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SEPTEMBER PHOTO + VIDEO SHOW

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Our September Photo and Video Show is so popular, and with SO many opportunities to win colourful rosettes, it’s easy to see why!

We offer classes for all ages and abilities, whether riding or not, spread across three ‘rings’. There really is something for everyone, so please encourage all your friends to get involved and let’s make this the biggest and best Photo Show we’ve had!

​Just like our dressage events, all Ring Two and Ring Three (Ridden Photo and Ridden 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 our Photo and Video Show the ideal way to try competing with Demi Dressage for the first time!

All Photo Show and Video Show classes are open to riders/handlers aged 16 and under.

 

Ring One: Fun Photo Show Classes: 2024 Classes to be confirmed...

Rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, £3 entry fee per class.

Class 1 – TBC

Class 2 – TBC

Class 3 – TBC 

Class 4 - TBC 

Photos in Ring One will be judged on the class subject as well as how pleasing the photo is to the eye. Single photos are preferable, but collages are accepted as long as they are sent pre-assembled by the entrant.

 

Ring Two: Ridden Photo Show Classes

Rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, with all unplaced riders receiving a mini Well Done rosette. Constructive 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

Class 10 - Best Hacking Out Photo

All classes in this Ridden Photo Show are judged on the rider's position and competence, as well as the pony's way of going, therefore a side-on shot will be most appropriate. Consideration will also be given to how pleasing the photo is to the eye. Riders can enter these classes whether on or off the lead rein. Single photos only (no collages).

Ridden Photo Show Championship - 1st and 2nd place in each class qualify. Champion and Reserve Champion will each win a Demi Dressage test entry gift voucher for a future dressage event.

Ring Three: Ridden Video Classes

Rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, with all unplaced riders receiving a mini Well Done rosette. Constructive 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

Riders to ride in walk and trot only, on the lead rein. Riders may not enter any other class off the lead rein across the entire Photo and Video Show.

Class 12 - First Ridden Showing

Walk and trot only, off the lead rein. Riders may not enter any canter class across the entire Photo and Video Show.

Class 13 - Ridden Showing

Riders to show work in walk, trot and canter, off the lead rein. Riders may not enter any lead rein class across the entire Photo and Video Show.

Class 14 – (A) Jumping, (B) Lead Rein Jumping

Both sections will be judged on style and performance, *not* height of jump. Please include at least two-three jumping efforts in your video.

Class 15 – Young Handler (Groundwork)

For those who would like to compete in a showing class without the pressure of riding, you can show off your handling skills from the ground. Please try to put together a simple show to the judge

 

Video showing classes will require the submission of a short, continuous (no edits) video of the rider presenting their pony to the judge. Videos must be between 1 and 3 minutes long. Video classes do NOT have to take place in a marked dressage arena - a suitable flat area of any shape/size to ride will do, such as you'd find at a 'live' horse show.

Please make sure videos are filmed in landscape format and in HD.

​​Although the pony's harmony with the rider/handler will be taken into account, judging will be based predominantly on the rider/handler, not the pony's way of going. 

 

​MiniD and Tangle rode a sample 'First Ridden' (class 12) demo two years ago, 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 (but please stand still, like a real judge would!)

 

Ridden Video Show Championship - 1st and 2nd place in each class qualify. Champion and Reserve Champion will each win a Demi Dressage test entry gift voucher for a future dressage event.

 

 

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The 'nitty gritty'...

 

All Photo Show and Video Show classes are open to all riders/handlers aged 16 and under, and any size horse/pony.​

 

CLOSING DATE for entries and submission of all Photos and Videos: Monday 30th September 2024 

NO professional photographs please, due to copyright.

For the 'Fun Photo Show' classes, eg Prettiest Mare/Handsomest Gelding, the photos should ideally be taken by your child to remain in the spirit of a child-friendly competition (obviously in the ridden classes your child will be the one *in* the photo!)

Entries can be made online here in due course: Photo Show Entries and Video Show Entries A postage charge (£1.50) applies at checkout, this is for your whole order (not per class). 

Please make Photo and Video Show entries as a separate order to any dressage entries.

Once you have made your entries, please send your photos/video YouTube links to demiphotoshow@gmail.com (note this is a *NEW* and different email just for the Photo/Video Show entries) PLEASE MAKE 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.

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