I was watching an old Rolex tape and Phillip Dutton was riding 3 horses which got me wondering how many he's ridden in his life. I assume there's a limit to the number of horses one rider can ride in the same 4* event but if you ride a few every year you would really rack up the numbers!
Anyone know which rider has ridden in the most 4* events?
My guess would be Andrew Nicholson. He's had 2 or more horses at Badminton/Burghley since the early 80's, and he holds the record for most double clears at Badminton (i think). Since he comes to KY and Pau as well, I can't imagine anyone would have more.
Bruce would have given him a run for his money if KY had moved up to 4 star earlier
My guess would be Andrew Nicholson just because he has a few more years on him at that level than WFP. That said, was it common in the early parts of Nicholson's career for him to have a 4* string, as opposed to a few horses?