It’s simple, really. By providing you with unparalleled access to judges who are world-acclaimed, game-changing horsemen & women, Equi-Show is tacked-up & ready to give you an equestrian experience like no other.
Equi-Show is the only international equestrian competition and learning platform that offers over 10 disciplines, an exciting variety of breed classes, in-hand tests and rides with a difference. Learn more about our mission here.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
When you enter an Equi-Show class online, your video will be judged, along with the videos of your fellow competitors. Should you place, you will be rewarded with either a gorgeous Equi-Show rosette/ribbon to add to your collection, OR a fabulous discount gift coupon for your next class on Equi-Show.com. Winners will be featured on our Equi-blog & on social media. In 2017, you can start to earn points & have a chance to qualify to ride in the highly-anticipated annual Equi-Show Global Championships at the end of 2017! (Watch this space for news on the Global Champs. Sign up here for our newsletter to keep updated on this).
Rules are boring we know, but are essential! Don’t forget to read the rules and video guidelines before you ride!
- Save Money on shows / clinics so you can do more! No boxing or trucking, groom or stabling costs. Only pay your entry fee
- Compete from the comfort of your own environment
- Ride against or team up with riders from all over the world
- The opportunity to be judged by internationally-acclaimed judges
- A training tool: Receive feedback & constantly improve
- If you place, receive a beautiful Equi-Show rosette or a discount gift voucher to add to your collection!
WHAT DO I DO?
- Choose your sport (Western, English or Other) & Discipline. Select your Level & your Test.
- Read up on Equi-Show’s Rules (and the required video specs). Make sure you’ve had a good look at the rules of your chosen discipline.
- Set up your court/arena. Video your best ride! Ensure you & your horse are in focus & in frame at all times. No editing, one shot only.
- Go to Enter Now on the main menu.
- Fill in the easy entry form. Upload your video straight from your PC, your phone or a YouTube/Vimeo link.
(Note: 1 entry form, per 1 class entry. If you are entering more than one class for this month, or are entering the same class with a different horse/rider combination, please create a separate entry for each).
- You will be directed to PayPal to pay your class entry safely & securely (entry fee is per class entered). Don’t worry if you do not yet own a Paypal account, enter and when it comes to payment, you can sign up there and then! Easy. (PayPal doesn’t share your credit card details and offers a free Buyer Protection service so you can enter with peace of mind).
- Await your results & feedback from your judge!
If you have not had an email with your results within 14 days of your class entry closing date, please CONTACT US. The judges will always judge the entire class for that month, but the judge may change month by month as per their schedule. GOOD LUCK!
WHAT IF I WIN?
First off, congrats! You have placed among riders from across the world! You will receive a beautiful Equi-Show rosette straight to your door, or a fabulous discount gift voucher for your next class on Equi-Show. Some tests are eligible for a prize too (you will be notified via email). Every entry gets their scoresheet back, with a score & comments.
I DON’T WANT TO COMPETE BUT I WOULD LIKE FEEDBACK?
No problems! You have a couple of options
- Choose a “Mini Lesson” option. This means you can submit your video for an assessment and advice from the judge/instructor.
- Choose your test and enter as a competitor – you will receive your score and judging comments to use as an assessment tool, and to better your riding & partnership.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Equi-Show allows you to be judged and trained by world-famous celebrity trainers and judges. Not only that, we have ensured that the entry fee is extremely reasonable and affordable. You pay only your entry fee when you enter a class – there are no further costs. No trucking, no stabling, no groom costs… (and you are judged by some of the world’s best!)
- ENTRY FEE: $18 (use code “2017” and only pay $10!)
- 1-1 ONLINE MINI LESSON: $30
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For each class we have a link to the Equi-Show rules as well as the discipline rules. However, on Equi-Show, there are a few allowances that override discipline rules:
- Bitless bridles (non-mechanical) are allowed in every class.
- You do not need a proper arena – do you have a grass patch? A field? Mark out your arena with whatever you have – poles, rocks, cones. We are judging your riding skills, not your ability to have a top of the range arena at your disposal.
- In order to give everyone a chance to compete and to try out other disciplines, some classes will carry a special dispensation for tack. If this applies to the discipline you would like to compete in, this will be stated on the relevant test page.
- No show attire is mandatory for any of the disciplines, however you must be wearing the appropriate clothing for your class, be clean and tidy, well groomed and be wearing protective headgear and footwear with a suitable heel.