The Equestrian World has gone Virtual!

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Untitled design 150x100 - The Equestrian World has gone Virtual!2020 started well and then very quickly it became evident, we were on a holding pattern!  The world told to stay home, events cancelled for the foreseeable future, however the ever-innovative and creative equestrian world have made good use of this time to offer competitors of all levels something to get involved in and aim for.  Some classes are free, some are purely for charity and a few are paid for, which will, to be fair, cover the cost of the wonderful rosette you could win in the post.

Enjoy and we look forward to seeing your images.

Retraining of Racehorses

The RoR (Retraining of Racehorses) are challenging you to produce your own quarter marks, so you have to visit their FB page and comment for a chance to win an RoR prize.  Horses must be registered with the RoR.  The winner will be chosen by show producer, Katie Jerram Hunnable

Website : Check out their Facebook page

Closing date : 28th April

 Online RoR Open In-Hand Showing Series

As coronavirus puts the brakes on public events and equestrian competitions, RoR are delighted to launch a new Open In-Hand Showing series, online.  Many of you have been working hard all winter preparing for this season so until the lockdown is lifted, we wanted to reward all your preparations.

Entries for the first of the eight qualifiers open at 9am on Monday 27th April 2020. The format will remain the same for each subsequent qualifier, ie. entries open each Monday and close on the following Friday for a total of eight weeks. Entries close each Friday at midday or when twenty videos have been submitted. If your entry misses the deadline, it will automatically be entered for the following week. Email confirmation will be sent to all entrants.

Website :

Closing date : 28th April

 The Area 12 Side Saddle Virtual Show

The Area 12 Side Saddle Association are running a virtual show, with all profits going to www.nhscharitiestogether.  A range of classes are on offer, no riding required and existing photos you have on file can be used.

Website :

Closing date : 30th April

National Ponies Society

Courtesy of NPS Area 10 (Devon) this competition is for both members of Open M&M Ponies and In Hand Riding Ponies. 

Website : and select National Pony Society

Closing date : 27th April

Horse Show Online

A range of ridden and inhand classes to choose from. 

Website : and select the group Horse Show Online

Closing date : 30th April

Senior Showing and Dressage Ltd

All classes are free to enter, but please refer to their Facebook page for the individual class details and requirements.

Website : – find them at Senior Showing & Dressage Ltd

Closing date : 26th April

Veteran Horse Society

Welcome to the Veteran Horse Society’s Online Area Qualifier! During these uncertain times it is important to look to the future – this gives you the opportunity to pick up your area qualification for the VHS Supreme Finals series! The VHS are doing their utmost to re-schedule all their cancelled Regional and Direct Qualifiers, but until they can release dates, this gives you all the opportunity of competing without leaving your yard..

Website :

Closing date : check their page for details

The Wentworth Merrylady Online Restricted Horse Show

This is a photo show – however if you are feeling like you want to get more out of it – feel free to get dressed up and take some videos like your at a show and send them instead! There is no dress code, showing gear is preferred, but not essential, as long as you are wearing suitable footwear clothing and headwear! AND ENJOY!*

Website : and visit The Wentworth Merrylady Online Restricted Horse Show

Closing date : 17th May

15+ Horse and Pony Events Online Show

Open to all ponies and horses aged 15 years and over. 

Website : and find the group 15+ Horse and Pony Events

Closing date 10th May

Sunnybank Equestrian Centre

With the physical show being cancelled, they have taken it online.

Website :

Closing date : 26th April

Wiltshire Show

A full schedule of in-hand and ridden classes to suit everyone.

Website :

Closing date : 31st May

TGCA Breed Association

Get involved with their World Virtual Video Show.

Website :

Closing date : check website

CHAPS (UK) Photo Show

The Committee are delighted to share with you their schedule for their Virtual Photo Show.  Classes are so far for in-hand competitors only.  With rosettes to 10th place.

Website :

Closing date : 1st May

Snuggy Hoods

Submit your best sunny Snuggy Hoods photo or video to their Facebook page. 

Website : – go to Snuggy Hoods

Closing date : winner selected 22nd May

Virtual Windsor 2020

Across all classes, there have already been 3,122 entries from all corners of the globe, demonstrating the willingness of the worldwide equestrian family to pull together and celebrate their passion virtually (a ‘normal’ Royal Windsor would receive around 2,300 entries to its Showing classes). The classes will be judged by Chief Showing Steward, Nigel Hollings, with expertise also provided by John Peacock, Linda Lawrance, Antony Fanshawe and Lord Charles Beresford.

Alan Titchmarsh, Royal Windsor Horse Show Member, celebrated gardener and television presenter has joined in with the spirit of the event and is set to judge the fancy dress competition, which has already had some very creative entries. He joins a line-up of judges who have been selected for their expert knowledge, and who have previous experience at top Showing events.

There are exceptional stories from some of the other entries, such as a driving entry from the US whose competitor hand-built the wicker cart used for the photograph. Elsewhere, Frances Hampson-Jones has entered her trusted partner, Holliday, in the Ridden Senior Horse or Pony. Their combined horse and rider age is 90-years-old – quite a feat! Other heartwarming stories include the 27-year-old horse Sweet William, who has – despite health issues – competed at Royal Windsor every year since he was 16 in the Senior Horse or Pony classes, which he continues to contest virtually this year.

Virtual Windsor 2020 was also created to support the shops that the show houses each year, many of whom are independent traders. The online show has now welcomed more than 190 brands, with some of them displaying their wares at “Royal Windsor” for the first time this year. Many have selflessly contributed to the NHS however they can, with Hayfield England producing a beautiful hat pin in blue and white feathers to raise money for the NHS; Thermatex colleagues making scrubs bags for NHS employees; and the owner of Bella Singleton – a luxury clothing designer specialising in silk products – creating face masks available to the general public.

Website :

Closing date : 1st May

 Dressage Anywhere

If you are already a keen dressage rider and enjoy the dressageanywhere competitions, you can still enter through the Hobby Horse Dressage Competition.  Do an individual or team entry. 

Website :

Closing date : 30th April


Offering a huge range of classes and some brilliant prizes, together with an overall supreme.   Series 3 opens 1st May.

Website :

Closing date : 24th May

They have been running online shows for two years and offer personalised prizes as well as rosettes to 6th place.

Website – as above

Closing date : please check website

The Mane Show

One of the founders of online showing, continue to be immensely popular. 

Website :

Closing date – check website

NSF Online Shows

They run a new show every four weeks.

Website : www.facebook and then search the Group NSF Online Shows

Closing date : please check their page

Hoofprints Miniature Haven

Charity Equine / Canine SHOW in aid of covid19 animal rescue crisis to raise much needed funds for registered charity ANIMAL RESCUE 1st class £5 (this helps cover postage) subsequent classes £3 please email entries to payments to paypal stating DH and class and name (please pay friends and family) Entries OPEN NOW until 14th may or until classes full : EQUINE CLASS’S 1- Prettiest Mare/Filly 2- Handsome Gelding/Stallion/Colt 3- Solid coloured equine 4- Coloured Equine 5- Spotted Equine 6- Perfect Pair ( 2 horses that look similar) 7- Oddest Pair (2 horses that totally different) 8- Best Friends ( human and equine) 9- Best Pals ( equine and other animal/s) 10 Action picture 11 Field picture 12 Yard or field picture 13 Anything Funny CANINE CLASS’S 14 Prettiest Female 15 Handsome Male 16 single coloured 17 multicoloured 18 Perfect Pair 19 Oddest Pair 20 Best Friends 

Sophie’s Equine Photography

Gorgeous rosettes to be won in my photo competition. £2.50 a class, 3 classes to choose from and 25% of profits going to RDA charity. Why not come join in
Classes are
Best photo of you and your horse – ridden
Best photo of you and your horse – in hand
Best headshot

Website :  See my pinned post on my Facebook page to enter

Closing date : Entries close 29th April


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