Eventing in numbers: boys dominate in dressage and 75 sections

  • Dates: 10-15 August, 24th week of the 2015 season

    The basics


    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: five (Smiths Lawn, Homme House (Much Marcle), Aston-le-Walls (4), Hartpury and Bold Heath)
    Number of BE sections run this week: 75
    Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: three
    Event with most sections: Aston-le-Walls and Bold Heath — 21 sections
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 1786
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 1833
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 119

    Best dressage scores

    Smiths Lawn: 17.3, for Paul Tapner (AUS) and Wickstead Kangaroo, who won novice section D on their dressage score
    Homme House: 13.3, for Alexander Bragg and LVS Stonehavens Quebec, who won five-year-olds section G, despite 7.2 time-faults
    Aston-le-Walls: 20, scored by Jesse Campbell (NZL) and Jjamaica who finished second in novice section H and also by John-Paul Sheffield and El Gaucho Dhi, who finished sixth in open novice section K
    Bold Heath: 18.3, scored by Gareth Thomas and Crabbies Cloudy, winning BE80(T) section I, despite 3.2 time-faults

    And also…

    oliver townend on ballaghmor class 2nd OI sec G 13-8-15

    100: percentage of male riders making up this week’s best dressage scores
    54: percentage of starters who completed the open novice section D at Homme House
    4: number of sections won by Oliver Townend at Aston-le-Walls (novice sections H and I, BE100 sections O and P). He also finished second in three sections – well done Oliver
    98: percentage of starters who completed the BE100 section L at Smiths Lawn
    3: number of non-British riders placed within the top three in the novice section D at Smith Lawn. They were Paul Tapner (AUS), Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA) and Rebecca Howard (CAN)
    3: number of horses William Fox-Pitt competed in the CIC3* at Hartpury. They were Bay My Hero (finishing first), Luxury FH (finishing fifth) and Fernhill Pimms (finishing seventh)

    Further afield

    Aachen 2015 14 08 2015

    64: the age of USEA Hall of Fame member Karen Stives before she sadly passed last week after battling lung cancer. Karen was a member of the gold medal-winning US team at the 1984 LA Olympics
    120.5: Germany’s winning Nations Cup score at Aachen
    20b: the flag number that Holly Woodhead reportedly missed in the Nations Cup – knocking the British team out of the standings
    8: number of years Lucie McNichol evented full-time, before hanging up her competition boots for good last week
    3: place Team GB finished at the junior European Eventing Championships

    Aachen 2015 14 08 2015

    Full reports from Aachen, Hartpury and Aston-le-Walls in H&H this week, out Thursday, 20 August 2015

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