Cross-Country Keeping Score

 

Cross-Country Keeping Score

World Equestrian Games – Cross-Country Keeping Score.

 
Lusitano-Cross-Country Keeping ScoreCross-Country Keeping Score:   The winner of a Cross-Country competition does not have the highest score, he has the lowest score.   Points are added for mistakes so the goal is to have the lowest point possible.   Multiple refusals will eliminate the team from the competition.   They will not be allowed to finish the course.   A rider may also withdraw or retire from the competition if his horse is not performing well.   Mandatory retirement comes when a horse or rider is injured during the course and it is not safe for either to continue.   Withdrawing happens when the team is taken out of the competition for any reason without it having gone over the course.   Disqualification is applied when the horse is endangered or the people in the area are endangered due to something the rider has done or is doing.
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Lusitano-Cross-Country Keeping ScoreOn the first refusal twenty penalty marks are given to the team.   On the second refusal on the same obstacle forty penalty marks are given.   On the third refusal on the same obstacle the team is eliminated.   A fourth refusal on any obstacle in the course calls for elimination.   Other faults which lead to elimination are jumping obstacles in the wrong order, not jumping over a required obstacle, jumping outside the area marked with the flags.   A rider without headgear cannot participate and is eliminated.   Attempting to pass another rider dangerously whether it is on the ground or over a jump, and slowing the horse down or stopping it to stay within the allotted time limits are also considered ground for elimination.
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