BSPS SOCIAL MEDIA AND INTERNET POLICY

As Social Media plays a big part in the communication between BSPS Scotland and our Members, the Board of Directors would like to remind everyone of our Social Media and Internet Policy.

1. INTRODUCTION The B.S.P.S. acknowledges the importance of the internet and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, home web-pages, chat rooms, BBM and all other forms of electronic communication and the role which “social media” plays in the day to day lives of members. This policy note is to remind members that the Rules of the B.S.P.S. apply to members when using social media and the internet. Failure to adhere to this policy note could lead to disciplinary action being taken against a member.

2. USING SOCIAL MEDIA

2.1 You should be aware that the B.S.P.S. may from time to time carry out internet Searches to identify postings which include references to the B.S.P.S. and its members.

2.2 B.S.P.S. produced images are the subject of copyright and should not be copied or used in social media save as provided in the B.S.P.S. website user terms and conditions.

2.3 You should ensure that any material that you transmit or post to social media is clearly stated to be your personal view and is not held out to be, or could be mistaken as, the view of the B.S.P.S.

2.4 You must not post or transmit any material which could damage the name or reputation of the B.S.P.S., its members or former members, or which is derogatory to the character of or prejudicial to the interests of the B.S.P.S.

2.5 You must not post or transmit any material relating to the B.S.P.S., members or former members or their horses or ponies, or which could otherwise be associated with or which may reasonably be attributed as coming from the B.S.P.S.:

2.5.1 that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, Pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance, distress or inconvenience; or

2.5.2 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be in breach of the B.S.P.S. Rules, or constitutes a criminal offence, or which could give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the laws of, or infringe the rights of any third party in, the UK or any other country in the world. 2.6 Any breach of this policy may constitute a breach of the B.S.P.S. Rules and could also lead to civil and/or criminal proceedings being brought against you.

3. DISCLOSURE UNDER LAW OR REGULATION You should be aware that the B.S.P.S. will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the B.S.P.S. to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of this policy. If we are requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your personal information, the B.S.P.S. is entitled to do so.

POINTS COMPETITION

Our Points Competition for our BSPS Scottish Members commences at our Spring Show on the 7th April at Morris Equestrian Centre (Spring Show Schedule 2018) and runs through to our Finale Show on the 15th September again at Morris Equestrian Centre.

This Championship is open to Scottish Branch members of the BSPS with registered ponies. Points are awarded to BSPS Scottish Branch riders on BSPS registered ponies in the following classes at all Scottish Branch and their Affiliated Summer Shows.  Download a Points Record Sheet 2018 and keep a record of your Points throughout the Summer months, all forms should be returned to the address on the form no later than the 1st October.  Championship Rosettes and Trophies will be presented to our 2018 winners at our Annual Dinner Dance held at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on the 17th November 2018.

OPEN SP                      –           LR, FR, 128 cm, 138 cm, 148 cm, ISRT,

OPEN SHP                   –           LR, FPHT, 122 cm, 133 cm, 143 cm, 153 cm, ISHT

OPEN WHP                  –           CS, NS, 133 cm, 143 cm, 153 cm, IWH

NOVICE SP                  –          Mixed Height

NOVICE SHP              –          Mixed Height

NOVICE WHP              –           133 cm, 143 cm, 153 cm, IWH

HERITAGE                    –           LR, FR, Ridden, WHP

Points will be awarded as follows:

Placing All Affiliated Classes Olympia, HOYS, RIHS Qualifiers And Scottish Branch Shows
1st 10 20
2nd 8 16
3rd 6 12
4th 4 8
5th 2 4
6th 1 2

IMPORTANT NEW GUIDELINES

IMPORTANT NEW GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITORS

The British Show Pony Society is committed to upholding the highest standards in showing, whilst being a forward-looking Society we also need to maintain traditional values, to that end the following dress code must be followed.

Competitors are reminded that following standards apply:

For, SHP & WHP, and Mountain and Moorland classes, tweed jackets, cream breeches/ jodhpurs, shirt, tie, black or brown long or jodhpur boots and gloves should be worn. Hats to meet current BSPS Rule 46 must be worn and should have a plain cover, and may be black, navy blue, grey, brown or green. Velvet covers are encouraged.

In lead rein SHP/WHP classes, leaders should be appropriately attired for the class, suitable hats must be worn, e.g., for men this can be a flat cap, trilby or Panama hat.

For SP classes, blue/black/brown jackets, cream breeches/jodhpurs, shirt, tie, black/brown long or jodhpur boots and gloves should be worn. Hats to meet current BSPS Rule 46 must be worn and should have a plain cover and may be black, navy blue, grey or brown in colour. Velvet covers are encouraged.

Rule 46:  Correctly secured Skull Caps/Riding Hats Nos. All PAS015, VG1, ASTM F1163 04a onwards,  SNELL E2001, AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards,  MUST be worn by riders at all times when mounted.

In lead rein classes leader should be appropriately attired, suitable hats must be worn, e.g. for men a bowler hat is encouraged.

In evening performances blue/black jackets, with a plain white stock by be worn in all sections.

Competitors may use suitable wet weather clothing, coats should be of plain colour and advertising or team branding is prohibited. Competitors may ride without jackets in extreme heat with the permission of the show or judge.

IT IS PROHIBITED AND COULD RESULT IN ELIMINATION FOR COMPETITORS TO HAVE ADVERTISING OR TEAM BRANDING EG TEAM XXX ON ANY ITEM OF CLOTHING OR HAT WHEN COMPETING IN THE RING. MANUFACTURES NAMES/ LABELLING COMMON TO THE PRODUCT ARE EXCLUDED.

“COMPETITORS WHO HAVE REPRESENTED THEIR COUNTRY ARE PERMITTED TO HAVE THE NATIONAL FLAG FIXED TO THE BREAST POCKET OF THEIR JACKET”

Grooms entering the ring should be smart, wear a hat, and respect the standards expected by the Society, show, class and competitors.