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Volume 4 Number 2
July 16 - July 22, 2010


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Hanging out at the Pal Corral

It’s sleepover Friday night at the Crandal barn tonight! Pam is helping me get things set up for pals from all over the world who will come visit, tell stories and have fun in my virtual riding lesson room. Sleepover starts at 6 pm eastern time, USA today. It goes for four hours. Anna and Lulu are riding Acorn and Snow White over right now. They’ll stable their ponies here during our sleepover and ride back home tomorrow.

Earlier today, Wilhelmina Wiggins drove by with Picasso again, this time with great news. She is pleased to invite members onto her estate where they now can travel on some brand new trails, all the way to her family's historic mansion.

Any member who has bought a pony from Olson's and has paid their board bill can ride on the existing trail from Three Birches to the Wiggins Estate meadow clearing. Then, when they click on two white gates in Ms. Wiggins' fence, they will enter a whole new space.

Members can choose a "Forest Adventure" trail. Hint -- have a camera from Kline's. There is a reward if a member can manage to snap a photo of whoever is setting illegal animal traps along the trail. When a rider reaches the Wiggins Mansion, there is a drop off box where a photo or quest item can be left. There is a 10 WB reward for each trapper photo a member turns in. The new trails have lots of new jumps. Members can travel along these trails at the gallop.

And there's a special item hidden along the Forest Adventure trail. Hint: look for a gleaming sparkle. If you click on it, into your inventory it goes. Soon, that item is going to unlock a lot of new adventures and mysteries to solve.

What other items in Wiggins do members want to be able to photograph with their cameras? Send your w mails and tell us!

Now that we have over 60 quests, many members have asked what they should do when they reach a quest that has a drop off point along the Wiggins Estate trail -- and they have not bought an Olson's pony with a board bill to pay.

The good news is that Mr. Olson has lots of ponies for sale. When a member buys a pony, they agree to pay 300 WB (about $1.25 USD) a month for its keep. Then, members not only get a free personal cabin to decorate but they also gain entry to new and exciting places like the Wiggins Estate.

Even more good news is that it is easy to earn enough bucks to pay a pony's board.

Thanks for helping Wiggins be a very special place on the web, where everyone can ride the pony they always wanted.


New sleepover award "Horsefly" by Kell27

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  • Our first e-book, "CPP's ABC Coloring Book of Horses and Ponies" is being edited now. Finally, on Saturday July 3, voting starts for our latest story contest entries. There is some really great writing in there from around the world. One entry is in English written by an Estonian pal!
  • Check our new Clubs page, there's lots to browse there. If you don't see a club that you think would be a good one, write to Jane Crandal on our forum and ask about how to start a club. You can hang Club Plaques in your cabin and all new clubs must submit a club plaque drawing to be listed.
  • Our daily live moderated chat is a great place for club members to meet and our fully moderated w-mail system lets club members stay in touch.
  • Our virtual riding lessons are each Tuesday, from 6:30 to 7:30 Eastern Time. Lessons are held in the live moderated chat. It is a great way to work on mentally visualizing your riding -- and they are lots of fun. Each lesson ends with a short competition, prizes are awarded. Look for show ribbons in winner's cabins!
  • Feeling lost? Look at a map of Wiggins here.
  • New members sign up every day and ask for Pal requests. Take a moment and see who's just signed on recently with our "Pals, Please Page." Our world has some great ways to meet other pals. Click here to learn more. Please help new members feel welcome - send a card to someone who is new!
  • Seeing something weird when you log on? Our game changes all the time, if you log in and weird things seem to happen, please clear your computer's cache.  See the instructions here to learn how.
  • We are always working on lots of new features. Check here often to learn about them first.

Jane Crandal

Pony Pal Contest Chart

Need Wiggins bucks? Anybody who wants more Wiggins bucks is missing out if they don't enter one of our contests! Details are below. We need funny cartoons, they should be in black and white. And if a member creates a Youtube video about our site, let us know! We will award a thousand Wiggins Bucks for a good video about us.

contest name
deadline for entries
voting starts
winners announced
prize amount (in Wiggins bucks)
Drawing of the week contest
every Friday
in Wiggins Weekly
500 to each winner

Cartoon contest

every Friday
every issue
in Wiggins Weekly
500 to artist, 500 to caption winner, 100 to caption runner-up
Postcard of the week contest
every Friday
in Wiggins Weekly
200 to winner

Cabin of the Week

enter your cabin today
every issue
in Wiggins Weekly
1000 bucks to cabin with most votes

June Story and Poem Contest

June 30
July 5
July 24
3000 1st place, 500 to runners up

Coloring Contest #15 Art entries

July 8
July 10

July 23

500 to winning artist, entry must be black & white

If you need bucks, buy an Ultimate Game Card. You can click here to see where game cards are sold. Next time you go to the store, buy a card with cash, come back and enter the secret code from the back of their card to get Wiggins bucks instantly.

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Cabin of the Week Contest

Enter to win 1000 bucks for your decorating skills!

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Moonlight Sonata

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Last Week's Cabin Winner





Send contests@clubponypals.com an email telling us the username's cabin you want to enter. Rules are: Each week three cabins will be chosen from the entries for member voting. Members can enter enter as often as they like, but winners cannot enter this contest again for six months.

Look for more new fun furniture items soon. Have a request
for something you want to add? Let us know!

Drawing of the Week Contest

by Keely

drawing winner

by Lisa3322

drawing winner

Winner gets 500 Wiggins bucks, and their art is made into a painting for members' cabins. If you want to enter, send your art to the Contests@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!

Cartoon Caption Contest -- This week's caption winner

Horse: That call had better not be important.
by: RustyGirl

Horse- I dont remember having Jenny in my contacts..... My intestine must of put it in.
by: ponyluv1999

This winning caption's writer got 500 Wiggins bucks.
The runner-up caption gets 100 bucks.


Vote for your favorite caption for this cartoon--

cartoon winner

Write a caption for this --


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by Ajaxsluver101

Can you write the winning funny caption for this cartoon? Deadline is Thursday of this week. Email it to Contests@clubponypals.com

Look for the entries in the next week's e-newsletter and vote for your favorite.

Winning caption gets 500 bucks, runners-up get 100 W bucks each. Captions should be short.

or draw a cartoon --

We are looking for cartoon artists, too. Draw one and email it to us by Thursday.

If it is selected, you can earn 500 Wiggins bucks! Hint -- for this contest, please draw your cartoon in black and white. If you want to enter, send your art to Contests@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:

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


Member Photo Gallery

from Nat2, CoolGuy, and EagleGirl

CoolGuy and Nat2 visiting a donkey friend

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This is Nat2's rabbit, Fluffy. He lives outside in a nice hutch.

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This is Mother Goose (a.k.a. Ruth) with her "babies". She had been sitting on eggs for several weeks when our new ducklings were shipped. She immediately decided they were her babies and they have been inseparable ever since. She is so cute tending them!

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clicker club

Letter from EagleGirl: Introducing the Clicker Club!

You've probably all noticed that there are cool new clubs forming every week. This week one of those clubs is a Clicker Training Club! If you have never heard of clicker training, you are in for a treat. Clicker training makes use of a small plastic tool called a clicker. Ask your parents and grandparents; they may remember a toy called a "cricket". It was a clicker without the plastic box around it. I had one when I was a girl. It was lots of fun, though I usually had to play with it outside. It makes a really fun sound that will drive your parents crazy if you do it inside the house too long. But the main benefit of the clicker is that the "click" is used to tell an animal exactly when he has done what he is supposed to do. When he hears it, he knows that he did the right thing. The click is followed by a small treat. I say small because if you give really big treats you will eventually have a happy, well trained, FAT animal!

For those of you who are history buffs, or just curious, ask your grandparents about how clickers were used by paratroopers in World War II!

Clicker training came into its own in the 1960's. It was used to train dolphins. It's really hard to pat a dolphin and say "good boy", and it's even harder to tie one up so it can't swim away! So a whistle was used to let the dolphin know what the trainer wanted. Every time a dolphin did something the trainer wanted, the trainer blew the whistle, then tossed it a fish. Yum! Let's do that again! If you've ever had the opportunity to go to Sea World or some such place, you have seen the amazing things those animals can do. Even though the trainers used a whistle at first and not a clicker, the principle is the same. When the desired behavior is exhibited, make the sound, then offer a treat. A lady named Karen Pryor used a clicker to train dolphins. She is still working today, only she works mostly with dogs and cats. She has written quite a few books, and has made videos.

Clicker training is all the rage in dog training circles, and most of the large pet stores sell clickers for just a couple of dollars or less. So, if you have a horse, dog, cat, or other animal you have been thinking about training, you might consider joining our Clicker Training Club.
We hope to see you there!

from RustyGirl

The photo attached is kinda old, but I decided to send it in anyway :) In the photo, I'm with Crowne, one of the ponies where I ride.

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from Jonah12

This is the horse I might be owning till he is adopted……his name is bandito…….he was saved from being starved to death but his friend was found dead in the stall….. from being starved…….

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This is the horse that I already own till he gets adopted….. his name is Preston…..

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Member Art Gallery

by StormyA

Here are some of my ideas for Club Pony Pals! I hope you like them!

stormya drawing

stormya drawing

by Keely

keely drawing

by: Dingokid

dingokid drawing

dingokid drawing

This Week's Winning Postcard

by Maid Mairain

postcard winner


Winning postcard entries each week get 200 Wiggins bucks. All art must be original, it cannot include clip art or copyrighted images.

If you want to enter, send your original art to Contests@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:
Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Country, CA 91387 USA



Dear Pony Pals

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

e-mail them to Contests@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:

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

The first printing of collectable stickers is almost gone. For the next week or two, 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 the email address you used to register in your letter, too.






Play These Games to Earn Wiggins Bucks


Play these to earn bucks! Each week, that week's highest scoring

Scavenger Hunt
Winner gets 3000 Wiggins bucks,
next nine members scores below that get 500 bucks each.



"Scavenger Hunt "

the beutiful


Pony Pal Derby
Race your pony to earn Wiggins bucks!
Each week the derby game's highest scoring player earns 2000 Wbucks.
500 Wbucks goes to each of the next nine highest scores.


"Pony Pal Derby"



Math Games
High scoring players in addition,
subtraction or multiplication earn 500 Wiggins bucks,
next nine players who have high scores earn 100 bucks each.


"Add Like Mad"




"Subtraction Action"




"Multiplication Station"



Pony Pal Thoughts for the Day:

The wildest broncos are those you rode some place else. - Red Stegal

A horse is like a violin. First it must be tuned. When tuned, they also must be accuartately played. - Pat Parelli

My horse is very quick, so quick sometimes, that he leaves me behind. - Will Rogers

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Publisher welcomes comments, letters, photos and drawings. Contact through http://www.clubponypals.com/ Club Pony Pals is the official web site, virtual world and online games based on Jeanne Betancourt’s ‘Pony Pals’ books.

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