Step 1 Click Enter now, Fill our short, multiple-choice questionnaire. There will be 10 questions in total on a variety of horse care topics - they're not rocket science but they have been set to test your general knowledge, so think carefully before answering as you'll need to answer all 10 correctly to move on to Step 2.
Step 2 Next, if succesful, you'll be invited to complete a further questionnaire online. This questionnaire is designed to help us understand why you want to win and how you'll care for the new horse, so you'll need to think about:
How a new horse would change your life
Where you would keep a new horse
How you would care for a new horse day-to-day
Why you feel you deserve to win the competition
During Step 2 you'll be asked to upload a photo of you riding. Please ensure the photo is clear and recent.
Step 3 After working through all of your entries, a shortlist of 10 will be invited to an assessment day at an equestrian centre. As one of these semi-finalists you'll be asked to show off your riding abilities on the centre's schoolmasters and be put to the test on your horse care knowledge and practical stable management skills. As any of last year's semi-finalists will tell you, this isn't as scary as it sounds and it's not a test. The Your Horse team will be there to offer support throughout the day, which is designed to be fun and relaxed.
Step 4 Finally, the judges will select three finalists from the shortlist. Once they've been chosen, the judges will visit the place where the horse will be kept and talk with each finalist about how having a horse will affect their life. The winner will then be announced and the search for their perfect horse will begin. They'll have all the support of the Your Horse experts to ensure they make the right choice and have the best start.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE COMPETITION
As part of the competition the winner stays in contact with the Your Horse team so they can share the start of their journey with their new horse. They'll regularly feature in the mag and give us the lowdown on their fantastic prizes!
I WON LAST YEAR!
"Getting into the final three of the competition late last year was such a privilege and it's the most amazing feeling to be chosen as the winner now. I'm incredibly grateful to my friends and family, who've been so supportive, and to the Your Horse team, who are making my dreams a reality. I can't wait to find my perfect horse and i hope Your Horse readers will enjoy sharing our adventures. At the moment it's difficult to contain the excitement i'm feeling!"