What is Performance Analysis?

How could it help you?

Enhancing performance through statistical and visual video data analysis.

Helping athletes perform to the best of their ability.

Improving athlete performance through specific training and improved decision-making.

horse and rider cross-country water drop fence, with machine learning biomechanical overlay

Identifying small improvements in analysis may result in significant improvements in performance.

Helping athletes

reach their goals by using accessible feedback.

EPA aims to make performance analysis accessible, to help all levels of riders achieve their goals; whether they are competing at an International event, finding marginal gains before a major Championship or improving a score for the next test. The analysis can be structured and completed with your specific goals of improvement as the focus. 

Performance Analysis identifies areas where marginal gains made in training could have a positive impact on performance. The analysis process helps improve skills and competence required for increasing demands of competitive sport.

Our Analysis

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Analysis Programme

horse and rider jumping cross-country table with machine learning and ai overlay

The analysis programme recognises the rider on the horse and calculates the rider's joint angles in every frame of the video. From this constant data, the average angles and rider symmetry can be calculated.

The Analyst gives feedback based on the analytical results to help specify training and improve overall performance.

Read more about the process here.

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Member's Area

graphical representationof data from ai as shown on equestrian performance analysis member page

Each member has an individual area with access to all of their analysed videos and analytical feedback as part of each of our services. 

Graphical data representations show riders and/or coaches areas of potential improvement.  Read more about the members area here.

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Information gained through Performance Analysis can help structure specific training programmes by identifying physiological, psychological, biomechanical and tactical areas to improve. Performance analysis can be used as a training tool, to aid riders and coaches and tailor training for individual horse and rider combinations.  

EPA is able to perform biomechanical analysis on riders in competition, without the addition of markers. 

An example of Key Performance Indicators that can be derived from the video.

Equestrian Performance Analysis

Key Performance Indicators

Angles - Biomechanical

  • Hip Angles

  • Knee Angles

  • Ankle Angles

  • Shoulder Angles

  • Elbow Angles

  • Neck Angle (from Back)

Dressage

  • Movement/Test Element marks

    • Specific to each level​

  • Corresponding angle and body movement analysis

  • Rule Infringements

  • Correct Test - no errors

Show Jumping

  • Fences cleared/knocked/refused/run-out

    • Types of fences​

    • Distances between fences in combinations

  • Corresponding angle and body movement analysis

  • Rule Infringements

  • Elimination/Retired/Fall

  • Correct course

  • Time faults

Body Movement Variation

(Centre of mass movement)

  • From graph

Cross-Country

  • Fences cleared/refused/run-out

    • Types of fences​

    • Distances between fences in combinations

  • Flags hit - jumped within/outside

    • Types of fences​

    • Distances between fences in combinations

  • Corresponding angle and body movement analysis

  • Rule Infringements

  • Elimination/Retired/Fall

  • Correct course

  • Alternative route taken

  • Time faults