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Table 2 Outcome and performance of the national selections in preparation for the European Championship (EC)

From: A prospective study on a cohort of horses and ponies selected for participation in the European Eventing Championship: reasons for withdrawal and predictive value of fitness tests

  Horses Ponies Total
  n n n
Total animals 20 9 29
  Withdrawn from EC team 16 6 22
   Injured 9 4 13
      Tendon injury 7 3 10
      Fetlock-joint injury 1 - 1
      Lameness (unspecified) 1 1 2
   Did not meet EC competition criteria 4 2 6
   Sold 3 - 3
  Participated at EC 4 3 7
   Finished without cross-country faults 2 1 3
   Finished with cross-country faults 2 0 2
   Eliminated in cross-country 0 2 2
  1. National selection consisted of 20 event horses and 9 event ponies in preparation for European Championships in 2010 (ponies) and 2011 (horses).