First, the results from Round 1, Match 4, Smoky v Sleipnir:
Round 1, Match 4 – Sleipnir v Smoky – is still going on and it’s competitive, so make sure you vote!
First, to announce our winners over the weekend.
Onward and upward! Round 1, Match 2 voting is open through midnight tonight, and it’s a tight race between Flicka and Artax, so make sure you cast your vote!
First, to announce the winner of Round 1, Match 1:
And now, on to…
Round 1, Match 1 will go until midnight tonight, but in order to get all of these out of the way, we’re going to have to move quickly through round 1.
HERE WE GO!
First, an announcement: not a single brave soul took me up on option b, so we’re scrapping that.
I still want to give prizes, though! Let me give you cool stuff!
SO. Each round will have its own prize. A Rafflecopter will run through the duration of each round, and you’ll get entries for voting & for sharing the contest. At the end of each round, I’ll draw, and then we’ll start a new contest.
Round 1 prize is: a $10 Riding Warehouse gift card + Riding Warehouse saddle pad!
Once you’ve voted, enter for Round 1, Match 1!a Rafflecopter giveawayhttps://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js
The poll results are in, and we’re ready to start voting next Wednesday, March 1.
In order, our seeds are:
We are full on in the seeding portion of the March Madness 2017 Tournament, deciding the best fictional horse.
Here is the exhaustive list of nominated competitors for Best Fictional Horse Ever.
Please choose six from the list below.
All votes will be tallied up; the top 16 will become part of the tournament, and will be seeded according to their vote count.
This list was created from your suggestions and then added by me trolling the amazing Wikipedia article of fictional horses, where you should go if you want to lose a few hours of time.
I know it’s long, but it’s going to make an awesome tournament!
Voting will close at midnight on 2/24, and I’ll seed the winners according to the number of votes they get, with ties broken at my discretion. The bracket will then appear on Friday, February 25, for us to get our own brackets ready!
Tomorrow I’ll run the poll that will seed our competitors for March Madness 2017, but in the meantime, there’s still some time left to suggest competitors!
You can suggest as many as you want, so name away!
I also wanted to open up for discussion an excellent point that Lauren made in the comments on my original post: should we consider Misty of Chincoteague fictional? I had listed her as such in my initial post but Lauren pointed out that she was based on a real horse.
I think there’s an interesting argument for the book-version of Misty being very different from real-life Misty, and she might still qualify, but I’m willing to be persuaded in either direction. What do you think?