Olympic equestrian tv coverage in French

Olympic equestrian tv coverage in French

Post by Robert Web » Mon, 22 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>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
>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

Post by Ann Savag » Mon, 22 Jul 1996 04:00:00

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
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

Post by Deborah R. Full » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00

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