About Horse Shows Online ...
Horse Shows Online is run by Emma and was set up in May 2011 after an injury her horse sustained required several months box rest. In that time, Emma realised how reliant people are on many factors to go to shows. In addition to injury, there are also rising fuel costs, transport difficulties, loss of confidence, bad weather, shortage of shows, lack of time - the list is endless! Horse Shows Online was set up to allow individuals the oppourtunity to enjoy the pleasure of competing from the comfort of home simply by submitting an appropriate photo for the class(s) entered. Emma strives to provide a friendly and professional service and runs the show as efficiently as possible to ensure competitors gain maximum enjoyment from online showing.
Horse Shows Online is run monthly, and the photo classes offer a mixture of classes to suit everyones tastes; from the more formal showing classes right through to fun/novelty classes. The aim is to provide every competitor with at least one class they can enter in! In addition to stunning rosettes, competitors also have the chance to win trophies, sashes, and generous prizes provided by our sponsors. The top placing in each photo class (excluding the pet class and class 16) will also be entered into a championship each month to compete for overall champion for ring one and ring two.
There are also several video dressage classes held each month, aimed at the everyday horse and rider who would like to develop their dressage and improve their partnership with their horse. Feedback is given in a constructive and encouraging manner on your test sheet and the entry fee is £10.
Classes cost £3 each and this includes the cost of second class posting of any prizes won. (First Class Recorded Delivery and international postage will be made available at a cost.) Entries close on the last day of the month at 8pm (unless stated otherwise). Judging then commences and the results anounced within two days.
All classes are judged by non-biased, selected individuals, and particularly for the more formal classes, judges either already have professional British Horse Society recognised equestrian qualifications to their name, and/or have had many years equestrian experience in various disciplines such as affiliated dressage, show jumping and eventing, and county level showing.
Please note that classes are judged on the subject of the photograph and not on how good the photograph is itself, so you do not have to be a professional photographer in order to do well! However, it is an advantage if the photograph is as clear as possible, and taken from a good angle to show the subject off.
If an entrant has entered two or more paid classes in the schedule and is not placed in ANY classes, then they will qualify for one free entry for the following month's show. The free entry will run on each month until the entrant is placed.
Horse Shows Online welcomes any feedback/ideas/suggestions - our aim is make entering and competing as enjoyable as possible! If you would like to get in touch please contact firstname.lastname@example.org