Useful Guidance on Preparing the Videos for the Online Futurity

Saturday, July 4

Useful Guidance on Preparing the Videos for the Online Futurity

Getting your videos ready for our 2020 British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity does not need to be daunting!

We have prepared lots of guidance for you to help you.

1. How to prepare, and what the evaluators will need to see

We have recoded our two very popular webinar sessions with out two evaluator teams, covering the veterinarian evaluation and the evaluation of the gaits, respectively. Here are links to the two recordings. Particularly if you are new to the Futurity, you might find these very useful, but even experienced Futurity participants might like to pick up some useful hints and tips here:

For the veterinarian and nutritionist evaluation go to:

For the evaluation of the gaits and frame go to:​

2. A list of all the elements, with example videos

We have also created a list online of all the elements of the videos, with examples, to put everything you need to know in one place for you:

3. We have made some checklists that you can print out to have handy when you are filming your entry videos. We have made different versions of these, relevant to each age category. Simply click on the link that is relevant to you, and download the pdf:

1. For Futurity Foals

2. For Futurity Yearlings

3. For Futurity 2, 3 & 4-year-olds

Last but not least, there are some important general pointers for you, that you will find mentioned in the guidance, but that are worth highlighting:

Please use a landscape format for filming. This will enable you to fill the frame much better, which will make it easier for the evaluators to see, but it will also generate the sort of footage that we can then use to share your highlights!

For the evaluation of walk, trot and canter, please use one continuous video, no cutting, no editing, and no slow motion. This is important because the evaluators need to have a "level playing field" where all entries have undergone the same structure of evaluation. This part of the video can be up to 5 minutes long, and it doesn't matter if there are some bits that are not perfect, as the evaluators will look beyond that and pick out your best moments! For the veterinarian evaluation, you can show different sections cut according to what you need. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way under We would also be happy to email you a copy of our video checklist, and advise you if you are unsure about anything. 

If we notice that there are particular sections of videos that we might need to see more of, or a little differently, we will contact you to help you. 



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