TABLE 1:

Demographic and background information of 757 owners and riders, who completed an online survey on the use of nutritional supplementation of horses competing in dressage and eventing

Owner/rider demographics
Age (years) of owners/riders, n (%)
 Under 1618 (2.1%)
 16–21108 (14.3%)
 22–34268 (35.4%)
 35–44158 (20.9%)
 45–54147 (19.4%)
 55–6452 (6.9%)
 ≥656 (0.8%)
 No answer1 (0.1%)
Mode (percentage of respondents) gender of owner/rider (n=752)*, n (%)Female 723 (96.1%)
Male 29 (3.9%)
Further qualifications in sport or equine science held by owner/rider (n=705), n (%)
 None419 (59.4%)
 BSc72 (10.2%)
 MSc12 (1.7%)
 PhD7 (1.0%)
 BHS195 (27.7%)
Number of years owner/rider has been riding (n=754)*, mean (range)26.4 (3–60) years
Number of years respondent has been competing in the discipline (n=738)*, mean (range)9.5 (0.16–40) years
Role of respondent as owner/rider of horse (n=746)*, n (%)
 Owner and rider674 (90.3%)
 Owner only32 (4.3%)
 Rider only40 (5.4%)
Number of owners/riders competing at level (n=566)*, n (%)
 Unaffiliated138 (24.4%)
 Novice affiliated241 (42.7%)
 Intermediate affiliated117 (20.7%)
 Advanced affiliated70 (12.4%)
Type of horse accommodation/management, n (%)
 Full livery89 (11.8%)
 Part livery67 (8.8%)
 DIY livery263 (34.7%)
 Kept at home338 (44.7%)
  • *If smaller numbers of respondents completed a section, the number of respondents is given as (n=).