2012 Equestrian Australia Dressage Rulebook 92 10 Errors of Course Every „error of course‟, whether the bell is sounded or not, or test will be penalised as follows: 1st time Two (2) points 2nd time Four (4) points 3rd time elimination 10.1 Other Errors All of the following errors are considered errors and two (2) points will be deducted per error, but they are not cumulative and will not result in elimination: (see FEI Eventing Rules 2012 Article 526 1.2.1 & 1.2.2) entering the space around the arena with whip entering the Dressage arena with whip not entering the arena within forty five (45) seconds after the bell, but within ninety (90) seconds entering the arena before the sound of the bell 11 Lameness If there is doubt as to the soundness of the horse, the competitor will be allowed to complete the test, and any unevenness of pace will be severely penalised.
The judge(s) will report the matter to the Technical Delegate who will decide if the horse shall be permitted to continue in the competition.
If the horse is so lame that in the opinion of the judge(s) it ought not to be asked to complete the test, the judge(s) may, without appeal, eliminate the competitor.
Blood Horses bleeding on the flank(s) or bleeding in the mouth, nose or marks indicating excessive use of the whip on the flank(s) or the horse‟s back, will result in disqualification. (In minor cases of blood in the mouth, such as where a horse appears to have bitten its tongue or lip – Officials MAY authorise, except during a test, the rinsing or wiping of the mouth and allow the rider to continue – any further evidence of blood in the mouth will result in disqualification.
Dressage Judges in certain circumstances the TD may authorise the use of only one judge the positioning of judges around the arena is the same as for dressage overseas National Judges, certified by their National Federation to be of a particular level of qualification, may also be used.
Level of Competition CNC*** CNC** CNC* Pre Novice NOAS Level of Judge D Level & above E Level & above H Level or above H Level or above Number of Judges 2 2 2 1 or 2 12 13 14 Dressage Tests tests are judged under FEI Eventing rules unless specifically noted in the national Eventing rules.
If a rule is not mentioned in the FEI Eventing rules then the FEI Dressage rule applies. specific eventing tests are used along with EA Dressage tests tests must be ridden from memory – no callers CNC are National competitions CIC and CCI are international competitions 14.1 Number of Tests The Organising Committee, as a general guide, may include a maximum of 40 horses per day.organising Committees are advised to inform Judges, prior to the competition, if it is likely that more than 30 horses will be in a class. 2012 Equestrian Australia Dressage Rulebook 93 This page has been left intentionally blank
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