Eventing in numbers: 140 fixtures, 50 BE sections this week and 2 cancelled events

Our statistical series rolls on through the 28th week of the season, with facts from Blenheim Palace, Munstead and more

Dates: 14 – 20 Sep, 28th week of the 2015 season

The basics

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 20 09 2015

Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: five (Blenheim Palace, Munstead (2), Allerton Park, Monmouth, Wee Burgie)
Number of BE sections run this week: 50
Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: two
Event with most sections: Allerton Park – 17
Number of BE sections run so far this year: 2169
Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 2232
Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 140

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 19 09 2015

Best dressage scores

Mustead: 13, scored by Sarah Jennings and Shannondale Ozzy, who won BE80(T) section N on this score
Allerton Park: 22.3, for Nicola Wilson and Kingsleypark Panther in BE100 section D, however the pair later retired across country
Monmouth: 21.3, for Vicky Tuffs and Kilpatrick Grace, who won BE100 section A on their dressage score
Wee Burgie: 21, scored by Lucy James and Zadat, who won BE90 section G with 5.2 cross-country time-faults

Speedy gonzales

4: number of pairs inside the 5min 22sec optimum time over the novice course at Wee Burgie. They were Wills Oakden (on both Blackcol Lotte and Zielame), Isaac Ratcliffe-Smith (Litchfield Jack) and Steven Renton (Woodlands Alladin)

And also…

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 20 09 2015

2: number of events cancelled this week. Purston Manor (2) was cancelled due to the low number of entries as was Burnham Market (2)
78: number of combinations to complete the CCI3* at Blenheim
10: number of seconds Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen finished inside the CCI3* optimum cross-country time at Blenheim Palace
100: percentage of starters to finish the BE100 regional final at Wee Burgie
10: number of pairs to complete in each of intermediate section I, open intermediate section K and intermediate section L at Allerton Park
44: percentage of starters who did not complete novice section H at Monmouth
7: number of starters to finish open novice section J at Monmouth

Hartpury Horse Trials August 2015

Further afield

58: number of cross-country starters in the CIC3* at Plantation Field. Tamie Smith and Mai Baum won the events, finishing on a score of 39.4
7: number of international appearances this year from Germany’s Pia Munker and Louis M. The pair have averaged an impressive 28.6 in the first phase this year, according to EquiRatings
442: number of horses to have won international classes around the world so far in 2015 — another fact from our friends at EquiRatings

Full reports from Blenheim Palace and Allerton Park in H&H this week, out Thursday, 24 September 2015