EHOA Events Membership Owners

Cirencester Park

We will be hosting an Owner’s facility at Cirencester Park this weekend and will have soup and rolls on top of the normal!!

Tor will be there for all 3 days but any volunteers would of course be very welcome!

EHOA Events International Membership Owners

Tim Holderness-Roddam

It is with great sadness that we learnt the news that Tim Holderness-Roddam suffered a heart attack and very sadly, passed away. 

Tim was a valued member of the BE Finance Committee and has been an involved and dedicated supporter of BE for many years. Tim contributed to the sport through various roles including sitting on the BE and BEF Boards, Burghley Committee and Blenheim Steering Committee where his commitment, expertise and knowledge were invaluable, alongside his passion for owning and breeding sports horses. This has come as a shock to us all.

The EHOA thoughts are with his wife Jane and their family and friends at this very sad time.

EHOA Events Membership Owners

C19 Protocols – Owners

We have received an update from British Eventing regarding owners protocols from week 7.
1. From week 7 the restrictions on Owners attendance on venue will be lifted, but limited to Owners whose horses are competing.
2. Please check the Event Schedule for any specific protocol requirements put in place by the venue in addition to BE C19 Sport Protocols.
3. To comply with Test & Trace requirements, please ensure you have your BE membership number with you or the QR code of your BE membership number available for scanning.

Portman Horse Trials

For those members heading to Portman tomorrow and Wednesday please be aware of a road closure that will impact on your journey and hence your arrival time.

The A354 is closed between Salisbury and Coombe Bissett – the diversion is 1 hour 20 mins! Please check for alternative routes, but please note zigzag hill out of Shaftesbury is not lorry friendly.

Enjoy your day out!

EHOA Events International Membership Owners

Contribute to Support Eventing – the 2021 Season Fund

Dear Owners,
You will undoubtedly be aware of the many uncertainties facing eventing this season. Biosecurity concerns and financial problems related to the COVID pandemic are having a severe impact on professional and amateur sport, causing the cancellation of important fixtures and leading to reduced investment in event improvements and prize money.  Whilst there is reason for optimism, we believe that identifying issues facing competitors, owners and organisers and becoming involved in creating solutions is a very worthwhile activity. Encouraged by approaches from EHOA members and friends of eventing offering financial support to events in order to help them keep running this season, we have established a fund raising campaign designed to support eventing at all levels during the coming season.
The ‘2021 Season Fund’ initiative has the backing of many of the sport’s principal stakeholders, including elite and grassroots riders, owners, organisers, World Class performance managers and British Eventing.  If you too are passionate about the sport and have the financial means to make a contribution or have questions about the fund please get in touch by e-mail:   or by telephone: 07710 344 008
Each person who reads this e-mail and generously decides to donate to the fund will have a preference for the area of eventing they consider most deserving of support. To meet this need, the funds will be channelled. Donors may select to earmark their funds for either grassroots initiatives or higher performance aspects of the sport, including 4 and 5 star events. With the support of our sponsor Shearwater Insurance Services, we have already established a 2021 season prize fund for grassroots competitors. Thank you to those EHOA members who responded to our recent survey to say they are interested to provide additional funding. We welcome your donations recognising our members and others who achieve good results at selected Championships.
Alternatively, donations to  the 2021 Season Fund may be dedicated to supplementing the ‘EHOA grants to events’ scheme normally restricted to implementing enhanced provision for owners.  This year we seek to greatly broaden this aspect of funding. With your support, modest grants will be made to fund improvements to venues, to supplement prize monies and to generally mitigate risks that may lead to fixture cancellations.  In the year of the Olympics and European Championships every effort made to support top tier sport will have a significant impact.
Our vision is for a predictable calendar of viable events throughout 2021, providing ample competition opportunities for riders from grassroots through to elite levels and enabling horses to progress, to gain appropriate eligibility requirements, and with prize funds available to recognise the highest achieving partnerships.  If you are able to support the 2021 Season Fund with a donation, large or small, please respond, specifying the amount you would be willing to donate and stating whether you have a preference for your donation to be routed to the grassroots prize fund, to the higher performance funding stream, or have no preference.  You will receive further information on making the transaction.  All donations and award allocation decisions will be managed by a panel of independent advisors and donors are invited to provide suggestions as to the allocations made. Funds are held separately from EHOA membership monies.
I look forward to hearing from you with your suggestions for this initiative or any other proposal that will benefit eventing in general or owners specifically. Please feel free to forward this email to others whom you think may be interested to contribute but who are not members of the EHOA.
With sincere thanks,
Linda Allan, on behalf of the EHOA Board
Chair, EHOA
T: 07710 344 008