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Everyday Dressage 

A welcome message from your new Everyday Dressage coach Emma Stant

Hi everyone, I’m delighted to have been asked by Sue to run the Everyday Dressage section of the Mane Show.  I am passionate about dressage, and about coaching and am really looking forward to getting to know you all and helping you to continue to improve yourselves and your horses.   

I have been working in the equine industry since I left school, firstly obtaining my BHS teaching qualifications up to BHSII and then on a variety of competition yards working with young stock, dressage horses, eveners and point to point horses.  I then went back to studying and completed a BSc hons in Equine Science and a post graduate diploma in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation.  I taught in equine colleges for a number of years before setting up my own rehabilitation yard and expanding the coaching side of my business by becoming an approved Franklin method trainer and an accredited coach in equestrian sports psychology. 

I currently have two horses that I compete, the chestnut Johnny B Good and the grey Nike, I would love to keep you all updated on their progress in my monthly newsletter as well as featuring some of your success stories too.

 Looking forward to seeing all your lovely horses.  

Emma x 


Please take the time to read this page as it is essential that all instructions are followed.  


  • You can ride in your everyday tack & clothes, there are no bit restrictions and you are also welcome to ride bitless. We just ask that no schooling aids other than martingales are used. Whips and spurs  are allowed.
  • You don't need to ride in a school, but your riding area should be marked out with the appropriate letters or something to represent letters to allow for accurate judging.
  • You are allowed a caller but no other outside assistance
  • Tests will be judged in the traditional manner using score & feedback sheets which all entries will receive in the post when judging is finished.
  • you can NOT enter a video that you have previously entered or has been previously marked.
  • You are welcome to enter both the Training Test 1 and 2 each month and we will be adding more tests as we go along.

Video Guidelines

Video your test following these simple rules:

  • The videographer must stand behind the letter C at all times
  • Your horse should remain in the centre of the video at all times
  • Only use the zoom facility if needed to ensure that the judge can see the detail of all movements - you should aim for the horse to be filling no more than half of the height of the picture where possible.  Anymore and we cant see where you are in the arena.
  • You must video in the best possibly quality that your device allows
  • Sound must be recorded 
  • The video must remain recording continuously from just before the horse enters at A until after the final halt

How to Enter

1a) Upload your video to YouTube & send your video link/YouTube URL by private message to www.facebook.com/themaneshow or to enter@themaneshow.co.uk.  You can NOT send the actual video by email or private message as it will be too long.


1b) Copy your video to a disk/memory stick and post it to us - please private message/email for the address.  Make sure that you leave plenty of time for it to reach us.

2) Include the following information.

  • the class number
  • your name
  • your address
  • horses name
  • PayPal email address (we will send you an invoice or you can ask for our bank details if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer)

3) Ensure your video privacy settings are set to public.

4) Please ensure that you have read all of the details  about how your video must be taken to ensure the best possibly quality for the judges. Refunds can not be given if the judge is unable to mark your test/parts of your test due to incorrect videoing/poor quality. You can NOT enter a video that you have previously entered to our Everyday Dressage classes. 

Rosettes are awarded for 1st - 6th place in each class and the winner also receives a prize. We run an annual points based accumulator competition, giving you the opportunity to win more rosettes and prizes! Every time you are placed in a class, you are awarded points on the accumulator score board. Full details can be found here.