yep thats how I took it. I looked and looked for a table of contents type of thing hahaha. If you finish the round before leaving ask the gate person if your in the jump off so you dont walk out and accidently forfit. If you dont knock any rails expect to be in the jump off, they will tell you if you have time faults and in that case you wont be in it either. Jump off riders, even if they knock down every rail, will always place higher than any rider not in the jump off. Whoever has the least amount of faults or the quickest time if multiple riders have no faults thats who will win the class. Its best in this sort of class so maintian a good speed but really prepare for every fence. USUALLY the time allowed is easy to make so focus on a clear round. If you notice everyone in front of you geting time faults plan on picking up the pace on your own horse but remain as careful as possible to not hit rails. If you make it to the jump off and your comfortable, pick up the pace but still prepare for each fence dont just gallop at it and hope you get over it! lol. As your watching everyone look for where you can cut corners, only you know how comfortable your horse is about jumping and whether he needs a long approach or if only a few strides will suffice. If hes fine with a shorter approach cut corners in order to take seconds off but make sure you always have your next jump in mind. Dont take one fence at and angle towards the right if you have to turn left afterwards, make sense? If you can cut to the inside of fences go for it, but prepare for that turn before you get there. maybe even bring your horse to a trot for a couple strides to make that really tight turn to the inside and then pick up the canter and head towards the next fence. Itll be quicker than cantering all the way around another fence to make your turn. At the lower level youll notice a lot of people are making wider turns than necessary, so aim for the tighter ones if you and your horse can and that alone will place you ahead. As the levels get harder everyones looking to cut corners so it gets tougher to shave off time.
Simply Sophisticated-"Sophie" 2003 FSH mare.
Seize the Moment-"Leo" 2010 KSH gelding