EQUETECH VIRTUAL SHOWING SHOW - June 2020

Get dressed up, have some fun, support some fabulous UK based charities and be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous prizes and stunning rosettes!!

Yes, our first ever fun showing show is here, and it couldn't be easier to enter! Simply choose from our in-hand and showing classes, get a member from your household to film you and send off your video with your entry fee for a chance to be placed in our gallery of fame and win a prize!

Beautiful rosettes will be allotted from 1st - 6th place with Equetech prizes awarded for 1st - 3rd place. 

Prizes consist of:
1st Prize -
Equetech Hack-a-Mac worth £47.95 (also available in junior sizes)
2nd Prize -
Equetech Leather Show Gloves worth £24.95 (also available in junior sizes)
3rd Prize - Equetech
Show Tie or Self Tying Stock worth £6.95-£11.95 (also available in junior sizes)

Each class has been allocated it's dedicated charity, and we are proud to support the them. See information on each charity below. 

 
equetech virtual showing show

The videographer should stand in the middle of the arena, like a conventional showing show judge. Please ensure you keep to social distancing rules if the videographer is not a member of your household.

During the video we need to see:

Ridden layout:
  • One circle in walk on both reins
  • One circle of trot on both reins
  • One circle of canter on both reins (only if confident to do so. You will not be marked down if this is not shown)
  • One change of rein across the diagonal
  • Halt in front of the judge 
In-Hand layout:
  • One circle in walk on both reins
  • Change of rein across the diagonal
  • Walk away from the judge and trot back towards the judge
  • Halt in front of the judge 

What you will be judged on:

Ridden classes: 
  • Presence – Horse and rider should be confident and have a good walk
  • Collective – Riders  - balance, position and ability to control the horse 
  • Turnout – Correct attire and tack for class entered
In-Hand classes:
  • Presence – Horse and handler should be confident and have a good walk
  • Collective – Handlers correct side lead and control of horse
  • Turnout – Correct attire and tack for class entered
Each video should only contain the required elements. The format must be the same for each entry. Entries that do not conform to the above layout will not be judged and will lose their entry fee. The video can be taken in a school or on grass, where it is safe to do so. 



If you need to revamp your wardrobe, check out our latest tweed lookbook. Full of the latest show trends! Not sure what I should be wearing? Look at our What to Wear Guide

We also have a showing blog, with top tips on how to look good in the ring!


CLASSES

1.        Best Turned Out - Horses and ponies of all heights and ages, Ridden or In-Hand. Any suitable bit. Open to mares and geldings, any age. 

2.        Lead Rein / First Ridden Pony - This is open for ponies not exceeding 128cm (12.2hh). Open to mares and geldings   4 years and over. 

3.        In Hand Youngstock – Any breed, mares and geldings, any height, 4 years and under.

4.        Ridden Hunter – Lightweight, Middle Weight, Heavyweight. Open to mares and geldings 4 years and over. 

5.        Cobs – Lightweight, Heavyweight and Maxi - Open to mares and geldings 4 years and over. 

6.        Thoroughbreds – Open to all thoroughbred ex-racehorses, mares and geldings 4 years and over.

7.        Horse/ Pony Judge would most like to take home - Horses and ponies of all heights and ages, Ridden or In-Hand. Open to mares and geldings, any age.

8.        Most Classy Colourful Combination – Horses and ponies of all heights, ages, colour Ridden or In-Hand.   Open to mares and geldings, any age.  

All profits from entries fees from each class will go to the charities listed below. 

Horses must not be professionally produced, owned by professionals or shown by professionals in any capacity.

100% of the entry profits go directly to each charity. Payment for your entries will be taken via Paypal and entry money will be distributed to the relevant charity by Equetech after the event has closed.

To enter, please submit your payment below. This will lead you to a page to upload your video entry.

Please only enter when your video is ready to upload. Entries close 30th June 2020.

(Before entering, please take note of the terms & conditions, at the footer of this page)

Once paid online below, send you videos to liz@equetech.com via THIS LINK - Don't forget to include your class number, rider name and horses name. Submit each class/ video seperately. 
Class
Riders Name
Horses Name

Redwings is the UK’s largest horse sanctuary, caring for over 1,500 rescued horses and donkeys in its centres across the UK, with more than 700 more living out in guardian homes. We have sanctuary sites across England and Scotland with our own in-house horse hospital and veterinary team, and our mission is to give our rescued residents the best life possible and to improve the welfare for horses outside our paddock fences through our education and campaigns work. 


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Greatwood Charity combines equine welfare with educating disadvantaged children, young people and more recently adults, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) through Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) using former racehorses. Greatwood’s innovative educational programmes are inclusive and designed for people with cognitive, physical, emotional and social challenges or disabilities, with the aim of making a real difference to their future lives and careers as well as facilitating their social mobility by challenging the perception of “success” and “failure” in a secure and nurturing environment. Greatwood operates a ‘Cycle of Rehabilitation and Change’: horses helping people and people helping horses; simultaneously providing those former racehorses that couldn’t be re-homed previously, with a useful occupation. 
 

The Horse Trust is the World's Oldest Horse Charity. For nearly 135 years our Home of Rest for Horses has specialised in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies. These hard-working equine public servants have served our nation in the Police, the Army, The Royal Mews or with charities which use horses to help people like the RDA. We also provide sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered from cruelty or neglect and who are in desperate need of specialist treatment and care. 

 



We believe that riding and horse care can have a transformative effect on young people growing up in South London’s most disadvantaged communities. We teach life skills, build confidence and provide opportunities.
 




The Donkey Sanctuary was founded 50 years ago. Since then we have made a significant difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world. The Donkey Sanctuary has become the world’s largest equine charity and authority on the welfare of donkeys and mules. We provide a home for nearly 7,000 donkeys and mules on our farms, sanctuaries or through our rehoming scheme who have been neglected, abused, abandoned or relinquished by their owners who can no longer look after them.  
 
We have extended our reach to almost 40 countries around the world. Our aim is to help more of the 50 million donkeys and mules worldwide through lasting collaborations with communities, governments, the media and other NGOs. We provide support for donkey owners across the UK and in communities around the world with welfare and veterinary expertise, skills, training and knowledge to improve their donkeys’ welfare, ensuring mutual benefit for donkeys and their owners.





Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.




A world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding

Mission: To work with horses, horse owners, communities, organisations and governments to improve equine welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide.





The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund - helping those injured in horse related accidents where no other help is readily available.

 
Terms & Conditions: 
  • The video content should not be from a previous show/ event. 
  • Ensure you follow government and BHS guidelines regarding any videos taken during the Coronavirus pandemic and comply with the lockdown rules of the UK.
  • Open to UK competitors only. 
  • The judges' decision is final. We will not enter into any discussion regarding judging.
  • Each rider/ handler is expected to have their own insurance in place. Equetech will not accept any liability for loss or damage that happens as a result of the competition.
  • A horse can only be entered into each class once. 
  • All entries to this competition will appear in the public domain, by submitting your video show you are accepting this condition of entry.
  • Entry fees must be paid prior to the closing date of the competition.
  • Children 16 or under need parental permission before they compete. We will not be held responsible for matters arising for children under 16 without permission to enter.
  • All competitors must have the permission of the horse owner to enter.
  • Tack and equipment must be correctly fitted as poorly fitting, over tightened or inappropriate tack can cause pain, injury and discomfort. 
  • Back protectors and air jackets can be worn. 
  • Protective hats must be worn by all competitors (ridden and in-hand) to the following standard- British – All PAS 015 (1998 and subsequent updates), European – VG1, EN1384 -2017.
  • Horses and Athletes must be fit, competent and in good health before they are allowed to compete.
  • No horse showing symptoms of disease, lameness or other significant ailments or pre-existing clinical conditions should compete or continue to compete when to do so would compromise its welfare. Veterinary advice must be sought whenever there is any doubt. 
  • No refund will be made to those withdrawing after the close of entries. 
  • We are not responsible for any loss or damage caused to rosettes or prizes in transit.
  • No monetary alternative will be given as a prize. 
  • We have the right to refuse any entry we feel unsuitable.
  • By entering all competitors are deemed to have read, understood and accepted these rules and must agree to abide by them.