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Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park

The only British Eventing event running this weekend is the Spring Festival at Thoresby Park after the cancellation of Goring Heath.

This starts today at 9am with the FEI 2*, 3* and 4* CIC-S classes doing dressage. Start times and results can be found on: https://www.eventingscores.co.uk/events/event.php?eventid=1768

Venue details are: Thoresby Park, Netherfield Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP

Thoresby Park is located a short drive from the A57/A1 junction. Please follow the event postcode (NG22 9EP) until you pick up event signage which will direct you to the correct gate. Please note – NO ACCESS for event traffic is through the Thoresby Hall Hotel

Some notes from the team at BEDE:

Should you be lucky enough to be in the prize giving this coming weekend there are some specific instructions – Prize Givings are an important part of the event, not only for you as owners and riders, but also for our Sponsors, which without their support, events like this could not take place.

To this end, we understand many of you are busy during the event, so if you are competing in the NATIONAL classes, we will not operate a prize giving. However, the TOP 3 can collect their rosettes from the event office, along with the Winning Owners prize.

For those of you who are joining us in the Warner Leisure 2*, Investec Rock Model Trophy 3*, or Lycetts Grantham Cup 4*, we will require the top 3 riders and winning owners at the Prize Giving. Prize Givings will take place at:

Warner Leisure 2* – 6pm on Friday

Investec Rock Model Trophy 3* – 3pm on Saturday

Lycetts Grantham Cup 4* – 3.30pm on Sunday

If you are unable to attend the prize giving, then please ensure there is a representative is there. If unattended Prize Money will be forfeited

  • Owners access to the event is via their BE QR code which will admit all occupants to the event, however each owner will only get 2 badges for the Caunton Clubhouse (per named owner)
  • To improve our green credentials we will not be offering single use mugs within the Caunton Clubhouse supported by Equitex, please bring a reusable mug with you, or you will be able to purchase one from the Caunton Clubhouse for £5.
  • There will be CCTV within the enclosure on Sat & Sun, complimentary T&C all weekend, heating and a range of seating options with views across the cross country course and main arena.
  • Lycetts Drinks – We are once again delighted to welcome Lycetts back as the sponsors of the Grantham Cup at Thoresby. They would like to invite you all for a drink at their on course chalet on Saturday evening. We hope to see many of you there!
  • We thank everyone for their support and look forward to seeing everyone at Thoresby.

Best of luck to everyone going, keep dry and enjoy.

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EHOA Events Membership Owners

Eventing 25th / 26th March

For those members going eventing this weekend, I can confirm that the following events are currently planning to run:

  • Cirencester Park – Cirencester Park, The Bathurst Estate, Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6LA
  • Northallerton – Northallerton Equestrian Centre, Myers Lane, Northallerton, Yafforth, North Yorks, DL7 0LH – Saturday cancelled and Sunday under review
  • Munstead – Heath Farm, Munstead, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1UN

Please keep a close eye on the British Eventing website for more updates on the above events.

Just a heads up there is sadly no specific EHOA hospitality at Cirencester this coming weekend but we plan to be on venue for Cirencester 2.

Good luck to all those out and about this weekend – try and stay dry!

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Events Horses International Membership Owners

Weekly Update: March 17 – 19th

Events taking place this week are: Lincoln and Moreton 1. Venue details of both can be found below.

  • Lincolnshire – Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincolnshire, LN2 2NA
  • Moreton 1 – Moreton Equestrian Centre, Moreton, Dorchester, Moreton, Dorset, DT2 8RF

For those members heading to Lincoln you can download the programme in advance of your arrival here

Schedules and results can all be found on the British Eventing and Eventing Scores websites.

Enjoy and have a good weekend.

Alex

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Committee EHOA Events International

Season week 2 and beyond

This week sees the only BE event at Oasby, run by the team at BEDE Events, which starts on Thursday.

Oasby – Venue details: Foxdale, Oasby, Nr Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3NA

Below a few notes from the Organisers – can you help at all?

Volunteers

BEDE have put out a call for volunteers to help on Thursday 9 March. If you can assist please contact  anna@bedeltd.co.uk

Green Agenda

With increased sustainability in mind, BEDE are instituting a no disposable cups policy at their events, so please remember to bring along reusable cups for use at all events. Insulated cups seem appropriate for this weekend!  Reusable cups will be available to purchase on site.

Traffic

There are a number of overnight road closures affecting the A1 this coming weekend. Please check for detailed information: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/travel-updates

Please note that there is a carriageway closure on the A1 at Wansford to Junction 17,  flagged for 06:00 on 11 March to 06:00 on 13 March.  Described as affecting both north and south bound traffic, with carriageway closures, lane closures and diversion route due to barrier/fence repair safety repair works. PLEASE leave additional time for your journey.

Other Important Information:

EHOA Board and Stakeholders Meetings

Have you any items you would like us to include in the agenda of either of the following meetings?  Please let us know any ideas or concerns you have about the sport, or ways we can better serve our members.  Send your items to: theehoa@gmail.com

EHOA Board Meeting, Monday 13 March at 17.45

or the 

BE Stakeholders Meeting, Tuesday 14 March with Helen West, BE CEO, Jan Cottam, BE Liaison / Director,  Stuart Buntine, Chair, and Tina Ure, Vice Chair of the Organisers committee (BEOA) and Bruce Haskell, Chair of the Riders Association (ERA)

Then looking ahead to April –

Thoresby Spring Carnival of Eventing

Looking forward to the end of March, BEDE have kindly invited EHOA members as well as owners of competing horses to use the Caunton Clubhouse at the Spring Carnival of Eventing at Thoresby.   EHOA membership badges must be worn to gain access and to enjoy complimentary tea and coffee and live streaming at the weekend. A caterer will be on hand to serve delicious meals for which payment is required.  

The organisers would be pleased if EHOA members could volunteer time to host the Caunton Clubhouse facility. If you can spare a few hours over the weekend please email theehoa@gmail.com to let us know of your availability and give us a provisional idea of which day you may have time to help.  

There is further, new facility at Thoresby, the All Star B Enclosure, where for a charge of £85 per day (and £65 for competing owners) visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch and tea, full event live streaming and talks from professional riders.  All the details are below. 

We are delighted to welcome a brand new enclosure to the event this year, which is based on the Formula 1 Paddock Club, The Allstar B Enclosure.  

Allstar B (Alby) was a firm part of Team GBR for many years with Ros Canter. Alby and Ros were crowed World Champions in 2018, following on from Team Gold at the Europeans the year before. Alby travelled to Tokyo as reserve in 2021 and were part of Team GBR Gold at the Europeans in 2021. Alby and Ros were regulars at many local events. The Allstar B Enclosure is recognition of Alby’s unique place in the Sport. 

The Allstar B Enclosure offers a warm and inviting location away from the weather and hustle of the showground. Enjoy being hosted within the hub of the action, just touching distance from the excitement of the cross country, and the thrills of the Show Jumping and Main Arena Attractions.  

The Allstar B Enclosure will be open on Sat 1st & Sun 2nd April. 

Alongside this prime location, you will be able to enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, along with CCTV of the cross country and guest speakers over the weekend, which include Dickie Waygood, Nicola Wilson, Ros Canter and Caroline Moore.  

We understand, that as owners, you are an integral part of the sport. By entering your horse into the International classes at Thoresby, we understand you have paid a much larger entry fee. Therefore as a small thank you for support of the Eventing Spring Carnival, we would like to offer you a

£20 discount on the Allstar B tickets.  

To claim this discount, please book your tickets via our website (linked below) and use the code INTOWNASB, within the promotion code at checkout.  

Please note that tickets for the Allstar B Enclosure are strictly limited and will close on Friday 17th March.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further details. 
Many thanks

Team BEDE

Finally as always times and results can be found on www.eventingscores.co.uk

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EHOA Events Grass Roots Membership

Calling Badminton Grassroots competitors

The EHOA are going to run a series of webinars for those members heading to the grassroots championship sections at Badminton International Horse Trials in May. These sessions will, we hope, assist you and your horse in the build up. No question is too small and we are here to help as much as we can. Leading experts available to talk everything through with you.

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Events

The 2023 Event season

The 2023 Event season is here – the wait is over!

Just a few things to enable you to enjoy the season ahead.

Events this first weekend:

Epworth (1) and Poplar Park

Epworth (1) – Venue address: Epworth Equestrian, Scawcett Lane, Doncaster, Epworth, North Lincolnshire, DN9 1LQ

Poplar Park – venue address: Poplar Park Equestrian Centre, Poplar Farm, Woodbridge, Hollesley, Suffolk IP12 3NA

A small update from the Poplar Park organisers:

All proceeds from our Event go to our local Riding for the Disabled, The East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Ipswich Core Cadets.

Dressage starts 7.40 each day, showjumping 8.30, XC 9.30.

If you have a disability, David our TA, or Rob our XC steward will always take you around the XC course in their vehicle. 

For those travelling some important details about planned road closures on Friday and Saturday below

ROAD CLOSURES / DIVERSIONS
FRIDAY

  • A12 northbound Jct 25 carriageway closure: A12 both directions Jct 19 to Jct 29 – carriageway closures, lane closures, contraflow and diversion route. Lay-bys permanently closed for duration of works.
  • A12 southbound Jct 32a to Jct 29 carriageway closure: A12 both directions Colchester to Copdock Interchange – carriageway closure.
  • A12 northbound Jct 23 to Jct 24 carriageway closure:  A12 both directions Jct 23 to Jct 24 – carriageway closures, lane closures and diversion routes for carriageway.
  • A12 northbound Jct 19 Entry Slip carriageway closure: A12 northbound Jct 19 – entry slip road closure and diversion route
  • A14 eastbound Jct 44 to 49 carriageway closure: A14 both directions Jct 43 to Jct 49 – carriageway closures followed by contraflow.
  • A14 eastbound Jct 8 entry slip road closure: A14 eastbound and westbound Jct 4 to Jct 10 Slip road and lane closures due to electrical works. Diversion in place.

SATURDAY

  • A12 northbound Jct 19 Entry Slip carriageway closure and diversion route

If you have any pictures of you and your horses at either of the above events please do send them in (theehoa@gmail.com) – we do like to see our members out and about enjoying themselves and would be keen to share them on our social media pages or tag us in of your own pages. 

Good luck and kick on.