Competition Rules

Competition Rules (General)

  1. Open to any age or any standard of rider unless otherwise stated, but competitors 16 or under must have parental permission before submitting their entry.
  2. INTERDRESSAGE will not accept any entry that is not accompanied by the correct entry fee and will not respond to ‘one to one’ applicants unless their video is accompanied by the correct fee.
  3. The judges’ decision is final and INTERDRESSAGE will not enter into any discussion concerning the outcome of any of their own competitions.
  4. Copyright laws must be adhered to when submitting any video footage or photographs or printed material. INTERDRESSAGE will not be liable for any costs incurred as a result of infringement of copyright laws by any competitor or third party.
  5. Any material deemed unsuitable to be judged will not be displayed on the website. There will be no monetary refund of entries but entrants will be notified and given the opportunity to re-video their test and re-submit it free of charge.
  6. INTERDRESSAGE have the right to refuse any entry if they feel it is not in keeping with the feel of the site or it infringes of any of the rules governing the competition.
  7. *Prize money will be allocated pro rata in relation to entries per class at 20% of total entries and will be splitĀ  between each section providing there are sufficient entries. Classes with fewer than 5 entries will generally not receive prize money.
  8. Rosettes will be awarded to all placings as advertised regardless of number of entries.
  9. Prize money will be awarded in accordance with rule 7 unless otherwise stated on the schedule. If there are insufficient entries lower prizes may be withheld.
  10. INTERDRESSAGE will not be accountable for competitors who are un-truthful or dishonest when submitting information about themselves and their horses or ponies.
  11. All material on this site is owned by INTERDRESSAGE.
  12. Prizewinners will be notified by e-mail within14 working days after the close of entry.
  13. No discussion will be entered into concerning the judging or the outcome of any of the competitions.
  14. Prize money will be paid via PayPal.(NO ALTERNATIVE)
  15. Children 16 or under need parental permission before they compete and INTERDRESSAGE will not be held responsible for issues arising between parents or guardians of children under 16 who have not gained permission prior to submitting their entries.
  16. By entering the competition competitors are deemed to have understood and accepted these rules and must agree to abide by them.
  17. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of any class.
  18. Interdressage reserves the right to close classes early if there are in excess of 40 entrants.
  19. Competitors can transfer their entries to another month in the event of illness or lameness etc. but transferred entries MUST be redeemed within 6 months. There will be NO monetary refund.
  20. Videos are only accepted via YouTube.

Competition Rules (Horse and Rider)

  1. Competitors must be truthful and honest about any information relating to themselves and their horses when submitting entries.
  2. Horses and ponies 4 years old and above may compete in our ridden classes. The age is taken from the beginning of the year in which the horse or pony will attain the age of 4.
  3. Unless otherwise stated the competition is open to horses of any size and riders of any age.
  4. Nose nets ARE allowed.
  5. Neck straps are allowed.
  6. Sticks and spurs are allowed but sticks must not be shorter than 30 inches and must not be weighted at the end or have any sharp edges. Spurs must be short ‘dummy’ spurs and must be worn the correct way- pointing downwards.
  7. Riders must compete tidily dressed. They must wear correct riding footwear and a correctly fitting hat meeting at least the minimum British safety standards. Competitors are advised to wear gloves and jodhpurs.
  8. Martingales are NOT allowed unless otherwise stated. No running reins, draw reins, side reins, chambons, de gogues, market-harboroughs or any other device attached to the bit or noseband are allowed.
  9. All tack regulations can be found in the class description of the schedule to be found on the schedule and entry form page.
  10. Juniors will be classed as riders 16 years old and under. If a rider turns 17 after the start of the year then they can still compete as a junior until the start of the next year.

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