Write an introduction of yourself for other members to get to know you! (If you want) ~ Specify if you're introducing yourself irl, or your roleplay character. Saddle-Up Sims is very open to roleplay, as long as the line between real life and roleplay is recognised.
"(RP) Hi! I'm [rp name] and I like horses and own 50 kwpns and a world class equestrian centre."
"(IRL) Hi, I'm [preferred name] and I like horses and video games, I don't have a real horse but I like photography."
However you think you should introduce yourself of course.
~Darling, I can barely remember you beside me / You should come back home, back on your own now~ Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes
(IRL) Hi! I'm Marquis. AKA, Mark, or Ki, or Kiwi if you feel special. IRL, I am a dressage rider, digital artist and writer. (and yes! I am a guy) I've been in the community for a good while, not nearly as long as some, but I can definitely say I have a passion for the community and want to do my part in such a wonderful community. I'm a pretty shy dude in real life, but have been coming out of my shell lately and being more open. I love folk music, rustic aesthetic, and have a major crush on Hozier. I really love writing and creating stories and reading and engaging with other people's stories! I'd definitely call myself an optimist, and hopefully don't come off as too painfully cheery sometimes but uhhh that's how I am. I've been riding horses most my life, as well as art. I've been pretty passionate about writing for the last 5 years, and I use the sims stories as fun alternative for my usual writing and art. Also the resident goblin man. My real name isn't actually Marquis, but everyone knows me by my MC's name at this point and I just roll with it.
(RP) Hi! I'm Marquis Moulin, aka, Mark, Ki, though my mates call me Kiwi. I do eventing and used to be a jockey when I was younger. I originally want to be a musician! BUT. Trying to be an up-and-coming musician in West London during early 2010's was a big ol' lmao no. Now I live with my boyfriend with a lot more horses that I ever anticipated owning. My fault for falling in love with a horse boy (as if I'm not one lmao). I'm a total music nerd and love all things witchy and hipstery. I was raised by Wiccan Hippies, so that one isn't my fault- they picked me k? I've only been riding since my teens, but I went from problem child to wannabe olympic rider pretty quickly. I like sharing my life with my hubby and our horses, and getting to know new people. I think my goals in life is to have a big family, be a successful equestrian, and live passed my 40s. I just like meeting people y'know?
Post by Clementine Laake on Feb 1, 2020 20:22:51 GMT
[IRL] My name is Mallory and I'm a 2nd year environmental sciences major. I used to be super involved in riding and even owned my own horse for a few years before financial struggles and moving away to university unfortunately put my RL riding to rest. So for now, I live vicariously through my sims but would love to get back into it one day! If I'm not studying or working at my lovely retail job, I'm definitely at home snuggling with my rescue dog, Pig.
[RP] My name is Clementine Laake, but I usually go by Clem. I'm the barn manager at Sycamore Stud, so I pretty much run the clown circus here. I have my personal horse, Dionyz, or Dex, who I bred and raised at home. I worked in the corporate sector straight out of college for the last decade, but left behind my kitten heels and pencil skirts for the farm life. If I'm not at the barn, you can find me in bed at home. It is hard to have other hobbies when horses exist, right?
Post by Belle Laughlin on Feb 1, 2020 20:43:59 GMT
(RP) What's up? I'm Isabelle Laughlin, however I prefer Belle. I own LEC alongside my twin sister, Kathy. Laughlin has been a family farm for a long time, and we recently inherited when our parents were no longer able to manage. I have decided to branch out more than just Washington, and am excited to finally be getting our name out there! We focus a lot of our attention on breeding and perfecting the Friesian Sporthorse, but we throw in a few oddballs here and there. But enough about the barn. When I'm not spending time managing feed expenses, I love to take morning rides with my own gelding, Diablo. He's a spicy one, but that's why I love him. Project horses are my favorite. If anyone has a difficult horse that needs broken or worked with, they know that I'm the go-to.
(IRL) Hey I'm Emily, or Em. I don't really get around to riding anymore, but with the new homeschooling starting up, I do hope to spend more time there. In my free time I like to go to work at a low-cost clinic. However I don't get much of that with my 3 yorkie puppies, Zazu (the oldest), and littlermates Milo and Colton. These boys are currently the only boys to hold my heart, and I'm alright with that. I'm super excited to continue alongside the friends I've made on ES, and get to know some of the new people I meet along the way!
(RP) Hi! I'm Hera, and am owning Kilborn Riding Center alongside my big-sister Regina (the old MC from EC). I'm roughly 19 years old, and don't have a lot of experience when it comes to finances, but that's what Regina is here for (haha). But I know kinda a lot about horses, and that's where my knowledge lies. My wishdom, Regina says sometimes, lol. I have a boyfriend in the lass Liam Payne, and even though he can be a pain in my ass, he is really good support. But less about me, and more about the stable! It's call Kilborn Riding Center (duh, Hera, you already said that!), and is right now a small stable. I mean we have a lot of Regina's old horses, but that's not the story I'm telling. I let them be up to her, and take care of my own horses. So the stable is kinda split sometimes. My horses are four trotters (orlov trotters) and a draft-mix that I affectionally call Big-Booty-Boy (for now, haven't named him yet). Looking forward to show of my special horses. Even though they are not fancy warmbloods or anything they can actually do stuff. Especially Triple B, he is a lovely jumper! I just can't say 'no' to Draft-mixes, sorry!
(IRL) Hi, just call me Hera too, as I'm not really fond of my 'real' name, really. So don't call me that, I won't reveal what it is (xD). Anyway I'm 23, and have ridden horses a good part of my life, but not anymore as I don't have the money. I had a horse of my own once, but she became sick and had to be put down (sorry for being such a downer). I currently don't have a job, but don't have a lot of free time either, as I work out most of my woken hours. Other than that I draw kinda a lot, and some call my style special (in the not-nicest way possible). I also write novels, and am in the working of my fifth novel. Just finished my fourth a few weeks ago (my NANOWRIMO-project). I like to write, but it's also a struggle, so sometimes I won't be that active, sorry. But I like taking pictures, drawing/editing and writing stories to go with them, so I hope I can keep up and update often. I have been in the community (mostly the danish the first few years) for a long time too. Since I was like... 15-16 years old or something, so I know my way around. I had been the co-owner of a smaller forum for competitors called ICSS, but that closed down years ago. Don't know what else to tell. If you wanna know anything, feel free to ask! (And yes I have a problem with not talking for hours, even if it's on paper. Quirks of a author I guess!)
Post by Rain Kavanaugh on Feb 2, 2020 14:38:05 GMT
[RP] Heyah! I'm Rain, I run Calsley Estate, a Stable in Wales. We're breeding Azteca Horses and Mangalarga Marchadors. Calsley Estate is attached to an old Castle, that nowadays serves as a Wildlife Park. The stable is not up and running yet, but we're building up to it.
[IRL] Well hello there, Name's Vanessa, I'm 24, soon to be 25. I've never really ridden a horse, but I love them nonetheless. I've been obsessed with drawing them, playing with them in games etc since I was like 6 or 7... Sadly I'm much too obese to ride a horse (because of a sickness) so I'm left to stare at horses from the sidelines. I'm not the most creative person out there or the most talented. I just hope we'll get along and have fun
(IRL) Hello fellow humans! Or otherwise, I don't judge My name is Amanda, but my friends call me Addie or Mander. Im a really shy person Irl, but am learning to be more social thanks to my friends kinda making me. I sadly do not own any horses Irl, nor do I have the option to ride as I'm broke af and about as in shape as a potato, but they have been a life long passion of mine. My family still wonders when I will grow out of the pony phase. *cough* never *couch* SO! I have been a part of the sims equine community for like 4 ish years on and off depending on if my potato of a laptop is willing to function or not, so please excuse me if I randomly vanish for a month or two without warning, its probably my potato acting up, though hopefully soon I'll get a better laptop from my fiance when he finally makes his gaming PC. I'm excited to join a new, hopefully more relaxed, forum!
(RP) Hello everyone! My name is Ashton Mills, I'm a 22 year old woman who wound up being lucky enough to get funding to start up my own stables, and I am the owner of Royal Falls Stud, even though its more of a general show stable these days. I run the stables with 2 of my childhood friends and my younger sister. We specialize in eventing, and breeding KWPNs but want to expand to lesser known breeds in the future. For now Royal Falls is located in the middle of nowhere, hosted out of an old schooling facility due to some less than savory events at our prior location. We are slowly rebuilding and growing back to what we once had, and we look forward to taking everyone along for the ride!
RL) Hey all, I'm Mikaila(yes my real name revealed. shocking.) and I'm from moderately-okay California. I'm sure some of you know I own my grey mare named Pineapple! I've been riding pretty consistently for about 8? years now. I used to be a hunter/equitation rider as a kid as well as showing Arabs in dressage! Now I currently do jumping and dressage, and possibly going back to equitation in the future. On the side at horse shows you can find me with a big ol' camera taking pictures of friends at the local shows
RP) Hey guys, I'm Kayla! I'm the main trainer at Anchor Ridge Equestrian along with my Husband, Chase. I was born and raised in Oregon and my current stable is located here as well. I grew up around horses and as a kid I used to spend every summer at my grandparents farm known as Twin Bay Ranch. I started my riding career as an Equitation rider and showed all over the West Coast, local shows, and in the Medal finals as a young rider. My parents took over Twin Bay once my grandparents couldn't look after the place and soon they started expanding the facility more. Eventually my parents couldn't run the place and handed it down to me. I ended up renaming the facility "Anchor Ridge Equestrian", after my successful Equitation horse's name, 'Anchor's Ridge'.
(IRL) Hello you can call me by my RP name Noel! I love animals, to draw, roleplay and playing video games. I'm absolutely horrible at introductions so I'll keep this short haha.
(RP) Hello! My name is Noel Ek, I'm a 26 years old and I work with rescuing and rehabilitating abused or neglected horses. I live together with my niece, 9 horses (4 of them are our private horses) and our beloved cat. I've always been riding horses as far as I can remember but my passion for saving horse began when I found my blind mare Modig laying in a ditch next to the high way around 5 years ago. Besides saving horse I also really enjoy going for rides in the woods and I even do some jumping time to time.
Post by Aurora Bianchi on Feb 3, 2020 18:44:38 GMT
(IRL) Hi! I never introduced myself in other forums, this is new. My name is Lucía, I live in Argentina, I just finished highschool and I am working hard to be a riding instructor. I own two horses: Rosalí, a cute and chubby pony-like Bay Tobiano mare and Venancio, a goofy Silla Argentino Bay gelding. I jump they both and, surprinsingly, had a rough start doing Endurance. It wasn't for me, definitely. I love drawing and writing, so if anyone feels like roleplaying let me know.
(RP) Hello, Aurora talking here. My mother and a friend of her used to own Unique Steeds Stables, but now my mom stepped aside so I am in charge. I wish I was older so my riders respected me a little bit more, but still, they're mostly my friends. We breed Dutch Warmbloods for Show Jumping, Show Hunters and Eventing. We also enjoy offering clinics or hosting shows, our facilities welcome anyone. Come visit us if you wish, the weather down here is Argentina is nice.
Post by Shagaia Nedjari on Feb 4, 2020 15:26:16 GMT
(IRL) Hello ! I'm Morgane, I don't really know how to present myself, but you will discover me as my posts go on, I like to be natural, I don't really play a role apart from the fact that I don't have (yet !) of horses haha In RP, Pyxo is really my man, except that he doesn't ride a horse, it's a bit the future that I play in RP with him
(RP) Hello hello everyone! I am Shagaia (aka Sha'or Shaga). With my boyfriend, Pyxo, we had the honor of opening our horse shelter 2 years ago. We already have a lot of residents and we want to continue this momentum. We welcome all horses that you find mistreated or forget at the bottom of a meadow. But also racing horses, which have no place in what they were born for. We plan to make our stud grow to accommodate people who cannot normally afford horse riding lessons but also a team for the competition. I will introduce the staff and the horses soon!
You have to stay motivated to achieve these goals! With good hot chocolate, chamallows and horses of course.
(IRL) Hi! I'm Tess (not my real name, but everyone knows me like this) and I'm a 22 year old uni student from the Netherlands. I used to ride, but had to stop due to my mental health in high school. Now I love to draw horses and play with my pixel ponies. Occasionally I love to photograph. In real live I am a extreme perfectionist and introverted person. Besides playing sims I love eating out en watching films with friends.
(RP) Hi! My name is Tess Jillian Clarke (people call me Tess) and I am 20 year old eventing rider. My father owns a training stable and is riding instructor. I have 2 horses Maverick and William. Maverick is a black connemara stallion whom I have competed with when I was 13. When I turned 18 I got William, who is a big bay dutch warmblood gelding. If I am not riding I love hanging out in the stables and help my dad manage the stable.
[RP] Hello! I'm Jill Reyes, 25 years old and owner of Iron Crest Equesrian located in the Netherlands. I established Iron Crest about 5 years ago, starting with a small selection of Dutch Warmblood to build up a quality line over the years. Recently we decided it's time for a fresh start and had a huge downsizing, keeping only a few of our most promissing younger horses to continue building our lines with. This small selection consists of about 8 of our best three year old horses competing across three different disciplines; Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping.
[IRL] Hi everyone, I'm Jildau or Jill as most people call me. I'm a 22 year old bachelor student in biology research who loves horses and silly horse games. Some of you might already know me and my sims 3 thingies from other places but for those who don't I'm here to introduce myself. I'm not much of a talker as I'm very shy in person, but I think I am a nice person? Or maybe you have to find out for yourselves, idk I'm always up for a chat. Besides lurking in these sims 3 equestrian communities I'm not doing much else besides focus on my education and work because I'm a very boring student. When I don't work on this, which isn't often, I enjoy reading and doing some art but I don't consider myself to be an artist.
[IRL] Hi! I'm Bianka! I'm 19 years old and I'm a student of library science. I live in Poland. I don't have any horse, but I have a dog, a cat and two parrots XD I've been riding 7 years, but now, unfortunately, I haven't ridden in 2 years :c I write, draw and generally like to create things (you probably know my poses).
[RP] Hey! My name is Gundrun Ward, I'm from Norway and I'm owner of Brýnnjorð Riding Centre. The stable is almost 6 years old and during those few years, it changed owners several times. We breed: Belgian Warmblood, Dutch Warmblood and Konik horses, but of course we have many horses of other breeds. We mainly train: Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping. I like the climate of the Middle Ages very much, so I plan to organize some historical reconstructions in ABRC, or at least photo shoots in this climate.