The $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO 4* presented by U.S. Trust Bank of America Merrill Lynch is just a few hours away!
Tonight the riders will be competing on teams of four with other athletes from their home country. Read below to learn more about Saturday night’s competition so you can follow along with the rules!
Each team must consist of at least 3 riders and no more than 4 riders. Those teams that only have 3 riders will not have the benefit of a drop score.
The starting order for the teams in round one will be determined by each individual team and its members. All riders slotted to lead-off their respective teams will go first, then the number two rider and so on, through the anchor rider, who will compete last. Teams comprised of only three riders may choose which three positions out of the four they will start.
Only the top six teams will return for the second round. From each of those top six teams, the top three riders return in reverse order of standing following the first round.
If teams are tied following the first round, riders will compete in their original order in the second round.
Placings will be based on the number of penalties from the first round added to the number of penalties in the second round for a total combined scored.
The team with the lowest total penalty score wins. Teams with an equal number of penalties will remain tied.