You WILL need a digital camera, Phone or IPad capable of recording clear video footage.
You MUST upload your video to You Tube and email us with the URL link.
Taking the Video
Make sure that you are not videoing directly into the sun.
Set the camera to a high quality setting. Many video formats use compression technologies. The more one compresses the video, the smaller the final file size. Whilst small files are generally good for the web, they are not necessarily good for viewing and can be very blurry or jumpy. The reason is that, compression reduces video quality when it is replayed.
Avoid settings that say things like email. Generally, they compress a video too much. Transfer your video to your computer and view it yourself first. Jerky or jumpy video movements could lose marks in a dressage competition.
Make sure that you set the light settings so they are compatible with the weather conditions.
Uploading your video
Name your video clearly either using the code issued or with the name of horse, rider, class and test name. Upload your video to YouTube and email the URL link to firstname.lastname@example.org so that your video can be added to the Interdressage site for judging.
No just as long as you have a level area to ride measuring approximately 20m x40m you will not be penalised in any way.
If you do not have any letters you could easily make some by painting them on buckets/bollards/laminated card etc.
It is 20m x 40m. The letters are in this order in a clockwise direction starting on the short side; A, K, E, H, C, M, B, F. A and C are set 10m in from the corners on the short sides and need to be directly opposite one another. E and B are set 20m from the corners on the long sides and need to be directly opposite one another. K, H, M and F are set 6m in from the corners, that is 14m from E and B. X is in the middle on the centre line. G is between H and M on the centre line and D is between K and F on the centre line. These letters they do not need marking.
Yes you can all compete on the same horse providing that your horse is fit enough to do so.
Yes this is fine- but we must stress that you DO need to wear a correctly fitting and safe riding hat, riding boots and preferably gloves and if you are competing in a test that includes jumps, wear a back protector if you usually jump in one.
See the schedule for the month you wish to compete and check the regulations for the class of your choice ? We include tests each month, which can be ridden in ?bitless bridles? snaffles only, and ?any tack?.
No. This site is designed for everyone no matter what standard they are. Just keep looking at forthcoming events choose a dressage test that you are comfortable with, there will be something for everyone.
Yes. We will be writing tests for all abilities and if you would like anything including in a dressage test please register for our free monthly newsletter and e-mail us with any suggestions for movements you would like including.
No. Just keep an eye on the forthcoming events and over a period of time we will cater for all levels of horses and rider. In the meantime let your friends know about us.
Not really- she knows where they should be- just try and mark their position with something obvious like a bucket or a cone.
Keep an eye on the leader board on the home page.
No- you can use any digital camera or video recorder that videos onto a memory card, disc, and mini disc or even use your phone. We accept most video formats. Just transfer your video to CD or DVD and post it to us for judging- OR you can request a memory card when you submit your entry and we will send you one. You can use in your own camera to video your test- then all you need to do is send back the memory card with your video on it and we will do the rest- OR you can upload your video to You Tube and email Interdressage with the link- we will put it on our site and judge your test.
Ask the person videoing your test to stand either immediately in front of C with their back to C on the centre line facing A- or if there is room to stand behind C on the centre line facing A- then set the zoom on the camera so the whole of the horse remains in the frame for as much of the arena as possible- with a steady hand ask them to keep the horse in the centre of the view finder and ask them to start videoing a dozen or so strides before the start of the test all the way until after the final halt. Make sure that they are not videoing into the sun- this may mean you need to swap your letters around.