Eventing in numbers: a 10 dressage score, Burghley action and 131 BE fixtures

  • Dates: 31 August – 6 Sep, 26th week of the 2015 season

    The basics

    Hartpury Horse Trials August 2015

    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: six (Wellington, Prestwold Hall, Burghley Horse Trials, Goring Heath (2), Hutton in the Forest (2), Sapey (2))
    Number of BE sections run this week: 82
    Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: two
    Event with most sections: Prestwold Hall – 20
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 2074
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 2132
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 131

    Hartpury Horse Trials August 2015

    Best dressage scores

    Wellington: 20.5, for Lizzie Brown and Alverscot Moneymaker, winning BE100 section C, despite four showjumping faults
    Prestwold Hall: 24, scored by both Rosalind Canter (Carricko Bay) who won BE100 section F and Lottie Kennedy (UCS De Dior) who took four-year-old section P
    Goring Heath: 17.5, for Brook Staples and Doonaveeragh O Six, who won intermediate novice section L on their dressage score
    Hutton in the Forest: 10, scored by Lucinda Crawford and Vattrick, who won BE100open section F on this score. The pair take over the honour of having the best score so far this season from Penny Lawn (Regal Rendezvous) and Bella Balian (Merlino), who both scored 13 earlier this year
    Sapey: 20.5, for Kat Raybould and Dower House Boy, who finished second in open novice section J with eight showjumping faults

    Speedy gonzales

    1: number of pairs inside the 6min 48sec optimum time over the CIC3* course at Wellington. They were Toshiyuki Tanaka and Delago, who finished sixth
    3: number of pairs who beat the 3min 52sec optimum time over the novice course at Prestwold Hall. They were Lucy Goodey (Ballybolger Mischief), Margaret Whalley (Basmati) and Polly Chiverton (Skeheens)
    2: number of pairs inside the 11min 12sec optimum time over the CCI4* course at Burghley. They were Christopher Burton and TS Jamaimo (third) and Jonelle Price and Classic Moet (fifth)

    And also…

    Burghley cross country 2015

    1: number of events cancelled. Aswanley was cancelled due to bad weather
    4: number of starters to complete open novice section J at Sapey
    100: percentage of starters to complete BE90open section E and BE100open section H at Sapey
    17: age of the oldest horses at Burghley. Unfortunately Alex Postolowsky withdrew Islanmore Ginger after dressage, while Ellen Svennerstal and Southway retired across country
    9: number of mares that competed at Burghley
    20: age of Abigail Boulton, the youngest rider to complete Burghley this year
    2: number of British riders finishing within the top 10 at Burghley. They were Tina Cook (eighth) and William Fox-Pitt (10th)
    100: percentage of starters to complete BE90 regional final section M at Prestwold Hall
    2: number of wins Lottie Kennedy brought home from Prestwold Hall. She won four-year-old section P (UCS De Dior) and BE100 section Q (Weston Lucile)
    40: Michael Jung and La Biosthetique–Sam FBW’s winning score at Burghley
    6: number of wins claimed by international riders at Wellington

    Further afield

    FEI European Championships Blair Castle 2015 26 08 2015

    29: age of former US team horse Giltedge before he died last week. Giltedge’s achievements include winning silver at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympic games and gold in the 2002 Jerez World Equestrian Games under David O’Connor
    13: number of nations fielding teams at the European Championships at Blair this week
    6: number of years since Britain last won team gold at the European Championships. In Fontainebleau in 2009, Britain took team gold, plus individual gold (Tina Cook and Miners Frolic) and silver (Piggy French and Some Day Soon)

    Full reports from Burghley, Sapey and Wellington and the young rider European Championships in H&H this week, out Thursday, 10 September 2015

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