Olympic equestrian tv coverage in French

Olympic equestrian tv coverage in French

Quote:

>Canadians looking for tv coverage of Olympic equestrian events should keep an eye on the
>three-day event this morning. Not much but it's more than I've seen on American or English Canadian
>tv.

>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.

The dressage test in the three day event (or horse trials) is scored like
'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!

Jill

Olympic equestrian tv coverage in French

Canadians looking for tv coverage of Olympic equestrian events should keep an eye on the
three-day event this morning. Not much but it's more than I've seen on American or English Canadian
tv.

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.

Olympic equestrian tv coverage in French

Quote:

> 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.

You get scored normally like in a regular dressage test but at the end
your score is multiplied by a coefficient which reduces it.  I think the
numbers are different for each level but it involved some funky math that
I could never really figured out.  Jmuping and time penalties are added on
normally.

Deb