detail work of the mane and tail sets themselves.

The Jewelry includes separate pieces for the mane and the tail. “Add” these pieces to your mane and tail. They were designed to use with the Orientalia Mane/Tail sets. They may complement other mane/tail designs as well.

The Harness sets include an extensively sculpted bridle with tassles and crystal ball charms, and a body harness with charms, tassles, and decorative trim such as dragons and gargoyles. Available in 10 colors, the Harness Sets include the Bridle, Body Harness, Mane and Tail Jewelry.

Orientalia Mane and Tail set in Shades of Black

The Orientalia suite of Harness Sets & Mane/Tail sets are designed to work together to create a harmonious whole. The mane & tail sets were designed specially for the Orientalia harness set, and are available in 6 color sets for a total of 70 colors.

Orientalia Mane and Tail set in Shades of Flaxen

The Orientalia Mane/Tail sets come in Shades of Brown, Shades of Black, Shades of White, Shades of Flaxen, Shades of Sorrel, and Shades of Grey.

These manes & tails are produced for the Draft modifications of the Water Horse avatar. They probably will not fit other avatar models. They will NOT FIT: the light horse or other modifications without extensive rework and modification.

Holly Hunt in Carriage Trade

Here are the prizes in our current monthly hunt. From Decmber 1-21, 2011, we are pleased to feature the Holly Hunt with the following prizes for humans, Water Horse avatars, and TWI wolf avatars, in the Carriage Trade estate in Second Life:

Debutante's Edwardian Holly Dress

2 Sculpted 1-prim holly arrangements with flashing lights

Scripted Holiday card with horses & Holly; touch the scroll to open; touch the candles to light or blow out.

Functional holly and peppermint stick horse jump. Holly and peppermint sticks knock down when hit.

Sculpted 2 prim holly plant

Pretty holly-trimmed skybox with 2 scripted chairs, a fire int eh fireplace, interactive candles, lamps, and decanters of sherry, a pair of functional chest of drawers, a lovely twinkling Christmas tree, and last, but not least, a bow window with falling snow.

Twinkling 4 prim holly tree

Holly print vest in jacket and shirt layers

Sculpted mane and tail for the Water Horse Drafter, with holly leaf trim

A neck garland of holly leaves that occasionally drips a holly leaf onto the ground

Sculpted, simply holly necklace, perfect for either of the two dressed in the hunt

Sculpted, holly trimmed holiday saddle, with twinkling lights

Functional holly-bedecked water Horse sleigh for the LH mod

Picture snow globe for the Water Horse avatar (horse not included!)

Mistletoe and Holly temper for the Water Horse avatar

Holly Garland for the Water Horse avatar (LH)

Holly Coat texture set for the WH avatars

Holly leaf charm for the TWI dog collars or WH halters

Holly Garland for TWI wolf/dog

Debutante Edwardian-style formal evening dress Love