EQUITANA Australian Open - Exhibition Eventing

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Celebrating the triathletes of the horse world, the Exhibition Eventing competition fuses high octane action in a spectator friendly fashion. Australia's Eventing elite will complete a dressage test followed by a hybrid jumping course made up of cross country fences and show jumps.

Competitors will compete for a total prize pool of $10,000.

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EQUITANA Australian Open - Exhibition Eventing

Dressage Phase
Rowville Competition Arena
Thursday 17 November 9.45am – 11.15am

Jumping Phase
Rowville Competition Arena
Thursday 17 November 3.00pm – 4.30pm

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About Exhibition Eventing

Dressage Phase

A shortened demonstration of eventing brought together in 2 phases to exhibit the excitement of the sport. Each combination will perform a short dressage test. The results of the dressage phase will seed the riders for the jumping phase. The leading combination will start the jumping phase on a score of 0 whilst the combination in 2nd place will carry through 2 penalties and the 3rd placed combination will take through 3 penalties and so on.

Jumping Phase

The Jumping will be run in reverse order of standing. The jumping course will be a combination of cross-country and show jump fences. The course will include approximately 12 fences (6 x cross-country and 6 x show jump).

The cross-country fences will be solid fences of up to Equestrian Australia CNC2* dimensions and the show jumps will be up to CNC3* dimensions.

There will be an optional joker fence (show jump) which will be up to 1.45m in height. If successfully jumped the joker fence will wipe 4 penalties off the rider’s total score. If the joker fence is knocked down the rider will incur 8 penalties!

The first two refusals at jumps incur no penalties, only the time taken to represent will disadvantage the rider. However, 3 refusals on course results in elimination. Optimum time for this course will be about 475 metres per minute. Riders will be penalised for exceeding the optimum time and also penalised if they complete the course more than 5 seconds under the optimum time. The rider with the least penalties at the end of the competition is the winner.