2012 Show Jumping Fence diagram
|Time Allowed:||93 seconds|
|Time Limit:||186 seconds|
The third phase of the competition is designed as a test to ensure the horses have not been over taxed from the previous days exertions across country. A reasonably small (by comparison with pure show jumping), but technical show jumping course, is built to test obedience, suppleness, accuracy and jumping ability. Competitors jump in reverse order, creating a very tense atmosphere as the leading competitors enter the arena intent on at least maintaining their place in the final order. Often, very few penalties separate the good riders and knocking one pole off can drop them several places in the prize list.
|Show Jumping Penalities
One time fault for every second or part of a second in excess of the time allowed.
|Knocking down an obstacle||4 penalties|
|First run-out, refusal or unauthorised circle in the whole test||4 penalties|
|Second run-out, refusal or unauthorised circle in the whole test||Elimination|
|First fall of horse||Elimination|
|First fall of competitor||Elimination|
|Jumping an obstacle in the wrong order||Elimination|
|Error of course not rectified||Elimination|