FINE CONTACT COMPETITIONS – DRESSAGE – How Marks Are Awarded

HOW MARKS ARE AWARDED

All movements and criteria are marked out of 10, some of these marks may have a multiplying factor to give them more influence on the overall marks.  Because of the nature of the challenges there will always be subjectivity, however, in order to reduce the subjectivity we have given our assessors the following guides for marking:

At all levels

  • 10/10 equals excellence for the assessed level of training and ½ marks may be awarded.
  • 0/10 if the entire movement was not performed.
  • 0/10 may be the mark if the assessor is not able to see the equine and rider sufficiently to assess a movement in an online test
  • 0/10 may be the mark if the assessor is not able to see an entire movement because of poor quality of a video in an online test.
  • Maximum Marks
    • 5/10 is the maximum mark if the horse is seen to be ‘held’ in an outline by the rider’s hands.
    • 5/10 is the maximum mark if the horse and rider are not seen to be in harmony.
  • Minimum Marks
    • 7/10 is the minimum mark if the horse and rider are in harmony, the horse is self-maintained in rhythm, straightness and tempo, with self-carriage appropriate for the level of training.

At levels 1, 2 and 3

  • Minimum Marks
    • 6/10 is the minimum mark that should be awarded for a correctly performed movement if horse and rider are in harmony and the rhythm is self-maintained.
    • 7/10 is the minimum mark that should be awarded for a correctly performed movement if horse and rider are in harmony and rhythm and straightness are self-maintained.
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