What are the XCJ10 and XCJ10 DTP?
The XCJ10 is simply your XC jumping clear rate from your last 10 XC runs (or fewer if you and your horse haven't reached 10 yet). The XCJ10 DTP puts that clear rate into context by capturing how difficult the courses were.
In this 2-minute video, Sam explains the two Simple Metrics that will help you set cross country jumping benchmarks for you and your horse.
Note: The XCJ10 Adjustment that Sam explains is now named the XCJ10 Difference to Par to more clearly capture what it tells us. Same exact metric, just a new name.
How do I calculate the XCJ10?
The XCJ10 is the number of times your horse jumped clear cross country out of his last 10 XC starts, expressed as a percentage.
How do I calculate the XCJ10 DTP?
The first step for calculating your XCJ10 Difference to Par (DTP) is determining each single DTP from each of your 10 most-recent XC starts. Then you just average the 10 to get your XCJ10 DTP. We show you below.
In this example, an XCJ10 DTP of -8% means your XCJ clear rate is 8% lower than the average clear rate of the courses you contested. You'd prefer the XCJ10 DTP to be a positive percentage; the bigger, the better.
Visit our Simple Metrics Hub to learn about the whole suite of metrics.