Spring LAPCC Events

Last week we discussed some upcoming petplay events that are NOT attached to the LAPCC (though we do have members who attend)! This week, let’s shine a spotlight on some events we are producing and hosting ourselves!

In lieu of a traditional playdate in March, we are having our Spring Cart Pull and Romp at Mile Square Park, March 21, at Shelter #5 from  11 am to 3 PM. With current concerns about the novel coronavirus strain COVID-19, we request that you exercise best practices for hand washing, sanitizing, avoiding face-touching, and covering coughs or sneezes with your elbow or a Kleenex instead of your hand.

This event is typically a potluck, but to be safe, we recommend not sharing food. We are a small group so we think we will be fine, but if you are not feeling well, please stay home and take care of yourself!

We have reserved the shelter. You can park on the street (if available) and walk to the shelter or pay the parking fee ($5) for the reserved lot.  If it rains, the event is cancelled.

Next month, we will have our biannual Spring Fox Hunt Camping April 10, Friday, 2 PM to April 12, Sunday, Noon. The Hunt is Saturday April 11 10 am to 3 PM Point Mugu Sycamore Campground.  Campsite #1 and Campsite #2 are reserved.  It is a short walk to the hot shower and bathroom facilities.  The campsites are drive in and park, no hiking to the campsite. Let us know if you want to attend as a horse, hound, fox, rider, handler, or cheering spectator. This is the most humane version of a traditional English fox hunt!

Stay safe, and we’ll see you there!

Spring Events Round-Up

Are you looking for petplay events in Southern California? There are PLENTY! The LAPCC has at least one event every month, but if you want even more, consider one of these three upcoming events (Note that these events are NOT affiliated with the LAPCC, though some our our members will likely be attending!):

WHAT: Bark Nite Party & Show
HOSTED BY: Bark Nites
STYLE: Partying, raving, night club.
WHERE: Executive Suite Night Club, 3428 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach
WHEN: February 28th, Friday, at 8 p.m.
COST: $6
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/474185146511998/

WHAT: Pet Adoption Day
HOSTED BY: SoCal Creatures
STYLE: Kink, mosh, informal, diverse.
WHERE: Threshold, 11300 Hartland St, Hollywood
WHEN: February 29th, Saturday, 12 noon
COST: $15
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/187979779255785/

WHAT: Leather Dog Pound
HOSTED BY: Bullet Bar and L.A. Pup Star Orion
STYLE: Leather, cruising, dive bar.
WHERE: Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood
WHEN: March 14th, Saturday, at 9 p.m.
COST: TBA – typically $6 or less, often a recommended donation.
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/191418385535718/

Reminder: Playdate this Saturday

The title says it all! All critters (ponies, puppies, and beyond) are welcome.

Our next Play Date is Saturday February 22.

EDIT: Note that due to a rainy forecast, we have moved the location of our playdate. We typically meet ourdoors, at Kenneth Hahn Park. This week, we will be meeting at Sanctuary LAX from noon until two p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!


When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and accommodation last weekend. With Sin in the City canceled, our members were able to come together and make alternative plans in Las Vegas for the weekend.

The result? PONY MANSION! We had a fabulous time at a private residence playing and visiting. Just goes to show what you can accomplish when you remain positive and determined! Pictures are below.

New Beginnings

Hello to all of our friends, family, and fans!

It’s almost the end of the Year of the Horse, and the start of the Year of the Rat.

Speaking of things ending, and beginning, are you at Sin in the City? Every year, in February, Sin in the City is held in Las Vegas, and many of us buy plane tickets and make hotel reservations very far in advance. Unfortunately, it was just announced that this convention was shut down, through no fault of their own, by the city.

Follow them on Twitter for the most recent updates concerning the contingency plans for the weekend.

If you are a pony, critter, trainer, or friend of the LAPCC, please contact us on Facebook. We are making alternative plans to ensure those who came out for Pony Play will still have space!

The International Person of Leather contest normally hosted by the venue has been relocated to Charlie’s. We hope to see you there!

Pony Games

We have worked hard to expand our petplay into as many realms as possible, from races to obedience to dressage to hunting to cart- and sled-pulling. We are always looking for new and creative ways to express ourselves. Do you have any ideas for pony games? If so, let us know. Each year we have tried something new! EQUUS is one of the best places to explore all the ways to engage in pony play, from open freestyle to more disciplined forms of expression. It’s all about having fun.

Let Yourself “Off Leash” in 2020!

Happy new year everyone! We hope you all had a lovely holiday season. This year, we have a lot to look forward to. Our calendar is updated with our playdates and major events, and we’re sure we’ll have more as the year unfolds.

Want to know what the North American Pony and Trainer title-holders are up to? Check out the travel schedule for Trainer Jenn and Tromper by clicking here. Thinking of competing yourself for the title this year? Brush up on your pony gaits by clicking here for a series of lovely training videos featuring our very own Beauty, Speckles, Ponygirl Bixy and Ebony Midnight.