EHOA Events International Sponsors

Owner’s dinner at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

We are delighted to be hosting the Owners dinner on Thursday May 4th after the cocktail party at Badminton once again. The dinner will be sponsored by the new EHOA sponsor – Equine Construction – and will take place in one of the stunning Lakeside Marquees and will be limited to 150 people.

Please do reserve your tickets early! We will be maintaining a wait list. Details of how to book will follow shortly.


Weatherbys Private Bank

As a family-owned private bank, Weatherbys builds long-term, multi-generational relationships by putting clients’ interests first. Family values of careful stewardship and attention to detail underpin everything we do and for centuries our core values have been trustworthiness, service and longevity.

We offer bespoke private banking and financial solutions tailored to your needs and delivered by your own dedicated private banker. Our clients enjoy this personalised approach and our private bankers are with them every step of the way – through the many milestones life’s journey presents.

We focus on where we can add value from providing ‘holistic’ wealth planning advice, to managing your day to day banking. You can open a current account on day one with no pressure to borrow or invest.

Transferring your account from your existing bank is easy, being guaranteed in 7 days in most cases, and Weatherbys undertake all the administration on your behalf.

Our services include:

  • Current Accounts
  • Deposit Accounts
  • Lending – Mortgages, Overdrafts, Loans
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Wealth Planning
  • Investment
  • Insurance

For more information, please contact Justin Deacon on 0207 292 9029 or

EHOA Sponsors

Charter Tax Sponsorship

We are delighted to welcome a new sponsor to our team for this season. Charter Tax is a Chartered Accountancy Practice specialising in providing accountancy, tax advisory and tax compliance services. Our contact there is Janet Paterson who is the Principal of Charter Tax Consulting Limited who competes herself when the soundness of her stable star allows.

She has a small stable yard at home in Kent where she keeps several horses. Janet has joined the owner ranks this season too! SYDSERFF FINNADOON, a pure Connemara, will be showing the ropes to a friend of Janet’s whilst she events JSH SIMPLEY BLUE and brings on her youngster with the 2018 season in mind.

The firm has supported Francis Whittington for two seasons and Janet enjoys lessons with Francis when time allows. Commenting on the new partnership Janet said ‘Eventing really is a small world, my fellow Director Mark Howard has known Francis forever so combined with my personal interest in eventing it seemed a logical step to support him’.


British Eventing

British Eventing ITTP update

As part of the major IT project being implemented by British Eventing, you will notice that the BE membership cards will look slightly different and include a QR code. The inclusion of this QR code will provide those organisers who have scanning technology with greater flexibility on their admission processes. Each organiser will still have their own admission policies and processes and so we recommend that you read carefully the information provided for each event.

BE Membership initiative

Under a new initiative spearheaded by our Chairman, Cathy Butler and Yogi Breisner, the owners of any horse who represented GB on a Championship team in 2016 has been granted a complimentary membership. To reward and recognise the loyalty and dedication of owners of horses selected for Rio 2016, they will receive a two year membership to acknowledge their horse’ s achievements and their support of BE, whilst owners of all British youth team horses have been presented with a 12 month membership for their services to BE.

Grass Roots

Ramping up the work…

Jack on Cross Country
Jack on Cross Country

The last couple of weeks we have been ramping up the work and been cantering up the hill a couple of times a week, this is great as not only does he enjoy it and it gets rid of some of the joys of spring. He’s not getting out in the field much as he would like, as his favourite hobby is to play hippo!

We’ve had an eventing clinic at the yard where he had a dressage lesson in the morning, which went well although it was trying to snow! A show jumping lesson in the indoor school which meant having to work on corners and getting the canter right as it’s a quite tight! Then out on the cross country course in the afternoon. He didn’t have stud holes and it was a bit slippery so we took it quite easy but his ear pricked and you could tell how much he loves it!

Last weekend we had planned to go to a local equestrian centre for an arena one day event but the lorry ramp had other ideas! So we re-rooted and did the dressage competition at the yard. He did a Novice test and then his 1st Elementary test with about 10 minutes warning and it blowing a gale we were really pleased with a 6th in the Novice and 4th in the Elementary.

Novice Dressage
Novice Dressage

Saturday sees his 1st BE at Moreton and the reminder of the early starts for the BE season. A huge thank you to the secretary though for thinking of us with distances to travel as the 0500 alarm call is much appreciated over a 0300 one! We all want nice times and it’s an impossible job and I am really appreciative when the distances are taken into account.