Eventing in numbers: 1 speed-meister, 1 winning male and 1 great-granddaughter of an incredible foundation mare

  • H&H’s eventing editor rounds up the week’s action in numbers

    Dates: 18-24 May, 12th week of the 2015 season

    The basics

    Rockingham Castle Horse Trials on 24 05 2015

    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: four (Rockingham Castle, Bishop Burton (1), Millfield, Dalston Green)
    Number of BE sections run this week: 60
    Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: four
    Event with most sections: Rockingham Castle — 20 sections
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 874
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 896
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 58

    Best dressage scores

    Rockingham Castle Horse Trials on 24 05 2015

    Rockingham Castle: 22.3, for the USA’s Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp, who kept a clean sheet to take open intermediate section P on Fernhill By Night
    Bishop Burton: 22.3, scored by Heidi Woodhead on DHI Paparazzi, who withdrew before cross-country having had eight showjumping faults
    Millfield: 18, for Leonard Goerens with Express Machine, who eventually took 15th place in BE100 section I after eight showjumping time-faults and 9.2 cross-country time-penalties
    Dalston Green: 17.3, notched up by Emma Corner and Iamwotiam, who stayed on this mark to top BE100open section F

    Speedy gonzales

    James Sommerville

    1: number of pairs who beat the 5min 1sec optimum time over the intermediate track at Bishop Burton. The speed-meisters were James Sommerville and Talent, the open intermediate runners-up

    And also…

    2: number of BE fixtures this week which are new for this year — Millfield and Dalston Green
    33: Alex Hua Tian’s CIC2* dressage test mark at Rockingham on Don Geniro — the second best FEI score in Britain so far this year
    4: the top four in the 11-strong open intermediate at Bishop Burton achieved the only four fault-free showjumping rounds in the class
    1: number of classes won by male riders at Millfield — the successful man was Henry Clist on Rough Terrain in BE90 section C
    67: percentage of the nine starters in the BE90open at Dalston Green who showjumped clear

    Further afield

    Linda Algotsson

    100: percentage of riders in the top five in the CIC2* at Saumur who were from the home nation, France
    5: number of nations in the top 10 in the CCI3* at Saumur: France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland and Denmark
    15: age of Judy, who finished 14th at Saumur CCI3* with Spain’s Gonzalo Blasco Botin. The interesting part is that the mare, by Cortus, is part of the “Fair” dynasty bred by Margareta Algotsson and her daughters Linda and Sara — she is a great-granddaughter of the foundation mare Princess Fair and her grandmother is the 2004 World Cup winner My Fair Lady

    Full reports from Saumur, Rockingham and Bishop Burton in H&H this week, out Thursday, 28 May 2015

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