The patterns are to be worked as stated, not as drawn.
The drawn pattern is just to give the general idea of what the pattern will
look like in the arena.
Markers will be placed on the wall or fence of the arena as follows:
at the center of the arena
at least 50' from each end wall
Where designated in the pattern for stops to be beyond a marker,
the horse should begin his stop after he passes the specified marker.
Each pattern is drawn so that the bottom of the page represents the
end of the arena entered by contestants and must be run as such.
In the event that an arena has only one gate and it be in the exact
middle of the side, that side shall represent the right side of the
page the pattern is drawn on.
All horses will be judged immediately upon entering the arena and
judging will cease after the last maneuver. Any fault incurred prior to
the commencement of a pattern will be scored accordingly.
All judges' decisions are final.