Competitor Tent, the app for competitive riders, is teaming up with a panel of amazing judges to create the virtual charity show series, “The Stay-at-Home Dressage Series benefiting the Equestrian Aid Foundation.” This series will allow riders to not only compete from home during this current pause in the competition calendar, but will also make a difference in a time when many of us feel helpless to affect the current crisis. Competitor Tent hopes to help riders continue to work toward their goals and compete safely during these difficult times.
Tentative show dates are the weekends of April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th. Riders will register through Equestrian Entries, then video their test and upload it from home. The deadline for video submissions will be the Wednesday before each show weekend. A small team of USDF and USEA judges will then judge the tests and results will be available through the Competitor Tent app (download the free app here).
USDF tests offered will be Training through Fourth Level, PSG, I 1 and 2, and GP. One USEA test at each level BN through A will also be offered.
Competitor Tent encourages riders competing in this show series to follow social distancing guidelines as suggested or required by local authorities. Entries do not have to be in a sand ring, but the riding area should be marked to measure official ring sizes of 20 meters x 60 meters or 20 meters x 40 meters, depending on the test. Show attire is not required.
About the Equestrian Aid Foundation: The Equestrian Aid Foundation and their Disaster Relief Fund helps equestrian professionals and industry service providers who are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more here.
More details to follow in the coming days. Stay tuned!