In the dressage test a series of movements are executed. Each movement is marked by the judges. Marks are also given to the general performance of the test. During the test, the judge looks for the horse that is moving eagerly forward whilst remaining responsive to the riders direction. Dressage tests are ridden in 60m x 20m arena. The rider must execute the test from memory. Penalty points accumulated in dressage are carried forward to the cross country and showjumping phases.
Wandin Park International Horse Event has seven seperate cross country courses originally designed by Captain Mark Phillips (UK) and Mike Etherington-Smith (UK) (Sydney 2000 Olympic course designer). It is now designed by Ewan Kellett (AUS) and Jarryd Stanley (AUS). In the CCI4*-S there are 35 efforts over 21 jumping combinations. CCI4*-S height 1.20m Speed 570 m/min. Penalties: 1st Refusal, run out or circle of horse at jump - 20 pts 2nd Refusal, run out or circle of horse same jump - 40 pts 3rd Refusal, run out or circle of horse same jump - Elimination 3rd Refusal over whole course - Elimination (CCI4*-S-CCI2*-S) 4th Refusal over whole course - Elimination (CCN1*-S-65cm) Fall of horse or rider - Elimination Error of course not rectified - Elimination Omission of obstacle- Elimination Jumping outside flags & not rectified - 15 pts Jumping obstacles in wrong order - Elimination Retaking of an obstacle already jumped - Elimination More than 20 seconds under time 0.4pts /per second (CCN1*-S-65cm) Exceeding the time limit - Elimination Breaking of an approved safety device on cross country - 11pts
Showjumping consists of one round. Maximum heights for CCI4*-S is 1.25m Speed 375. Penalties: First disobedience - 4pts Second disobedience - Elimination (CCI4*-S- CCI2*-S) Second disobedience - 8pts (CCN1*-S - 65cm) Third disobedience - Elimination (CCN1*-S - 65cm) Knocking down an obstacle - 4pts Fall of horse or rider - Elimination Error of course not rectified - Elimination Retaking an obstacle already jumped - Elimination Jumping obstacle in wrong order - Elimination For every second over allowed time - 0.4pt