Online Horse Showing's Hints and Tips

Hints and tips when entering images



How to enter:

Entries can be sent in via our form, on the "Schedule" page of our website. Or you can send your entries in via email, along with your name, PayPal address, class number, horse and rider name, and an image of your horse to



Which class suits you?


Ensure you read the entire description of the classes on the schedule. The class will specify the rules and judging criteria. For your best chance, please ensure that your image fits the class's theme. If you are still unsure, feel free to email us, or private message us on Facebook.

Picking the best image:


  • Really low-quality, pixelated images will make it a lot harder for the judge to give a true evaluation of your horse.

  • Please ensure that all images are rotated correctly.

  • Try to make sure that the horse is the main focus point, without too many subjects in the background.

  • For classes involving condition, side-on images will help the judge assess the horse.

  • For classes which include conformation as a requirement, a side-on image of a horse standing square, without a saddle, is best.

  • If the class is based on turnout, we recommend that horse and rider are both correctly turned out to the horse's type and class.

  • We recommend that you enter images where your horse looks awake and alert with their ears forward, unless there is a specific class that doesn't require this.

  • For classes that require images of the horse's paces, we recommend images that have been taken from the side.

  • For jumping images, we recommend you use shots that are close up or side on. An image taken from far away doesn't show off the horses technique very well, or the riders position.



Deceased horses / Old images:


Horses that may be deceased or no longer owned by you are still allowed to be entered, as long as you own the rights to the image. If entering an age specific class, please ensure that, at the time the image was taken, the horse/rider would have been between the age bracket.

Online Horse Showing's Hins and Tips
Online Horse Showing's Hints ad Tips

Correct turnout and a side on view.

Awake, alert and ears forward. With a clear background and the horse as the main focus point.

Online Horse Showing's Hints and Tip

Good photo to show off horse and rider over a fence.

Online Horse Showing's Hints an Tips

Bad conformation shot.

Online Horse Showing's Hints and Tips

"Better" conformation shot, try to ensure the horse is square for the best shot.