I think there are pros and cons to it - but if a rider ends not being able to compete or gets injured then we're in trouble... 😕
I think that if a rider of the team fell off, he will have a huge amount of points (depending on the highest score already registered) so the team wouldn't be disqualified but very penalized.
For example during the Olympic Games in Rio, Penelope Leprevost fell off Flora de Mariposa duting the first round but was clear on very other courses and the France team still managed to win the gold medal. With this new rule, they wouldn't have been able to be in the first three.
I really hope the International Olympic Comitee won't allow that rule ...
Thanks so much for enlightening me. Ur argument is absolutely true. How about if when rider fell off, does the entire team disqualified? These rules keep changing, those and global champion tour
I was talking about the rule the FEI wants to apply to every nation cup and Olympic Games. The team would only be composed of 3 riders so any mistake would count. If horse is injured in the middle of the event, the substitute would compete. The problem is that if the substitute start competing at the middle of the event, his horse will be more fresh than the others and that's unfair to me.
Oh really, can you elaborate on the details of the new rules.
If it's the same but only 3 riders instead of 4 then it's better because you can actually follow up with the scores. So it will be the best two rounds and discard the third (worst rounds) make the audience understand it and get the feeling about who's first and so on. I suppose to 4 riders and take 3 rounds and calculate the faults.
Although we have to wait and see what + and - of it, but this is what I think :)