Eventing in numbers: a new dressage record, a double for an H&H columnist and 46 four-star runners

  • We continue our series analysising the week’s horse trials action in statistics

    Dates: 8-14 June, 15th week of the 2015 season

    The basics

    Bramham Horse Trials on 13 06 2015

    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: five (Bramham, West Wilts (1), Berkshire College of Agriculture (1), Burgie (2) and Kirkley Hall)
    Number of BE sections run this week: 50
    Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: three
    Event with most sections: West Wilts — 17
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 1103
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 1130
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 74

    Best dressage scores

    West Wilts: 11.5, for Clare Valendar and Porthall Molbert, who won BE90 section D. This is the best dressage score so far this year
    Berkshire College: 20.5, scored by Eve Hobbs on Fivale Indian Art, winners of BE100 section H
    Burgie: 21.3, for Morag Sutherland and The Silver Darling in BE80(T) section K — but they were eliminated in the showjumping
    Kirkley Hall: 15.5, for Pallas Fire Trap, piloted by Natasha Burrows ot the head of BE90 section B

    Speedy gonzales

    1: number of pairs who beat the 5min 3sec novice optimum time at Burgie — Naidene Urquhart and Perihelion Peridot, fourth in the novice section
    0: number of horses who finished inside the 4min 51sec intermediate optimum time at Burgie. The fastest was Limited Edition V, who had 11.6 time-faults with Euan Hammersley

    And also…

    Aldon Horse Trials 2015

    0: number of finishers who showjumped clear in the eight-starter intermediate at Burgie — but two of the three non-finishers did go fault-free over the coloured poles
    1: non-British winner at Berkshire College — Aussie Brook Staples, who took novice section D on Talos Dazzler
    0: number of BE runs Kirkley Hall BE80(T) winner Business Time, ridden by Chris Fairs, had had before this event
    2: number of open novice winners at West Wilts for H&H columnist Harry Meade — he took one with Weston IV and one with Tenareze, the Le Lion d’Angers double winner he took over this year

    19: percentage of cross-country starters in the senior CCI3* at Bramham who went clear across country inside the time
    2: number of fault-free showjumping rounds in the under-25 CCI3* at Bramham — from the winner, Holly Woodhead on DHI Lupison, and the USA’s Caroline Martin on Quantum Solace

    Further afield

    Luhmuhlen 2014

    46: starters expected in the CCI4* at Luhmühlen this week, including 10 Brits

    Full report from Bramham in Horse & Hound this week, out Thursday, 18 June

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