Eventing in numbers: 16 cancelled sections, $6017 raised and 2 riders share dressage honours

  • Our series on the statistics of eventing continues, with a week that includes Badminton CCI4* and the Grassroots Championships

    Dates: 4-10 May, 10th week of the 2015 season

    The basics

    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: four (Grassroots Championships, Moreton Morrell (1), Badminton, Richmond (1))
    Number of BE sections run this week: 26

    Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom - 09 May 2015
    Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: one
    Event with most sections: Moreton Morell — 12 sections
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 684
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 696
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 46

    Best dressage scores

    Grassroots Championships on 06 05 2015

    Grassroots Championships: 24.5, for Hollie Booth and Dramatic, who finished on that mark to win the BE90 final
    Moreton Morrell: 20, for Nicholas Webb, who then had 8.8 time-faults with The Jackaroo to finish second in BE100 section F
    Badminton: 37.8 (FEI scoring, equivalent of 25.2 in BE scoring), for Andrew Nicholson and Nereo, who eventually took sixth place with three showjumps down
    Richmond: 20.8, for Alex Postolowsky (All Or Nothing II, fourth in novice section D after 10.4 time-faults across country) and Noah Book (Deo Volente III, the winner of novice section E after adding 4.8 cross-country time-penalties)

    And also…

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    16: number of sections cancelled at Richmond on Saturday and Sunday due to wet weather
    2: number of previous BE wins by BE100 grassroots champion Grey Finnsky, ridden by Alexandra Farrar-Fry
    7: age of BE90 grassroots champion Dramatic. He triumphed with Hollie Booth
    2: number of Badminton four-star runners with numbers in their names — Tom Tom Go 3 and Designer 10 — plus two with Roman numerals (Amazing VIII and Leonidas II) and one with a written out number (Out Of Africa Two)

    Badminton Horse Trials 06 05 2013
    2: number of winners at Moreton Morrell who had a time-fault showjumping
    1: number of times this year so far two riders have shared honours for best dressage score at an event — this week at Richmond (see above)
    3: number of riders in the top three in Richmond’s intermediate section C with Will in their names: winner Willa Newton and Wills Oakden, who was second and third

    Further afield

    6017: amount raised in dollars by the Stall-A-Rest fundraiser at Jersey Fresh in the USA — five riders were placed under stall arrest and people were invited to make donations to help them make bail so they could be freed

    Full reports from Badminton and the Grassroots Championships in H&H this week, out 14 May 2015.

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