A significant change in the new Rulebook is how ties are broken in each phase.

(Please see the excerpt from the rule book below).

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It will be important for tabulators to convert Dressage and EOH scores to percentages because both these scores will be used to break ties in the Champion Placings.

Handling ties:

a. If a tie occurs in the Dressage trial, the collective marks are used to break the tie. If these marks are equal, the entries remain tied and each will be awarded the points associated with the placing for which they are tied.

b. If a tie occurs in the EOH trial, the rider who incurred a 0 will be placed lower than the rider who did not. If the tie remains, the collective marks are used to break the tie. If these marks are equal, the entries remain tied and each will be awarded the points associated with the placing for which they are tied.

c. Ties in the Speed trial are decided by the least number of time penalties. If these marks are equal, the entries will remain tied and each entry will be awarded the points associated with the placing for which they are tied.

d. In the event of a tie for champion at a given level, the competitor who earned the highest average of the combined Dressage and EOH score will be placed higher. If there is still a tie, the competitor with the highest score in EOH will be placed higher. If there is still a
tie, the fastest time in the Speed trial will place higher.

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