Four horses per event rules.

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Four horses per event rules.

Postby Alabama » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:23 am

As a player, you may only enter 4 horses in any one event. It doesn't matter if some of the horses are leased and you return them to the owner prior to the event running. It doesn't matter if you enter them from more than one account. Once you enter 4 horses, you should not enter any more horses. You can be eventing as many horses as you desire, but can only have a maximum of 4 horses in any single event.

Leased horses are counted two ways, both the player that is eventing them and the player that owns them. If you lease horses out and other players enter more than 4 of your horses in an event, you can get into trouble.
The only exception to this are train-off events from train-offs posted in the train-off section of the forums. Train-off events are given an exception because they promote the community.
Added from the original rules: Trainoff horses may enter non trainoff events if the train off host allows it. However, these would still be non trainoff events and would follow the four horses rules like any other non trainoff event. Having six or more participants does not circumvent the four horse rules in public events.
Train off rules can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=137653
NOTE: The four horses per player rule does apply for non public events also when there are less than 6 active players competing in the event. Yes, that means if you only have 5 people in your train off, no matter the number of horses involved, if you (the host) enter fillers it will count against the four horse rule and result in suspension. (Unless approved by an admin before hand, for instances such as players drop out and you're wanting to run the last events to end the train off.)

If you share an account with someone, you must coordinate your entrances to avoid having more than 4 horse entered into an event. When you give someone your login information, you are considered sharing the account and you both own it. When we see that an account is owned by a player and there are more than 4 horses entered from any related accounts, we consider the same player is entering all the horses. We have no way of knowing other wise. This includes accounts you may have leased to other players, as they are still considered your accounts.

If there is more than 1 person playing from the same IP, we have to assume that the same player is entering the horses. So you need to talk with other players in your house who enter events to make sure you do not enter more than 4 horses in any single event between you. This is just like when an IP shows more than the allowed accounts being accessed in game. Everything on one IP is considered owned and accessed by the same person and the people on the IP must coordinate how many accounts they create to stay within the rules.
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Re: Clarifying 4 horse per event

Postby Hawk » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:55 pm

It might pay to note that violating this rule results in a minimum 3 day suspension, along with all horses removed from events. The suspension length can be greatly increased depending on the severity of the violation and will result in a permanent suspension if broken more than once.
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Re: Clarifying 4 horse per event

Postby Prancer » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:44 pm

Clarifying again as we have just recently been finding people breaking this rule.

When you lease a horse TO someone or you lease a horse FROM someone, you are BOTH held responsible if the owner of the horse/s has more than 4 in the events.

It is up to both of you to be responsible and check to make sure that there are only 4 horses from the owner in the events. If there are more, then both the owner and the leaser will be banned.
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Re: Clarifying 4 horse per event

Postby Hawk » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:58 pm

Touching back on the sharing of accounts.

It does not matter what reasons the sharing is for. If you share accounts with another player, you may not enter more than four horses into the same event between the two of you. So if one person has three horses in an event you want to enter, you may only enter one horse, bringing you to four total. Any more than that will result in the more than four horses ban.
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Re: Four horses per event rules.

Postby Hawk » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:11 pm

Updated the train-off section to differentiate between train-off events and public events.


Train-offs are exempt from the four horse rule, but this only applies to train-off events, not public events and ONLY if the event has 6 or more participants! 5 active players or less and you are no longer considered a train off and thus must comply with the 4 horses rules.
A host may allow entrants to enter public, non train-off events for their train-off but those events do not become exempt from the four horse rules.
Yes, this means if train-off horses are being entered into it that are leased to the participants, the four horses rules do apply to those events and will result in suspensions if more than four are entered.

Or as Nef said:
Public events are always subject to 4 horse event rules, regardless of what your trainoff rules are- game rules always supersede (especially outside of train-offs).
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