Interesting Facts about this year’s Olympic Games
During 2015 there were 67 FEI CSI 5* events worldwide.
- 22 countries hosted at least one CSI 5* event (AUT, BEL, CAN, CHN, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, HKG, IRE, ITA, KSA, MON, NED, NOR, POL, POR, QAT, SUI, SWE, UAE and the USA)
- 14.9% of all the CSI 5* events were held in France.
- The following chart lists the countries hosting five or more CSI 5* events in 2015:
- The total prize money of all the CSI 5* events was just over 57 million dollars (USD)
- The average CSI 5* had 850,000 USD in prize money
- There were only three tournaments offering more than 2 million dollars in prize money
- There were 502 competitions (classes)
- 73.3% (373) of the competitions counted for the FEI rankings
- The top five richest CSI 5* events of 2015:
- 23 FEI course designers were responsible of designing the 67 CSI 5* of 2015
- Almost 45% of all FEI CSI 5* events were designed by the same 3 course designers.
- There are only 4 non-European course designers in the world who designed a CSI 5* event in 2015.
- Almost 72% of all FEI CSI 5* events were held in Europe.
- Almost 20% of all FEI CSI 5* events were held in North America.
- Almost 9% of all FEI CSI 5* events were held in Asia.
- There were no FEI CSI 5* events in South America, Africa or Australia.
- The top ten richest grand prix of 2015:
- The Olympia Horse show in downtown London had the busiest schedule, hosting 15 FEI 5* competitions.
- Shanghai was the only tournament offering 3 classes with over $371,500 USD.
- There were 44 competitions with prize money over $371,500 USD
- There were more CSI 5* events (67) than CSI 4* events (38).
- The CP International Grand Prix in Spruce Meadows was the richest Grand Prix of 2015 with $1,542,000 CAD