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Deadline August 10 - For virtual Parade of Teams – video or photograph of individual or all team members with the banner. These will be put together in a movie for a virtual Parade of Teams. Please name all team members.
Deadline August 17 - An essay contest describing the way your horse communicates with you and what he is saying with various actions, expressions and gestures. There will be four age divisions. Be sure to include your name, age and contact information with your entry. Submissions need to be mailed to Beth Clarke at P.O. Box 130, Hatfield, MA 01038, hard copy, in legible handwriting.
No typing unless you have a documented handicap. Neatness and presentation may be a tie breaker. Your parent needs to sign a statement to be sent with your submission that you have not used written or internet source material. (see additional instructions at
Deadline August 23. Open to writers of all ages on any subject relating in some way to equines. To be divided by age depending on number of entries. There will be a separate category for a journal/article about how Covid-19 has affected you and your riding.
Deadline August 23 - video of an Individual, Pas de Deux or Quadrille, performed on foot in the small arena (20x40m) at any level (Training Level through Grand Prix) and to music – will be judged on Technical Performance (how much do the movements match those of a horse); Choreography (design, balance, use of space, changes of direction, changes of gait, creativity); Choice of Music and Interpretation (music suggests gaits, cohesiveness, & dynamics); Harmony of Presentation; and if performed as a Pas de Deux or Quadrille, Team Appearance & Cohesiveness. There will be one division where the participants follow the requirements of the USEF or FEI and there will be one truly freestyle division - anything goes.