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How does placing system work for showjumping?
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dappleton · 18/05/2011 09:13

To those of you that compete on a regular basis this is going to sound like a daft question but I haven't done any showjumping since I was a child and have since forgotton all the rules BlushPlease help!!!
So, I understand a clear round gives a place in the jump off and then it's fastest in the jump off to decide placings, however, if placings are to 6th and only 3 go clear in the first round for example how are the placings decided and if faults are accrued how does that affect the placings?
Sorry I know this is a bit of a ramble but I hope you can gather what I am asking Confused - Any advice very gratefully received.

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Saggyoldclothcatpuss · 18/05/2011 21:03

God only knows! I used to get dragged to Towerlands to watch on a regular basis, and I still dont have a clue! Confused

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dappleton · 19/05/2011 10:09

Thanks for your honesty Saggyoldclothcatpuss, at least I feel a bit better about not being the only one to find this all a bit confusing! Grin

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Butkin · 19/05/2011 16:53

Sorry we don't do showjumping just Working Hunter. In the affiliated classes they usually invite the clear rounds and 4 faulters back - enough to more than cover the number of rosettes. I think at smaller shows they all come back. Of course they are going to do their shows rather than jump offs.

I await to hear how it works in SJ!

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Eve · 20/05/2011 09:33

depend on what they are doing,

If its a clear round, so those with clear rounds get invited to jump a shortened course, which is usually timed for placing.

Id it 2phase, if you have gone clear over the 1st 8 or so you are allowed to continue over the rest and thats usually timed.

However , if its optimum time, then its those clear and closest to the time selected, not necessarily the fastest.

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Loshad · 20/05/2011 23:55

dappleton - round here unaff depends on the venue - some would have the 4 faulters jump off for 4-6 place, others would jump at the chance to only award 3 rosettes and save some cash, yes others would have timed first round and award 4-6 on that, virtually nowhere would have all 4 faulters share 4th - which should be the strict interpretation of some rule variants.

If you haven't sj for ages take care that a refusal is now penalised as a knockdown ie 4 faults not 3 - they changed it at some point during my childbreeding years!!!

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dappleton · 23/05/2011 13:15

Thanks for your replies, that's a bit clearer now, so clear rounds jump off for highest placings then 4 faulters jump off for lower placings. Loshad thanks for the update on change of penalties, I haven't done a SJ comp for 15yrs or more so didn't have a clue about that one!

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