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We are thrilled for our members with listed horses for Toyko – fingers crossed for the next few months.

British Equestrian and the British Eventing Selectors can today confirm the nine eventing athlete and horse combinations, plus three reserves, that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as our nominated entries for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

British Equestrian and the British Eventing Selectors can today confirm the nine eventing athlete and horse combinations, plus three reserves, that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as our nominated entries for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Only the combinations who appear on the nominated entries list (closing date 21 June 2021) may be put forward to the British Olympic Association for selection to the Games.

Nominated entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

  1. Rosalind Canter (35) based in Hallington, Lincolnshire, with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B (bay, gelding, 16yrs, 17hh, Ephebe For Ever x Erkstein, Breeder: FAJ Van der Burg NED)
  2. Laura Collett (31) based in Salperton, Gloucestershire, with Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own London 52 (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Landos x Quinar, Breeder: Ocke Riewerts GER)
  3. Pippa Funnell (52) based in Dorking, Surrey, with Marek Sebestak and her own Majas Hope (bay, gelding, 14yrs, 16.1hh, Porter Rhodes x Flagmount King, Breeder: Jack Murphy IRL)
  4. Kitty King (38) based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, with Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s Vendredi Biats (grey, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Winningmood x Camelia de Ruelles, Breeder: Phillipe Brivois FRA)
  5. Piggy March (40) based in Maidwell, Northamptonshire, with John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Inocent (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Inocent x Kings Servant, Breeder: John Mulvey IRL)
  6. Tom McEwen (30) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen’s Toledo de Kerser (bay, gelding, 14yrs, 16.1hh, Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge, Breeder: Kerstin Drevet FRA)
  7. Harry Meade (37) based in West Littleton, Wiltshire, with Mandy Gray and his own Superstition (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.1hh, s. Satisfaction FRH, Breeder: Eva Meier GBR)
  8. Oliver Townend (38) based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, with Karyn Schuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class (grey, gelding, 14yo, 16.2hh, s. Courage II, Breeder: Noel Hicky IRL)
  9. Nicola Wilson (44) based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, with James and Jo Lambert’s Bulana (black, mare, 15yrs, 16.3hh, Tygo x Furore, Breeder: S van Dellen NED)

Reserve nominated entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

  1. Sarah Bullimore (48) based in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore and her own Corouet (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 15.2hh, Balou du Rouet x Lovis Corinth, Breeder: Sarah Bullimore GBR)
  2. Ben Hobday (33) based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with Jane Chamber’s and his own Shadow Man (chestnut, gelding, 11yrs, 17hh, Fidjy of Colors x Winningmood van de Arenberg, BEL)

And subject to successfully completing a confirmation event,

  1. Oliver Townend (38) based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, with Angela Hislop’s Cooley Master Class (bay, gelding, 16yrs, 16.2hh, Ramiro B x Master Imp, Breeder: John Hagan IRL)

Selection decisions are subject to the athlete and horse maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any point up to 21 June 2021. The selected squad of four combinations to travel to Tokyo, plus reserves, will be announced on 28 June 2021.

Nominated entries for jumping and dressage combinations will be announced on or around 28 May and 18 June respectively. Nominated entries for the para dressage squad for the Paralympics in Tokyo will be published on or around 14 June.

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Owners of 4 and 5 star horses; BE Owner Consultation Request

British Eventing and event organisers are investigating the possibility of replacing Burghley with an alternative 5 star event. This strategy is subject to FEI approval and to overcoming the logistical and financial issues associated with implementing such an event at short notice. With the competing interests of the Olympics and European Championships for team horses the viability of a substitute event is by no means guaranteed in terms of potential entries. However, it is important that the opportunity to compete at the top level is maintained if there is sufficient demand from riders and owners. Further, the impact of 5 star qualified horses with no obvious autumn competition route will be considerable on the 4 star events planned for later in the season. However,  If there is less than the anticipated demand for a 5 star it would be better to focus on alternatives.
British Eventing has asked the EHOA to canvas the opinion of owners of qualified horses on these topics. Achieving a satisfactory outcome is contingent on understanding the competition plans and ambitions of both riders and owners.
If you would be interested in contributing to a discussion please e-mail by return. If there is sufficient interest BE will set up either an online group meeting or correspond with the owners group by email. The time frame for this meeting is short –  say next week –  so please reply promptly if of interest to you.
Best regards, and with thanks,
Chair, EHOA
07710 344 008
EHOA Grass Roots Membership Owners

Firle Area Championship

Firle Area Championship

We are thrilled that EHOA members entered for any Firle Area Championship classes (not qualifiers), will be eligible to be considered for highest placed member to complete with no xc jumping penalties award.

There will be six prizes of £100 and a rosette to the highest placed EHOA member in each of the Area Festival Championships at 80, 80 open /  90, 90 open,/ 100, 100 open. One award per class.

If you are lucky enough to win a prize please could you to be around for the prize giving’s to your rosette and prize.  Please could you send us a photo and a quote after the event to enable us to send them to the donors to say THANK YOU for their contribution?

We are delighted to support the Area Championships in this way.

If you have any questions at all please contact

Now for the small print:

The winners must be fully paid up EHOA member before their class date at Firle Area Festival.

You must complete the competition and have no xc jumping penalties (time is fine).

People who enter the AF qualifiers for next year’s national championships will get a chance to win prizes then, so sadly are not in the prize pot this time.




EHOA Events Membership Owners

Sport Protocols update 17th May

British Eventing have updated their COVID guidance in light of the latest easing of restrictions.

A handy reference guide is here.

Full information can be found on the BE website here

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It is with great sadness that we learnt of the sudden death of longstanding eventing supporter and EHOA Member, Colonel Peter Hervey on Friday 30th April 2021, aged 80.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

EHOA Events Membership Owners

Owners Hospitality

We have had two very successful hospitality outings at Barefoot Burnham Market and at Cirencester Park. The marque was well used on all days at both venues and it has been great to see so many of you out and about.

The plan is for the hospitality team to go to Aston le Walls for the duration of the event but this will only be possible if we have some help from volunteers to help man and run the marquee. If you have some time please do make yourself known to Tor Rickcord:  / 07734 208255 our hospitality coordinator, who will talk you through what is required and when.

Thank you