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Sweet Victory ~ Thanks For 500 by PonyEcho Sweet Victory ~ Thanks For 500 by PonyEcho
"YEEEEAH!!"
The booming declaration from Bulk Biceps was joined by the voices of Team Ponyville as the crowds cheered and applauded. Hooves stomped wildly, rumbling like thunder around the stadium, making the Crystal Empire practically shake. Up in the stands, adoration and admiration gushed forth, even the sourest spectators giving Ponyville its due as the team was declared the winners of the Equestria Games.
Princess Twilight Sparkle leaped into the air with a flourish, whooping and applauding excitedly as Rainbow Dash and her team stepped forward to be crowned the victors. Twilight beamed with pride as she pumped the air, overjoyed for her friends, but a swift glance at the trio of Princesses beside her and their amused expressions quickly brought her back down with a blush, to celebrate with controlled, humble grace.
Down on the field, Dash soaked in the praise, her gold medal gleaming against her chest under the bright stadium lights. Beside her, Fluttershy's usually quiet reserve was forgotten as she cheered at their victory. Dash grinned as Bulk effortlessly scooped her up and threw her over his shoulder, holding her aloft like a trophy as the team celebrated around them. They'd done it! Against all the odds, against the Wonderbolts themselves, Ponyville had taken the Games!
Dash heard the familiar chorus of the Cutie Mark Crusaders as they galloped over to take part. The three fillies danced between the proud ponies with barely restrained glee.
"You did it, Rainbow Dash," Scootaloo laughed, throwing herself against the blue pegasus in a joyous hug. "You totally did it!"
Dash smiled, wrapping the filly in her hoofs. She looked around at her team, at their smiling faces, at a few proud tears as Derpy cradled her medal. The rainbow-maned pony looked at her team mates one by one, then at the flag-waving fillies, her heart swelling.
"You're so awesome!" Scootaloo gushed, nuzzling against her idol's chest.
"Heh, thanks, squirt," Dash finally spoke up, pushing Scootaloo away. "But you got it all wrong..."
She reached up and removed her medal, before slipping it over the young filly's head. Scootaloo's eyes sparkled as she looked at the medal, now resting against her chest. She looked back at Rainbow Dash.
"I'm not awesome," she grinned, turning and catching the gaze of each member of Team Ponyville. "WE're awesome!"

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Artist's Note:

500 Watchers... I never thought I'd get this far...
This picture is a special thank you to everyone who has supported my work so far. Thanks to all of you, my art has gone from a small hobby to an enormously rewarding adventure - it's an amazing feeling for me, sharing my ideas with you all and seeing the wonderful feedback! Each and every one of you make all this hard work worthwhile, you really do :aww: And this is only the beginning, there's much much more to come - more MLP, more Fallout Equestria, more adventurous projects, and hopefully many more milestones that lie ahead!
Stay tuned, guys, because the fun has only just begun :D I love you all, and thanks again.

~ PonyEcho



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SantiagoBrony Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New Deviant
Awwww. Curé.
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SantiagoBrony Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New Deviant
Awww. Cute.
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wariodude128 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
This picture makes me think of this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1ef20…
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SondowverDarKRose Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derpy: I just don't know what went... right!
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Herobrine564 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i kns is from rainbow falls, but y does dash not have a medal
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dash has put her medal around Scootaloo's neck. It's in the story description :aww:
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Herobrine564 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mkay
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
What competition did Derpy win first place? 
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MagicBIaze Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Most accidents in 60 seconds.
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CyndiCP Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I loved your style,simple beautiful:)
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, well thank you very much :D I really appreciate the support!
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CyndiCP Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hehehe^^
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klokateer666 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014
I am glad Ponyville won the Equestria Games.

SUCK IT, CLOUDSDALE!!!!

SUCK IT, GRIFFINS!!!
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The underdogs took the gold! :D I always love when that happens ;p
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Roughsolider Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Great picture, but I was so fired up for the games it just disappointed me. Average episode, but should have been a great episode.
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D Well I hope this picture gives you a little satisfaction, imagining what may have happened just off camera :aww:
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Yes, even Derpy deserves a medal.I think I've fainted. 
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course she does :aww:
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Wisp-on-Paper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations, PonyEcho! ^v^
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D I really appreciate it!
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Wisp-on-Paper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay~ Here's to another 500! :}
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MEGARAINBOWDASH2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
wow this picture is so fantastic and so adorable and so heartwarming
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, well thank you so much :aww: Kind words indeed! I'm glad you like it ;p
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MEGARAINBOWDASH2000 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
you're welcome and I hope you love my art and vectors
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MEGARAINBOWDASH2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
awwww the ponies are so adorable
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Pyromaniac-v2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Fantastic picture.  Keep it up!
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :aww: And don't you worry, I have SO much more to come! :D
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Fluttershy626 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this! :heart:
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you, I'm so glad you like it :hug:
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Fluttershy626 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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Comic-Graffiti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YAY Derpy!!!
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:iconponyecho:
PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She earned that gold medal ;p
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this.
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YW
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute and cool at the same time!
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you :D I'm so glad you approve!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
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TGWolven5 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad they won an' all, but I think they shoulda had more than one earth pony (Lucky Clover) as well as a unicorn or two on the team, since they represented Ponyville which is supposed to be a town where all the pony kinds live together in harmony. Wasn't that what the CMC were advocating? 
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
It is very likely that they had, but they were in another wagon in the train.
There were several events in the games that we didn't get to see, and if Ponyville won more medals than Cloudsdale, it is logical to think that there were more ponies in the team than the ones we saw in the wagon with Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Bulk Biceps and the others.
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good point! I suppose it's a possibility :aww:
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
It's a fact reached by simple logic actually:
Pinkie Pie says at the last event (Ice Archery) "That's okay. Ponyville has thirty seven medals, and Cloudsdale thirty six, so looks like we'll be medal champs of the Games anyway! Woo-hoo!"

It was also stated that the medal count is for medals in total, not for Gold Medlas only: Rainbow Dash says at the end of the episode "
Hmm, wonder which medal that was? Bam!" in reply to Pinkie saying "We did it! Ponyville won the medal count, and only by one medal!" We know that Rainbow Dash, Bulk Biceps and Fluttershy won Silver, and the event counted as one medal for Cloudsdale (Gold) Ponyville (Silver) and the Griffons (Bronze).

In Rainbow Falls we also hear Thunderlane saying that each competitor of the Equestria Games can compete in only one event. In other words, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Bulk Bicepts participated on just the one event they won their medals in. Spitfire and Soarin as well.

Taking all this in consideration we can understand that if Ponyville has 37 medals by the last event, that means that Ponyville has a minimum of at least 37 ponies competing in the games, because one pony cannot take part in more than one event. (It could be more than 37 because there could be more than 1 pony per event, like in a team event, such as the one where RD, Fluttershy and Bulk Bicepts participate. But 37 would be the minimum.)
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, we just got schooled! ;p And there you have it folks!
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Meh, the thing I still don't comprehend is why Applejack did not take part in the Equestria Games is she's most likely the most athletic Pony in Ponyville.
I mean, it's not a rodeo or anything like that, but there must have been some event involving just running, or an obstacle course, or something like that... right?
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
derpy looks cute, as does the CMC and fluttershy
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so - I was really trying to go heavy on the cute with this one ;p
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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kmanhbk18 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
nice one
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PonyEcho Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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kmanhbk18 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
no prob
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