SEPTEMBER PHOTO + VIDEO SHOW
Our popular ridden photo and video show returns in September, this year with extra classes and prizes*!
Classes are divided into three rings, with a total of 15 classes, so there really is something for everyone.
Ring One: Fun Photo Classes:
Rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, £3 entry fee per class.
Class 1 - Best Headshot
Class 2 - Young Handler
Class 3 - Native Ponies - with a Special #minidandtangle rosette for the best Welsh A
Class 4 - Family Pony (incorporating Tiny Tots)
Photos in this ring will be judged on the class subject as well as how pleasing the photo is to the eye.
All UK entrants to Ring One will be placed into a draw to win a rainbow headcollar and leadrope set (worth £17.50, available to buy in our shop)
Ring Two: Ridden Photo Show Classes
Rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, with all unplaced riders receiving a mini Well Done rosette. Feedback will be posted to all entrants with rosettes. All 1st and 2nd place riders will go forward into the Ridden Photo Show Championship. £4 entry fee per class.
Class 5 - Best Walk Photo
Class 6 - Best Trot Photo
Class 7 - Best Canter Photo
Class 8 - Best Jump Photo
Class 9 - Best Polework Photo *new class*
Class 10 - Best Hacking Out Photo *new class*
Ridden photos in this Photo Show are judged on the rider's position/competence, pony's way of going and overall how pleasing the photo is to the eye. Riders can enter these classes whether on or off the lead rein.
Ridden Photo Show Championship - Champion and Reserve Champion will each win a Demi Dressage test entry gift voucher for a future dressage event.
All entrants to Ring Two will be placed into a draw to win two Demi Dressage test entries - one for the Dressage and one for the Prix Caprilli class - at our October half term event (total two entry fees, worth £22.50, you can give one entry to a friend if you do not wish to enter both classes!)
Ring Three: Ridden Video Classes
Rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, with all unplaced riders receiving a mini Well Done rosette. Feedback will be posted to all entrants with rosettes. All 1st and 2nd place riders will go forward into the Ridden Video Show Championship. £8 entry fee per class.
Class 11 - Lead Rein Showing (walk and trot only, on the lead rein. Riders may not enter any other class off the lead rein)
Class 12 - First Ridden Showing (walk and trot only, off the lead rein)
Class 13 - Ridden Showing (walk/trot/canter, off the lead rein)
Class 14 - Jumping (judged on style and performance, not height of jump, please include at least two jumping efforts in your video)
Class 15 - Young Handler / Groundwork
Video showing classes will require the submission of a short video (via YouTube) of the rider presenting their pony to the judge. Videos must be max 2-3 minutes long. Video classes do NOT have to take place in a marked dressage arena - any suitable flat area of any shape/size to ride will do, such as you'd find at a 'live' show. Please make sure videos are filmed in landscape format and in HD.
MiniD and Tangle rode a sample 'First Ridden' (Class 12) demo last year, which you can view below - please note this is only a suggestion, your 'show' can include anything you like, as long as the video does not exceed 3 minutes in length! Note that unlike our dressage tests, the person videoing can stand anywhere you like.
Although the pony's harmony with the rider will be taken into account, judging will be based predominantly on the rider/handler, not the pony's way of going.
Ridden Video Show Championship - Champion and Reserve Champion will each win a Demi Dressage test entry gift voucher for a future dressage event.
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All Photo Show and Video Show classes are open to all riders/handlers aged 16 and under.
All Ring Two and Three (Ridden Photo and Video Show) classes will receive helpful feedback on their entry and a rosette even if unplaced, so please make sure correct postal details are included with your entry. This friendly and encouraging approach makes the Photo and Video Show the ideal way to try competing for the first time!
CLOSING DATE: Thursday 30th September 2021
Entries can be made online here: https://www.demidressage.co.uk/.../september-photo-video...
Once you have made your entries, please send your photos/video YouTube links to MAKING SURE EACH IMAGE YOU SEND IS SAVED AS/NAMED WITH YOUR RIDER AND PONY NAME/CLASS!!! I.e. 'Class3AliceTangle' *not* 'IMG007' - any images NOT named correctly will regretfully not be accepted. Your Order Number would also be appreciated: as you can imagine we receive a lot of entries for this popular event and we need to be able to easily tie up riders with their entry/postal details to speed up sending out the rosettes/sweets and feedback sheets.
*All physical prizes are restricted to UK entrants only, due to restrictions with overseas parcel post. This does not apply where Demi Dressage test entries are offered as prizes.