^ here, SJ training days allow you to complete your round no matter HOW bad you're going. I guess a training day here is roughly the equivalent to a schooling show in the US?
I've been eliminated on refusals before too, but it was on a pony that was SO not ready to show and we were there to have fun and see how he would behave, so because he was good other than the refusals, it was still a good/successful day. That pony went on to go clear in every subsequent SJ round other than one (a fall, my fault), and placed in 3 of the 6 he did before I outgrew him and had to sell.
I've also been eliminated for falling off, which was ALSO my fault for riding with my stirrups about a mile too long. FAIL. Much more of a walk of shame than being eliminated for refusals I will tell you now - I was bright red!
A CLEAN SLATE FOR THE FUTURE