BE THE INFLUENCE EQUESTRIAN GRAND FINAL - EXHIBITION EVENTING
Friday 8th November, Dome Arena
Proudly presented by Equestrian Australian and EQUITANA Australia together with a naming right partner "Be The Influence" and supporting partners Gow Gates, Horse Zone and IRT.
12 - 13 October - Wallaby Hills Horsetrials (NSW)
21 Sep - 2 October - Melbourne Royal Show (VIC)
From the two qualifying events the top 4 riders will be automatically qualify for the final. Equestrian Australia reserves the right to award “wild card” entries for an additional 7 riders. In Exhibition Eventing a rider may ride any horse in the final that has completed two qualifying rounds at CNC2* events or above in the past 12 months, they do not need to qualify on this horse.
ABOUT EXHIBITION EVENTING
Each combination will perform a 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.
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 CNC 2-star dimensions and the show jumps will be up to CNC 3* 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.
GRAND FINAL PARTNERS
RUG SUPPLIER: Easy on Rugs
Phone: (02) 8762 7777