How the Virtual Show Works:
- Open to all riders, all horses, and all legal tack.
- To be judged riding on our predetermined patterns.
- A helper records your round on video.
- Upload your video to YouTube (making sure to mark it as UNLISTED)
- Email the link to your YouTube video to MHSAvirtualhorseshow@gmail.com.
(It is important to review all Rules & How to Record Your Round)
How to Record Your Round
- Study and practice the Pattern
- Videos MUST BE unedited from start to finish
- Videos MUST BE filmed midway down long side.
(Explained: Using a phone or video camera, have a helper video your round: Your helper will stand outside the arena, midway down the long side (on either side), ideally in an outdoor arena/field during the daytime. For best results, the camera should not be facing into the sun. An indoor or covered arena may be used if the lighting is good—the better the lighting conditions, the better you will look.)
4.Videos MUST BE one continuous filming.
- Prior to riding your pattern, your video helper will hold up a cell phone displaying the date and time with you in the background, mounted on your horse. With the video still recording, video helper will hold up a paper with Riders name, horse’s name.
6. Rider will Proceed directly (no stopping and starting the video camera)to your opening circle and ride the pattern.
- The sound must be turned on throughout the entire video. From the time your round begins, make sure that you and your horse are in the video frame at all times.
- No zooming in and out. (At a live horse show, the judge would not be able to zoom in and out.)
- Coaching during the ride is not allowed.
- If you are riding both Pattern 2 and Pattern 3, your videos MUST BE filmed and uploaded separately.
- As soon as the pattern is finished, the camera must circle the horse and rider showing equipment and attire. The rider will then dismount in front of the camera and drop the bit from the horse’s mouth to be inspected.
- Upload your video to YouTube, (Make sure it is either UNLISTED or PUBLIC) and email the YouTube link to MHSAvirtualhorseshow@gmail.com
The name of your video must include: rider name, horse name, division & pattern, and the date.
(ex: Jane Darling riding Cowboy – Pattern 10 – 10/12/2020)
- Videos for October and November shows may be filmed at any time. (If filmed before show month make sure videos are accurately dated and submitted to correct show entry)
- Video is not permitted to be judged in more than one show. (See Refunds & Limitations)
- Videos will be judged after shows end date.
- Videos Submitted that do not follow the video rules will be disqualified and your entry fee will not be returned.
- When entering the Maui Horse Show Association Virtual Western Show Entry’s, and Videos MUST be submitted prior to the shows end date.
- MHSA 2020 Waiver Form Must be filled out prior to shows end date. MHSA 2020 Waiver Form can be filled out online HERE.
(Please note: riders only need to fill out waiver one time for 2020 show year)
- You must ride our predetermined pattern.
- Regulation arena not required. (Arena size should be around 70 x 200)
- More than one rider is allowed to ride the same horse. One horse may be used up to three times per pattern per show.
- This Virtual Show allows any age horse in any legal equipment.
- Riders Under 18 must wear an ASTM approved riding helmet. Riders over 18 must wear a Western Hat or ASTM approved riding helmet.
- Required Attire: Long sleeved shirt with collar, jeans or pants, and western boots (chaps and spurs are optional). Improper or incomplete attire will be penalized and possibly disqualified.
- Bridle or saddle pad numbers are not allowed.
- Boots and wraps are allowed. (Leg Bandages and protective boots are generally prohibited. However, in Versatility Ranch Horse Classes the use of bell boots, protective wraps, or boots on the front and on the rear fetlocks are permitted.) For more info on tack: Refer to AQHA Rules & Regulations.
- This virtual show is the first in a series which will count toward end of year awards for MHSA Members that participate in at least two shows in 2020.
- You acknowledge that by submitting your entry, you agree to abide by standard rules of fair
play and for the welfare of the horse. Violation of any of these rules may result in the refusal to
accept the entry or non-refundable scratch.
In ranch riding, the horse is judged on its ability to work at a forward, working speed while
performing required and optional maneuvers. The ranch riding horse should simulate a horse
riding outside the confines of an arena and reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of a
1. The Judge will make every effort to judge this class fairly with the knowledge that there are inherent challenges to judging online shows that make it different from the real-life experience.
2. If the judge determines that the horse appears lame, the judge has the right to eliminate the rider from consideration.
Class results will be posted on the MHSA webpage and the 1-3 place finishers for each pattern will be notified by email. Your video will not be posted publicly. A Video Release Document must be completed by all participants of the show. Videos of riders that “opt out of video release” will not be shared. Videos of riders that “agree” to video release will only be shared with participants and/or trainers with students competing in the same pattern (i.e. WVRR Pattern 6) and are for participating riders and trainers to use as a learning/teaching opportunity to better their own horsemanship skills. MHSA will not post videos on social media.
Please contact the show manager if you need clarification about the rules for this show. Charlene welcomes you to contact her if you need an arena to practice or show in. She prefers to be contacted directly by text message at 1.307.630.1463
Certificates will be awarded for 1st – 3rd place.
The Challenge Pattern Award Winner will receive an additional Award.
Refunds & Limitations
- Once the entry form has been filled out and submitted, purchases are non refundable.
- If the rider/trainer notices the horse is off or lame PRIOR to submitting the video and an alternative horse is not available for you to complete your entry a refund may be given. The rider MUST contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the last day of the competition to inquire about receiving a refund. The horse’s welfare and health must be the first priority.
- Same ride can not be submitted twice to email@example.com If we detect that a ride was used in a previous event or coaching, your video will be disqualified from the show and no refund will be given.
- All rides are schooling shows unless otherwise specifically noted.
- These shows are not an AQHA Sanctioned event. The scores may not be used for points, medals, team rankings or championships within AQHA.
Entries and video submissions must be received by November 30, 2020
- Main Entry fee is $10 for AQHA Pattern 6.
- Riders that wish to participate in the additional Horse/Rider Challenge – Pattern 2, pay an additional entry fee of $10.
- Non MHSA Members must pay a $25.00 non-member fee per virtual horse show.
- Become an MHSA Member! Membership fees are discounted
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: Maui Horse Show Association, Inc. from any injuries or losses resulting from participating in the events and services on this site. Persons under the age of 18, need to gain parental or guardian approval PRIOR entering any show. MHSA 2020 Waiver Form can be filled out online HERE.
Register and Pay HERE
Please email questions to MHSAvirtualhorseshow@gmail.com