May 3rd through May 16th there will be a series of events collectively called the Galloping Gala you can take place in both in-game and out for fun and prizes! Here’s the run down of what you can find.
There are a series of horse themed events happening on several servers that you can take part in. Turbine is giving these player run events some fun stuff to give away as well. I’m not sure if all events will have the same prizes but mentioned specifically is the chance to win Turbine Points or the Perlino Steed.
See the Schedule of Events for details.
Store Exclusive Steeds
All of the store exclusive steeds have been brought out of the stable and are available to purchase from May 4 – May 6, 2012.
Here’s the list of steeds that will be available:
- Steed Of The Champion
- Steed Of Bright Days
- Steed Of Night
- Steed Of The Rune-keeper
- Steed Of The Guardian
- Steed Of The Hunter
- Steed Of Minas Ithil
- Fleet-footed Goat
- Harvestmath Steed
- Green Painted Skeleton Steed
- Yule Festival Snow Steed
A screenshot contest is also happening. Submit your screenshots by May 16th. You can enter a single one of the four categories twice. It has a horse / event them as well.
- The Head of the Herd: Put on your best fancy hat and match it with your outfit! We want to see what you’re wearing to the races! The winner of this category will receive the title of “Gala Milliner 2012” on the LOTRO Forums.
- The Best of Breeds: Groom your mount and get ready to snap a lively shot! We want to see you and your mount in a beautiful pose somewhere in Middle-earth! The winner of this category will receive the title of “Gala Stylist 2012” on the LOTRO Forums.
- The Party Photographer: Every social gathering needs a good party photographer. Snap a shot of one of our Galloping Gala player-run parties, or take a photo of you and your kinship enjoying the festivities! The winner of this category will receive the title of “Gala Party Photographer 2012” on the LOTRO Forums.
- The Race Photographer: Action shots look great, but they’re sometimes hard to take. We’re looking for the bravest of the brave photographers to visit our many horse races and competitions and snap an action shot! The winner of this category will receive the title “Gala Race Photographer 2012” on the LOTRO Forums.
Finalists will also be voted on by the LOTRO player community for the “Best in Show’ category. You must be 18 or older to enter but it is open to all countries. Winners will receive 500 Turbine Points and a unique forum title.