Equi-Show is the only international equestrian competition and learning platform that offers online and global access to competitions in Classical Riding Club dressage tests and Cowboy Dressage. It's a place of harmony and rich with knowledge. Our judges are world-acclaimed, leaders and the original co-creators/ creators of the official Cowboy Dressage and Classical Riding Club tests. Learn more about our judges here.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
First - get excited! Now you can ride classical dressage and Cowboy Dressage tests online and even bitless! Not only that, but save money and your nerves, as no boxing is required.
We run 2/3 competitions a year. Firstly, select your discipline and test level from the menu above 'Enter now'. Go to your checkout and buy your test, using either PayPal or your credit card (you do not need a PayPal account to do this). Once purchased, make sure you save your unique Order Entry number in a safe place (we will also send you an email), ensure that you have a copy of your test and get practicing!
Once you feel you and your horse are ready, video your test from position 'C' from your home or yard arena. Don't have an arena? No worries, just measure out your arena in a flat grass field, or a bigger, jumping arena! Ensure you follow the videoing rules, such as no cuts or edits in the video, ensuring you are both in the frame at all times, etc. Video guidelines can be found here.
(NB: You will be entered into the competition running of the time that we receive your video. If there is not a competition currently running, you will be entered into the next one. So if you buy your test in January but only send us the video in March, you will be entered into March's current competition cycle, or the next one if there is not a competition currently running).
Drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your unique order entry number in the subject as well as the body of the email. Attach your video, or if the file is too big, you can send for free via WeTransfer (don't forget your order entry number in the message!) See example below.
When you enter an Equi-Show class online, your video will be judged, along with the videos of your fellow competitors. We place 1st, 2nd and 3rd only. 1st and 2nd receive vouchers for future Equi-Show tests. Rules are boring we know, but are essential! Don’t forget to read the rules and video guidelines before you ride!
Be judged with kindness and support. No matter what breed of horse you have, no matter whether you choose ride in a bit or without a bit.
Be free from any negative judgment here at Equi-Show!
Save money on shows/clinics so you can do more! No boxing or trucking, groom or stabling costs. Only pay your entry fee
Compete from the comfort of your own environment.
Ride against or team up with riders from all over the world.
The opportunity to be judged by internationally-acclaimed judges who judge with true principles of Cowboy Dressage and the Classical Riding Club.
A training tool: Receive feedback & constantly improve
Join a global tribe of riders who enjoy Equi-Show on a monthly basis.
HOW CAN I PAY?
You can pay by either credit card or PayPal, in order to pay for your class entry safely & securely (entry fee is per class entered). Easy. (PayPal doesn’t share your credit card details and offers a free Buyer Protection service so you can enter with 100% peace of mind).
If you have not had an email with your results within 14 days of the current competition closing date, please CONTACT US.
I DON’T WANT TO COMPETE BUT I WOULD LIKE FEEDBACK?
No problems! Choose your test and enter as a competitor – you will receive your score and judging comments to use as an assessment tool and to better your riding & partnership. Please note on your email that you do not wish to be placed in the competition. If you qualify for rankings in CD, please note that you will not receive rankings for non-competition entries.
WHAT'S THE COST?
Equi-Show allows you to be judged and trained by world-famous, highly-knowledgeable judges. Not only that, we have ensured that the entry fee is extremely reasonable and affordable. You pay only your entry fee when you enter a class – there are no further costs. No boxing, no stabling, no groom costs.
ENTRY FEE: £12 - Want to convert dollars to USD, ZAR, AUD or other? Use this free tool.
For each discipline, we work to the discipline rules. However, on Equi-Show, there are a few allowances that override discipline rules:
Bitless bridles (non-mechanical) are allowed in every class. You are not penalized in any way for this.
You do not need a proper arena – do you have a grass patch? A field? Mark out your arena with whatever you have – poles, rocks, cones. We are judging your riding skills, not your ability to have a top of the range arena at your disposal.
In order to give everyone a chance to compete and to try out other disciplines, some classes will carry a special dispensation for tack. If this applies to the discipline you would like to compete in, this will be stated on the relevant test page under 'Enter now'.
No show attire is mandatory for any of the disciplines, however, you must be well turned out, wearing the appropriate clothing for your class, be clean and tidy, well-groomed and be wearing protective headgear and footwear with a suitable heel.