Can anyone tell me approximately what percentage of entries from each Maclay regional make it to finals? I'm not looking for an exact number, just roughly right. I understand how the process works but I'm most familiar with zone 1 and 2. I'd be interesting in a ballpark number for all zones if anyone knows.
Seems like it's about a third (or 33% if you're looking for a percentage) as the above poster noted. In theory it's the same for all zones since it's based on the number they can take at finals divided by the the total number who ride in regionals. However, since you can't send a fraction of an eq rider, the percentages from zone to zone will vary a bit with more variation in the zones with fewer riders.
You might be able to find a thread here from last fall where people were talking about the numbers last year.
Zone 2 had 79 entries last year, and after maybe 2 or 3 were taken off the wait list I believe 37 or 38 got through, so roughly 40-45% at least in that zone.
However, in 2011 Zone 2 took 48 with around the same number of entrants, it was definitely more than half in most zones that year.