Virtual Horse Sport Announces 3 New Adult Amateur Divisions
Renown Retired FEI Judge, current USEF ‘S’ Dressage and USEF WD ‘R’ judge Natalie Lamping had an idea. After watching older riders, repeatably, having trouble with sitting their horse in competitions, she said….why! This certainly causes pain to horse and rider. Somehow there needs to be a solution, if not to at least protect the horse.
These challenged riders, who are the core of our sport, are not professional equestrians. They spend the majority of their days working in a office…aka sitting in a chair. The back and hips becomes stiff and it is not something that is easily resolved in a few precious minutes between office and barn. Natalie’s idea: let’s help riders and their horses, feel more comfortable in a competition setting, by posting all trot work.
After talking with many officials about her idea, she came to Virtual Horse Sport, asking if this can be done. The answer was resounding YES! How can we help?
Announcing the “Risers” Division.
Starting with the show: “Rise and Shine Online Horse Show“, November 19-21, 2021, on VirtualHorseSport.com, riders, who are adult amateurs, over the age of 40, can enter any test, Intro through 4th Level may post all the trot work.
…riders, who are adult amateurs, over the age of 40, can enter any test, Intro through 4th Level, may post all the trot work.
While the patent pending, online show system was upgrading, they followed the USDF award system and created 2 other divisions. The Vintage Division, for riders 50 years of age and above and the Master Division, for riders 60 and older. This will give an older Adult Amateur rider an opportunity to compete with other riders in their same age group.
In this way, the online show system hopes to encourage and help adult Amateur riders, of all levels, venture out into the show world, without shame or embarrassment.
WHO IS VIRTUAL HORSE SPORT?
Virtual Horse Sport (VirtualHorseSport.com) is based on the patent-pending “The Virtual Sports Competition” utility patent. The software was written as a way to address the rising costs of showing in front of licensed USEF judges, while performing tests in a environment that both the horse and the rider, will feel the most comfortable.
“Showing is a art form, that challenges, even the most seasoned equestrian. Practicing and getting honest feed back, from a trained professional, is the only way to improve.”
VirtualHorseSport.com is a sponsor of AADA through AADA member discounted entries on the system.