Dressage scoring explained by Cesar Torrente No. 9. Issues during Pirouettes.

November 9, 2017
  1. If in the Prix St Georges, the horse changes before the corner marker the fault should be considered in the mark for the counter canter or in the mark for the pirouette? The fault should be considered for the counter canter and not the one for the pirouette. This is fairer to the rider as the pirouette has a co-efficient and may have been shown well.
  2. What mark may I get If the hind legs are almost parallel or together behind for one stride? The mark would be 5, but lower if more than one stride. These mistakes can be marked more severely when the pirouette is also very large but more favorably where the rider has taken a risk and made it very small.