2018 Christmas Eventing Quiz - answers


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  • Which British rider has been to Badminton every year since he was born?

Harry Meade


  • Two Irish Olympic riders won their first ever 3* events in 2018 – who were they and where did they win?

Jonty Evans won the Grantham Cup CIC3* at Belton International and Cathal Daniels won both CIC3* classes at Chatsworth


  • How many penalties will be awarded under the new FEI Eventing Rule for 2019 when a horse ‘misses a flag but clearly negotiated the element or obstacle’

15 penalties (previously 50) 


  • Who was the top Australian rider on the FEI World Rankings as at 30th November and what ranking did they hold?

Chris Burton, 24th place


  • Who was elected in 2018 as the new FEI Athlete Representative for Eventing for the next four years?

William Fox-Pitt 


  • What percentage of CCI4* riders completed the cross country phase at the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide?



  • Which three riders topped the British Eventing points board at the end of the 2018 UK eventing season?

Oliver Townend, Ros Canter and Gemma Tattersall


  • Name the winners (rider and horse) of the six CCI4* events in 2018

Kentucky: Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class

Badminton: Jonelle Price and Classic Moet

Luhmuhlen: Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo

Burghley: Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy

Les Etoiles de Pau: Thibaut Fournier and Siniani De Lathus

Australian International 3 Day Event: Hazel Shannon and Willinga Park Clifford


  • Which two horses won the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses in 2018?

Ingrid Klimke’s Asha P won the 7YO and Kitty King’s Cristal Fontaine won the 6YO at Le Lion d'Angers


  • Which major event will host the British Eventing BE80 Championships from 2020?



  • Who are the Scottish Grassroots Champions of 2018?

SCBE90 Sophie Bultitude and Laghey Clover

SCBE100 Rose Macpherson and Ballingowan Carrie


  • Who was the only competitor at the inaugural Osborne Horse Trials who didn’t have to cross the Solent to compete on the Isle of Wight?

Sarah Holmes


  • At which event in 2018 was the new Olympic format of the team competition first tested? The new substitution penalty did come into play during the competition - which rider had to withdraw before the show jumping and who was the substitute?

The Nations Cup at Strzegom Horse Trials in Poland. Coral Keen had to withdraw from the British team so James Somerville and Talent took part in the show jumping as part of the team although his scores from the previous phases came from Coral’s results


  • Who will be the cross country coach for the Swiss eventing team in 2019?

Andrew Nicholson


  • Which former British eventing athlete, known in his second career as the voice of equestrian sport for his commentary work with the BBC, died suddenly in March 2018?

Mike Tucker


  • Germany produced the best team score in history during the dressage phase of the eventing at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon – what was it?



  • Stormy Daniels was big news in 2018 due to her association with Donald Trump but which Aussie eventer is her horse riding coach?

Dom Schramm


  • Which eventing rider received the BEF Medal of Honour at Olympia in December?

Ros Canter


  • Michael Jung visited Australia in May – why?

Michael made the visit with his family for the wedding of his older brother Philip


  • Which of our XC Video events in 2018 is this filmed at?

Floors Castle in Scotland