In celebration of the unveiling of their newly-updated website, HorseShow.com is offering not only all of the fun and educational features of on-line horse shows, but also an added bonus seldom seen in the dressage world: lots of prize money. Entries are now being accepted for the HorseShow.com Fall Harvest Dressage Festival, which will pay out a total of $4,000 in prize money to the top three competitors in each class. Prize money and ribbons will be distributed for every class, with $250 awarded for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third. Tests 1 and 3 of USEF Training through Fourth Levels will be offered, giving riders and horses plenty of opportunities to show off their ability and a chance to win cash, all while receiving expert feedback from renowned international judge, Natalie Lamping ("I" USA).
Lamping notes that even though for many riders across the country the official competition year may be coming to a close, that doesn't mean that off-season time can't be put to good use to prepare for next year. "I think this is a perfect time for riders to continue to solidify their skills and build upon their success this past season," said Lamping. "The features of HorseShow.com can also be an invaluable resource for those competitors who are thinking about moving up a level: they can practice their tests at home, receive scores and comments to see where they stand, and be much better prepared for the 'real' shows in the spring."
After the closing date on December 18th, Lamping will review and score all video entries, and each entrant receives a complete and confidential scorecard via e-mail with marks and comments for each movement along with the final score. Lamping believes that the unique HorseShow.com judging format, which allows officials the luxury of time and video playback, provides both competitors and the judge with an especially rewarding and educational show experience. "Since I can click a button and review a test movement several times, I often feel that perhaps I can give more accurate scores and more thorough comments and feedback than possible in a real-time show," explains Lamping. "The competitor then receives even more valuable information to work with to continue their horse's progress."
Through HorseShow.com's newly-designed website, entering a digital horse show is easy. Riders can sign up for a free membership and set up a profile for their horse, then easily upload a video of their test directly from their computer or linked from YouTube. Entries are only $15 per test, and close December 18th. Don't miss this chance to practice your dressage tests in the comfort and convenience of your own facility, receive expert feedback, and get paid to do it - visit www.horseshow.com today!