EHOA International Membership Owners


Congratulations to Sheila Barker for receiving a BE Award for her sterling service to the U18 (JRN) programme! Sheila has been involved in the programme since the very beginning, and we are incredibly grateful for all her work over the years.

Shelia was our blogger in the run up to Badminton this season.



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SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials

I am writing to you to advise you that the organisers of the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials have secured support for a dedicated Owners, Athletes and Trainers (OATs) facility for this year’s event. Owners that have horses competing and EHOA members are invited to use this new facility on offer.

The facility will be supported by Theraplate UK whose wave vortex stimulation therapy products are aimed at equine, dog and human rehabilitation and are used by vets, rehab centres and several riders. They will not only be supporting the OATs facility but will be also be supplying products in the stables for riders to use during the event and offering, in cooperation with another of Blenheim’s sponsors the opportunity to win one of their units.

The Owners, Athletes and Trainers marquee will be located adjacent to the main arena collecting ring allowing owners to watch the horses prepare for CCI3* dressage and the show jumping phases of the 8 & 9-year-old CIC3* and the CCI3* as well as a great place to see the ‘south lawn’ loop of the CCI3* cross-country on Saturday.

This will be a private marquee for Owners, Athletes and Trainers to use to watch horses working in and to relax. There will be tables and chairs inside there will be a garden area with patio furniture, complimentary refreshments, daily papers and lifestyle magazines and from the sponsors complimentary tea and coffee and a welcome glass of fizz!

Furthermore, as well as complimentary use of this facility, the organisers, are offering any members who want to attend the event a £5 discount on their booking when made online before the end of August.  Anyone who wishes to use the OATs  facility simply needs to show their EHOA badge to the stewards to gain admission.

To take advantage of the booking discount we would ask members to use the code OAT2018 in the promo box of the box office checkout at and to book before the end of August in order to obtain the discount (any owners who book but whose horse is then accepted to run will be given a full refund).

I should like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the fact that as Blenheim coincides with the World Equestrian Games (13 – 16 Sept). There will be live streaming of the Games into the event and on Saturday evening there will be an informal supper with the WEG cross country played on the big screen in the Marlborough Pavilion.

Attached is an offer for those parties interested in a hiring a Riverside Pavilion. Blenheim are extending their riverside pavilion offer to individuals as well as companies this year and thought they might appeal to owners. It’s a cost effective way to host guests in a special part of the course and we’re hoping the uptake will reflect that. The price on the attached is based on a 6x6m pavilion, but we can provide larger options along with food and drink packages if required.

Kind regards,


EHOA Events International Membership Owners

Burgham International

Burgham International is upon us and starts this Friday (July 27th).

The EHOA are hosting an Owners Marquee on behalf of the event. It is situated alongside the main area and is being manned by some fabulous vounteers.

Tea/coffee/squash, newspapers and snacks all available throughout the weekend. Please do pop in and use the faciities on offer and say hello to the team.

More details for the event can be found on:

I am also around for the three days so if you need to renew your membership please fill out the membership form and leave in the marquee and I will collect at the end of the day. Also happy to answeer any questions members might have.

See you in Northumberand on Friday.


EHOA Events Membership Owners

EHOA Chairman

Dear Member,

You may already be aware but for those who do not know, Cathy Butler, the Chairman of the EHOA will be stepping down at the end of this season.  We, therefore, are seeking to find a person to take over the Chairmanship of the Association from November 2018.

The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge and deep affection for the Sport, a desire to support the sport and in particular to encourage Ownership within the sport.

This requires diplomacy, good communication skills, perseverance, but above all an understanding of the wider issues beyond those of just Ownership.



Primary responsibility – To oversee and co-ordinate the effective running of the Association and to represent the public face of the EHOA.

To do this the Chairman is required to do the following:-


Chair the AGM – (usually this is held at Burghley Horse Trials in September)

  • Chair 4 Board Meetings annually.
  • Host the Annual Dinner & Awards. (Usually held in November)
  • To be responsible with the Treasurer for the financial affairs of the Association.


  • Represent the interest of the Association with other Member Bodies of the Sport, such as BEF, BE, FEI, BEOA,ERA, HTSG. (The Chairman does not sit on or regularly attend meetings on any of these bodies but may be consulted from time to time to raise the EHOA’s voice on issues which effect owners).
  • To sign the Annual Accounts.
  • To represent and evolve the voice of Owners in the Sport and to start new initiatives where required.
  • To support the Members of the Board with their individual responsibilities and in particular:-
  1.  Support the Hospitality Director in our relationships with Event Organisers.

2.  Support the Director in charge of relationship with Sponsors.

3.  Support the Director in charge of the Associations Membership.

This is a non-executive position, on a voluntary basis, reasonable expenses can be met.

If you feel you would like to apply please send an email with a brief c.v. to our Company Secretary, Jonathan Clarke –



EHOA International Membership Owners

Young Rider and Junior Teams

Good Luck to all the riders on the NAF Young Rider European Championship squad and British Racesafe Junior Championship squad

Follow their progress via the BE Website

You can watch all the cross country action from the Junior & Young Riders here –

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British Charles Owen Pony squad

Congratulations to all those named in the squad

For further information click here

Awards EHOA Events Owners

The St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials

Congratulations go to Adam Harvey, winner of the EHOA award at The St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials 5th-8th July 2018

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Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials.

WIN a free camping pitch plus Membership for 2 adults for this year’s Blair Castle International Horse Trials, 23rd – 26th August. (Children under 12 have free entry)

To enter simply send an email headed BLAIR to and one lucky winner will be pulled out of the hat on August 1st.Entries close July 31st at noon.

Full details of what is happening at this year’s Blair Castle International can be found on the website

This prize has been generously donated by the organising committee of the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials.