Holland Got Horsemanship Contest
Best of Both Worlds
"Best of Both Worlds"
Are you good at groundwork? Or do you prefer to work from the saddle? Are you sporty with your horse? Or do you practice a lesser-known movement or discipline? In our new Holland got Horsemanship Contest we look for the best from both worlds. Together with EquiDay we create a beautiful online and offline stage for riders and trainers who work well together with their horses. And inspire us from the ground or from the saddle with their horsemanship.
Choose the category you want to participate in!
For this contest we have 2 categories with a fixed assignment. You perform this assignment from the saddle or from the ground. The assignment consists of:
- a mandatory exercise: a set exercise that is the same for everyone.
- A discipline specific exercise: here you show a number of exercises that are specific to the current or discipline that you practice with your horse.
You can participate in Holland got Horsemanship by submitting a video of the assignment of up to 5 minutes.Read more about the assignments for this Best of Both Worlds Contest here
Two preliminary rounds, a semi-final and a final
The Best of both Worlds contest consists of two preliminary rounds with which you can select yourself for the semi-finals . The five best entries per category will advance to the final.
The winners will be invited to The top of Holland got Horsemanship at Equiday in April 2024.
- Heat 1: 1 October 2022 to 30 November 2023
- Heat 2: 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2024
- Semi-final: 1 February 2023 to 29 February 2024
- Final: 1 March 2023 to 14 March 2024
The semi-final is only open to participants who have selected through one of the two preliminary rounds. From the preliminary round, a maximum of 5 per category will advance to the semifinals. The entries of the best 5 in the semi-finals will be judged by a professional jury in the final round. The score of the semi-final together with the final assessment of the jury will determine who will be the winner! For the semi-final you need to make a new video. You don't have to make a new entry for the final. The content for your (semi)final entry is up to you. The professional jury will judge both entries.Conditions for participation
With a Golden Ticket, a participant from the semi-final is guaranteed a place in the final with 10 placement points. A Golden Ticket will only be awarded if the professional jury unanimously agrees that the participant belongs in the final. Whether and to whom a Golden Ticket will be awarded will be determined after the conclusion of the semi-final . The standings of the semi-final on 29 February 23.59 are therefore the provisional results. If the professional jury awards a Golden Ticket to a participant who falls outside the top 10, the final place of the no. 10 of the semi-final will be forfeited. There is therefore a chance that whoever is in 10th place on February 29 will not advance to the final. This place is then taken by the participant who receives a Golden Ticket from the professional jury. We will announce this no later than 2 March .
During the preliminary rounds we again have MCH rosettes (collector's item) for the top five per category. The full prize package will be announced during the duration of heat 1.
Vote for your favorite!
The professional juryThe finalists will be judged by a professional jury of professionals specially composed for this theme. The expertise of these professionals lies in the field of rehabilitation, training, housing and care of (older) horses and veterinary care. We will introduce the members of the professional jury to you one by one during the duration of the contest!
To increase your chance in the contest, we have listed a few tips &tricks for you:
- Use the community's tips for your final entry.
- The community/jury will appreciate it if it is clear that real attention has been paid to the presentation and the video. So introduce yourself and your horse. Tell us who you are and why you are participating.
- Make sure your horse is always in the picture.
- Don't wait too long to upload your video so the community has enough time to vote for you.
- Fill in your MyCompass.Horse profile. You can put extra information, photo and film in your profile about yourself, your horse and your vision.
- Tag us when you share your entry on social media!
Maybe you still have questions about this horsemanship competition.
That is why we have listed the most frequently asked questions for you. Do you have another question? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone can participate.
Participants with a large reach may be able to get votes more easily in the preliminary round and semifinals. However, experience with the first contest has shown that this does not guarantee a high placement. Influencers and participants with a large reach also have to submit a good video. And the influence of the professional jury in this is great.In addition, we translate the placement in the semi-finals into placement points that count for 50% of the final ranking. So it is not the number of votes that counts towards the final result, but the placement points. A first place in the semi-finals gives 10 points, a second place 9 points etc. So when the first place has 300 votes and the second place has 100, they actually only have 1 point difference. This is how we smooth out major outliers. The assessment of the professional jury also counts for 50% of the final ranking. The professional jury judges the finalists and determines their own personal top ten. From this we make the overall top 10. The final ranking is determined on the basis of the top 10 of the semi-final and the top 10 of the professional jury.Although the ranking in the preliminary round and the semi-finals is determined by votes from the community, Holland got Horsemanship is more than just a popularity competition. Not everyone has the same range. The professional jury therefore has the opportunity to award a Golden Ticket and to admit a participant to the final who has received fewer votes, but who is a good ambassador and deserves to have a chance to win the title Golden Oldie.With a Golden Ticket, a participant from the semi-finals is guaranteed a place in the final with 10 placement points. A Golden Ticket will only be awarded if the professional jury unanimously agrees that the participant belongs in the final. Whether and to whom a Golden Ticket will be awarded will be determined after the conclusion of the semi-final .
We assume that the community is able to recognize a forced operation and that this contest appeals to participants who want to contribute to a more beautiful and better horse world. We therefore leave the choice of training methods, optoming, aids and harness, confident that the community will not appreciate misuse and horse-unfriendly practices.
Yes, but only for the preliminary round and the semi-final. A tip here is to carefully read the feedback from the community, so that you can bring the tops and tips for your entry for the semifinals. You don't have to make a new video for the final.
You can enter at any time within the preliminaries period, but we recommend submitting your video early so the community has enough time to vote for you! Share your entry on social media and increase your chances by inviting your network to vote for you! To be selected for the semifinals, you must have at least 25 votes.
Yes, you can. You are allowed to edit the video as you see fit and creativity. Please note that the finalists can be invited to a live event. Actually, the tip is: less is more. Just show an honest picture of your horsemanship, without accelerated or delayed images, zooming in and other tricks. Make sure that you and your horse are well represented together and that the images are long enough so that the community and the jury get a picture of the context.
Try to stick to the assignment we have set for this theme as much as possible. Do you have doubts about something? Send us an email. Don't be too critical of yourself. Inspiring each other is more important than competing with each other and good horsemanship is more important than a technically perfect performance.
We attach great importance to positive and constructive feedback within the contest. The contest is to inspire each other and learn from each other. Voters are allowed to give tops and tips in their responses. In other words, constructive and constructive feedback. The contest participants are vulnerable by participating, which is why we expect every entry to be treated with respect. Negative comments will be removed immediately.
You can vote by liking the entry that appeals to you the most. You can vote for multiple participants. You can give your feedback in the comments. Give tops and tips so that the participant can take them with them when creating a new entry for the next round. What do you think is going well? What could be better? Among the voters who give the best feedback, we raffle off great prizes.
Yes, you can register for this via this link . After your registration you can fill in your profile. You don't have to fill in your profile completely, you can do that later. But it's fun! Especially as a participant, because then the voters can find out more about you. For example, why you love (of) horses and with which you want to make the horse world a little more beautiful and better. You can also upload additional photos and video material on your profile. When you are selected for the final, we will ask you for a completed profile. You can unsubscribe at any time if you wish.