FAQs

  • What is Fantasy Equestrian teams?

    Fantasy Equestrian teams is a skill-based gaming destination for fans to compete in online competitions for cash and prizes across the Equestrian disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Reining and Barrel Racing. Fantasy Equestrian Teams is a website owned by Equine Connect Today Corporation, founded in 2014 by CEO Sable Giesler, Fantasy Equestrian Teams is headquartered in Powassan, ON.

  • Who can play?

    All participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in Nebraska, participants must be nineteen (19) years of age or older) at the date of registration in the Competition.

    Unfortunately, if you are physically located in one of the following states, you cannot play on Fantasy Equestrian Teams website:
    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Montana
    • Nevada
    • Washington

  • How do you know where I am located?

    All prizes are mailed to winners, your mailing address is how we determine your eligibility. Your proof of address is required when we award prizes.

  • What are the competition prizes?

    Each competition shall clearly state the number of prize winners for that Series or Competition. Some will have a single first place winner. Others may have multiple prize winners. Please note the published number of prize winners before joining a competition. Prize amounts and the number of prize winners will be published in advance for all competitions and are not dependent on number of entries. The published number of prize winners for a Competition will not be changed during the competition.

  • Is Fantasy Equestrian Teams legal?

    Yes, Fantasy Equestrian Teams competitions are legal under Federal and most states’ laws. Fantasy Sports is considered a competition of skill and received a specific exemption from the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Fantasy Equestrian Teams uses the same rules as season-long fantasy sports competitions. In addition, the vast majority of states consider fantasy sports a competition of skill and, therefore, legal. In the states where the law prohibits fantasy sports, we do not offer competitions.

  • Do I have to pay taxes on my prizes?

    For USA players, we are required to send out a 1099 Tax Form to those who have earned $600 or more on the year. You are responsible for paying taxes or duty on your prizes as required by law where you reside.

  • Do I have to pay for delivery of prizes?

    No. Shipping for your prizes is free.

  • What type of competitions do you offer?

    We offer two types of competitions.
    1. Series Competitions consisting of two or more equestrian competitions over a period of time

    2. Division Competitions consisting of two or more divisions at one particular equestrian competition

  • How do Series Competitions work?

    1. A series of competitions will be grouped together to create a contest of more than one competition.

    2. For example, a series maybe:
    • six Show Jumping CSI4* competitions from across North America over a two month period; or
    • three Dressage CDI3* competitions from across North America over a six month period; or
    • eight Eventing three-star level competions (CIC3* and CCI3*) world wide over a 12 month period and only the points from your highest placing six competitions will count

    3. The object of each series is to choose a team of four rider and horse combinations that after careful research and analysis, you consider the team most likely to have the best combined score.

    4. Each competition, you will be allowed one drop score. This means that your team member that is the lowest placing rider of the group will be negated from your final score.

    5. For each competition, you will be awarded points based on your placing amongst the other Fantasy Players. At the end of the series, the Fantasy Player with the most points wins the series and the prize package.

    For example, if there are 76 Fantasy Players the points are awarded based on the number of players in each competition:
    • 1st place gets 76 points plus 10 points = 86 points
    • 2nd place gets 75 points plus 4 points = 79 points
    • 3rd place gets 74 points plus 3 points = 77 points
    • 4th place gets 73 points plus 2 points = 75 points
    • 5th place gets 72 points plus 1 point = 73 points
    • 6th place gets 71 points
    • 7th place gets 70 points
    • 8th place gets 69 points
    • etc. etc.
    • 75th place gets 2 points
    • 76 place get 1 point

    6. If there is a tie in a competition, both Fantasy players will be awarded the points for their placing. For example, if there is a three way tie for 6th place out of 76 players:
    • 6th place gets 71 points (Joe, Mary and Sally each get 71 points)
    • 7th place gets 70 points (NO POINTS AWARDED)
    • 8th place gets 69 points (NO POINTS AWARDED)
    • 9th place get 68 points
    • etc, etc,

    7. Scores for the entire series will be tracked and the Fantasy Player with the most points will win the series.

    8. If there is a tie at the end of the series, each winning Fantasy Player will be given an equal share of the retail cash value of the prize package. For example, if the retail value of the prize package is $800.00, and there is a two-way tie at the end of the series, the two Fantasy Players in the winning placing, will receive a cash prize of $400 each, sharing the prize package. If there is a three-way tie, the three Fantasy Players in the winning placing, will receive a cash prize each of $266.66 sharing the prize package.

  • How do Division Competitions work?

    1. A Division Competition happens over the course of one show that has multiple Divisions.

    2. For example, maybe a :
    • Show Jumping competition with a CSI4* and CSI3* division; or
    • Dressage competition with a CDI3* and a CDI2* division; or
    • Eventing completion with a CIC3*, CCI3*, CCI2* and a CCI1*

    3. The object of a Division Competition is to choose a team of four rider and horse combinations from across the divisions “in play” that (after careful research and analysis), you consider them to be the team most likely to have the best combined score. You will be required to choose players from the divisions as outlined in the requirements for that particular competition.

    4. Each competition, you will be allowed one drop score. This means that your team member that is the lowest placing rider of the group will be negated from your final score.

    5. The Fantasy Player that chooses the team combination with the best score at the end of the competition, wins. A Division Team competition is over after the designated competition ends.

    8. If there is a tie at the end of the competition, each Fantasy Player winner will be given an equal share of the retail cash value of the prize package. For example, if the retail value of the prize package is $800.00, and there is a two-way tie at the end of the series, the two Fantasy Players in the winning placing, will receive a cash prize of $400 each, sharing the prize package. If there is a three-way tie, the three Fantasy Players in the winning placing, will receive a cash prize each of $266.66 sharing the prize package.

  • How do I play?

    Before you play, please review our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

    Sign up:
    To play, first you need to “sign-up” on the Fantasy Equestrian website.
    Pay through PayPal:
    After you sign-up you, will then choose the “Competition” you want to play and you will be directed to pay through PayPal.

    Choose your teams:
    You then will be directed to choose your team. You can continue to make team changes up until the 12:00 am (in the time zone that the competition takes place) the night before the competition begins. For example:
    • If the competition takes place in New York, USA you can make team changes until 12:00 am EDT.
    • If the competition take place in California, USA you can make team changes until 12:00 am PDT
    • If the competition takes place in London, England, you can make team changes until 12:00 am BST

  • What happens if one of my team combinations is injured/is out/doesn't play?

    The entry list provided by the competition the day before the show begins will be the combinations available for you to make your team choices. This is a competition of skill and it is your responsibility to pay attention to the entries up until the cut-off time. In the event that one of your combinations does not compete due to injury or elimination, that player will get awarded:
    • 1000 points in Eventing
    • 1000 points in Show Jumping
    • 1000 seconds in Barrel Racing
    • 0 points in Dressage
    • 0 points in Reining

  • How will I know who won the competition?

    Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail within 30 days after the official final results (and associated winners) are validated by FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS at the conclusion of the competition. Prize Winners will be posted on the competition website after notification by FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS.

    Prize Winners must complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law) to receive a prize distribution. In order to comply with United States tax law, for prize distributions of $600.00 USD or more during any calendar year the affidavit of eligibility must contain the Prize Winner's social security number or tax payer identification number. This includes any combined prize distribution from any FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS competitions totaling $600.00 USD or more. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in non-payment.

    By accepting any prize, the winners grant permission to FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS to use their names and/or likenesses for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and agree to execute a written consent. In the event of a dispute about the identity of any entrant, entries made online are declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner can be required to provide FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.

  • Can I register more than one account?

    Fantasy Equestrian Times prohibits users from opening up more than one account, in order to ensure fair play and uphold the integrity of our competitions. If for some reason you forget your password or username, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with retrieving that information.

  • Can I permanently close my account at any time for any reason?

    Yes, should you decide to close your account at any time for any reason, please contact us.

  • Can I change my username?

    No, we do not allow username changes. So please take care when you choose your user name.

  • Can I withdraw an entry from a competition?

    Players cannot withdraw from any competition. You can decide not to choose a team, but there are no refunds.

  • What happens if a competition is cancelled or postponed?

    Postponements:
    The competition will resume when the competition resumes.

    Cancellations are treated differently for each competition type.
    1. Cancellation of a competition in a Series Teams competition
    The competition will continue and the cancelled competition will not be counted as part of the series.

    2. Cancellation of a competition in Division Teams competitions
    The entry for the Fantasy Player will be directed at a new Division Team competition of the player’s choice.

  • Is Fantasy Equestrian Teams regulated by the provincial, state or federal government?

    Fantasy sports are not currently regulated by the federal government or any state or provincial government.

  • Is fantasy sports considered legalized gambling?

    Fantasy sports is a skill-based competition and is not considered gambling in the jurisdictions where we operate.

  • Are Fantasy Equestrian Teams' employees allowed to participate in competitions on Fantasy Equestrian Teams?

    Fantasy Equestrian Teams' employees are not allowed to participate in public competitions on the Fantasy Equestrian Teams web site.

  • Can Fantasy Equestrian Teams analysts/pros play on your site?

    Fantasy Equestrian Teams analysts/pros are contracted media talent and have no access to any Fantasy Equestrian Teams data systems. Because of this, they can still play on the site.

  • How is scoring and statistics updated?

    • Scores and stats are updated immediately as they are received from our statistics provider. Some events beyond the control of FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS may cause a delay in reporting. FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS is not responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of the statistics.

    • Because the statistics are updated "live", some errors may occur. Statistical errors are usually corrected by our stats provider during the course of the sporting event, but may take up to 24 hours to be corrected.

    • If an error occurs and is not corrected by our provider, FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS will correct the stat, but only if it is overwhelmingly obvious that the stat is in error. If there is any doubt to the validity of the stat, FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS will maintain the statistic given by its provider.

    • FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS still reserves the right to change any stat at any time for any unforeseen reason.

    • FANTASY EQUESTRIAN TEAMS is not responsible for any inaccuracies, representations, statements, graphics or content of materials that are linked onto its website from other vendors, including but not limited to the, the equestrian scoring websites, news websites, statistical websites etc.

  • CONTACT US

    To contact a team member, please email:
    support@fantasyequestriansports.com
    and we will get back to you quickly.