Facts and Stats: Pau 2009-2014

Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob. (Trevor Holt/FEI)


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If you love Eventing trivia, we have lots to share. Our resident Eventing Geek is in the process of building an Eventing database that will continually bring you all sorts of useless Eventing information. Eventing Connect’s latest toy, brings to you our third edition of Facts and Stats – Pau 2009-2014:



  • Since 2009, 316 starters have tried to conquer this four-star track.
  • 115 starters have been women, 201 have been men.

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  • The completion rate is an impressive 64%, with 202 finishers.
  • 68 women finished (59%), 134 men finished (67%).

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Rider with the most starts
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has more starts than any other rider with 12. He has only failed to finish twice, both times were in 2014 when he withdrew Parklane Hawk before cross-country and retired Seacookie TSF on course. William won in 2011, riding Oslo and again in 2013, but with Seacookie TSF.

Horses with the most starts
Minos De Petra, ridden by Pascal Leroy (FRA) has had the most starts in the last six years, with five starts, missing the event in only 2010. His best result was in 2009, finishing in 3rd place.


  • 9 riders have delivered tests below 40.
  • Lowest dressage score was Christopher Burton (AUS) on Underdiscussion with 34.8 in 2012. They ended up retiring on cross-country.
  • No rider has delivered multiple tests in the 30s.
  • Highest dressage score was Jean Luc Goerens (FRA) on Marychope De Marast with a score of 81.8 in 2009. They did not let their bad dressage get them down, and went onto finish in 15th place.

Cross-country and show jumping

  • A reasonable 12% of the starters have made time on cross-country with 37 pairs in total managing to beat the clock.
  • The only North American to make time is Clark Montgomery (USA) who rode Universe to a 10th place finish in 2013.
  • An impressive 36% of the starters have finished without cross-country jumping penalties, with 114 duos making it around with clear jumping.
  • A respectable 11% of the starters have managed to deliver double clear show jumping rounds with only 36 riders keeping the poles in the cup and not getting a time penalty.


  • The lowest final score was Andrew Nicholson (NZL) riding Nereo in 2012, winning on 39.3.
  • The highest final score was Margit Appelt (AUT) riding Off Limits XX, with 192.5. Not an ideal score but they joined the 202 finishers.

Top 10

  • 15% (17) of the female starters finished in the top 10
  • 21% (43) of the male starters finished in the top 10


  • William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has earned the most wins, claiming the title in 2011 on Oslo and in 2013 on Seacookie TSF.
  • Only one woman has won in the past six years; Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Horseware Hale Bob in 2014.


North American bits of info:

  • 23 North Americans have started; 7 Canadians and 16 Americans.
  • The completion rate for North Americans is 60% which is slightly below the event’s average.
  • Highest placing American is Phillip Dutton with Mr Medictott, finishing 4th in 2013.
  • Highest placing Canadian is Kathryn Robinson with Let It Bee, finishing 7th in 2014.
Kathryn Robinson (CAN) and Let It Bee.

Kathryn Robinson (CAN) and Let It Bee.


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