Eventing in numbers: a 13 dressage score, 12 nationalities and 22 dressage errors

  • Dates: 1-7 June, 14th week of the 2015 season

    The basics


    Number of British Eventing (BE) fixtures: 5 (Pontispool (1), Little Downham (1), Belsay, Ascott under Wychwood (2) and Berriewood)
    Number of BE sections run this week: 97
    Event with most sections: Little Downham — 30 sections
    Number of BE sections run so far this year: 1053
    Number of combined BE and FEI sections run so far this year: 1081
    Number of BE fixtures run so far this year: 69

    Best dressage scores

    Pontispool: 13, scored by Bella Balian and Merlino, who won BE80(T) section G. This is the same score as the previous best dressage mark this year, scored by Penny Lawn on Regal Rendezvous at Norton Disney eight weeks ago
    Little Downham: 21.5, for Deborah Doyle and Dandy III, sixth in BE100plus section Z
    Belsay: 14, the mark achieved by BE90 section O victors Paul Langford and Jolianna
    Ascott under Wychwood: 18, scored by Ginny Howe riding Cruise On Inny in BE100 section A, which they went on to win
    Berriewood: 16.5, for Harthill Olympic, ridden by Oliver Townend, who won BE100 section J

    Speedy gonzales

    Little Downham on 05 06 2015

    1: number of pairs who beat the 6min 15sec optimum time at Little Downham in the advanced — the winners, Mark Kyle and Step In Time II
    2: number of pairs who came in under the intermediate 6min 4sec optimum time at Belsay — winner James Adams (Lawly) and runner-up Daniel Scott (Zen Roundthorn)

    And also…

    Badminton Horse Trials - Dressage Day 2 - 09 05 2014

    22: number of riders penalised for a dressage error of course at Berriewood
    2: number of showjumping clears in the intermediate novice at Pontispool — for the winner, Oliver Smith (Colorfast II), and Helen Casey (Downtown Billey)
    3: number of events this year which have had 30 or more sections — Little Downham is in joint second place in this race with Aston-le-Walls (2), but Oasby (1) is out in front on 38
    10: the top 10 in BE90 section J at Berriewood all finished on their dressage scores
    7: number of pairs in the under-21 open intermediate at Belsay

    Further afield


    12: number of nationalities competing at Bramham this weekend — British, Irish, French, New Zealand, Swedish, Dutch, USA, South African, Italian, Australian, Indian, Belgian
    2: number of victories for Marilyn Little at Bromont, Canada — she took the CCI3* on RF Demeter and the CCI2* on RF Overdressed

    Full reports from Little Downham, Pontispool and Berriewood in H&H this week, out Thursday, 11 June 2015

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