HKEF Online Dressage Series via Dressage Anywhere resumes in March

2021/02/10

Dear members,

HKEF Online Dressage Series via Dressage Anywhere resumes in March

The well received online dressage series via the Dressage Anywhere platform organized by HKEF and supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been postponed since last December with the closure of riding schools in Hong Kong due to the local 4th wave amid the pandemic. With the recent re-opening of riding schools, the HKEF is happy to announce that the HKEF Online Dressage Series will resume in March. For the first time since the launch of the HKEF series, Hong Kong dressage judges will be involved in the judging of the HKEF classes.

As announced previously, all Dressage tests selected for last December will be reserved and used for the next edition. A total of 13 classes from Introductory to Advanced Medium in both short and long arenas for Senior (over 16 years old) and Junior (16 years and under) sections are now available for the March edition:

Level

Test No

Arena Size

Introductory

A (2008)

20 x 40m

Preliminary

(Junior riders)

1 (2006)

20 x 40m

Preliminary

2 (2016)

20 x 40m

Preliminary

14

(2006 revised 2016)

20 x 40m

Preliminary

15

(2008 revised 2016)

20 x 60m

Novice

(Junior riders)

24

(2010 revised 2016)

20 x 40m

Novice

30 (2006)

20 x 40m

Novice

22 (2007)

20 x 60m

Elementary

42 (2008)

20 x 40m

Elementary

40 (2010)

20 x 60m

Medium

63 (2002)

20 x 40m

Medium

61 (2002)

20 x 60m

Advanced Medium

91 (2016)

20 x 60m

Points to note

 

  1. Dressage Tests

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  1. Entry
  • Create your own account to enter to the classes, you may register at https://www.dressageanywhere.com/Account/Register?reference=alt
  • For easy reference, please kindly register with rider’s name and respective riding school
  • Entry fee will be directly paid to the platform for every entry, price subject to the class entered
  • Make sure only letters and numbers are included in the postcode field of the billing/shipping address. A postcode is a requirement for our payment system, but 0 is fine to use.
  • No late entry will be accepted under any circumstances

  1. Rules
  • All tests will run under Dressage Anywhere Rules (Please check the rules on the website)
  • All participants are highly recommend to read the rules before taking the video for the series. For example, Sheepskin padding on a bridle is not permitted under BD rules and 2 marks were deducted from one rider.

  1. Video taking and uploading
  • Videos should be filmed at C marker outside arena of rider’s home stables
  • Sound must be recorded
  • Video format: MOV, MOD, AVI, MP4, M4V, WMV
  • Videos can be uploaded to Dressage Anywhere, YouTube, Dropbox or WeTransfer by competitors

For details, you may refer to the Video Guide at https://www.dressageanywhere.com/Help/VideoGuide

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  1. Judging

We are pleased to announce that for the first time, some of our Hong Kong Judges named below will take part in the judging of HKEF Online Series in March.

Dr. Peta McAuley HKEF List A Dressage Judge
Dr. Danny Tong Deputy Senior Dressage Judge and HKEF List B Dressage Judge
Mr. Christian Allderidge HKEF List B Dressage Judge
Mr. Boris Yue HKEF List B Dressage Judge

Remarks: No judge will be allowed to judge in any class in which any of his or her students has entered.

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  1. Announcement and Distribution of Results
  • Results and leader board will be updated on the platform after judges finish judging all entries recorded. The HKEF will be assisting in the announcement of results
  • Virtual score sheet with marks and comments will be sent to individual rider via email
  • Rosettes are kindly sponsored by HKJC and will be sent by Ms. Wendy Hung from BREC to other Riding Schools for distribution

  1. Monthly League Champion
  • All riders will have to declare the riding school that they represent as part of the entry process
  • Riding school representatives are invited to open team accounts to include your riders and accumulate scores for the Monthly League Champion. For details, please visit https://dressageanywhere.lpages.co/hk-team-account/
  • Monthly team score will be calculated by the total points earned by riders from the same riding school and contribute to the monthly “League Champion”. Percentage scores were converted into points as the below scale:
55% – 59.99% 2 points
60% – 64.99% 4 points
65% – 69.99% 6 points
70% or above 8 points
  • In case of tied place, the two schools will both be determined winners

  1. Social distancing
  • With the latest development of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, all competitors are reminded to maintain social distancing and all pandemic measures during the video recording at respective riding schools at all times.

If riders are interested in joining the series, you may visit Dressage Anywhere website https://www.dressageanywhere.com/Competitor/EnterCompetition/621 and submit your entry by 26 March 2020 (Fri) 23:59 (GMT+8).

Please feel free to contact us if you have any question.

Last but not least, we would like to take this opportunity to send you all our best wishes for the upcoming New Year of the OX! May the New Year 2021 brings you the best health and wealth!

Best Regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

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