Eventing in numbers: a 14 dressage score and 22 months on the sidelines

Our statistical series continues with fun facts from the 19th week of the eventing season

Dates: 6-12 July, 19th week of the 2015 season

The basics


EVENTING STATSNumber of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: four (Barbury, Buckminster Park, Warwick Hall (2), Bicton Arena (2))
Number of BE sections run this week: 56
Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: four
Event with most sections: Warwick Hall — 20
Number of BE sections run so far this year: 1375
Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 1418
Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 93

Best dressage scores


Barbury: 16.3, for Kitty King and Vendredi Biats, who won novice section K on this leading score
Buckminster: 19.3, scored by Beth O’Driscoll and Rolo II, who finished second in BE100 section K after four faults in the showjumping
Warwick Hall: 14, from Paula Holden riding Falco III, who won BE100 section A despite picking up two time-faults
Bicton Arena: 17.8, recorded by Christelle Durrant and In Abundance, winning BE90 section G finishing on their dressage

And also…


3: number of sections at Bicton Arena where 100% of starters completed
100: percentage of starters who completed BE100 section C at Warwick Hall
4: number of placings in the top five in Barbury’s CIC3* which went to New Zealand riders
22: number of months Nicky Roncoroni’s four-star horse Trig Point spent on the sidelines with health problems before returning to competition at Barbury last weekend
3: sections won by Jason Hobbs at Bicton Arena
37: percentage of starters who did not finish BE80(T) section P at Warwick Hall


Further afield

47: percentage of finishers in the CIC2* at Stuart, USA, won by Holly Payne and Santino
520: number of trot-ups observed by US rider Lauren Kieffer’s vet, Dr Ober, in her weekly visits to Lauren’s yard over the past 10 years
239: number of advanced entries at Aston-le-Walls (3) (24-26 July)

Full report from Barbury in H&H this week, out Thursday, 16 July 2015

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