On this page you should be able to find all the information needed to help you register your live show as a BMECS Qualifier, including the requirements that must be met and how to apply. Please read all the information carefully.
Registration: Applying for BMECS Qualifier Status
To apply for BMECS Qualifier status, show holders must return their completed BMECS Qualifier Show Application Form, a copy of their show schedule (including class list and a complete set of show rules), plus printing/postage donation fee to the BMECS Team at least 60 days prior to the date of their show. Upon receipt of the application, the application will be reviewed, and provided ALL the registration requirements (as detailed in our BMECS Qualifier Show Requirements document below) are met, the applicant will be informed that the live show is now a registered BMECS Qualifier. The show's details will then be added to our Diary Of Events, and the applicant will receive the BMECS Cards for their show in the post.
The donation fees are as follows:
£10.00 up to 100 classes
£15.00 up to 200 classes
£20.00 for over 200 classes.
Paypal is preferred; please send as a 'payment to friends and family’ to firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, please make all cheques payable to the British Model Equine Championship Show.
If you have any questions or require any further assistance, please contact the BMECS Team by by email or via the contact form here on the website.
Qualifier Show Requirements
In order to receive BMECS Qualifier Status, live shows must meet the requirements as detailed in our Qualifier Show Requirements document. You can download the document here in a variety of formats - please pick whichever is best for you. Please ensure you read this document thoroughly before applying for BMECS Qualifier status for your show.
Below is the application form to register your show as a BMECS Qualifier. It is available as either a .doc file, a .docx file and a PDF document, so hopefully at least one of them will match with whichever software your computer is running. You only need to send us ONE copy of the form, not all three! Please choose whichever format is best for you.
As per the instructions above, please complete and email the application form to the BMECS Team at email@example.com, along with a copy of your show's details and schedule. Please also send your show's donation fee at this time, preferably by PayPal (as a 'payment to friends and family' to firstname.lastname@example.org), or alternatively by cheque. Please ensure your completed application is sent at least 60 days in advance of the date of your show. Late applications will not be accepted.
BMECS Qualifier Show Application Form - .doc version
The information below is largely taken from our 'Guidelines For Show Holders' document, and features some recommendations for schedule structure at BMECS Qualifier Shows, as well as some guidelines for judges.
It is recommended that sections be divided by Make/Finish:
Original Finish (OF) To include all collectible models made in plastic by Breyer; Peter Stone, Copperfox and similar, but NOT toys. Please note that Breyer Mini Whinnies should be shown in CTF classes where available. (OF Commercial China & Resin models may be included in this section when they do not have their own individual section within a show schedule.)
Custom (CM) ALL models that have been customised, eg. Breyer, Stone AND Commercial China/Resin models that have been changed from their original form (incl. matte sprayed Beswicks). Do NOT include simple CTF customs in this section.
Artist Resin (AR) Models produced in limited quantities by the Hobby in resin. (To include Artist China, when they do not have their own section.)
Artist China (AC) Models produced in limited quantities by the Hobby as china editions (eg. a china edition of an original resin model). Includes custom glazed Hobby Editions. (Should be shown in Artist Resin where no Artist China section is available.)
Animal Artistry (AA) ALL resin, china or claybody customs produced by Animal Artistry/Alchemy, even if they are painted by another artist. Alchemy chinas NOT based on an AA sculpture should be shown in the Artist China section.
Commercial China & Resin (CCR) ALL models produced by companies such as Beswick, Border Fine Arts, Sandicast and similar, that are in their original form. Breyer porcelain & resin editions are also included in this section. (CCR models may be included in the OF section (as above) if a show does not have this section on the schedule.)
Craft, Toy & Foundation Plastic (CTF Plastic) ALL plastic factory produced 'toy' models (Papo, Schleich, CollectA, Breyer Mini Whinnies, etc.) should be shown in this section, even if slightly customised from their original format. However, drastic or major customs should go in the Custom section.
Craft, Toy & Foundation Craft (CTF Craft) ALL Rydal, Rubbernedz, Equorum and Julip models, and all other handmade “craft” models should be shown in this section. (At many shows, CTF Plastic and CTF Craft are merged into a single CTF division, and this is considered quite acceptable, but at BMECS the division is split in this manner to allow for fairer competition.)
Judging Criteria (as used at BMECS)
Correctness of anatomy, biomechanics, conformation
Breed standards, including colour, that represents current (or historic with documentation) standards