Types of Online Competitions
The International Liberty Horse Association (ILHA) is dedicated to promoting the discipline of Liberty training and celebrating Liberty horses, trainers, and competitors everywhere.
- Open – Open on-line ILHA shows are hosted by the ILHA and open to any ILHA member worldwide. All open on-line competitions will be listed on the ILHA calendar and a notification will be emailed to all members with the dates and classes of upcoming open on-line competitions. To view the ILHA show calendar please click HERE.
- Club – Club on-line ILHA shows must be hosted by an ILHA club and only open to specified members. Any ILHA club can host an on-line competition for their club members, their region, their barn, or clinic participants etc. They can advertise these shows for other ILHA members to join or keep them closed. Only ILHA clubs can host an ILHA on-line competition. Any ILHA member can apply to start an ILHA club. To learn more about starting an ILHA club or joining an existing club click HERE.
Example 1: HOLD A REGIONAL SHOW
Say that there are several people in your area interested in competing in an on-line show but it’s their first time and they want to enter a small show. You would apply to become an ILHA club if you are not already one. Then simply fill out an ILHA Private On-line Competition Show Host Form including your ILHA club name, selected date(s) for the show, select the classes you want to include in your show, decide whether you want your show to be open and available to other ILHA members or closed to only who you invite and submit your show to the ILHA at least one week prior to your show for approval. Once approved all you need to do is have participants video them and their horse completing the patterns, enter the show on the ILHA website, and upload their videos during the allotted time.
Example 2: HOLD A SHOW THAT IS OPEN TO ALL ILHA MEMBERS
Say an ILHA club wants to host an on-line show open to any ILHA member. You would simply have a club member submit the Private On-line Competition Show Host Form. Once approved you will share the show details with your club members and start advertising it. The ILHA will also list it on their on-line competition calendar as open to all members for others to join.
Example 3: HOLD A SHOW FOR A SPECIFIC GROUP OF ILHA MEMBERS
Say you are a trainer teaching a Liberty clinic and at the end you would like to host an on-line competition that is only open to participants in the clinic. Or you have invited a Liberty trainer to do a clinic at your barn and you would like to have an on-line competition only for participants in the clinic. Simply register as an ILHA club, submit a Private On-line Competition Show Host Form for a show that is closed to only those you invite and hold the show during your designated allotted time only with just the clinic participants.