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Dressage

A hybrid competition. All tests will be judged from a video recording to ensure a level playing field.

  • Sub Juniors are 10 – 12 years of age.
  • Juniors and Seniors Combined are 13 – 25 years of age.
  • For entries from each State or Territory:
  • The Sub Junior Team is to be a maximum of 6 Riders with the top 3 scores to count.
  • The Junior and Senior Combined Team is to be a maximum of 12 Riders with the top 6 scores to count.
  • Where there are insufficient numbers to form a Team, Individual Riders are permitted.
  • Points are accumulated from each event.
  • All Riders will be scored for Individual Championships.
  • All Riders in each Team form the Team.

Details about the Masters Dressage Championship

CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS:

Sub Junior

Preliminary

1.1
1.2
1.3

Novice

2.1
2.2
2.3

Elementary

 

Medium

 

Advanced

 

Junior/
Senior

Preliminary

 

Novice

2.1
2.2
2.3

Elementary

3.1
3.2
3.3

Medium

4.1
4.2
4.3

Advanced

5.1
5.2
5.3

Masters

Preliminary

1.1
1.2
1.3

Novice

2.1
2.2
2.3

Elementary

3.1
3.2
3.3

Medium

 

Advanced

 

DRESSAGE SCORING:
Individual Championship

  1. Each Rider competing at any level may score Individual Championship points.
  2. Riders must compete in all three consecutive tests at the same level to be eligible for Individual Championship points.
  3. If a Rider is eliminated in an event, Individual Championship points will not be awarded for that event, but the Rider is eligible to score Individual Championship points and Team Championship points in other events.
  4. Individual Championship points are allocated to each Rider for each test as follows:
    1. First place – 35 points
    2. Second place – 34 points
    3. Third place – 33 points; and so on until the end of the field.
    1. The higher total collective marks will decide the higher placing.
    2. If these marks remain equal, the placings remain tied.If there are equal placings in a particular event, the placings will be determined as follows:
    3. Points awarded at the completion of each event will be totalled to determine the Individual Champion. The Individual Champion is the Rider with the highest combined Individual Championship points of the three tests collectively at each dressage level.
  5. If there are equal placings for the Individual Championship, the Individual Champion will be determined as follows:

    1.  The Rider with the highest aggregate percentage of the three tests combined.
    2. If there is still a tie, the Rider with the highest score in the .3 test.
    3. If there is still a tie, the Rider with the highest score in the .2 test.
    4. If there is still a tie, the Rider with the highest score in the .1 test.
    5. If there is still a tie, equal placings will be awarded for Individual Champion. Team Championship

Team Championship – Combined Junior/Senior Teams

  1. A minimum of six Riders in a Team must commence each of their scheduled tests for the Team to be eligible for Team Championship points.
  2. The six Riders with the highest Individual Championship points from each Team count towards the Team Championship.
  3. If there is an equality of Team Championship points for two or more Riders in the same Team, the Rider competing at the higher dressage level will take precedence over the Rider competing at the lower dressage level.
  4. Team Championship points are allocated to the placings of each Rider for each dressage level as follows:
    1. First place overall – 35 points
    2. Second place overall – 34 points
    3. Third place overall – 33 points; and so on until the end of the field.
  5. The Team Championship will be awarded to the team with the highest points.
  6. If there is an equality in Team Championship points for two or more Teams, the Team with the highest number of Riders competing at the higher level of dressage will be the Team Champion.

Team Championship – Sub Junior Teams

  1. A minimum of three Riders in a Team must commence each of their scheduled tests for the Team to be eligible for Team Championship points.
  2. The three Riders with the highest Individual Championship points from each Team count towards the Team Championship.
  3. If there is an equality of Team Championship points for two or more Riders in the same Team, the Rider competing at the higher dressage level will take precedence over the Rider competing at the lower dressage level.
  4. Team Championship points are allocated to the placings of each Rider for each dressage level as follows:
    1. First place overall – 35 points
    2. Second place overall – 34 points
    3. Third place overall – 33 points; and so on until the end of the field.</li

     

  5. The Team Championship will be awarded to the team with the highest points.

  6. If there is an equality in Team Championship points for two or more Teams, the Team with the highest number of Riders competing at the higher level of dressage will be the Team Champion.

Masters Championship

  1. A minimum of three Riders in a Team must commence each of their scheduled tests for the Team to be eligible for Team Championship points.
  2. The three Riders with the highest Individual Championship points from each Team count towards the Team Championship.
  3. If there is an equality of Team Championship points for two or more Riders in the same Team, the Rider competing at the higher dressage level will take precedence over the Rider competing at the lower dressage level.
  4. Team Championship points are allocated to the placings of each Rider for each dressage level as follows:
    1. First place overall – 35 points
    2. Second place overall – 34 points
    3. Third place overall – 33 points; and so on until the end of the field.</li
  5. The Team Championship will be awarded to the team with the highest points.

  6. If there is an equality in Team Championship points for two or more Teams, the Team with the highest number of Riders competing at the higher level of dressage will be the Team Champion.

Information for Hybrid Competition

Organisation
A State Association, a Zone, a Pony Club, or an Individual (Organiser) may be directly responsible for the organisation of part of the Dressage Championship. Videoed Dressage Tests will be judged remotely by Judges appointed by the Organising Committee.

Dress
Riders are to be in Formal State Pony Club uniform.

Arena
The arena must be 20m x 60m in size.
It must be of competition standard with all arena letters positioned correctly around the arena.

Judging
Videoed Dressage Tests will be judged remotely by Judges appointed by Pony Club WA. The Gear Check video and the Dressage Test Video must be forwarded immediately on completion of the event as per instructions.• Riders must record and submit a separate virtual Gear Check video taken and dated on the same day as their Dressage Test video, comprised of:
• Both sides of the horse’s head showing the bridle in full
• Both sides of the saddle showing the saddle and girth in full
• If the saddle has saddle flaps, both sides of the saddle with the saddle flap lifted showing underneath the saddle flap and girth in full
• All four legs of the horse
• Tests must be ridden specifically for the class in the PCA National Championships within the scheduled filming period. Do not submit videos of tests from another competition. Any video which is suspected of having been filmed during another competition or outside the scheduled filming period for the PCA National Championships will not be accepted.
• The Gear Check Video and the Dressage Test Video must be submitted in their original format. Do not edit videos, including sound editing, or apply any kind of filter. If the judge suspects that a video has been edited this may result in elimination, at the discretion of the Organising Committee.

Filming
• Film from the judge’s position at C. The camera must be set back approximately 2-3 meters from the C marker, approximately 1.5m above the ground level of the arena.
• If filming on a smartphone, hold the device in the landscape (sideways) orientation.
• Sound MUST be recorded.
• There must be some zoom when the rider is at the A end of the arena – entries may be marked down if the judge(s) cannot see the entirety of both Rider and horse clearly during each movement.

DRESSAGE VIDEO GUIDELINES

Your test will need to be recorded. Please follow these instructions to ensure your test can be judged online.

Filming Position
• Film from behind the judge’s position at the C marker, outside the arena
• If it is a sunny day, try to ensure the sun is behind the camera. We understand this is not always possible due to the orientation of some arenas, however the filming must still be done at C
• If you can, mount the device on a tripod to keep it steady.

Technique
• If filming on a smartphone, hold the device in the landscape orientation (i.e., sideways)
• Tests will commence from inside the arena. Start filming after the Judge rings the bell to commence the test, (e.g., as the rider passes the E or B marker).
• Keep the horse and rider in the centre of the frame
• Sound MUST be recorded.

Zooming
• Avoid excessive zooming in and out – the judge will need to see the part of the arena the competitor is in and the whole horse and rider clearly
• Some zooming is necessary when the horse and rider are at the far end of the arena
Framing
• The horse and rider should fill about half of the vertical space in the frame whenever possible.

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