Virtual Show Information
Updated for April SHOW
Registration is required for all exhibitors; please include all classes you plan on entering. One Horse/Rider per form is required, as this is how points are calculated. Feedback is optional and can be requested upon registration. You will receive a confirmation email with your back number and estimated cost based on your registered entries but you only pay for what is uploaded by the deadline.
Registration will open on April 1 and Close April 24th. No last day registrations will be accepted. Video uploads and payments are due by 9 PM MST April 25th MST.
For Gypsy entries, please submit a copy of your digital copy/photo of your registration papers to WSGHC.email@example.com This allows us to verify the age of your horse to ensure correct class entries.
Fees: Fees cover the cost of the Judge, Ribbons, Shipping. All feedback monies go to judge
$10 for each class
Optional Judges feedback : $20 for all classes feedback or $5 per individual class
Entries must pay all class fees via Paypal to WSGHC.firstname.lastname@example.org by the entry deadline or the entry will be removed and will not be judged. It is your responsibility to make sure payment has been received.
PayPal must be made using the Friends/Family option. Your entry fees will be refunded and your entry will not be eligible until proper payment is received. No refunds for classes prepaid but not uploaded by deadline.
Please ensure your PayPal payment note includes back number(s), rider/horse combo (s) and if feedback is included.
Only pay for the videos uploaded and requested feedback by deadline.
Ribbons for 1st-6th Place
Halter Rosettes for Gypsy Grand Mare, Stallion, and Gelding; due to limited participation in All Breed Open Halter Classes regular ribbons will be awarded.
Rosette Ribbons and Prizes for High Point Overall, High Point Youth, High Point Amateur, and High Point Open (Gypsy and All Breed), High Point EWD, and High Point Dressage.
There will be two shows in this series. The two shows combined will each have an End of Series High Point Awards and they are good ones! In order to be fair, you must designate the division you would like for your series points to fall under. You can only “submit” points for one division .
If you showed with us in March, please ensure you register for the April show and use your same back number.
CLASS DIVISIONS and VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
Divisions are OPEN, ADULT AMATUER, with YOUTH divided into GYPSY and ALL BREED, EQUESTRIANS with DISABILITIES, and DRESSAGE
An Open class is open to all horses of any age or sex, regardless of previous awards received. There is no qualification for the rider, driver or handler except as specified in division rules for the particular category or level of classes.
Amateur is an individual that has reached his/her 18th birthday as of January 1st of the current competition year. An amateur is an amateur regardless of one’s equestrian skills and/or accomplishments. An Amateur exhibitor does not receive monies/reimbursement for any type of horse training in any breed or discipline.
Youth is an individual who has not reached his/her 18th birthday as of January 1st of the current competition year. A Youth exhibitor may NOT show a stallion in hand, or under saddle. Helmets are required for all youth classes.
Equestrians with Disabilities:
Open to all age Exceptional riders. Rider/Handler may show with assistance or independently. Those exhibitors that show independently may cross over into other classes, that do not require a canter, and over fences. Safety should be the primary consideration. Exceptional handlers are required to wear Safety Headgear. An exhibitor must have a medically diagnosed condition that causes a permanent impairment that can be measured objectively.
Dressage : Exhibitors of all breeds may choose any USDF or WDAA dressage test within the level of dressage they entered. Both Western Dressage and Classical Dressage are being offered. Dressage videos are best filmed from the C position.
A Junior horse is one that is five years or under.
A Senior horse is one that is six years and over.
Video Upload Instructions:
Videos must be time stamped between April 1 and April 25th either by timestamp on video or saying the date in the video. The Videos must be uploaded to YouTube as “unlisted” or “public” and the link posted to Facebook Class Album by 9 PM MST April 25th.
Name your video as follows: Rider Name Rider# Class #
Example 1: Marilyn Monroe #367 Class#7
Example 2: Marilyn Monroe #367 Class #7 and Class #59 (submitting same video for multiple classes)
Videos on Facebook: On the show Facebook page look for Albums at the top. There will be an album for each Division. Each class will have a “photo” – add a comment to that photo with your video link and video name. Video used for multiple classes as in example 2 must be posted in both to be counted. Videos posted to the wrong class will not be judged. You are responsible for correctly posting your videos.
RULES & REGULATIONS:
Any Youth exhibitor, while riding a horse is required to wear an equestrian safety helmet that is ATSM/SEI approved. Youth must also wear an ATSM/SEI helmet while driving or serving as driving groom. All exhibitors while riding in any English class must wear an ATSM/SEI helmet.
All horses shown in a bosal/snaffle bit will be considered “legal” despite age, as long as the bit/bosal is used correctly and in accordance with the rules of the organizations posted below.
Gypsy classes will follow: Gypsy Vanner Horse Society
All Breed classes will follow: Pinto Horse Association of America
The April Virtual show will be a winter show, proper grooming is optional due to weather. Horses may be shown in mane and tail bags or tied up.
All Riders must show in appropriate attire for the class entered. Hat or helmet, long sleeve shirt or jacket, boots. Show clothes are not necessary but turn out should be neat and clean.
For the Ready Set Show Virtual show highpoint and for the series highpoint buckles/awards, points will be calculated per back number and not per individual horse. Please ensure you enter with the same back number as the March show.
The same Horse/Rider combination cannot show in both walk/trot and walk/trot/canter in the same division (English/Western). However, the same Horse/Rider combination can show walk/trot in the English division and walk/jog/lope in the western division, or vice versa.
Only one Video will be accepted per horse per class. A horse cannot compete in the same class with different handlers/riders, nor can a handler/rider be in the same class with two different horses.
Exhibitors can ride a different horse in the WT/WJ and the WTC/WJL classes. There is a one rider/horse combo allowed per class. So, if you have 2 horses you cannot ride them both in the same class.
Exhibitors can only show/handle/drive one horse per class with the exception on the RANCH RIDING CLASS and DRESSAGE TESTS. EXHIBITOR CAN SHOW MULTIPLE HORSES IN THE RANCH RIDING and DRESSAGE, as they would be able to at a normal horse show.
JUDGES CLASS INSTRUCTIONS:
For each of the respective rail riding classes, the judge would like to see 15-30 seconds at each gait in each direction, plus a halt with back at the end. The back can occur either at the center of the ring at conclusion or on the rail. The rider can choose which option, but not including this aspect will count as a refusal of the gait. The preferred video angle is from the center of the ring following the rider.
English and Western Pleasure calls in order: walk, trot/jog, extended trot/jog, canter/lope, walk, reverse, walk, trot/jog, extended trot/jog, canter/lope, walk, stop, backup
Ranch Pleasure calls in order: walk, extended jog, lope, jog, walk, reverse, walk, extended jog, lope, jog, stop, backup
For all riding classes at the end of the video please dismount and display your equipment by dropping your bridle for the camera then use the camera to go around the entire horse showing the tack is properly set up
The judge would like to see a walk, working trot, pleasure trot, and strong trot both directions with a reverse on the diagonal and a stop and back at the end. The preferred video angle is from the center of the ring following the driver.
Please film the class from the appropriate spot marked on the pattern. Judge will disqualify and/or penalize exhibitors for not following all rules and instructions and/or not performing the posted pattern.
The camera should be in the position of the J on the pattern. Exhibitors need to set their horse up and have the judge (camera) walk around the animal for inspection.
The judge would like to see the horse walk towards the camera, away from the camera and show a trot and inspection of walking around the animal. Please pause for 3-5 seconds on each of the 4 sides. No set pattern is required for halter classes.