Committee EHOA Events International Owners

Defender Burghley XC course walk

EHOA Board member Mark Corbett will do a course walk at the Defender Burghley Horse Trials for members on Friday 1st September.  

Mark has more than 30 years’ eventing experience at international level from 1* to 4*. He now concentrates on coaching, holding a Level 3 UK Coaching Certificate.

Meet at the EHOA tent at 12 noon.   It will take about 2 hours.

EHOA Events International Membership

EHOA syndicate brokerage

Another rider with an exciting syndicate opportunity joins our riders directory!

We are pleased to provide an update that another rider – Annie Smith based in Lincolnshire, has joined our riders directory.  EHOA members can access our updated riders directory which provides details of all their exciting syndicate opportunities plus Annie’s marketing document via the secure cloud storage link previously distributed.

EHOA board member Ruth McMullen will be at Burghley and will be very pleased to provide further information in person on the syndicate brokerage.  Email with any queries.

Committee EHOA Events International Membership Owners

Eventing in the next fortnight

A busy few weeks ahead with events and EHOA hospitality on offer.

Currently taking place:

  • Blair Castle – Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TH
  • Wellington International – Highfield Farm, Hook, Heckfield, Hampshire, RG27 0LE
  • Shelford Manor – Shelford, Shelford Manor, Notts, NG12 1ES

Next week:

  • Burghley Horse Trials – Barnack Road, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2LH
  • Sapey – Wolferlow, Nr. Upper Sapey, Herefordshire, HR7 4QA
  • Epworth – Scawcett Lane, Doncaster, Epworth, North Lincolnshire, DN9 1LQ

Following week:

  • Cornbury International & Young Horse Championships – Cornbury Park, Charlbury Road, Finstock, Oxfordshire, OX7 3DG
  • West Wilts – West Wilts E C, Melksham Road, Nr Trowbridge, Holt, Wiltshire, BA14 6QT
  • Frenchfield – Frenchfield Farm, Carleton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8TZ
  • Chillington Hall – Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV8 1RE
  • Burnham Market – Sussex Farm, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8JY

General Notes:

  • Blair – Hospitality on offer for all Owners and EHOA members alongside the main arena
  • Wellington – EHOA are supporting the Pony Club 110 Championships an din return the Pony Club have generously offered to have any EHOA members in their tent on Saturday and Sunday as a destination for all members to sit, rest, meet etc. There are also some Owner provisions put on by the event near the main arena. There is also a dedicated Owners car park. You will need to show your BE QR code to get in.
  • Shelford – no requirement to print your own numbers, the event are doing them, please go to the secretary to collect them on arrival.
  • Burghley – EHOA hospitality available from Wednesday afternoon onwards, located alongside ring 2. New catering provisions so pop in and see the team. Card facilities available for those members that need to renew their subscriptions – or purchase for their friends!
  • Sapey – Entrance Policy – All cars will be admitted including all occupants to the event free of charge. One Way Traffic System- Please note: One-Way Traffic System for Boxes and Trailers. Entry: Please come in from the B4203 ONLY. There is no access from B4214 (Stoke Bliss/Kyre). From Tenbury Wells do not follow SatNav on to B4214 Bromyard Road. You must take B4204 towards Clifton-upon-Teme, then right onto the B4203 towards Bromyard. Exit: All lorries and horse trailers must turn right on exit and go via B4214 until 3pm or thereabouts. Please note the One-Way will not apply to other road users so please proceed with care on the Wolferlow Lane
  • Epworth – Epworth is once again going “PINK”. It would be fantastic if we could beat last years £11,000 raised for Breast Cancer Research with donations, sponsorship & the raffle. So please support us in any way you can. Tell your riders please – This year there are two Prizes to be won – one for the Best Dressed “Pink” rider in the Show jumping arena (within BE rules) & one for the Best Dressed “Pink” rider on the XC course.
  • Cornbury – Owners facilities on offer throughout the event, situated just above the main arena. They still need some volunteers for the event – more details here –
  • West Wilts – complimentary entry to all attendees
  • Frenchfield – Entrance Policy – BE members will be admitted free of charge.  All other spectators will be charged an entrance fee of £10 per person – children aged 12 & under admitted for free. Provisions will be made for disabled persons to have suitable access to dressage, show jumping and a designated area on the cross country. All Terrain Vehicles / Motorcycles will not be permitted except for disabled persons. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
  • Chillington Hall – individual rosettes to 10th in each class. Prize winners or their representatives must attend the Prize Giving, failure to do so may result in prizes being forfeited. All prize money will be paid by BACS. Competitors must email the Prize Money Claim Form from Eventing Scores to the Organiser –  by 23:59 on 1st October 2023. Dressage sheets can be collected from the Information Point, once the section has completed dressage. Dressage sheets will be posted if you leave a stamped-addressed envelope with horse number(s) noted on the rear.
  • Burnham Market – still accepting entries. Prize claims forms can be submitted online – by October 1st.

Good luck and have fun.

EHOA Events Grass Roots Uncategorized

The 2023 EHOA PC110 Pony Club Eventing Championships –

This year’s Pony Club 110 Eventing Championships, kindly sponsored by The Event Horse Owners Association, will again take place at the prestigious Wellington International Event. Running alongside the FEI classes, The 110 Championships will give members the opportunity to experience competing at the very highest level and atmosphere the sport has to offer.  

Saturday 26th August, 2023 – The Dressage Phase will take place in The International Arena. 

Sunday 27th August, 2023 – The Show Jumping Phase will take place in the main arena followed by the Cross Country. The day will then finish with a Prize Giving featuring some amazing Prizes.

For more info click here

EHOA Events Membership Owners

Defender Burghley Horse Trials plans

Dear Members,

With the trot up at Burghley in only two weeks time please take a moment to review the wide selection of home made food that will be on the menu in the EHOA Hospitality Marquee.   Each day a different selection of home made, delicious and reasonably priced food will be on offer to members.  (Salads £15).  All accompanied by hot and cold drinks and quality wine and beers. 

Emma Culley and her team have suggested the following:

Breakfast: A selection of Danish pastries, Croissants and preserves, Savoury croissants (brie & mushroom/ ham & cheddar, cheddar & tomato)

Starters: Antipasto skewers  / Caprese skewers / Scotch egg and chutney / Vegetarian bruschetta / Prawn & avocado cocktail

Salads: Farmhouse ham / Chargrilled chicken & bacon / Quiche / Piri-piri Chicken / Grazing style / Rib eye steak, all served with fresh leaves, dressings and sourdough french stick

Desserts: Summer fruits / Cheesecake / Fudge cake

AGM Lunch: Paella or Chilli

You can see that Emma and her team of four are intent on the EHOA catering at Burghley reflecting her business’ ethos of ‘Made the way you like it’.  With your support we can make provisions of this quality an annual occurrence.  Please bring your guests and if in a large group let us know in advance and we will try to reserve a suitable table for you.    

(Email: )

Afternoon teas to follow if you are still peckish….

Finally, please click here for a copy of the invitation to the Association Drinks Party – please email: to reserve your tickets.

The EHOA Board

EHOA Events International

Eventing this weekend & other updates

Eventing this weekend –

Frickley Park International & Regional Championship – Frickley Hall, Frickley Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7BU

Solihull (2) – Solihull Riding Club, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull, Bentley Heath, West Midlands, B93 8QE

Launceston (2) – St Leonards Equestrian Centre, Launceston, Polson, Cornwall, PL15 9QR

Tomorrow sees the start of Frickley Park, some updates from the Organisers I need to highlight. BE80 Competitors in Section H2, please check your DRESSAGE times as start time has been put back 1 hour. International 2* and 3*competitors, please take your passports to dressage to check in with the FEI vet. British Eventing Members get FREE entry to spectate, just present your membership card at the gate. Parking increases to £18 per car (admits all occupants) from Friday 18th August. Please allow extra time when travelling to Frickley Park Horse Trials due to works taking place on the A1 which are causing delays. Frickley Restaurant – There are a few spaces left to enjoy a delicious 3 course meal on Friday/ Saturday evenings.  Priced at £38 per person and can be booked here:  Just a heads up about Dogs – must be kept on a lead or risk a £30 fine, you have been warned!

Solihull – no car pass required. All money prize winners will be required to apply for BACS payment on a form which can be downloaded from BE website or Eventing Scores website. Rosettes and Dressage sheets to be collected from Information Hub on the day.

Launceston – Directions – Easily accessible just 1.5 miles from A30 Liftondown turnoff. Parking mostly on hard-standing just off the A388. Please follow the stewards’ guidance to your parking place – all lorry parking will be spaced further apart than normal. No cars will be allowed in the lorry parks. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and must not enter the dressage area. Entrance Policy – Free to BE members, with membership card. Otherwise, £10.00 per adult, Kids free.

Other things to note –

Burghley EHOA Drinks Reception – please apply for tickets if you would like to attend, they are going quickly and I wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Blair Castle – At Blair every year there is a team of people that manage to get some golf in! If you play golf and would like to join in, pack your clubs and get in touch with Jamie Innes ( ) the man in the know! Blair is a 9 hole course and great fun. We might even find a prize for the winner if they are an EHOA member!

EHOA facilities on offer at Blair too and we are on the look out for some volunteers who could help man the tent this year. Please get in touch –

Have a good weekend,

EHOA Events

EHOA at Defender Burghley Horse Trials

With just a few weeks before Burghley gets underway it is an opportune moment to inform you about the refreshed arrangements we have made for EHOA Hospitality.  The Association celebrates its 25th anniversary this year so there was no better time to plan a revamp of the hospitality arrangements and to organise a drinks party to celebrate the Association, the sport and the fun we have enjoyed together over these years.

Our sincere thanks go to Burghley for again allowing us to erect the Association’s hospitality marquee on the corner of the House Arena. Our traditional and central location facilitates our enjoyment of every aspect of the Defender Burghley CCI5* and also the LeMieux Pony Club Team jumping on Thursday, the finals of the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Competition on Friday  and the BSPS Gold Cup Sports Pony Competition on Sunday.  

For 2023 a  new look marquee has been arranged for the site with the usual facilities including newspapers, wifi, posh loos and multiple screens to ensure you will have good viewing of every phase of the competition. Thank you also to Brompton Private Wealth, Elite Sportshorse Acquisitions (ESA), Shearwater Insurance Services, Taylor Woodcock Kingston and Weatherbys for enabling us to erect such a fine hospitality base at Burghley and similar facilities throughout the season at other events.  


  • Hospitality marquee located in the usual place
  • Breakfast, lunch and tea catering on offer throughout the event
  • Drinks party on Friday 1 September after the dressage  (please reserve your tickets)
  • Association AGM at 12 noon on Sunday 3 November in the EHOA Marquee. 
  • AGM to be followed by lunch
  • Stable field passes available
  • Mark Corbett course walk on offer

Drinks and Canapes to Celebrate 25 Years of the EHOA (invitation attached)

We invite you to join fellow members after the conclusion of the dressage phase on Friday 2nd September for drinks and canapes in the marquee. Friends and family are very welcome. Tickets are priced at £25 and should be booked in advance.  Simply send an e-mail with the names of attendees to:   Please do reserve tickets for yourself, friends and family to assist us with catering planning and provision. 

Hospitality Arrangements

Catering throughout the weekend will for the first time be provided by Emma Culley and her team from Village Loaf, an established company with excellent testimonials that is known for using local, fresh ingredients in its home-made offerings. We have enjoyed reviewing the menus that will be on offer to members. Sweet and savoury breakfast pastries will be followed by a salad lunch service and then cakes and other delicacies will round off each day. Nespresso coffee, fine teas, soft and alcoholic beverages will also be on sale throughout the event.

It is important to note that Emma has generously agreed to provide the catering service without a guarantee of a set minimum amount of sales.  However, we must ensure that she makes the expected return on her investment of many days in preparing for and attending the event. Please use these services whenever possible throughout the weekend as we certainly don’t want to lose the capacity to serve meals at Burghley.  We will send out sample menus for your information in a separate e-mail and invite you to let us know if you are likely to take lunch in the marquee, so that we can assist Emma to plan. It isn’t necessary to book but for larger groups we will endeavour to reserve seating and therefore need some advance notice.  

CCI5* Course Walk

Mark Corbett, EHOA Director, rider and coach has kindly offered to host a course walk at a date and time yet to be finalised. Please let us know by email or on your arrival at Burghley if you wish to be included when further information is circulated.

Stable Field Passes

Members may apply for wristbands to enable them to access the Stable Field. These can be either posted out or collected at the event. 

– To reserve wristbands to be collected at the EHOA Hospitality reception, send an e-mail to Tor Rickcord stating how many are required and giving the names of members.

– To receive in advance by post please send a SAE with the members’ names to:

Tor Rickcord, Stockbridge House, Heytesbury, Warminster, Wilts.,  BA12 OHQ. 

Sunday 3rd September; the Association’s AGM will be held at 12 noon in the EHOA Members Marquee, and is followed by lunch.

An invitation to attend the AGM will be sent to you by e-mail. Please endeavour to attend and contribute your thoughts on the Association’s activities.  A complimentary, light lunch will be served after the AGM. 


We look forward to seeing many of our members over the Burghley weekend. Please do let us know if you have questions about the new arrangements or special requests. 

If you are not attending please do send us any questions you may have for consideration at the AGM. We hope to see you at a later event, be that Blenheim, Cornbury or Little Downham, Please also note the date of the EHOA  Awards Lunch and afternoon of racing, held with British Eventing and the British Horse Federation, at Cheltenham on Sunday 19th November and for which tickets are now available. 

Very best regards,

The EHOA Board

Events International

The European Championships

Dressage is underway – full results can be found here


Eventing this week

Eventing this week takes place here:

Hartpury International – Hartpury University and College, Hartpury House, Nr Gloucester, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

Aston le Walls – Washbrook Farm, Nr Daventry, Aston-le-Walls, Northants, NN11 6RT

Hopetoun – Hopetoun Estate, Edinburgh, South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH52 6PZ

Blindley Heath – Blue Anchor Farm, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, Surrey, UK, RH7 6JL

Haras du Pin – European Championships, France

Hartpury International – Today saw the starts of Hartpury International with the trot up and young horses classes Hartpury. Entrance Policy – BE Membership cards will not be valid at this event. Tickets – Thurs/Fri – free entry, Sat £12 Sun £6, per person per day, Under 16’s Free, Car Parking Free. Free entry to Owners of competing horses – please e-mail  in advance to request a pass. Please visit  for ticket purchases. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times – offending owners will pay a £25 fine to the BE Support Trust

Aston le Walls – more details on their website:

Hopetoun – more details on their website:

Blindley Heath – Entrance Policy – Prebook tickets via the link at  after 20th July. £5 per spectator (under 16s go free if accompanied by an adult). Free for BE members and Owners on production of a current BE Membership ECard or Competitor Number.

Course Walking: Friday 11th August from 2pm. Event Site gates will be locked at 19.30.

Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

No Cars will be permitted to park alongside horseboxes.

Dressage Sheets: collect from Information Hub or email with competitor number..

Haras du Pin – follow all the action from the Championships on World Sport Timing: Congratulations to all Owners that have horses competing at the Championships.

Good luck to everyone.

EHOA Membership Owners

4* League Podcast

We are over the halfway mark of the season so Nicole Brown Media and Rosie Russell Media take a look at the EHOA League so far.

Rosie also catches up with Ruth McMullen and Ian McMullen to hear their story as event horse owners and what it’s like being part of an experience syndicate.