Eventing in numbers: 13 Robyn rides, 130 BE fixtures and over 2000 sections

  • Our statistical series continues through the 26th week of the season, with facts from Richmond, Keysoe, Firle Place and more

    Dates: 24-30 August, 25th week of the 2015 season

    The basics

    Aston-Le-Walls 13.05.2015 Archive No : TR 902

    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: five (Richmond (2), Keysoe (2), Firle Place, Llanymynech (2), Treborough Hill (2))
    Number of BE sections run this week: 108
    Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: one
    Event with most sections: Keysoe — 27
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 1992
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 2048
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 130

    Best dressage scores

    Richmond: 22, for Sarah Healy and Saratoga Candyman, who won BE100open section U, despite 3.2 time-faults across country
    Keysoe: 22, scored by Max Gordon and My Kilbeg Cloud, who were second in BE90 section C with four showjumping faults
    Firle Place: 20.5, scored by Rebecca Gibbs and Tally It Up in open novice section M. However, the pair later retired across country
    Llanymynech: 18, for Robyn Gray and Wishes In The Sky, who won BE100 section A with four showjumping faults
    Treborough Hill: 21, scored by Amy Gilbert and Angelo Of Asgard, who were second in BE90 section I with four showjumping faults

    Speedy gonzales

    Hambleden One Day Event April 25 04 2015 - Archive No : TR 898

    5: number of pairs who beat the 5min 16sec optimum time over the intermediate course at Keysoe. They were Andrea Starns (Pauldarys Lord Luie), Anthony Clark, pictured (Crambamboli), Ian Wills (Klarity), Angus Smales (Master Crisp) and Georgina Kidner (Thornfield Jones)
    3: number of pairs who beat the 4min 56sec optimum time over the novice course at Firle Place. The speedy pairs were Laura Walker (Andy V), Lucy Witts (Ballintogher Belle) and Gemma Tattersall (Tillingbourne)
    5: number of pairs inside the 4min 48sec optimum time over the novice course at Treborough Hill. They were Padraig McCarthy (Rosemaber Lancuest), Laura Scott (Spring Role), Chelsea Pearce (Albert VI), Victoria Fleming (Olsie) and Eleanor Ansell (Bettyshill Diamond)

    And also…


    3: number of top placings Oliver Townend took in intermediate section C at Richmond. His horses were Cillnabradden Evo (first), Black Tie II, pictured (second) and Colonel Joe (third)
    56: percentage of starters to finish intermediate section D at Keysoe
    7: number of pairs to finish BE90 section L1 at Keysoe
    100: percentage of starters to finish four-year-old section E and BE100 regional final section H at Firle Place
    3: number of international riders to win sections at Firle Place. They were Mark Boxall (USA), Harriet Baillie (NZL) and Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA)
    5: number of horses Robyn Gray ran at Llanymynech
    8: number of horses Robyn Harris ran at Llanymynech
    5: number of pairs to finish four-year-old section M at Treborough Hill
    100: percentage of women riders in BE100u18 at Treborough Hill

    Further afield

    1000: amount in dollars that Phillip Dutton and four-star eventer Mighty Nice won in the 1.30m open jumper class at Swan Lake. This is Mighty Nice’s first outing since a bone chip on his stifle obtained at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4*
    100+: number of people Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton taught during their “Eventing with stars” riding demonstrations at Windurra USA
    12.3: margin by which Britain won the team gold at the young rider European Championships last week
    4: number of top-10 placings bagged by British riders at the young rider European Championships last week
    9: horses with names beginning with both B and S on the start list for Burghley this week. The Cs are Cadeau Du Roi, Chequers Playboy, Classic Moet, Cooley Business Time, Coolys Luxury, Coopers Law, Cornacrew, Cossan Lad and Covert Rights. The Ss are: Samuel Thomas II, Second Supreme, Shady Grey, Silvia, Skip On, Soltair Justice, Southway, Sportsfield Othello, Star Witness

    Full reports from Richmond, Keysoe and the European CIC2* Championships in Helviort, the Netherlands in H&H this week, out Thursday, 3 September 2015.

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