EHOA Grass Roots Membership Owners

British Eventing Chairman

Paul Hodgson will retire at the end of the year and will be handing over the Chairman role to current Board Director Fiona O’Hara, with Jude Matthews being appointed by the Board into the new role of Vice-Chairman.

Fiona is a Managing Director at leading global professional services company Accenture and specialises in operational excellence and business transformation. She owns 3 horses, an advanced dressage horse who she enjoys competing and two youngsters who she is looking forward to bringing on. Fiona has been a Board Director with British Eventing since 2017.

Jude Matthews has a skilled background in the financial services industry most recently working at leading firm Hargreaves Lansdown. Jude has been a non-executive Board Director at British Eventing for the past nine months having taken on the role of Commercial and Marketing Director and is a keen amateur event rider.

The EHOA board welcome both to their positions and look forward to working with them over the coming seasons.

EHOA Grass Roots Membership Owners

BE Chairman retires

After four years as British Eventing Chairman, Paul Hodgson has announced that after his first term concludes at the end of December 2018, he has taken the decision to not stand for the position once again.

Further information can be found here

Read Paul’s retiring statement here


Annual Awards Dinner

The EHOA Annual Awards

The EHOA Annual Awards dinner took place at Ascot Racecourse in November. Some 200 people enjoyed the glittering occasion, kindly sponsored by Taylor Woodcock.   It was an opportunity to look back on the successes of 2018.

The evening started with a champagne reception sponsored by Equine Construction and Shearwater Insurance.

Tony Woodcock MD of Taylor Woodcock commented “It was a pleasure to attend and support the EHOAs annual dinner at the iconic Ascot Race Course earlier this month.
Through my business partner Adrian Taylor, who is director of partnerships for EHOA, we, Taylor Woodcock enjoyed the association and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening alongside event horse owners and a number of world champions from the sport”

Chairman Cathy Butler commentated “it was great to see so many at the dinner, it was probably the largest gathering we have had at the dinner, ever.   It really was a great night to celebrate a year of outstanding achievements”.

The evening marked the retirement of committee member Margie Hall who has completed 17 years on the board.

A photo gallery of the evening can be found here.