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In memoriam: Rexonald Roy Comyn Boucher 1928 – 2020

The EHOA was sad to learn of the passing of Rexonald Roy Comyn Boucher on 8 August 2020, aged 91.

Rex Boucher died at his home in Kent that he had shared with his wife, Marguerite Bellamy MacRae, for 66 years.

Rex and Marguerite owned many event horses and were loyal and successful owners in British Eventing. The were members of the EHOA for many many years.  Notably, they owned Flintstone IV who came third at Badminton in 2000, sixth at Kentucky 2001 and was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2000 Olympic Games with Rodney Powell. And, Major Sweep who won team gold at the Young Rider European Championship with Tom McEwen in 2010.

Rex is survived by his wife, Marguerite, their two sons, Hugh and Robert, and their grandchildren, Thomas, William, Katharine, Caroline and Dr. Alexander Boucher.

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British Eventing would like to provide clarification on BE fixtures taking place in the North East of England, following the increased COVID-19 measures introduced by the UK Government on 18 September 2020.

Direction from the Government confirms, sports that are formally organised by a sports club or similar organisation, with guidance issued by a sports governing body, are permitted to take place. Therefore, fixtures affiliated to British Eventing – the National Governing Body for the sport – are permitted to continue.

All BE fixtures are taking place behind closed doors without spectators and members are reminded that the Sport Resumption Protocols remain in place for all events. BE Protocols are updated as guidance and regulations change and members should regularly check that they are up to date with the latest protocols at []

The measures have been introduced to areas of the North East of England – namely, Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham.

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Joint Stakeholders Meetings

Please find attached the minutes of the three joint stakeholders meetings held recently.

Stakeholder Group Virtual Meeting 4.8.20 – notes  

Stakeholder Group Virtual Meeting 19.8.20 – notes

 Stakeholder Group Virtual Meeting 2.9.20 – notes



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Congratulations to everyone who had a successful weekend at the inaugural Cornbury House – what an event. A stunning location in fabulous parkland with fantastic tracks on good old turf definitely one to put in the diary for next year. For those unable to make it I hope you enjoyed all the live coverage from the show jumping and cross country.

With Burnham Market International starting this week, I would like to draw your attention to the updated version of the Sport Resumption plans that was released by British Eventing last week. It can be found here:

Delighted to see so many EHOA owned horses selected to compete at the World Championships held in France at Le Lion d’Angers. The selected combinations can be found here: well done to you all. We will be supporting you all from home.

You will have received The Autumn Newsletter via email. I hope you find it a good read. We welcome all comments on it and suggestions for articles you’d like to know more about.

Have a good week and best of luck when out and about eventing. Don’t forget the slogan: Arrive – spectate – depart.


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BE Resumption of Sport updates

The resumption of sport guidelines have been updated

Click here for the latest version BE Sport Resumption_Members Protocols_08092020

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GB Combinations Selected for Young Horse World Championship

GB Combinations Selected for Young Horse World Championship

British Eventing is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent Great Britain at the 2020 FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses, Mondial du Lion, France (15-18 October).

Great Britain bring forward the maximum three six-year-olds and 12 seven-year-old horses to challenge for the Young Horse World Championship titles – including the 2019 six-year-old champion Cooley Lancer.

In alphabetical order by rider, the six-year-old horses selected are:

Monbeg Hendricks (Harlequin Du Carel X Alda Puissance), owned by Adrian Sweet and ridden by Kitty King, with Adrian Sweet’s MHS Monbeg Junior (Quidam Junior X MHS Julianna Joy) in direct reserve

MHS Brown Jack (OBOS Quality 004 X Gowran Lady) owned by Fred and Penny Barker and ridden by Tom McEwen

Cooley Rosalent (Valent X Bllaney Jewel), owned by Paul Ridgeon and ridden by Oliver Townend


Reserves (in order of merit):

  1. Codebreaker (Cody X Dolce Vita K), owned by Eliza Stoddart with Heather Sandell, Georgina Stoddart, Sue Brankin Frisby and ridden by Eliza Stoddart*
  2. Cooley Goodwood (OBOS Quality 004 X Burrane Kate), owned Susie Wood and ridden by Piggy March
  3. Evita AP (Con Air X Elektra), owned by Brett Bullimore and ridden by Sarah Bullimore
  4. Captain Crissy (Fuerty Captain Carismo X Common Cruise), owned and ridden by Jess Watts


In alphabetical order by rider, the seven-year-old horses selected are:

Ardeo Premier (Hold Up Premier X Playgirl), owned by Debbie and Neill Nuttall and ridden by Alex Bragg

Izilot DHI (Zavall VDL X Zilottie W), owned by Alex Moody and Ros Canter and ridden by Rosalind Canter*

Moonlight Charmer (OBOS Quality 004 X Enchanted Heart), owned by Teresa Stopford Sackville and Charlotte Heber Percy and ridden by Laura Collett*

Forthright (Frankfort Boy X Bouncer Girl), owned by Margaret Silver and Barbara Hervey and ridden by Matthew Glentworth*

Igor B (Vittorio X Erica B), owned and ridden by Kristina Hall-Jackson*

Fools in Love (Harlequin Du Carel X Tisrara Cruise), owned by Philippa Heler and Hayden Hankey and ridden by Hayden Hankey*

Cooley Lancer (Coeur De Nobless M X Tante Catoche Du Houssoit), owned by The Lancer Stud and ridden by Piggy March

I Diablo Joe (Solaris Amoureux X Scylla), owned by Geoffrey Burton and ridden by Piggy March*

Irene Leva (Everglade VDL X Oleva), owned by Kim Franklin, Kerry Smith and Rhian Smith and ridden by Rhian Smith

Ballingowan Leia (Future Trend X Ballingown Boula), owned by Susan Goodall and ridden by Polly Stockton

Darcy De La Rose (Quite Easy X Catharina), owned by Wendy and Johnnie Watherston and ridden by Georgie Strang*

Briarlands Sweetango (Jumbo X Briarlands Matilda), owned and bred in GB by Guy Avis and ridden by Izzy Taylor*

*pending MERs

Find out more on Le Lion HERE

Jude Matthews, BE CEO, commented; “The health and safety of our members, organisers, officials and volunteers is of the highest priority and those returning from France to the UK, under current government guidelines, will need to self-isolate on their return unless they are exempt.

“The BEF provides exemption for Elite Senior Athletes and essential support staff on the BEF World Class Government funded programme. BE will currently provide exemption to those who qualify as an elite athlete where the status of the country in which they were competing changes whilst they were there and, only in a situation where an individual travels from one COVID-19 secure competition environment to compete in another COVID-19 secure environment in the UK.

“In addition, BE requires each person who obtains exemption to have a negative COVID test on arrival back in the UK before being able to compete.

“Those returning from France to the UK, under current government guidelines, will need to self-isolate on their return unless they fulfil the above exemption criteria

“All athletes selected are being provided with the necessary information on quarantining and testing and we continue to closely monitor changes and updates to guidance and protocols in relation to travel.”