Volume 3 Number 7 - August 24 - 30, 2009

Club Pony Pals News

Dear Pony Pals

Your new profile page now appears when you sign on to Club Pony Pals! On your new page you can enter your profile so that other members can read something about you. Write whatever you want others to see, like if you ride in real life, if you want a pony but don't have one YET, what country and province or state you live in, what pets you have, your favorite colors, what you like in school or pretty much anything other pony pals might want to know.

As so many new members come on line, it takes our admin staff a few minutes to read your profile text before we can post it. Every profile is approved before it appears.

Then check out our other links on your new personal home page. You may have gifts waiting! Send your friends a card or other gift. Search through their pal list. Then see who their friends' friends are. It's really fun and if you see a profile of someone you want to get to know, send them a card from our gift catalog as a way to say "hello!"

We have winners for our July story contest. With 56 entries in five categories, there is a lot of great reading available there. Winners get 2500 Wiggins bucks, 1000 Wiggins bucks to each of the runners up

Best Friends Again by Alyssa & Cocoa 29%
Wild Horses by Black & Black Beauty 14%

MABABS and the Three Unicorns by Moona & Angel, Breanna & Annie, and Britnie & Shadow 41%
Britnie's Adventures Part 3 by Britnie & Shadow 17%
Thoroughbred Legend_Ruffian by Esrellene & Eloquence 7%
My First Pony by titanic-horse-lover & Princess 5%

Wild One by Keely & Bicentianel 38%
Derby Mishap by thehorsegirl & Patched (MelizabethE) 15%

Make A Wish Take A Chance by Celect04 & Speckles 29%
Greatheart by skyrider94 and Excalibur 21%

How I Got My Horse by Camowet & Sunnie26%
Once In A Blue Moon by French Indian & Nelly 23%

Voting ends Friday August 28th in our first ever poem contest. To read and vote for your favorite from the wonderful entries click here


We are getting lots of drawings for our third coloring contest, deadline Friday September 4th. Based on member suggestions, this contest will have five categories, with a winner and runner up in each. Those categories are

1. Computer colored under 12
2. Computer colored 13 and over
3. Hand colored under 10
4. Hand colored 10-12
5. Hand colored 13 and over

Our coloring contest art is still available for download at


We have a parent's letter contest winner. Read Tianastar & gypsy's winning entry below. Her mom's letter earned Tianastar 1000 Wiggins bucks.

Members ask me all the time "how do I earn more bucks?" Here is a new answer to that question. Club Pony Pals is looking for new members. Get friend with a different email address than yours to sign up for a new account. Then make them your Pal by sending them a gift. Write this text to them in a message


and you each will get 50 Wiggins bucks. Until September 1st, 2009, there is no limit to the number of new pals you can sign up to get this bonus. Anybody who wants a saddle or more Wiggins bucks is missing out if they don't try this!

Finally, our next sleepover will be Friday, September 4th from 6 pm to 10pm Eastern time. The Pony Pals will start school the following week, so summer is officially over. Sign on and chat with the Pals.

Catch you on our forum or at one of our live moderated chats, between 6 and 8 pm EST every day.

Jane Crandal

Pony Pal Contest Calendar

contest name
deadline for entries
voting starts
winners announced
prize amount (in Wiggins bucks)
Jigsaw puzzle contest
every Friday
in Wiggins Weekly
500 to each winner

Cartoon contest

every Friday
in Wiggins Weekly
500 to each winner

Poem contest #1

August 14
August 15
August 28
3000 1st place, 500 runners up

August story contest

August 31
September 2
September 18
2500 1st place, 1000 runners up
August You Tube Video Contest
August 31
September 6
5000 Wiggins bucks
September 4
September 5
September 27
1000 1st place, 500 runners up

Poem contest #3

October 4
3000 1st place, 500 runners up


Jigsaw Puzzle Contest Winner

Dearclubponypals, Hi. I made a picture of a strong horse with a saying on it for the jigsaw puzzle contest. Please enter the "when the going gets tough the tough get going" horse picture into the jigsaw contest. Pony Pal, jonah12 & Jonah

jonah12 drawing


crazzydog  kissing ponies

by crazzydog & levi "a kiss"

These players each got 500 Wiggins bucks for sending in these great pictures. If you want to enter, send your art to the Webmaster@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Country, CA 91387

If you want a sticker and bookmark make sure and include a mailing address where we can send it!

Caption Contest -- choose your favorite

Cartoon Girl's foot stomp cartoon




write a caption for this cartoon --

alyssas cartoon

What's your suggestion for a funny caption for this cartoon? Deadline is Friday. Email it to the Webmaster. Look for the top three suggestions in the next week's e-newsletter and vote for your favorite. Winning caption gets 500 bucks. Captions should be short.

or draw a cartoon --

We are looking for cartoon artists, too. Draw one and email it to us by Friday. If it is selected, you can earn 500 Wiggins bucks! Hint -- for this contest, draw your cartoon in black and white.

Parents letter contest winner

tianastar & gypsy's mom wrote

To Mrs. Crandal , I am a mother to a little girl, who is in LOVE with horses, I have searched high and low for a game like the one you have made. My husband and I think its a wonderful game, especially the grooming part ! My daughter loves that. We have bought her extra wiggins bucks. As a mother I am very careful what I let her play and I have no worries with this game. Its fun and easy for her to play. We were hoping that there would be more because we've gone as far as we can on the game but she told me the game is new and more would be coming. She is very excited and wants to play this all day! Its hard to get her off. I will be glad to spread the word to my friends so that their kids can enjoy this game. Thank you for creating a quality, safe, and fun game for my daughter to play. We look forward to the expansion of your development.
Tianastars Mom.

Member art gallery


Bertalina drawing  red pony

by Bertalina "red pony"




Hayashi Okami drawing

by HayashiOkami

Club Pony Pals Member Photos

Bethany 8888 photo 1

"Brown stallion with a white mane"

Bethany8888 photo2

"eye of a brown mare"

from Bethany888 & King of my Dreams


ArabianGirl photo

ArabianGirl1 photo

ArabianGirl1 photo

from ArabianGirl1 & Sunshine -- foal is Comanche, mom is Dixie



Britnie birthday cake

Britnie's birthday cake from Britnie & Shadow


Dearclubponypals, Hi.

I was looking through my stuff last night and

I found a picture I drew three years ago.

jonah12 drawing

There is also a picture of me with some fliers for Club Pony Pals.

When I was camping.


...and some picture of me and the horses I ride!
The picture of me with long hair is from now or last year.





Pony Pals, jonah12 & Jonah

Club Pony Pals New Postcards - -Send in a card design today

Alyssa pony love postcard

by Alyssa & Cocoa

postcard 16

by Moona


by jonah12

These players each got 100 Wiggins bucks for sending in these great postcards. If you want to enter, send your art to the Webmaster@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Country, CA 91387



Club Pony Pals Forum Posts of the Week
Kinz & Dusty writes

Hey Mrs. C! In a few months, we want to wait till winters over so I will have time to work, we will be looking for our first horse! I have a friend who rides western that is willing to help me look and train if needed but I want to jump and I am the only one that I know who does that. I know several people willing to help me look but nobody who can come out and look at a horse with me. I know about what kind of horse I want and out price range I have found a few that would work in both places. I have already had a few friends ask me to give lessons that have never ridden before so I'm happy my friends are willing to try (although my cousin is very mad at me for it. I have been riding for 3 years on friend's horses and lesson horses I can w/t/c in english and jump about 2' and w/t/c/g western as well as groom and tack up alone, during a camp we also learned all the vital signs and how to check them and can do join up and lounge and free lounge as well as a lot of ground work games. So I am really experienced with horses but I'm terrified I'll make a mistake picking out the horse or trying to train it since I will pretty much be on my own. I plan on getting one trained to jump or started and finish the jumping training. I am trying to help out my parents as much as possible since they have willingly agreed to boarding at a stable 5 mins away from home and to give a decent amount of money, my b-day and christmas gifts the past 2 years have always resulted in a minimum of $25 gift cards to the tractor store which sells halters, leads,lounge things, grooming things and boot/wraps. I also plan on saving money to buy saddle pads and a new bit since i already have a saddle and bridle that a local tack shop will do repairs on, to make it fit the horse. but before when i was riding the owner or barn manager was there so if something felt or seemed wrong they were there to take care of it, but now i'll have to deal with it on my own! I am super excited because it will be a horse i can ride whenever rather then once a week lessons during the fall and spring only. But i'm also worried i know how to take care of a horse but worried that once something happens i know i can't tell the owner and have them look and see what's wrong but this will be my baby which will worry me. I don't know which one takes over more the feeling that i'll have my own horse and won't be riding lesson ponies and can finally go on trails on my own horse rather then a horse sitting in the field that's not really used, or the feeling that it will be me not a friend responsible for this horse 24/7 not just while i'm there. help! do you have any advice?

Jand Crandal writes

You need a herd! Of other humans, that is. Rather than try and go it alone on all these big questions, start looking for buddies and pals now so you have a support network when choice time rolls around.

Horses and ponies always herd up. We should too.

How abut 4H? Is there a 4H horse program active where you are. Pony Club?

Any horse or pony you decide to buy should be checked out by a vet in a pre purchase exam. For behaviors, it would help if you have some friends who also are loony over horses (joke) and are as intent as you are on getting the right horse together with you.

If your folks are not naturally horse people, start talking with them now about what you would like from them in terms of emotional and moral support. And what their time budget looks like week to week.

You should also get a basic veterinary book, one out of print book Amazon sometimes has is "How to be your Own Vet...Sometimes."

It has a lot real basic stuff in it.

So start casting about for experienced, reliable chums who like horses and have no agenda other than just wanting to see another happy horse/human pair go ambling along companionably.

Have a talk with the stable operator where you plan to keep your horse. See what they are all about. Some are really engaged, others are not so much. Use your common sense and built in radar.

So, pick your western riding friend's brain and good nature as much as you are able, absorb as much general advice as you can. Horses are horses. My little cutting mare who was a demon on cattle really in her heart loved to....jump!

Start looking around for anyone at all who does jump. You will end up needing someone to spot you anyway when you do.

This is the start of a long-ish conversation, look for your note in the Wiggins Weekly, I think a lot of our members are in the same paddock as you and will appreciate your concerns.




Dear Pony Pals

Send in your photos, stories and drawings for our contests.

e-mail them to Webmaster@ClubPonyPals.comor mail it to:

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Country, CA 91387

If you want a sticker and bookmark make sure and include a mailing address where we can send it!

Please include your user name and pony name in your letter, too.





Top High Scores from last week

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"Main Street Matchup" our newest game!



Play these math games to earn bucks!
Each week, that week's highest scoring players in addition,
subtraction or multiplication earn 100 Wiggins bucks,
next nine players who have high scores earn 50 bucks each.


"Add Like Mad"

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"Subtraction Action"



"Multiplication Station"




Pony Pal Thoughts for the Day

She that speaks ill of another, commonly, before she is aware,
makes herself such a one as she speaks against;
for if she had civility or breeding,
she would forbear such kind of language.

John Selden, "Table Talk" Seventeenth century


Many have original minds who do not think it --
they are led away by custom.

Keats, 1818