Some of our EHOA members are competing at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Cup. Very best wishes to them all today.
Details have been finalised for the Annual Dinner and Awards Evening. It will be held in London at The Saddlers’ Hall on Monday 7th November.
We are delighted that Sam Griffiths will be the Guest Speaker. Sam was part of the Team Bronze and fourth individually at the Rio Olympics.
Dinner invitation and details can be found here. Please note that payment will only be accepted by bank transfer. The relevant account details will be sent as soon as the application form is received. Application form can be found here
There will be no tickets but a guest list will be held at reception.
The Board of the EHOA are very much looking forward to seeing you at The Saddlers’ Hall.
EHOA AWARDS 2016
At the dinner we will present:
SHEARWATER INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED will present an award to the leading EHOA Owner in the 6 year old World Young Horse Championship
SHEARWATER INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED will present an award to the leading EHOA Owner in the 7 year old World Young Horse Championship
WEATHERBYS PRIVATE BANK will present a trophy to the highest EHOA member with a horse completing at Rio 2016
The HUNTRIDGE PLAQUE will be presented to the Owner of the horse which gains the most BE points in the season, the sire or dam of which is a thoroughbred
The CALCUTTA LIGHT HORSE TROPHY will be presented to the Owner of the horse with the most points won this season
The PLUM ROWLAND PLAQUE will be presented to the leading under 21 rider, who gained the most number of points in the OIU21 classes in 2016
KNIGHTS will present an award to the Owner of the winning horse in the Corinthian Cup, held at the Festival of British Eventing.
The HANNAH FRANCIS INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG EVENTER OF THE YEAR AWARD will be presented by KBIS during the dinner
We are delighted that once again our bankers, Weatherbys, are sponsoring the EHOA in 2016.
They would like to offer all EHOA members twelve months free banking should you wish to transfer your banking arrangements to Weatherbys Private Bank before September 30th 2016.
For more information visit the EHOA hospitality marquee during the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and speak to Justin Deacon and the team from Weatherbys Private Bank.
It was great to see so many of you over the weekend at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. It was a challenging weekend weather-wise with beautiful sunny days and rainy days but it had a brilliant atmosphere and congratulations go to all.
The AGM was well attended and I am delighted to report that all new board members were duly elected. Jeremy Skinner commented on the 2015 accounts (available on the website) and confirmed that subscription income for 2016 was holding steady. If you were unable to join us, you can read the chairman’s welcome speech here.
We recently awarded prizes at Bricky and South of England.
The prizes at Bricky went to to the Amateur O/R in the IN section and one Novice section.
The winners were Sarah Helfer riding Chilly Boy – she came 2nd in the IN and Stacey Littlejohns riding Roland Ronald – she came 13th in the Novice. The Pimms Jugs were gratefully received!
Over at South of England on the same weekend Nick and Barbara Walkinshaw received the EHOA Owners Award of a glass engraved bowl, as their horse Billy Walk On won the CIC 2*
Sarah Holmes, the owner/rider of the CIC 1* winner Dunganstown Fleur was presented with the EHOA bowl.
Our final event of the season, Aldon, took place last weekend – October 23rd – 26th.
We had a busy time in the hospitality tent and we saw many members & owners of competing horses over the three days.
Congratulations to Louise Harwood and her owner Cynthia Higgons for winning the EHOA award in the 2* with Jenga
Will Furlong won the 1* on his own Elstar, and won the EHOA award.
Plans for the dinner are well in hand – the evening is a sell out and we are looking forward to a great night to finish the season off.
More information about the event can be found here