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Clarendon: October 2017

This blog presents a statistical analysis of the judging of 8 classes at Dressage NSW, Clarendon in October2017.  While many more classes were on offer, only 8 had at least two judges and the minimum of 7 actual rides that I have set as a threshold for my analysis throughout this entire blog.

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Statistical Analysis in Dressage

Even though I only commenced publishing this blog in early 2017, I have actually been doing statistical analysis of dressage events for at least 8 or 9 years.  This pursuit has enabled me to combine my background in econometrics with my interest and involvement in dressage (having been a committee member of three different dressage clubs, a very frequent penciller, as a scorer and as a programmer of scoring applications to mention but a few of these involvements).

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Some Thoughts On Judge Alignment

I recently had a very interesting discussion with a European friend – a Grand Prix dressage rider, judge and someone who has worked closely with the FEI in Lausanne.  Our conversation covered lots of interesting things but we also discussed a couple of things which touch on this blog:  (i) whether judges should have any concerns about their judging being analysed and (ii) how much emphasis should be placed on whether judges are aligned or not in the scores they have awarded.

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NSW Youth Championships: 2017

This blog presents a statistical analysis of the judging of classes at the NSW Youth Championships event held at SIEC, NSW, in June 2017.  Only the statistics are posted and no commentary is provided.  As usual, judges are simply referred to by their position and their judging level.  The statistics presented should by now be self-explanatory.  If not,  you may care to look at the comments included with some fully worked examples which were set out in an earlier blog.  A full description of the methodologies used can be found here.

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Equifest: March 2017

This blog presents a statistical analysis of the judging of 18 classes at the Equifest event held at Hawkesbury Showground, NSW, in March 2017.  Only the statistics are posted and no commentary is provided.  Judges are not named but simply referred to by their position and their judging level (shown in brackets).  The statistics presented should by now be self-explanatory.  If not,  you may care to look at the comments included with some fully worked examples which were set out in an earlier blog.  A full description of the methodologies used can be found here.

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