are currently piloting video Tests to encourage those of you to try Western Dressage who have no events local to you
&/or are unable to get to a more distant one, and we shall accept videos either on CD/DVD or links by email in
Windows compatible formats.
Video recording restrictions:
- May be recorded indoors or outdoors but only in suitably bright
natural light or artificial lighting, and must be taken from the judge's perspective behind the 'C' marker with no
obscuring rails or other objects and encompassing a clear view of all markers and movements.
- Must be clear, sharp and steady (using a tripod or fixed mount
for preference), panned if necessary owing to rider proximity, but no zoomed close-ups of the rider although zooming
part-way to the farther end of the arena for clarity is acceptable.
- Must be continuous and unedited with no embedded wipes or fades
except at start &/or finish, and with no outside assistance off-camera except a caller if necessary.
- At the end of the test instead of leaving the arena the rider
must dismount and with no breaks in filming drop the bridle to show that the bit being used is legal for the test.
- The veracity of the performance and compliance with the above
restrictions must be confirmed by the accompanying entry being signed to this effect by a third party ie. the caller,
photographer or an observer.
- Only one attempt at the same
test may be submitted on each video or if there is more than one of the same you must nominate which is to be judged,
although you may send the same test again after you have received the previous score sheet for that test.
- On any occasion a maximum of 3
different tests may be submitted until any previous submissions have been marked and returned.
- If you don't have anyone to film you and the camera can be set
up to record on auto there is no need to "top & tail" the session as only the test itself will be
- Videos deemed not to be of acceptable quality will not be
judged and the entry fee returned. Videos where the above restrictions have not been complied with will be
disqualified and the entry fee forfeit.
Rosettes will not be awarded but you will be eligible for WDUK
score points, and score sheets will be scanned and returned by email unless you require the original, in which case send
an SAE for return except if we are already returning your CD/DVD.
If you want your video(s) returned include the return
postage cost or stamp(s) to re-use the same packet, but whilst every care will be taken with them we can accept no
responsibility for loss or damage in transit so if they are important to you we recommend including the extra cost of
Recorded Delivery (currently £1.10p).
Send your video(s) to the ENTRIES postal or email
address from any Solihull or Ladbrook schedule accompanied by a cheque/postal order or PayPal for £5 per test (£3 for
Tasters) to cover judging & administration, together with
your details: Name, Address, Email, Phone, Test ridden & Horse Name (plus Age for Juniors).
We look forward to
receiving your submissions and wish you the best of luck!
for Western Horses,
& how to get started
in Western Dressage:
"Best of Both
Robert M Miller
by Holly Clanahan.
"New Horse Sport"
by Gavin Ehringer.
in South Africa"
by Izak Hofmeyr.