Eventing in numbers: four-star parents and a treble for McNab

  • Dates: 27 July-2 August, 22nd week of the 2015 season

    The basics

    Barbury 2011 Horse trials

    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: five (Burgham (2), Wilton, Little Downham (2), Cholmondeley Castle, Calmsden (1))
    Number of BE sections run this week: 74
    Number of FEI sections run in Britain this week: two
    Event with most sections: Little Downham — 18 sections
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 1662
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 1704
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 110

    Best dressage scores

    Badminton Grassroots Championships 06 05 2014 BE 100

    Burgham: 18.8, scored by Alice Lumley and Foxwood Brown Sugar, winners of novice section N
    Wilton: 18.3, for Christopher Burton and Limited Edition VI, who finished fifth after 8.8 time-faults across country
    Little Downham: 20.5, for Noels Sox, ridden by Diani Western-Kaye. They headed the under-21 BE100 section
    Cholmondeley: 19.3, scored by Andrew Downes on Cartier VD Ruitershoeve, who took BE100 section A despite a showjump down
    Calmsden: 17, for Julie Roberts and Jungle Rock in BE80(T) section F, but they later retired across country

    Speedy gonzales

    3: number of horses who beat the 6min 38sec optimum time in the CIC3* at BurghamOliver Townend rode two of them, Cooley SRS and Samuel Thomas II, and the third was Alexander IV, ridden by Stephanie D’Andimont
    1: number of pairs inside the 4min 16sec novice optimum time at Little Downham — the fast ones were Izzy Taylor and Bugbrooke, winners of section A
    3: number of horses inside the 4min 14sec BE100 optimum time at Little DownhamKevin McNab (Brookfield Inocent), Alice Hallows (Whimsical) and Emma Butler (English Bay)

    And also…

    Belton Horse Trials 2014

    1: number of showjumping time-faults incurred by both the winner (Nicola Wilson on One Two Many) and runner-up (Paul Sims and Glengarnock) in the CIC3* at Burgham
    3: number of sections won by Australian Kevin McNab at Little Downham
    3: number of homebreds ridden at Calmsden by Mary King, who won a section on King Robert II, whose parents are both four-star winners. His dam is 2011 Kentucky winner Kings Temptress and his sire this year’s Badminton victor Chilli Morning
    50: percentage of sections at Wilton won by riders who have ridden at or been selected for senior championships (New Zealand’s Mark Todd and Tim Price — Tim won two sections — Britain’s Tom McEwen, Italy’s Vittoria Panizzon and Ireland’s Padraig McCarthyselected this week to make his championship debut at the European Championships at Blair)
    1-2: Chloe Pearson took first and second in the under-18 BE100 at Cholmondeley on Garrybritt Calvin and Garryduff Chacoa

    Further afield

    Burghley Horse Trials 2014

    101: number of horses entered for Burghley
    4: number of times popular US pair Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM have won at Millbrook, New York, after their advanced victory there last weekend

    Full reports from Burgham, Wilton and Cholmondeley in H&H this week, out Thursday, 6 August 2015.

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