Enduring Attrition

Following on from Monday’s blog about the sorry state of a horse competing at Compiègne, here’s a rough breakdown of the completions versus non completions for the two International competitions.

2*
121 starters
60 completed
61 non-completions
29 of the non-completions were lame: 15 of those were Middle East, 8 were French

Just over 50% FAILED to complete, and almost half of those were LAME.

4*
102 starters
42 completions
60 non-completions
34 of the non-completions were lame: 17 of those were Middle East, 10 were French

Just under 60% FAILED to complete and more than half of those were LAME.

OFFICIAL RESULTS here : http://www.atrm-systems.fr/index0eng.htm

These are photos of the stable areas after the 120 km 2*.

If ever pictures spoke louder than words (click to enlarge)

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What is happening to horses in the name of sport? Here’s the petition again:

https://secure.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Pour_la_preservation_des_chevaux_de_courses_dendurancefor_the_preservation_

Please share this blog. This MUST not be brushed under the carpet time and time again.




  • Anonymous

    Hi Richard, if you check the results site and the eliminations document from Compiègne, you’ll see the statistics are correct for lamenesses. Over 50% failed to complete in each class, and of those, approx 50% were classed as lame.