>Canadians looking for tv coverage of Olympic equestrian events should keep an eye on the
>French channels. Radio Canada showed one Canadian rider's dressage test from the
>three-day event this morning. Not much but it's more than I've seen on American or English Canadian
>It made me realize that I'm a poorly prepared spectator anyway because I don't understand how
>dressage is scored in eventing. I believe it works on penalties taken off rather than on positive
>scores???? Maybe someone could give us a brief explanation.
'normal' dressage tests, each movement on a scale from 1 to 10. To
convert the score to penalty points (to 'match-up' the score with the
cross-country and stadium jumping penalties), the total dressage points
(not percentage) is subtracted from the total possible and the result is
multiplied by a coefficient of 0.6 (to keep the dressage score 'less
important' in the final tally than the cross-country score and 'more
important' than the stadium jumping score.
hope this helps!