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Burgham International

Today sees the start of 5 days of competition at Burgham International where the EHOA have a hospitality marquee for the duration. 

This evening I have done an up to date membership list and there are a few people that are due to settle up. Please do go along to the marquee and see the team in charge, they would be happy to help!

For more info on the event click here

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EHOA Events Grass Roots

The TopSpec Corinthian Cup Championship

Are you qualified for The TopSpec Corinthian Cup Championship at the Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing?

The EHOA donate a prize to the highest-placed EHOA Member (to have joined before 28 July).  They will be awarded an engraved memento and £250.

If you are not already a member join here  Membership – EHOA

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EHOA Events Owners

Upcoming Hospitality and events

Burgham International – Thursday 26 July to Sunday 30 July – The organising team at Burgham is renowned for their warm welcome to owners. EHOA members are welcome to use the hospitality facility provided. 

Festival of Eventing at Gatcombe – Friday 4 to Sunday 6 August – The Owners Hospitality will as usual be located on the main arena, where salad lunches and light refreshments will be provided by a caterer, with support from the EHOA. It really is a good spot to enjoy the National Championships and other Festival entertainments. If you are a Corinthian Cup competitor or know someone who has qualified, please note that the highest-placed EHOA Member (to have joined before 28 July) will be awarded an engraved memento and accompanying £250 award. Do let us know if you are taking part so we can support you and hopefully present you with the prize. If you know a competitor who is not an EHOA member please encourage them to join by dangling the prize carrot in front of them along with this hospitality update. 

Defender Blair Castle International – Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 August – A trip north to Blair is always met with great sport and exceptional hospitality, and 2023 will be no exception. The organisers have arranged for a caterer to be on hand to supply refreshments in the owners marquee, which is sited perfectly for main arena viewing. Thank you to the organisers and volunteers who regularly make this event a special one for owners. 

Defender Burghley Horse Trials – Thursday 31 August to Sunday 3 September – Always a flagship event for the EHOA, our 2023 provision at Burghley will look a little different from past years.  As per usual our marquee will be located adjacent to Ring 2, enabling easy access to all of the 5* phases action and viewing of the varied supporting classes taking place, as well as the drama of the start and finish on cross country day.  Catering for 2023 will be provided by a new supplier. Please support this service by planning to use their services for light refreshments at either end of the day and full meals at lunchtime thus avoiding the queues and crowds elsewhere.  Note that we may be required to take meal orders in advance to ensure smooth operations. Other facilities provided for EHOA members will include multi-screen viewing, dedicated Wi-Fi, stable field passes and the essential posh loos. Our lovely facilities at Burghley offers us the opportunity to raise a glass to Celebrate the Association’s 25th Anniversary.  More information will follow about how to register to attend. As ever, the EHOA AGM will be held on Sunday and will be accompanied by a light lunch.

BLENHEIM PALACE INTERNATIONAL – Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 September – The EHOA is pleased to be collaborating with event organisers Stable Events Ltd on their provision for owners at Blenheim. More details will be forwarded at a later date.

News to follow on the following events:

LITTLE DOWNHAM INTERNATIONAL – Tuesday 26 September

OSBERTON INTERNATIONAL – Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 2 October

EHOA Annual Awards Ceremony,  combined with a day at the Races during Cheltenham’s November Meeting – Sunday 19 November

Following a very fun and sell-out lunch and race day in 2022, we plan to repeat the experience this year. The Association’s silverware will be presented on Sunday 19 November in the Festival Restaurant. British Eventing and the British Horse Foundation have already reserved their tables – save the date and plan to join us for a celebratory day at the Races.

Looking forward to seeing lots of members out and about over the coming months.

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EHOA Events Grass Roots International

Up and coming eventing

Busy Weekend Ahead!

Events Running this weekend:

  • Aston Le Walls – Washbrook Farm, Aston le Walls, Northants, NN11 6RT
  • Warwick Hall – Warwick on Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8PG
  • Little Downham – Ely Eventing Centre, Downham Common, Ely, Little Downham, Cambs, CB6 2TY

Tomorrow sees the start of three busy days at Aston le Walls, they are still on the lookout for some fence judges. Please get in touch with Jan Humphries (Janhumphries@btinternet.com ) if you can help. If you didn’t attend the recent International at Aston, just a heads up about the new arena. Nigel and his team have built some spectator viewing platforms alongside so make you investigate!

  • Burgham International – Burgham Park, Burgham, Northumberland, NE65 9QP

Next Wednesday sees the start of Burgham International where we have an EHOA hospitality marque for all Owners. With the additional day of cross country now on Thursday we are still on the lookout for some helpers in our marquee, just to pop in and check in on things. Are you free and able to help at all? For up to date information please take a look at the Burgham website: https://www.burghaminternationalhorsetrials.co.uk/

Entrance Policy – The event will be strictly ticketed using the e-ticket system. A BE pass will not gain you entry. Competitors and owners will receive e-tickets.

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EHOA International Membership Owners

Syndicate Brokerage update

Following the launch of our syndicate brokerage in March, we are pleased to announce that we now have 9 riders on the riders directory as part of our syndicate brokerage. 

Full details of the syndicate brokerage support that EHOA provide to our rider and owner members (including legal contract templates, general guidance, horse marketing document templates etc) is on our website:

www.ehoa.org/syndicate-brokerage/

Do let Ruth know if you have any questions, by emailing theehoa@gmail.com.

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Awards EHOA Events

Eventing this weekend

  • Aston le Walls International – Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Daventry, Northants, NN11 6RT
  • Tweseldown 2 – Bourley Road, Fleet, Church Crookham, Hampshire, GU52 8AD

Aston le Walls –

The EHOA have an Owenrs tent on site for the International which is being kingly being hosted by John and Stephanie Lawrence for the duration from today. Please pop in and offer to help just for a bit so that they can get a break. There will be a membership list which we kindly ask you to sign on your arrival. On offer newspapers, tea/coffee, biscuits and a few snacks, The marque is located on the edge of the new international arena.

There is an Owners and Riders party from 7.00pm on Thursday 6th July at Shaws Iberian Bar in the Tradestand Area, kindly sponsored by Andrew Bowen Ltd.
Owners of horses competing at this event may park their caravans in our Owners caravan camping area in the middle of the site for free.  Please email: astonlewalls.ec@gmail.com to book. 


Please allow plenty of time for your journey as the Grand Prix at Silverstone will mean traffic  on the A5, M1 and M40 will be very busy on Saturday and Sunday around the area of Silverstone; and the A43 Syresham to Towcester McDonalds roundabout will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.   Also,  HS2 work on the roads near Aston-le-Walls can cause delays.


Admission is £10 per car, except for Owners of competing horses, Sponsors and Officials. 

Tweseldown – there is an up to date timetable on eventing scores website. For all Owners attending you will need to show your membership QR code to gain free entry.

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Awards EHOA Events

2023 Veteran Eventing Championship, supported by BETTALIFE.

Delighted to update on the progress of the 2023 Veteran Eventing Championship, supported by BETTALIFE.  

Almost 50 BE riders have taken up the challenge of the BETTALIFE & Event Horse Owners Association Veteran Eventing Championship this season.  The ladies and gentlemen participating in this league – all aged 45 and over and outwith the Top 150 riders rankings in 2022 –  have returned some impressive eventing results in the early part of the year, with 11 section wins and more than 20 additional top five placings to their credit from a total of 140 recorded completions. This higher than the expected number of prize-winners confirms that life-long participation in equestrian sport not only provides much fun and enjoyment but is achieved with success by elite and grassroot level riders alike. 

Ultimately, each combination’s best five results will count towards the Championship but to date only one registered combination has completed the maximum number of scoring completions. Harriet Graham and her 12 year old gelding Aardagh Exceed are having a highly successful season, being placed in the top five in each of their runs to date. Congratulations also to our BE winners Deborah Burrell, Rachel Fisher and Tamsin Parker, who have all won two sections apiece, and to Romellie Brown, Bronia Hill, Sarah Bellamy, Barbara Haynes and Philippa Hendry for their section-winning achievements. Impressive performances by these riders and their horses have promoted them well up the current Championship standings. However, at the halfway point of the season anyone taking part has the opportunity to turn the results on their head by the close of play.  

The BETTALIFE & Event Horse Owners Association Veteran Eventing Championship leading contenders are at present:


1st:  Harriet Graham and Aardagh Exceed 

2nd: Rachel Fisher and Sidney Rebel

3rd: Romellie Brown and Ironmonger

4th: Deborah Burrell and  Imperial Tangle

5th: Tamsin Parker and Bazaars Twist

It has been a pleasure monitoring the thrills and not so many spills of all of the veteran competitors to date and we look forward to following their eventing endeavours over the next few months.