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Table 5 Physiological parameters of event horses and ponies at both SETs in preparation for the European Championships

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 (n = 4) Ponies (n = 3)
  Mean ± sd Mean ± sd
  SET-I SET-II SET-I SET-II
VLA2 (m/s) 8.8 ± 1.1 9.3 ± 0.8 6.1 ± 0.7 7.7 ± 0.4
VLA4 (m/s) 10.3 ± 0.5 10.3 ± 0.4 7.8 ± 0.3 8.3 ± 0.3
HRLA2 (beats/min) 175 ± 10 172 ± 5 167 ± 21 164 ± 0
HRLA4 (beats/min) 190 ± 10 184 ± 10 179 ± 16 173 ± 5
V200 (m/s) 11.6 ± 1.3 11.7 ± 1.3 9.1 ± 0.7 10.1 ± 0.7
V170 (m/s) 8.3 ± 0.4 8.5 ± 0.4 6.3 ± 0.7 7.7 ± 0.9
V140 (m/s) 5.0 ± 0.7 6.2 ± 0.2 3.9 ± 1.0 5.4 ± 1.1
LApeak (mmol/L) 7.4 ± 1.8 6.4 ± 1.6 13.0 ± 1.7 16.7 ± 3.2
HRpeak (beats/min) 202 ± 4 196 ± 13 212 ± 4 201 ± 8
Vpeak (m/s) 10.6 ± 0.6 11.5 ± 0.6 9.8 ± 0.5 10.9 ± 0.7
HR rec5 (beats/min) 95 ± 7 96 ± 13 103 ± 5 123 ± 39
HR rec10 (beats/min) 86 ± 8 83 ± 17 99 ± 12 98 ± 13
  1. Four event horses and three event ponies of the national selection participated in both SETs in preparation for European Championships in 2010 (ponies) and 2011 (horses).
  2. For abbreviation meanings see legend of Table 3.