Though there are no official requirements for scoring individual Intercollegiate Team Challenges, the USEA would like to encourage all hosting venues to use the following guidelines as these are used at the USEA Intercollegiate National Championship.
Teams can be made up of four riders. Teams can be made up of riders of different levels. To account for differences in level difficulty, each rider’s score is multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for their level, and then the individual scores are added together to determine the team score. Only the best three individual scores will count towards the team score, so teams of four will have one “drop” score.
The coefficient system that will be applied at the Championship is as follows:
Beginner Novice: 1.1
For FEI divisions: To account for level difficulty, scores from FEI competitors should be calculated before the 1.5x FEI coefficient is applied. For example, if a CCI* competitor earned a 50 on the leaderboard, their raw score would have been 33.33 (50/1.5). To calculate their collegiate score, 33.33 x .75 = 24.99.