Eventing in numbers: three FEI sections, 135 fixtures and the best of Blair

Our statistical series continues through the 27th week of the season, with facts from Blair, Gatcombe and more

Dates: 7 – 13 Sep, 27th week of the 2015 season

The basics

Aston-Le-Walls 13.05.2015 Archive No : TR 902

Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: four (Blair Castle, Gatcombe (2), West Wilts (3), Frickley Park (2))
Number of BE sections run this week: 48
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: 2119
Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 2180
Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 135

Hartpury Horse Trials August 2015

Best dressage scores

Gatcombe: 23.8, for Lizzie Doolittle and Shop DJ, who won novice section K on their dressage score
West Wilts: 13.5, scored by Katie Hancock and Kilcandra Rambo Ray, who won BE100 section C on this score
Frickley Park: 17.5, for Paula Holden and Springwind Catwalk, who won BE90 section O on their dressage score

Speedy gonzales

3: number of pairs inside the 10min 13sec European Championship cross-country course at Blair. They were Michael Jung on FischerTakinou (individual gold), Izzy Taylor with KBIS Briarlands Matilda (sixth) and Gemma Tattersall riding Artic Soul (ninth)
3: number of pairs inside the 5min 51sec optimum time over the CIC2* course at Gatcombe. They were Chuffy Clark and Winnetou M (second), Daisy Berkeley and Strike Smartly (fifth) and Paul Tapner and Bonza King Of Rouges (sixth)
2: number of pairs inside the 5min 11sec optimum time over the intermediate course at Gatcombe. The fastest combinations were George Coe and La Contadina, who finished third in intermediate section G and Julia Norman and Leamhchoill Drifter, who finished sixth in open intermediate section F

And also…


67: number of starters at Blair
35: number of clear cross-country jumping rounds at Blair
45: number of starters to complete the cross-country at Blair
5: number of riders to retire at Blair across country
14: number of riders eliminated on the cross-country course at Blair
9: number of problems at the second corner fence in the arena, making it the most influential fence at Blair
4: number of wins and second place rosettes for Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp. She was second in BE100 section E (Castana Bay), first in novice section F (Deniro Z), first in novice section G (Oskar) and second in Novice section H (Gorsehill Cooley)
58: percentage of starters to finish BE80(T) section E at Frickley Park
2: number of sections won by Paula Holden at Frickley Park. They were BE90 section N (Falco III) and BE90 section O (Springwind Catwalk)
66: percentage of starters to complete CIC2* section B at Gatcombe

Gatcombe Horse Trials - Festival of Eventing 8th - 9th August 2015
3: number of international riders taking the top three places in open intermediate section F at Gatcombe. First was Vittoria Panizzon with Bonne Amie (Italy), second was Ruy Fonseca riding Tom Bombadill Too (Brazil) and third was Dan Jocelyn on Phoenix L (New Zealand)

Further afield

104: number of expected runners in CCI3* section A at Blenheim this weekend
70: number of expected runners this weekend in CIC3* section B at Blenheim

Full reports from the European Eventing Championships at Blair and Gatcombe in H&H this week, out Thursday, 17 September 2015

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