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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

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