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MDS Virtual Winter Show - February

2/1/2021  −   2/28/2021
Open: 11/6/2020
Close: 2/28/2021
Organizer: Anna Mitchell anna@mitchellds.com 5407246189

We will be continuing our virtual schooling show series.

Just a few minor updates,
we will be making the entry fee less, but with an to ship ribbons. If you would like your ribbon, please add the ribbon shipping option and make sure you fill out your address for your entry.

I'll be closing the entries the last Sunday of the month to allow a few days that I can submit all the tests to the judge. Results should be available within a week to 10 days after the closing date.

Fix-A-Test
For an additional fee, you may get more feedback from the judge.

For extra fun wear your ugly sweaters!

Jan Judge: TBD

All tests are welcomed, including USDF/USEF, USEA, western dressage, working equitation, and gaited dressage tests. For gaited please send me your test.

Rider & Horse Attire
Wear suitable schooling show attire. You don't have to dress up, unless you'd like to.
Helmets must be worn, no exception.

Will this count towards year end awards?
I will host an online series awards. Show in at least 3 out of the 4 shows, same horse/rider combo at the same level.

Arena Guidelines
Typically training levels and up are done in the standard, but if your arena is small, that's fine. If you can do your 3rd level test in a small arena, you rock.

The only thing item that really is required for the arena is that you do your test in a properly marked arena. As long as you have letters to mark your arena, small or large, grass or dirt, doesn't matter. You don't have to have a full dressage arena set up. You can just get cones and print the letters and tape them on, if you don't have a true arena set up. Ground poles in between the letters can help make a more defined arena.

Here's a great guide for marking your arena.
https://fritztherescuehorse.com/2016/05/19/dressage-arena-sizes/

Video Format
mp4 or YouTube link. Best is if you can have a friend video few steps where C would be and can zoom in for the movements closer to A. Also to make sure they record the movements in the corners.
This is an example https://youtu.be/PdV7XSXZd1g, except try and keep the side letters in view.

Sending Files
You can upload your video via Vimeo or YouTube. And send me the link. If you are concerned about other folks viewing your link, just set the link to Unlisted, but don't set it private (or we can't view it). Only the judge and I will be viewing the link.
I'm not sure how it works with Vimeo.

You can send your file also with GoogleDrive. If DropBox is easiest for you, then let me know.

Someone asked about uploading since some parts of Fauquier have poor internet connection, if you can record with a camera you can mail the SD card. Just make sure to view it on your computer to make sure it recorded fine, before mailing it in. Also make sure you mail it in an rigid envelope so it doesn't get bent or damaged. If you want the card back, make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
If you're mailing the SD card, please send a few days before the closing date and also email me so I know its on its way.

Danish Scoring for Ribbons
1st-70.000%+
2nd-66-69.999%
3rd-63-65.999%
4th-60-62.999%
5th-55-59.999%
6th-50-54.999%

Refunds
No refunds, but we will allow rollovers. Please enter when you have your video ready to send.

Organizer Notes

no refunds after closing date

Dressage Test

$20.00

Fix-A-Test

$10.00

  • Ribbon Shipping$5.00

Administrative Information

  • Change Policy: Changes are not permitted.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds are permitted before registration closes.
  • Entry Option(s) Secure Spot: Pay in full via STRIDER