Terms and Conditions

Horse Shows Online aims to make competing your horse as enjoyable as possible.  In order for this to happen, and for the benefit of everyone, certain rules must be adhered to. By entering the show you are agreeing to the terms and conditions laid out below.  



  • Horse Shows Online reserves the right to make amendments to the schedule.    


  • Horses and ponies must either belong to the entrants, or be within their care at the time of entering (unless the horse is deceased).   If horses/ponies are on loan/share then HSO strongly encourage that permission be sought from the owners before entering.  


  • The judges' decisions are final


  • Please remember that HSO is a 'fun' show and is not associated with any breed or showing society's rules etc.  


  • Once an image has won a particular class (eg. Best Turned                 Out, Best Headshot etc), the winning image cannot be entered in the exact same class again for two months, although it can be entered in other classes.  This also applies to collages.  


  • Prizes from sponsors are sent directly from the  sponsors themselves, and are completely separate from rosettes and other prizes provided directly from HSO.  HSO will not accept responsiblity for any loss of prizes provided from the sponsors.  


  • If the judge is familiar with the horse/pony in "real life", HSO will endeavour to arrange, where possible, a different judge to avoid any conflict of interest as this is a photo show



  • Horse Shows Online will NOT accept entries from professional photographers that have clearly been used without permission.  If a professional photograph is used, permission from the photographer must be sought prior to entry.  


  • Entries will not be uploaded onto the website until the fee for the class has been paid.



  • It is strongly recommend that a safety hat be worn at all times                                   whilst mounted.  



  • UK entrants:  The cost of second class postage for awards is included in the price of entry.  Horse Shows Online will not be held responsible for any loss or damgage of awards in the post.  If insurance is required then entrants will need to specify this when entering and will have to pay slightly more for Recorded Delivery.  

         Addresses are not taken from PayPal; it is the entrants' responsiblity            

         to ensure HSO are made aware of any address change.  



  • International entrants: a contribution of £4 is asked for towards international postage.  This contributes towards International Standard delivery, where compensation for loss will not be able to claimed for from Royal Mail in the event of the prizes being lost in the post.  If you are an international entrant and wish to have your parcel tracked, and receive a tracking reference number which can be used to claim for compensation in the event of the loss of a parcel, then you must specifiy this before rosettes are posted (usually between 2-5 days of results being annouced).  The price for International Tracked will be higher than International Standard.  



        Addresses are not taken from PayPal; it is the entrants' responsibility            

        to ensure HSO are made aware of any address change.    


  • Judging will commence after entries close but it could take up to fourty eight hours for results to be posted on the website and on the Facebook page.


  • Every effort will be made to ensure winners receive their awards as soon as possible, however it could take up to two weeks from the day results are anounced for winners to receive their prizes.    


  • If an entry is submitted and Horse Shows Online feels that the entry does not meet the requirements of the class entered (eg. a solid coloured horse entered in a coloured class), Horse Shows Online reserves the right to deny entry.    


  • Any negative behaviour could result in being denied entry to the show and being removed and blocked from the show's Facebook page.  


  • Photos that have been professionally edited (eg. photoshopped) are not normally allowed unless stated in the class schedule.   Ideally, the filter should be normal/natural unless it is a class for imaginative/artistic work.  If a filter is used, it may prevent the judge from fully appreciating your horse and could affect the judging process.