If you were at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials last week, start checking through your photos, because your efforts could win you a lovely prize.
We are looking for the best images from Badminton – either action from the Mitsubishi Motors Cup, or the main 4**** competition, or behind the scenes, in the tradestands… basically, any photo taken at Badminton.
Entries must be submitted on our Facebook page either on the competition post HERE on our wall or via direct message to the page. After the closing date an album will be made of all entries which can then be voted on. The most popular 10 will then be judged by our resident photographer.
Entries close at 9pm on Tuesday 16 May 2016.
Our fantastic prize pool from our generous supporters comprises:
HiHo Silver Necklace and Pendant
This sterling silver stunner features a hand cast, lifelike snaffle mounted on a fine trace chain. It’s a great looking addition to any equestrian’s neck and makes up part of Hiho’s ever-popular snaffle range in the Equestrian Collection. RRP: £45. See www.hihosilver.co.uk
Aquamax Bedding Bundle
Wood crumble bedding company, Aquamax is giving a branded bundle containing a Travel Mug, Hay Carry and Smartphone Stylus Pen. The Travel Mug helps to keep drinks at the desired temperature and the Hay Carry is a great way to move up to half a bale of hay or straw around the yard or in the lorry or trailer without leaving a trail behind you! See www.aquamax.co.uk for more information.
Kate Negus Saddlery – Brass Clencher Browband.
This beautifully made English leather browband comes with a real brass clencher running the full length. It’s traditional but still very popular and looks so smart when polished up. Comes complete with Union Jack bridle stud. Available in black and chestnut in cob, full and x-full. RRP £50. Find out more at www.katenegus.com
Equimins – Advance Concentrate Complete Powder 4kg
Equimins’ premium forage balancer that comes with a money back guarantee – the company is that confident it’ll improve your horse’s condition! Contains a superb specification of vitamins, trace elements and bioavailable minerals along with probiotics and saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast to aid the digestion of fibre in the gut. Use with a forage only diet or as a top up. A 4kg tub costs £43.50 and lasts around 66 days for the average horse. See www.equimins.com for more information.
The Easidri Grooming Towel is a must have for any grooming kit. It reduces drying times by up to 60%, moves like a towel, absorbs like a sponge and is perfect for awkward areas like heels. Price from £12. See www.easidri.com for more information.
FMBs Therapy Systems – one pair of EquiSox Zipped Equine Compression Socks.
EquiSox conform to the anatomy of the horse’s leg and provide a therapeutic level of compression to help reduce performance associated swelling, to optimise recovery. Super easy to fit as they just zip in place, so there’s no fear of inconsistencies or pressure points. Made using specialist materials to offer thermoregulation. RRP: £75 per pair. See www.fmbs.co.uk for more information.
Tuffa is giving away one pair of Carbrooke Gloves. These gloves have have a close fitting design, four way stretch backs and amara faux suede palms with reinforcement where the reins are held. Available in black, brown and beige. RRP: £10.99. See www.tuffaboots.com
Hold Fast Mug from Doris & Co
British creamware mug that has a half pint capacity for when a good mug of tea, coffee, or something stronger, is needed. Features an exclusive Doris print that has a strong equestrian theme and the words ‘Hold Fast’ – because sometimes that’s all you can do! RRP £19.95. Find out more at www.dorisandco.co.uk.
Mirrors for Training
Mirrors for Training is giving one high quality acrylic Stable Mirror. This easy to install product can help to reduce anxiety and stress related behaviour as the horse sees his own reflection as company. RRP £31.99 inc. P&P. For more information, see www.mirrorsfortraining.co.uk
Please note that these prizes are not listed in any particular order.
Terms & Conditions.
Entrants must be amateur photographers (not to have sold photos for profit).
Entries must be the sole work of the entrant.
Entries to have been captured between Monday 2nd and Sunday 8th of May 2016. Images should not be significantly modified (i.e. photoshopped), but can be cropped, corrected etc and can be submitted in colour or black & white.
A maximum of 2 entries will be accepted per person, with a maximum of one entry per person reaching the top 10.
The awarding of prizes will be decided by e-Venting. No alternative prize will be available cash or otherwise to the prize winner other than the one awarded. In the event that one of the awarded prizes becomes unavailable a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted at the choice of e-Venting.
Entries must be a minimum of 600px on the longest side in size and of reasonable quality. Entries should not include obtrusive watermarks (across the middle of the image) but subtle watermarks along lower edges are acceptable. In the event of entries being posted prior to the clarification of the T&Cs and the entry not meeting the requirements we will request a copy of the image that meets the requirements. If this is not provided within 24 hours of the closing date the entry will not be accepted to the voting stage.
Any prize winners located outside of the United Kingdom will be liable for any additional P&P charges incurred in delivering their prize including any country specific taxes that may become applicable.
By entering you give full permission to e-Venting and its supporters to use the photo for the purposes of running the competition and also for promotional purposes in direct relation to the competition. The copyright remains with the photographer (entrant) but they will have no claim against e-Venting or its supporters for allowed usage.
Any entrant or entry deemed not to meet the T&Cs will be disregarded from the voting and/or final round at the discretion of e-Venting and that decision is final. This includes any suspect votes received during the voting round.
In the event of a large number of entries e-Venting reserve the right to split the competition into Mitubishi Motors Cup & 4* sections. If this occurs the prize pool will be split between the sections as deemed appropriate by e-Venting.
e-Venting reserves the right to alter the way the competition is run.
The final results will be the decision of e-Venting alone and will not be influenced by voting numbers which will only be used to help decide the top 10 images.
The final decision will be made on a number of factors including but not limited to originality, technical ability, composition and ‘story telling’.
Entries to be posted on the competition post: https://www.facebook.com/e.venting.co.uk/posts/1000463450002783 or alternatively on the e-Venting facebook wall or by message to the e-Venting Facebook page.