The sound for the test must be audible. Videos that are submitted with no sound will be rejected. There must be no music incorporated in to the video. You must be able to hear the natural sounds of the test, ie wildlife, horse and rider.
If you can, mount the camera on a tripod to keep the camera steady. Video from behind the judge's position at the C, outside the arena. The judge needs to see the whole horse and rider clearly.
Ensure the whole arena including the letters can be seen. Start filming before the rider enters at A. Keep the horse and rider in the center of the frame.
Keep the camera still at C move to the left or right to ensure all movements at M & H are captured.
Avoid zooming in and out. Although some zooming may be required when the horse and rider are at the far end of the arena.
You may stop the recoding once the horse and rider have left the arena at A.
If you are using a mobile device ensure the video is landscape.
If Coaching is heard on the audio the test will be eliminated. In these circumstances no refund will be offered.
A video of a test/ride from another competition that has already been judged will be eliminated. Any video which is suspected of having been filmed during another competition will not be accepted. In these circumstances no refund will be offered. The video must be uninterrupted with no editing. Any tests that found to be edited will be eliminated from the competition: The unedited version my be re submitted but no refunds will be given.
The sound for the test must be audible. Videos that are submitted with no sound will be rejected. There must be no music incorporated* in to the video you must be able to hear the natural sounds of the test, ie wildlife, horse and rider.
*Musical Freestyle: The music is to played live as you ride the test not added after the test has been ridden. Any tests where the music has been editied in will not be accpeted. The suggested method is to place the sound system at C near the person vidoeing the test. This will ensure that the judge can hear the music clearly.
Rules Musical Freestyle:
Time: The DSO Freestyles maximum time limit is 5 minutes. There is no minimum time. Movements executed after the 5 minutes limit are not scored. One (1) point is deducted from the total for Artistic Impression for exceeding the time limit.
Under penalty of elimination at the discretion of the Judge at“C”, a rider must enter the arena within 30 seconds of the music starting. Music must cease at the final salute.
At the beginning and end of a Freestyle Test a halt with a salute is compulsory. Time begins when the horse moves forward after the competitor’s halt and ends with the final halt and salute.