HOW DOES THIS WORK?
WHAT DO I GET?
Your scores are privately kept inside the Virtual Horse Sport website, where no one can gain access unless you show them. Your video, you can control whether it is to be kept private or allowed on the public scoreboard.
- The ride will be judged and given improvement tips by one of the USEF Licensed Dressage Judges .
- You have the option of requesting that the video NOT be displayed publicly.
HOW TO FILM YOUR RIDE
Filming your ride is extremely important. That film is the only tool the judge has to giving you correct scores and feedback. But filming does not have to be complicated! Your iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Tablet with a camera, is more than acceptable for filming your ride.
Arena size should be a close approximation for online competitions. If you can not get that, make notes on your entry form.
Follow the Step by Step guideline and get the most out of your ride.
STEP 1 : WHERE TO FILM YOUR RIDE
Take a Video on your mobile phone, tablet or video camera
We recommend 3 different position: At the letter C is best. But letter F or K is also acceptable. Natural light or a very brightly lite indoor arena, where the ride is fully visible at all times. See example below.
STEP 2 : WHERE IS THE SUN?
- Natural light where the ride is fully visible at all times.
- Point the camera away from the sun. Even if that means moving to the opposite end of the arena. Say at letters M or H.
STEP 3: HOW TO POSITION YOUR PHONE
Video should be taken in Landscape not Portrait.
BAD ANGLE : PORTRAIT
GOOD ANGLE : LANDSCAPE
STEP 4: REVIEW - EXAMPLES OF GOOD & BAD QUALITY VIDEO
In order for the judge to see you ride and give you the best possible evaluation, use these pictures as guides of good quality and poor quality video. Always do a test run, taking some video of the arena and reviewing it, before you ride.
Taken with a iPhone 6
STEP 5: HOLD UP YOUR SIGN!
To keep all the videos organized and to assure that a video has been recorded for this particular event. The person taking the video should hold up a sign in front of the phone or camera, indicating your name, horse name, date and test to be ridden. Below is example. Nothing fancy….
HOW DO I UPLOAD MY VIDEO?
After purchasing your entry, you will get 2 emails. BOTH email contain a link in which you can fill out your entry form AND Upload your video to the system. If you never received your emails, look in your spam folder. Still a problem? Write us at: email@example.com We can guide you through the process.
1. Purchase your video ride
2. You will then receive a receipt in your account email box.
3. Click on the link to gain access to your online entry form.
4. 4 ways to upload video from your entry form
- a) Direct on Website (500 MB of less file size)
b) YouTube or Vimeo Link
c) Virtual Horse Sport provided Google Drop Box (by request)
d) Email attachement to VirtualHorseSport.com (not recommended)
5. When completed, you will receive another email indicating your ride has been judged and is online ready to read.
LIMITATIONS & DISCLAIMER
- Once entry form has been filled out and submitted, purchases are non-refundable.
- Same ride can not be submitted twice to VirtualHorseSport.com. If we detect that a ride was used in a previous event or coaching, we shall ask you to submit another video.
- Purchases may be applied to a different show or coaching, IF it is found your horse is off prior to video submission and before the end of the show. Email us if you have a question: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All rides are schooling shows unless otherwise specifically noted, such as chapter or club shows.
- These shows are NOT a USEF/USDF Sanctioned event. The scores may not be used for points, medals, team rankings or championships.
Riding horses is a dangerous and subjective sport that can cause critical bodily injury and even death. User’s of this online service acknowledge this risk and shall hold harmless: All Show Sponsors, VirtualHorseSport.com and it’s parent company, Multimedia Designs, LLC, from any injuries or losses resulting participating in the events and services on this site: VirtualHorseSport.com