A Q U I L O - S
Student Riding Competitions
AquiloS faciliates many of the office tasks during a student riding
competition: It maintains the data of riders and teams, generates
drawing lots, starting lists and differences for each round. Final
results can be calculated for different competition types and
displayed in various ways. Many of the rules
for CHIU/SRNC, WUEC and German CHUs are supported.
Given an arbitraty number of teams the program generates an
"empty" competition with typical settings for all rounds. These
round settings may be adapted to the organisers needs before the
round is started. Using Drag&Drop riders can be assigend to their
horses easily. During a round all affected differences are
automatically updated whenever a new result is entered.
All output is generated as HTML and automatically displayed in
your favorite webbrowser. The HTML file can be used for printing
or can directly be published on the internet.
AquiloS was programmed in my free time and improved gradually by experience I gained doing
office work at student riding competitions between 1997 and 2003.
Since then it has been used with only few modifications by many competitions.
Last Update: 23 January 2018
- PC/Laptop with Windows 8 or later - anything manufactured after ~2012.
As Java program Aquilo should also run on Mac. However, the program and the documention are better adapted to Windows.
Aquilo is a Java program and needs the Java Rumtine Environment (JRE) on your computer.
Please install it from www.java.com (~250MB).
The JRE might already be installed on your computer for other Java programs and you can use that installation.
Under Windows go to 'Settings' / 'Apps & features', search for "Java" and see if a version 8 (jre1.8.0) or later is available.
Java is developed by a company called Oracle. So if a download comes from their server this should be fine.
You can ignore any warnings that your browser does not support Java plugins.
- Download the progam itsself aquilo-0.99.11.zip (418 KB) and extract it on your computer.
To assure compliance with future AIEC and DAR rules a version will work for a maximum of ~4 years.
The 0.99.11 version will stop working 31 Dec 2022.
contains installation instructions and program documentation.
It is also included in the Aquilo file you can download above.
Aquilo Output Samples
Look at examples of HTML output files form SRNC Bern 2001 (after 2nd round DR/SJ):
Your default web browser will be used for displaying and printing documents.
On Windows Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox offer the best options for printing (in this order), but Edge will work, too.
Excel Sheets for adding Dressage and Showjumping Protocols
Also they have not been severely tested you might find these files useful.
Please check all formulas before you use them.
All sheets have gray areas which are write protected by default, so you can't by mistake change any formulas.
If you disable write protection for the sheet you can easily adopt it to another test.
The results of the sheets can usually be entered directly into Aquilo.
- CalcDressageProtocols.zip. A series of Excel sheets for adding up the movements of AIEC team and individual tests. They are also very useful as a template for any other dressage test.
- CalcShowjumpingProtocols.zip. AIEC showjumping protocols as Excel sheet, one rider per column, all side by side.