Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
I was reading about this on another forum and was not even aware it is a rule. Perhaps it is not an eventing rule, but a jumper thing. I don't have my rule book handy. Anyway, it involved being disqualified in stadium for crossing your own path. Say you have a refusal and then circle back around for another pass over your same path, that is considered crossing your own path and you're done? If that is the case, how in the world do you approach the same fence a second time without traveling in the same line? Can anyone elaborate on this rule? I don't quite understand it.
In Aus, crossing your tracks in front of a jump is a refusal... Page 77 Section 552 Faults at Obstacles Diagram 552.1 http://www.wa.equestrian.org.au/site...ng%20Rules.pdf
And in the USEF rule book, it's on page 55. http://useventing.com/sites/default/..._Book_2013.pdf
I had a quick look through it... looks to be in the section covering disobedience, run outs, course deviations etc... From what I could see it seems to be classed and penalised the same as in Aus... so no elimination, just penalties until the third one (unless you are in *, **, *** or ****).
Hope it helps.