Eventing question

Discussion in 'Horse Showing and Events' started by Charlie1, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Charlie1

    Charlie1 Well-known Member

    Hey guys for eventing in cross country when they give you an optimim time of 6mins and 20 seconds what lee way do you have either side of this before you get penalised and what do you get penalised? Hope that makes sense.
    Cheers Jade
  2. ilikehorsesdou

    ilikehorsesdou Well-known Member

    think its 10 second each side of opt time :D
  3. Satorii Lodge

    Satorii Lodge Well-known Member

    you have a 20 second window so from 6mins - 6mins20 you are not penalised. each second you go over/under is 0.4 penalties
  4. LeedaleLodgeChik

    LeedaleLodgeChik Well-known Member

    yep yep thats it 20 seconds before your actual time
  5. Monkey

    Monkey Well-known Member

    sorry to intrude. are you saying that once the reconmended time is over you have 20 seconds? and if you go over that you start to get penalised?
  6. springbok

    springbok Well-known Member

    Moonlight - if you go over the optimum time you will get 0.4 of a penalty for every second over. For grades up to Pre-Novice you will also get 0.4 of a penalty for being more than 20 seconds under the optimum time.

    For example: if you have a optimum time set at 5 minutes 20 seconds and are riding up to Pre-Novice level, you must finish the course between 5 minutes and 5 minutes and 20 seconds to get no time penalties. Finishing outside this time period (ie. 4mins59sec or less or 5min 21 sec or more) you will recieve 0.4 of a penalty a second for every second "out" you are.

    Finishing the course in more than double the optimum time will entail elimination.

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