Dates: 18-23 August, 25th week of the 2015 season

The basics

Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: six (West Wilts (2), Shelford Manor (2), Somerford Park, Solihull (2), Cumwhinton and Bicton Arena (3))
Number of BE sections run this week: 98
Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: four
Event with most sections: Shelford Manor — 23 sections
Number of BE sections run so far this year: 1884
Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 1939
Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 125

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Best dressage scores

West Wilts: 20.5, for Alana Sparrow and Fashion Rocks, who won BE100 section B despite two showjumping time-faults
Shelford Manor: 22.5, scored by Alex Postolowsky and All Or Nothing II, who won novice section B with 5.6 time faults across country
Somerford Park: 15.5, for Willa Newton and Lauries Laudatio 2, winning novice section P on their dressage score
Solihull: 20, for Minna Eadie and Howen Loganberry, who finished first in novice section P on this score
Cumwhinton: 18.8, scored by Mark Jackson and Charismatic Corner, who won BE90 section B despite four showjumping faults
Bicton Arena: 22, for Jo Clarke and Frankly who won open novice section H with 3.2 cross-country time-faults

Speedy gonzales

1: number of pairs who beat the 4min 58sec optimum time over the novice course at Solihull. They were Tom Searle and TS Casimiro, who finished second
1: number of pairs who were inside the 4min 43sec optimum time over the novice course at Cumwhinton. The speedy ones were Matthew Wright and Sorastro TW, who won section L on their dressage score
4: number of pairs who beat the 5min 35sec optimum time over the intermediate course at Bicton Arena. They fastest were Louise Harwood (Balladeer Miller Man), Tim Rogers (Victor VI), Padraig Mccarthy (Fireberry) and Tim Cheffings (Philanderer II)
1: number of pairs who beat the 6min 30sec optimum time over the CIC2* course at Bicton Arena. They were Lucy Wiegersma and Mr Chunky
2: number of pairs inside the 4min 41sec optimum time over the novice course at Bicton Arena. They were Padraig McCarthy and Hoodunit, who won novice section I and Tom Grant and Zoe, who won intermediate novice section G

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And also…

5: number of horses Vicky Tuffs competed at West Wilts
2: number of top two placings James Avery (NZL) took in CIC* section B at Somerford Park
2: number of top two placings Dan Jocelyn (NZL) took in novice section N at Solihull
100: percentage of women in the BE100 section E and J and BE100open section O at Shelford Manor
67: percentage of starters who did not finish BE90 section W at Shelford Manor
2: number of sections won by both Mark Jackson (BE90 section A and B) and Matthew Wright (novice section L and open novice section M) at Cumwhinton
8: number of starters to finish open intermediate section L at Bicton Arena
100: percentage of starters who finished BE100 section N and I at Shelford Manor

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Further afield

8: number of hours Andrew Nicholson spent in surgery following his fall at Gatcombe
22: age of Tom Jackson, who received the call-up to the British eventing squad for the Europeans at Blair Castle this week

Andrew Nicholson at home

Full reports from Bicton Arena, Shelford Manor and Somerford Park in H&H this week, out Thursday, 27 August 2015.