2018 Christmas Eventing Quiz Answers


It’s that time of year again when we test your power of observation and memory from the 2017 eventing year around the world.

Some are tough and some are fun and here are the answers you've been waiting for - how many did you get right?


1. What is the stable name of Clarke Johnstone’s Adelaide CCI4* winning horse Balmoral Sensation?

A: Ritchie


2. Which daughter of an Olympic eventing medallist won a National championship in 2017 that has never been won by her parent?

A: Stuart Tinney’s daughter Gemma won the Australian National Senior Championship at Equestriad at her first 3* start


3. The popular combination in the video below made big news in 2017 – name the rider, horse and why they were media sensations

A:Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift. Irish rider Jonty Evans kept the ride on his Rio Olympic horse, Cooley Rorkes Drift thanks to raising £500,000 through a social media driven crowdfunding campaign




4. Name the individual gold medallists from the 2017 FEI European Senior and Junior Championships

A:Bubby Upton, GBR (Junior) and Ingrid Klimke, GER (Senior)


5. Oliver Townend won the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017, eight years after winning Badminton and Burghley in the same year on two different horses. Name the three 4* winning horses and what attribute do all three horses have in common?

A: Flint Curtis, Carousel Quest and Ballaghmor Class are all greys


6. Which eventing rule caused controversy at the 2017 Australian International 3 Day Event?

A: Eventing Rule 549.2 - the 50 penalty rule


7. A British rider had three horses in the top 10 going into the show jumping phase of a CCI4* in 2017. Name the rider, horses and event

A:Sarah Bullimore with Reve Du Rouet, Valentino V and Lilly Corinne at Les Etoiles de Pau


8. What are the name of Tim and Jonelle Price’s son and Andrew and Steffi Hoy’s daughter (above), both born in 2017?

A: Otis Price and Philippa Isabel Jane Hoy


9. Name the British Eventing 6YO Champion (Osberton), the 7 Year Old (Le Lion) and the 5 Year Old Burghley Young Event Horse in 2017

A: AKD Corline (Piggy French),  Alertamalib’or (Astier Nicolas) and Diablo Jo (Ginny Turnbull)


10. Which nationalities now hold the gold, silver and bronze team medals from the 2017 FEI European Senior Championships in Strzegom, Poland

A:Following the reallocation of medals it is now Great Britain, Sweden and Italy


11. Name the first ever Italian winner at Tattersalls who took the CCI3* in 2017

A: Vittoria Panizzon on Chequers Play The Game


12. Ginny Howe survived intact when the girth on Echo P broke over this fence – which event was she competing at?

A: Osberton International


13. Which past eventing rider won the FEI Against All Odds Award in 2017?

A: Emma Booth


14. Which Melbourne Cup jockey rode in an eventing competition five days later?

A: Kathy O'Hara


15. Name the rider who unwittingly rode around Badminton 2017 with a serious neck injury which put him out of competition for most of the year

A: Sam Griffiths


16. Which two countries announced mandatory use of frangible devices on certain fences in 2017?

A:USA and Australia


17. Name the celebrity owner of Piggy French’s Cooley Monsoon who had such an absolutely fabulous year in 2017

A: Jennifer Saunders

18. Andrew Nicholson won Badminton for the first time 2017 – how many times had he competed there prior to this year?

A:36 – he won on his 37th attempt


19. “As soon as I took him out of the box I knew there was something wrong with him; he was very wet when he went in the stable and it was cold in the morning so I wondered if he was just stiff so then I walked him, he didn’t feel good and when I started to trot him he was a little bit lame. For me I was sure then I couldn’t try to compete with him. But at the moment I still have no answer as to what happened”

Who said this when withdrawing his horse before dressage at which CCI4* in 2017?

A: Michael Jung at Les Etoiles de Pau


20. Just for Fun. What happens next? ..........

A:When his rider slipped out the side door of BE100 Fence 3 at Cholmondeley Horse Trials, Finn XIII returned the way he came - jumping the Intermediate Fences 2 and 1 backwards