Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the third leg of the 2019 Para-Dressage Video Competition Series. The deadline for submission is coming up quickly on April 15, 2019.

The third leg of the Series will feature EC Dressage Judge, Judy Turner of Abbotsford, BC, as the video evaluator for Classes #1-13, while Classes #14-16 will be judged by FEI 5* Para-Dressage Judge, Sarah Rodger (GBR).

The Series features an online portal that allows athletes to upload video entries for online review and evaluation from an EC certified para-dressage judge. The portal features the ability to pause, rewind and play the submitted video while simultaneously reviewing the judge’s remarks. This resource provides a great opportunity for riders to implement a judge’s feedback and develop their skills in a competition environment.

New for 2019, all competitors must hold a current EC Sport Licence for the Bronze level or higher to enter the Series. This can be renewed or purchased online through MyEC. In order to renew your EC Sport Licence, you must first renew with your Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO). In some cases, it may take a few business days for your PTSO to process your renewal before your EC renewal can be completed.

Please note: the Series filming guidelines provide tips and tricks that ensure that all test movements are captured appropriately, allowing for accurate video evaluation by the Series judges. If the guidelines are not followed, your video may not be accepted for evaluation.

Important Details to Note:

  • All riders with physical and/or intellectual impairments are welcome to compete in the Series. Classes are available for both classified and unclassified riders.
    o Gold level para-dressage classes are open to classified riders who have experience competing in EC Gold level competitions.
    o International para-equestrian dressage classes are open to international classified riders. Classified riders must compete within their grade.
  • The para-dressage tests are available here.
  • Please read the video competition rules and entry instructions carefully before submitting your entry, as this document contains important information.
    o For example, only videos uploaded through YouTube will be permitted. No other formats are accepted.
  • Please read the Series filming guidelines to make sure that your video is clear enough for evaluation. Videos that do not follow the filming guidelines may not be accepted, requiring you to reshoot the video and resubmit for the following Series leg.
  • Entries for each competition close at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please ensure that you create your video with sufficient time for submission, as all closing dates and times are final and cannot be extended.
    o If your video is not accepted by the deadline, you will need to wait until the next leg of the Series to resubmit your video.
  • Athletes must be current EC Sport Licence Holders at the Bronze level or higher to participate. Visit MyEC to renew or purchase online.

To download class information and to enter online, please click here.

To participate in the third leg of the 2019 Para-Dressage Video Competition Series, be sure to submit your entry by April 15, 2019.

The remaining 2019 competition entry deadlines are as follows:

  •  May 15, 2019
  • Oct. 15, 2019
  • Nov. 15, 2019