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Bitless Inc Annual Online Show T&C's

1st June - 3rd August 2015 

 

 EXTENDED TO MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015!

 

The Bitless Inc Annual Online Show is open to any bitless equestrian around the world.  The Show includes photo and video classes.

See below for How to Enter.  Entries can viewed HERE.

 

 

SHOW TERMS & CONDITIONS:

How to Enter details are at the bottom of this page

  • The show runs from 1st June to 31st July 2015.  No entries will be accepted after this time.
  • Classes will be judged by professionals in the equestrian industry. Judges will be announced prior to the close of competition.
  • Winners will be announced by the 31st of August, 2015, by email, on this page and on the Bitless Inc Facebook Page.
  • Ribbons to 4th place will be awarded in each class.  Participation ribbons will be awarded to all competitors.  Championship Sashes will be awarded to each Ring, as well as 3 Guest Judge's Choice Awards.  
  • Ribbons will be posted following the results announcement.
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  • Bitless Inc Members may enter each class once for free, additional entries in the same class are AU$5.00 each. 
  • Non members of Bitless Inc, including international participants, can enter for AU$5.00 in any class, excluding Novelty Classes. 
  • Entry fees must be prepaid (via PayPal) before photos and videos will be entered into the competition.
  • The same photo may be used for different classes. 
  • Photos entered into last year's Bitless Inc Annual Online Show, cannot be entered this year.
  • Photos may NOT be photoshopped or altered in any way, except for cropping (Class 40. Photography Award excluded).
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  • Bitless Inc Fanatic, Enthusiast & Mini Members in are insured while participating in filming and photographing for this online show. 
  • Guest Memberships are not available for this event.
  • NO BITS ON HORSES PERMITTED.
  • Whips and spurs are permitted only IF normally acceptable in the class being entered.  If in doubt, don't use them.
  • Horses may be shod, barefoot or wearing boots. 
  • ALL RIDERS & DRIVERS MUST BE WEARING A HELMET. 
  • All handlers, riders and drivers must be wearing boots.  Photos of unsafe attire, in the Judge's opinion, will not be accepted.
  • Bitless Inc Constitution, Code of Conduct, and General Safety Guidelines must be followed at all times during this competition.
  • The term "Equine" refers to horses, ponies, donkeys, mules etc.  Prey animals other than equines may also enter some classes.
  • The term "Ridden" describes any mounted equine: saddles and pads are optional, horses may be in bitless bridles, halters, or bridle-less.
  • The term "Driven" is an equine harnessed to a vehicle with a driver in the seat.  Driven equines must have reins along with a halter or bitless bridle. 
  • The term "In Hand" describes an equine lead by a handler on foot, while wearing a halter/headcollar and leadrope.
  • The term "Liberty" describes a horse with no physical connection to the handler - no ropes, halters, sticks or whips are permitted.
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  • Bitless Inc reserves the right to split or combine classes as required.
  • Bitless Inc reserves the right to move an entry into a more suitable class, if required. 
  • Bitless Inc Members may collect High Point Award points for this event.
  • Photos of distressed looking animals, excessive force or other abuse, in the judges opinion, will not be accepted.
  • The Judge's decision is final, no correspondance will be entered into.
  • The Bitless Inc committee reserves the right to make changes or alterations to the rules at any time.  Competitors will be notified of any changes as they occur.
  • Competitor names will be listed (first initial, surname, and horse's name) only after judging is complete. 

Photos and videos will be published on this website.

Online Show Queries and Entries: onlineshow@bitlessinc.org.au 

 

PROGRAM:

Showing Ring (Photos):

Photos may be taken especially for this competition, or be a suitable photo you already have.
Photos entered in last year's Online Show cannot be used again this year.
The rider, driver or handler must be fully visible in the photo.
You must own the photo, or have permission from the photographer to use the photo for this show.
All horses and humans to be in Show apparel (neat casual to formal attire is acceptable) and presented for a Show.
All riders and drivers must be wearing a helmet.
Equines may entered into each Showing Class once only.

Horses must be presented in motion (any pace), except for Classes 7 & 8 where the equine may be standing still.
Class 6: Other animals includes any prey animal other than equines, such as goats, cows, llamas, camels etc.
Classes 7 & 8:  The photo entered must be taken at an actual Competition or Show that you have entered.
The judges will assess each entry based on presentation and the partnership, and place the entries accordingly.
 
  

  1. Ridden Equine
  2. Driven Equine/s
  3. Liberty Equine
  4. Bareback and Bridle-less (neckrope/cordeo is permitted, no pads or halters)
  5. Leading Rein (youngsters riding an equine lead by an adult)
  6. Other Animals Ridden or Driven
  7. Ridden Competitve Equine
  8. Driven Competitive Equine

    Showing Champion & Reserve

    Sporting Ring (Photos):

    All classes may be entered Ridden, Driven, In Hand or At Liberty.  Bridles and saddles are optional.
    Photos may be taken especially for this competition, or be a suitable photo you already have.
    Photos entered in last year's Online Show cannot be used again this year.
    The rider, driver or handler must be fully visible in the photo.
    You must own the photo or have permission from the photographer to use the photo for this show.
    All horses and humans to be presented in attire appropriate for the class being entered, but not necessarily formal show attire.
    Prey animals other than equines may enter any Sporting Class.
    All Riders and Drivers must be wearing a helmet.
    Horses must be presented in motion (any pace), and shown actively participating in an activity relevant to the class description.
    The judges will assess each entry based on presentation, accuracy of the activity demonstrated, and the partnership, and place the entries accordingly. 
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  9. Dressage
  10. Jumping  (showjumping, cross country, cross rails)
  11. Trails/Endurance/Trec
  12. Obstacles - Over (or on an obstacle)
  13. Obstacles - Under (or in an obstacle)
  14. Mounted Games/gymkhana (individual)
  15. Historical/Re-enactment
  16. Australian Sports (campdrafting, stock horse trials etc)
  17. American (Western) Sports (reining, trail horse etc)
  18. European Sports (working equitation, mounted archery, haute ecole etc)
  19. Team Sports (polo, polocrosse, team penning, drill teams etc) Note: all horses in the photograph must be bitless

    Sporting Champion & Reserve


    Video Ring:


    All video entries, excluding Class 36, must be filmed especially for this competition by downloading the course/s below.
    The rider, driver or handler must be fully visible in the video.
    All horses and humans to be presented in attire appropriate for the class being entered, but not necessarily formal show attire.
    Bridles and saddles optional.
    All Riders and Drivers must be wearing a helmet.
    Prey animals, other than equines, may enter the Video classes.
    Build courses to the best of your ability, pay attention to any specific measurements mentioned, incorrect courses will lose points.
    Please use a tripod, or have something to lean against to steady the camera.  Shakey camera work makes judges seasick!
    All videos are to be filmed in one continuous sequence (Excluding class 36).  Cut videos will be disqualified.
    Class 36 must be videos you have filmed yourself, or be of your horses, and used with permission.

    The judges will scored as described on the course sheets, the competitor with the most points/least penalties will win the class.
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  20. Dressage - Walk/Trot (Ridden) - Click here to download test
  21. Dressage - Canter Included (Ridden) - Click here to download test
  22. Freestyle Dressage to music - Walk/Trot (Ridden) - Click here to download test
  23. Freestyle Dressage to music - Canter included (Ridden) - Click here to download test
  24. Driven Dressage - Walk/Trot (Singles or Multiples) - Click here to download test
  25. Driven Dressage - Canter Included (Singles or Multiples) - Click here to download test
  26. Showjumping - under 50cm (Ridden) - Click here to download course
  27. Showjumping - over 50cm (Ridden) - Click here to download course
  28. Showjumping - (Inhand or Liberty) - Click here to download course
  29. Agility - In Hand - Click here to download course
  30. Agility - Liberty - Click here to download course
  31. Agility - Ridden - Click here to download course
  32. Gymkhana: Strip Poker - the bitless game (Ridden) - Click here to download course
  33. Gymkhana: Strip Poker - the bitless game (Driven) - Click here to download course
  34. Gymkhana: Weaving Poles - (Ridden) - Click here to download course
  35. Gymkhana: Weaving Poles - (Driven) - Click here to download course
  36. Funniest Equine Videos (max length 2 minutes)

    Video Champion & Reserve


    Novelty Ring (Photos)


    Novelty classes are open to Bitless Inc Members only.
    The (human) competitor does not need to be in the photo.
    Prey animals other than horses may be entered in Novelty Classes.
    You must own the photo, or have permission to use it in this competition.
    The judges will assess each entry based on aesthetic or amusement value, and place the entries accordingly.

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  37. First Time Bitless (an image that shows the first time your equine tried bitless, split before/after photos accepted)
  38. Trick Horse (photos of your horse doing tricks) 
  39. Longest Mane (or forelock) 
  40. Equine Tongues (your horses show us their tongues!)
  41. Equines and their animal friends 
  42. Horses in Strange Places (the most unusual place your horse has been)
  43. View from Between the Ears (a photo of your view while riding or driving - your horse's ears must be in the photo!)
  44. Equine Appreciation (Photography Award - you must be the photographer; photos must be horse related)

    Novelty Champion & Reserve

    Show Grand Champion & Reserve

    Best Junior Award

    Guest Judge's Choice Awards (3)

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Photos may be emailed or posted.  Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and set to Public or Unlisted. 
  • Send an email to onlineshow@bitlessinc.org.au and attach no more than 3 photos.
  • Photos may be between 250kb and 1mb, in a .jpeg format
  • Include in the email: your full name
                                 
    the horse/s name, 
                                  your Bitless Inc Member Number (or postal address if you are not a Member) 
                                  what class numbers you are entering
                                  and the relavant Youtube Links (if applicable)
                                  Juniors: please include your date of birth to be eligible for the Best Junior Award (under 18s)
     
  • You should recieve an emailed receipt of your entries, Competitor number and a Paypal invoice (if applicable) within a day or two. 
  • If you do not receive a response in a day or two, please email again without any attachments to avoid spam filters or call 0402 074 447.
  • By entering the Online Show, you are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions.
  • Additional entries can continue to be sent in, up until 31st July, 2015. 
  • Please phone the show secretary on 0402 074 447 if you cannot receive emails.
  • Bitless Inc Members may enter each Class once for free, additional entries in a class you have already entered into are AU$5.00 each. 
  • Non members of Bitless Inc, including international residents can enter for AU$5.00 per class, excluding Novelty Classes, which are Members Only. 
  • Non members, and Members with more than one entry in the same class, will be sent a Paypal invoice for their entries (you do not need to have a PayPal account yourself).  Invoices must be paid in full before entries will be added in to the competition.

As the competitor, you must be the person featured in the photos or videos as the rider, driver, or handler.  Each competitor (person), must enter seperately and have their own competitor number, please do not send entries for different people in the one email.

Children in Class 5 (Leading Rein) do not need their own competitor number, as long as the person leading the equine is a competitor.
Novelty Classes do not need to show the competitor (person) in the photo, but the photo must belong to you, or be taken of you or your horse.

If the horse featured in your photos is not owned by you, please obtain permission of the owner to use the photos in this Show, prior to submitting the photos.
If the photos belong to a professional photographer, you are responsible to obtain permission for their use in this online show, prior to entering them.  Please supply the photographer's name for photo credits.

Photos may be emailed, or posted in (please include a stamped, self addressed envelope for the return of any posted photos). 
Postal address: Show Secretary, P.O. Box 3128, Dural 2158, NSW Australia.

Emailed photos should be between 250kb and 1mb, in a .jpeg format. 
Videos need to be uploaded to YouTube, set to Public or Unlisted, and the a link provided in the email to the show secretary. 

Photos and videos will be published on this website.

Online Show Queries, Registrations and Entries: onlineshow@bitlessinc.org.au

Good Luck and have fun!!

 

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