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Scoring Explained

Dressage scoring (scale of marks, including half marks)

  • 10. Excellent
  • 9. Very good
  • 8. Good
  • 7. Fairly good
  • 6. Satisfactory
  • 5. Sufficient
  • 4. Insufficient
  • 3. Fairly bad
  • 2. Bad
  • 1. Very bad
  • 0. Not performed

To be deducted- Errors of the course and omissions are penalised as follows:

1st time = 2marks      
2nd time = 4marks
3rd time = elimination

Marks are deducted from a possible best score and converted to penalties.

Cross Country

SpeedPens per secOptimum Time (approx)
570mpm0.4 (over/under OT)CCI 10 mins
CIC 6.15 mins

Faults at cross-country obstacles

First refusal (run-out or circle at obstacle)20 penalties
Second refusal at the same obstacle40 penalties
Third refusal on the entire courseElimination
Activating a frangible device11 penalties
Fall of athlete and/or horseElimination
Exceeding the time limit (twice optimum)Elimination
Error of course, not rectifiedElimination

Show Jumping

Knock down4 penalties
Exceeding 24 jumping penaltiesCompulsory retirement
Third refusal on the entire courseElimination
Disobedience (eg. stopping at a fence)4 penalties
Second disobedienceElimination
Fall of rider and/or horseElimination
Error of course, not rectifiedElimination
Every second over the optimum time1 penalty
Exceeding the time limit (twice optimum)Elimination

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