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Competition Rules

  1. The Judges decisions are final.
  2. No communication or discussion will be entered into by Just-So Equestrian Events, any of its representatives or the judge involved.
  3. Tests will be ridden and will be judged under the rules of British Dressage including Para Dressage. Each competitor will be posted their score sheets and rosettes (if applicable) once all entries have been judged.
  4. Videos of tests must not have been recorded at any official non-virtual competition. Any video which is suspected of having been filmed during a non-virtual competition will not be accepted. In these circumstances NO refund will be offered.
  5. The person operating the video camera must stand outside of the arena behind the ‘C” marker so the rider enters the arena at ‘A’ riding towards the camera (judge). Arena letters must be clearly visible at all times during the recording.
  6. Videos must be uploaded to ‘You Tube’ – link to video to be entered on the on-line entry form before the competition closing date.
  7. It is the responsibility of the competitors to ensure that all persons appearing in the video have given their permission to be filmed.
  8. If any competitor or person featured in the video is under the age of 16 years the consent of the parent/guardian must be obtained prior to the video being submitted.
  9. Sound must be recorded to ensure competitors are not receiving coaching during their test
  10. If the quality of a video is considered too poor to be judged, the competitors will be given the opportunity to submit a further video without charge.
  11. Copyright laws must be adhered to when submitting any video footage, photographs or printed material. Just-So Equestrian Events will not be liable for any costs incurred as a result of infringement of copyright laws by any competitor or third party.
  12. Entries open on the 1st of every month and close on the last day of the month at 23:59 hrs.
  13. Any rider is free to register and enter a Just-So Equestrian Events Virtual Dressage competition.
  14. Entering for Just-So Equestrian Events Virtual Dressage competitions constitutes acceptance of the rules of the competition.
  15. Multiple videos may be submitted in a class (entry fee applicable for each video submitted) however only the highest scoring entry will be counted for a prize or rosette.
  16. Just-So Equestrian Events reserves the right to refuse an entry without stating a reason.
  17. Rosettes will be awarded up to and including 10th place in all classes.
  18. Refunds will not be made except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of Just-So Equestrian Events. Such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis.
  19. Prize money will be paid via PayPal and rosettes will be sent to prize winners by post following completion of judging.
  20. The safety of the horse and rider is paramount at all times.
  21. Riders do not have to wear full show dress but must be smartly dressed. BSI standard hats are strongly advised.
  22. Gloves and suitable footwear with a heel must be worn for safety reasons.
  23. No sleeveless top, shorts or trainers are to be worn under any circumstances.
  24. Bridles should be used as follows:
    1. For Introductory (Walk & Trot), Preliminary and Novice tests – ordinary snaffles.
    2. For Elementary – ordinary snaffles or double bridle.
  25. Nosebands must be worn in all tests – drop, cavesson or flash with a snaffle or a cavesson with a double bridle. Grackle nosebands must not be worn.
  26. Martingales, side, running or elasticised reins may not be used.
  27. Next straps may be used up to and including Preliminary tests. Cruppers are allowed.
  28. Horse/pony must wear boots or bandages to ensure that this test has not been previously judged in a non-virtual dressage competition.
  29. Spurs and a whip may also be used where allowed under British Dressage rules.
  30. Riding the test. Commanders may be used.
  31. Salutes should be made with reins and whip (if carried) in one hand and the free hand lowered to the riders side and the rider should nod their head. Gentlemen may remove and lower their hat with their free hand before nodding.
  32. Trot, sitting or rising (or a mixture of both), may be ridden in all test including Elementary.
  33. Errors. If a competitor make an error of course, i.e. takes the wrong turn, omits a movement etc. 2 marks will be deducted. Failure to salute at the start or the finish of a test will incur a penalty for the error. If 3 errors are made the competitor will be eliminated.
  34. Guidance on riding your test can be found in the current British Dressage rule book and further helpful hints can be found on the Just-So Equestrian Events website.