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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.   Breaching of the rules will result in an instant ban from Horse Shows Online.  


Compete at your own risk.  Horse Shows Online is not responsible for any injuries sustained while competing. 

It is the responsibility of the entrants to ensure they have read the full criteria for each class.

Any person under the age of 16 must have parental consent to take part in classes.


Horse Shows Online reserves the right to amend the schedule, prizes, sponsors, judges and rosettes.

Horse Shows Online will NOT accept entries from professional photographers that have clearly been used without permission.  All entrants must have permission to use any and all images they submit.  It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that the photographer of the purchased image is happy for their image to be used in an online show. Failing to do so could render your entry/placing null and void and a ban to enter the show.


Unless stated otherwise on entry, HSO will assume consent is given to share any photos entered for sharing on all social media platforms.  If you would rather your photos not be shared on social media please state this on entering.  

Horses and ponies should 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, or have been sold on, then HSO strongly encourages 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.

If a horse wins Horse Star Of The Month, it cannot be reentered for this class for six months.   

It is the entrants' responsibility to check that their photos are entered into the correct classes before the show closes.  


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.  


Please note that only information relevant to the class entered, such as the class number, entrant's name and horse/pony's details, signature of the photographer, and name of the show, are published on the photo. No other text should be included on the photo itself unless otherwise stated in the class rules.  


Judges may not enter any classes that they are judging.

Close friends and family are to avoid entering a class where they know the judge or sponsor.

Should we believe you know the judge or vice versa you will be asked to change classes or be issued a refund.

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.  


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 and PPE be worn.  Judges may look unfavourably on entries depicting behaviour they feel is unsafe. 


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: 

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.  Due to the recent large increase in overseas postage, prizes from sponsors are sent overseas at the discretion of the sponsor and where customs permits.  An additional shipping fee will be be required for the postage of the prize.  No alternative prize will be offered.  

Please note that International postage may incur custom charges; it is your responsibility to pay these.  

Rosettes will be listed as their entry value for the customs declaration, this is to abide by the law.

Addresses are not taken from PayPal; it is the entrants' responsibility to ensure HSO are made aware of any address change.  If you have not received a response regarding your address change please email us again until a response is given.

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 prizes to be sent out.    

Horse Shows Online takes no responsibility for the damage or loss of rosettes while in the post.​


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.    

Horse Shows Online holds the rights to refuse entry into our classes.


Images that have been digitally edited by photoshopping are not allowed unless stated in the class schedule, although as this rule can be hard to implement if the photo shopping is very sophisticated, we rely on the competitor's integrity.   Digital editing that enhances the picture but does not change the subject of the photo itself is allowed, but recommended be kept to a minimum.  


For the more formal classes, it is recommended that the filter should be normal/natural however brightening and exposure is allowed.   Monochrome/black and white pictures are permitted if they are in fitting with the class description.  


If anyone else, or anyone else's horse is in the main focus in the picture it is strongly recommended that their permission is granted.  


All images sent to Horse Shows Online will be in the public domain.

We have the right to extend the entry date if required.

Refunds will not be given unless at Horse Shows Online's discretion.


You are not guaranteed a rosette when entering.

For any discrepancies regarding your points for the points league, please contact immediately to have them rectified. 

Any point discrepancies noticed after the rosettes have been shipped cannot be altered.



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