model that won 1st or 2nd place in any OPEN Performance or Breed
class at a BMECS Qualifying live show and received a BMECS Qualifier
Ticket for the UK Model Equine Championship 2014/15 or 2015/16 automatically
The BMECS Qualifier show year will
now run from 1st September to the following 31st August
so any qualifying show held on or after the 1st September in a given
year will qualify models to enter in the following 2 years of the BMECS. From 2011 we will also accept NAN cards and their equivalent from any
other European country or Australia
but these must be gained in the same calendar year as BMECS qualifier tickets.
Why do I
need to send in my Qualifying Tickets?
qualifying tickets will be used on the day of the show. The Tickets will
be arranged before BMECS into the relevant classes. On the day of the show
the tickets will be placed around the Show Rings and you will need to place
your model next to the correct ticket. This way the ring steward will be able
to see when the class is complete, tickets will then be turned face up so that
the judge will be able to use the information on the ticket to help them judge
Notes on the information required on
Class Name / Placing: The name of the Class in
which the horse won the ticket . Breed / Gender: The Breed the horse was shown as and the gender
(sex). Further descriptions can be found further down the page. Performance Event: The Name of Event the
horse was ‘performing’ in the Performance/Ridden classes (Performance Tickets
only) Make / Finish: The Company the model
came from originally eg Breyer, Peter Stone & Animal Artistry. For Artist
Resins please state ‘Artist Resin’. ‘Finish’ is either OF or Custom. Name of Horse: The Name of the Horse
that was used when it qualified. Owners name: Full Name of the owner of
the horse that owned it when it qualified. Colour/Artist: Please enter the colour of
the horse and the artist if known (please note if this is a UK artist)
(Workmanship Tickets only) Category: Please note if the model
is a simple or drastic custom, a repaint & rehair etc (Workmanship Tickets
All information must be written in
I don’t have any BMECS tickets?
bought a horse and didn't get the qualification tickets, contact the
seller. The BMECS show committee will
not replace misplaced or lost tickets for any reason.
I do if I’ve lost my BMECS tickets?
lose your tickets, the BMECS committee cannot replace them or allow entry to
BMECS without them.
I never received any from a show holder?
holder holding a BMECS Qualifier agrees to distribute tickets as a provision of
membership; if they did not distribute the tickets it is beyond the BMECS Show
Committees control, but please bring it to our attention ASAP.
happens if I sell or buy a qualified model?
model may be shown by its new owner at BMECS, but the seller must give any
tickets that the model won to the new owner with the model and then the back of
the ticket must be filled out by the new owner. If you did not get a ticket
from the seller but you know the model qualified, contact the seller. If a
seller does not send the BMECS tickets to the new owner with the model the
BMECS committee cannot send replacement tickets or allow entry to the BMECS
shows without them. It is up to the buyer to get the tickets from the seller.
you change the model's Name or Breed from that on the ticket, you cannot use
that ticket to show at BMECS. You must re-qualify the model under its new
name. You can, however, show the horse
under its old name providing you have not altered the actual model in any way,
ie. by customisation.
I can't come to this year’s BMECS but I have qualified models?
a. Your models may show instead at
the 2016 UK BMECS, provided the qualification ticket does not expire with the
b. You can have your models shown
by proxy. A friend can show your qualifying models at the 2013 BMECS on your
behalf. You must still pay all entry fees and send in the Entrant Information
Form along with your Completed BMECS Tickets.
qualified models may I enter in a given class?
as you have qualified and can set up within the time limits on the day.
model qualified in the Showjumping class at a BMECS Qualifier show. Is it
eligible only for the Showjumping class at the BMECS?
your model was qualified in a Showjumping Class it can only be shown in the
Showjumping class at BMECS. You must have a separate Breed qualification in
order to enter a Breed class too.
large can my performance setup be?
performance entries/set-ups should be no larger than 45cms x 75cms (18” x 30”).
The ring steward may require exhibitors to move setups closer together and/or
to condense large setups if space requires.
in the Ridden Show Horse and Pony classes are not permitted.
Performance class will my Western Parade set-up be entered into at BMECS?
guide should give you an idea on how the Performance entries may be divided at
Ridden Show Horse
Hunter, Hack, Cob & Riding Horse Type Turnout. Includes
Sidesaddle. No Dressage style turn out.
Ridden Show Pony
Riding Pony, Native Ridden Pony, Lead-Rein Pony etc. Includes
Sidesaddle. No Dressage style turn out.
Includes Western Pleasure Sidesaddle.
Other Ridden Style
Western Parade, Saddleseat, Spanish, Australian and Other Ridden
Gaited, Including TWH, ASB, MFT, Paso, Icelandic etc.
Bedouin, Arabian Scene.
Indian, Circus, Medieval, Historical Sidesaddle
Showjumping & Working Hunter Horse/Pony
3 x Day Event/Cross-country
Private, Marathon, Scurry, Harness
Racing, Fine, Park, Heavy Horse Harness etc
Natural Trail, Arena Trail, Western Stockwork/Cattle events, Western
Games, Western Showmanship, Reining etc
Racing, Working, Hunting, Gymkhana, Endurance, Fancydress and Other
Performance or Domestic Scene/Event not listed above etc
time will I have between Classes?
BMECS is a large show, time limits between classes MUST be enforced so that we
can all get finished on time. Note: Classes will be called twice only,
please be attentive as if your horse is not in the ring by the time the class
is closed there is nothing the judges or the BMECS committee can do.
responsible for planning your classes and tack usage so that you can meet the
time deadlines. We strongly advise that each horse have its own tack so that
tack changes can be kept to a minimum. It is also recommended that Performance
horses be tacked up at home before the show where possible, this will save time
on the day. Note: Classes WILL NOT be held up for props or tack that is
in use in other classes, they will be called twice only, please be attentive as
if your horse is not in the ring by the time the class is closed there is
nothing the judges or the BMECS committee can do. Note: Performance explanation cards
should be approximately Postcard sized; additional reference information may be
provided, but should be no larger than one A4 Sheet of paper. Be sure that your
explanation or reference cards do NOT include any reference to the name of the
owner. Any cards with identifying information may be removed.
Breed classes do my models go in?
guide should give you an idea on how your horses may be divided into Breed
classes at BMECS.
Includes Ara-appaloosa, Morab, Hispano-Arab,
Part-bred TB & Anglo-Arab
UK Heavy Horse
Suffolk Punch, Shire, Clydesdale
Euro/Other Heavy Horse
Percheron, Brabant, Breton, Jutland,
Noriker, American Cream, Spotted Draft etc
Belgian, Dutch, Swedish, Holstein, Hanoverian, Trakehner, Oldenburg, Knapstrup,
Icelandic, Haflinger, Fjord, Gotland,
Peruvian Paso, Paso Fino, Falabella, Galiceno,
Other American Horse/Pony
Mustang, POA, Bashkir Curly,
American Shetland, Standardbred, Colorado Ranger etc
British Light Horse Breed/Type
Irish Draught, Hackney Horse, Hackney Pony, Cleveland Bay,
Cob, Hunter, Hack, Traditional Coloured Cobs (Gypsy Vanner) etc.
Small British Native Pony
Shetland, Exmoor, Dartmoor
Large British Native Pony
Fell, Dales, Connemara, Highland, New Forest, Eriskey
Other Show/Type Pony
British Spotted Pony, Riding Pony, Australian Riding Pony, Galloway,
Working Hunter Pony etc
Sport Horse Types
Appaloosa, British or American Sports horses etc. Sport Horse types
including Polo Ponies.
Other Pure-bred Horse +14.2hh
Akhal-Teke, Don, Australia Stock Horse (Waler), Azteca, Brumby,
Tersky, Friesian etc
Other Pure-bred Pony -14.2hh
Caspian, Przewalski etc
Other Part-bred/ Unknown Breed Horse +14.2hh
No Part Arabs or TBs
Other Part-bred /Unknown Breed Pony -14.2hh
No Part Arabs or TBs
Donkey, Mule, Zebra, Wild Ass, Quagga and their Hybrids &
Foals 0-1 / Youngstock 1-3
Includes Donkey, Mules and Zebra foals
horse’s Breed/Colour is rare/unusual; shall I provide further information for
Please - Breed or Colour explanation cards should be approximately postcard
sized; additional reference information may be provided, but should be no
larger than one A4 Sheet of paper. Be sure that your explanation or reference
cards do NOT include any reference to the name of the owner. Any cards with
identifying information may be removed.
indicate the specific breed of your horse. If your horse is a ‘Warmblood’, please define
what kind of Warmblood it is e.g. Dutch Warmblood, Gelderlander, Hanoverian,
Trakehner, American Warmblood etc. And if your horse is a Welsh Pony, you must
specify which section it is (A, B, C or D), otherwise the horse will not be
accepted. If there is enough of your horse’s breed/section/type we may split
or Mixed Breeds we recommended that you include the exact makeup of your
horse’s breeding, if known, to enable the judges to evaluate it more accurately
eg Arab x Shire x Shetland. But a "mixed breed" may be just that
‘Mixed of unknown breeding’ for that please state ‘unknown breeding’ on the BMECS Qualifier ticket.
should I set-up my horses in the Breed classes?
will NOT be permitted in the Breed classes. Halters/Bridles are permitted, but
inappropriate, incorrect, or badly fitted halters/Bridles may be penalized.
Handlers may be permitted at the judges’ discretion as long as the
same handler was used when the horse qualified.
do you need to know the model's sex?
We need to know the models sex so we can split the
classes if required.
Please use the following terms when completing your
BMECS Qualifier tickets;
Stallion = Male adult horse unaltered
Gelding = Male adult horse altered
Mare = Female adult horse
Jack = Male adult donkey
Jenny = Female adult donkey
Horse Mule = Male adult mule
Mare Mule = Female adult mule
Filly = Female foal (horse/donkey/mule) under 4 years of age
Colt = Male foal (horse/donkey/mule) under 4 years of age
sections will the models be divided into?
BMECS Halter show will be divided into the
OF - Breyer / Peter Stone (minor
touch-ups allowed. More extensive touch ups, added markings etc. should go in
Artist Resin / China
– ALL Hobby related Artist resins produced in limited numbers and china
versions of the same.
Animal Artistry - ALL
Animal Artistry produced resins, china’s and earthenware models inc Claybody
customs and customized versions.
Commercial Resin / China
– All ‘shop bought’ resins and china’s. These are to be OF only.
CTF – Craft, Toy and Foundation models (eg Julip,
Schleich, handmade models, there may be a special class for Rydals if entries
Breed division should I enter my Breyer SR in?
Plastic Special Runs and Limited Editions, including Stone Artisans Hall, Stone
Factory Customs and Breyer Connoisseur Horses and Test Runs etc should be
entered in the 'OF Breyer / Peter Stone' section.
Breyer / Peter Stone Porcelains and Resins must
go into the 'Commercial China /
a Custom Model?
Custom models are a one of a kind
model created by altering an OF model, whether plastic, factory resin, china,
or other material. Any alteration from the original factory finish means a
model is customized. A custom model may be repainted with or without hair or
sculpted mane and tail, repositioned etc.
are Artist Finish Resins?
Artist Resins are a casting and the number of
artist resins created from the original work may range from one or two to
several hundred. The original work may have been a customized model or an
original sculpture. Artist Resins may be finished by the Original Sculpting
Artist or by another Artist; may be altered from the original casting; may have
sculpted or hair manes and tails. Regardless of who finished the model or how
altered, if the underlying body is an Artist Resin, the model should be shown
in the Artist Resin division.
Note: All Animal Artistry resins are to be
shown in their own section.
Custom Glaze / Claybody Customs & One of Kind Chinas go?
models finished in a CM Glaze or altered as a Claybody Custom must be shown in
the Artist Resin / China
section, regardless of where the CM Glaze or Claybody CM was created. This includes one-of-a-kind models created at
the factories of Pour Horse, Made with Love, Alchemy, and etc.
Note: Animal Artistry (Alchemy) Chinas
& Custom AAA’s should be shown in the AA section.
models are classified as Commercial Resin?
Resin are models that are finished in a factory and can be
brought ‘over the counter’. These include Northlight, Breyer Resins,
Border Fine Arts, County
Artist, Leonardo & Heredities etc.
models are classed as Commercial China?
China are models made of China/Porcelain/Pottery and glazed in regular
production colours eg Beswick, Hagen Renaker, Breyer
Porcelains, Royal Worcester, Franklin Mint, Cheval and Pour Horse etc. Test run china’s marked as
such by the maker are to be shown in the 'Artist Finish China' section.
is the CTF (Craft, Toy & Foundation ) section?
The CTF section was devised to give models such as
Julips, Magpies, Britains
and MBHs an equal chance of competing at shows.
Craft - all models that are handmade
from wood, self-harding sculpting/modeling clay, felt & wool etc
Foundation - Julip, Magpie/Dream, Rydal, Britains and
other models that were originally designed pre 1980s (UK Based companies)
bought for play or as collectables.
Toy - Sindy/Barbie Horse, Grand
Champions (GC), My Beautiful Horses (MBH), Early learning Center (ELC),
Flockies, Schleich, Bullyland, Ertl, My Little Ponies (MLP) etc, that are
predominately bought as play items.
Notes on the Judging Standards
that will be used at BMECS 2013 shows…
Performance classes will be judged according to British Standards when
Western classes will be judged by AQHA/NRHA standards where appropriate.
Breed classes will be judged on Anatomy, Conformation, Breed Standards
and Overall Condition/Finish
Breeds will be judged using International standards for International
Breeds and British standards for British Breeds. However other standards would
be accepted as long as it was accompanied by supporting documentation by the
The Judges decision is final.
How do I get further information
about the BMECS and an Entry Form?
details or copies of the BMECS Information Sheets, please use the contact form.