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Lycetts announces new partnership with the Event Horse Owners Association

29.03.24 – Leading equine and bloodstock insurance broker, Lycetts, has become a new partner of the Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA).

As part of the one-year deal, Lycetts will present a prize to the highest placed EHOA member in the BE90 and BE100 championships at the Voltaire Design Badminton Grassroots Championships in May.

Tim Slinger, Associate Director at Lycetts, said: “We are delighted to support the EHOA, which helps enable event horse owners to network, socialise and contribute to the sport.

“This partnership not only symbolises Lycetts’ deep-rooted commitment to the equine sector but also underscores our dedication to nurturing the spirit of eventing.”

In addition to the partnership announcement, Lycetts is introducing a new £1,000 prize at the Eventing Spring Carnival’s prestigious Grantham Cup, held at Thorseby Park over Easter weekend.

The prize will be awarded to the highest ranking Lycetts-insured rider, adding an extra layer of excitement to the competition.

Lycetts has been a proud sponsor of the Grantham Cup since 2013, and the event will be one of the highlights of the three-day carnival, which commences on March 28th.

Peter Knowles, Lycetts Sales and Marketing Director, added: “We’re always looking for innovative ways to enhance the competitive spirit and enjoyment of equestrian events. The introduction of this new £1,000 prize at the Grantham Cup is a testament to that commitment.

“It’s a thrilling addition to a highly competitive class, that ensures riders are recognised for their exceptional skills and dedication”


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About Lycetts

  • The Lycetts Group was founded in 1961 and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading independently operated insurance brokers.
  • Lycetts specialises in farm and estate insurance and also provides bespoke financial services, household, commercial and bloodstock insurance advice. It has 16 offices in the UK, with its headquarters based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Lycetts UK Risk Management Services provide a comprehensive range of health and safety services to the agricultural sector, including health and safety policies, risk assessments, fire risk assessments, asbestos management services and general health and safety training.
  • All available profits from Lycetts are passed onto the company’s ultimate owner, the charity Benefact Trust, which in turn invests them back into the community. This structure offers security and business stability for Lycetts while fostering an ethical and long-term approach and a high-level of client trust.
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Thorseby Spring Carnival

Eventing this weekend:

Location – Thorseby Park –  Netherfield Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP

After the recent announcement that Lycetts Insurance brokers will be in partnership with the EHOA they would like to invite Owners attending Thorseby Spring Festival to join them in the Owners Marquee in the walled garden at the Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby.

The perfect spot for watching the dressage taking place on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th March. Watch your horse compete whilst enjoying a glass of fizz.

Lycetts also have a Marquee located near the water complex. During the course of Friday afternoon and Saturday they will be offering hospitality to any owners, riders and their connections, and of course any existing Lycetts clients.

BEDE Events look forward to welcoming many of you to the Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby this weekend. Our team have been working all hours recently to ensure that everything is ready and we have got the best ground we could offer given the incredibly wet spring. We just wanted to highlight a few bits of information to you all which will hopefully ensure your weekend goes smoothly.

Once again our Owners Pavilion will be open from (9am – 4pm) on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This is suitated in the centre of the site, and only a short (downhill!) walk from the car park. We are doing all we can to improve our sustainability credentials and given we are a green field site we want to do all we can to reduce waste. On this note, we will not be providing single use mugs in the Owners Pavilion. Please could you bring your own reusable mug, or we will have branded BEDE mugs for sale at £5 each. Please come prepared!

All registered BE owners with horses running at Thoresby should have received a car pass by email – if you haven’t please email as soon as possible, so we can resend out if needed. These are a single use ticket, so when you arrive please ensure you come to the event office to collect your Owners pack, which will have 2 owners badges and a car pass for any remaining days you are joining us. All members of the EHOA and HTSG are welcome to use our owners facility, please just show your relevant badge to the catering team if asked.

We have had the most beautiful few days and the site is looking amazing. The forecast is looking good, but as we know we cannot predict the weather! We will have H&C with us over the three days and they will be providing a live stream of all the cross country and the majority of the Grantham Cup dressage and show jumping.

We do have an exciting new initative for Owners in conjunction with Hawkstone Brewery, which many of you will know from Clarkson’s Farm! There will be an official launch on Friday 29th March at 3.30pm in the Owners Pavilion. We do hope many of you can join us for this, and all the details will be released on our website after the launch.

Just a word of warnign to owners with horses in teh Grantham Cup – 

The GRANTHAM CUP CCI4* Section H will have the XC in reverse order for the top 25% after SJ. The start times will be produced as soon as possible after the jumping has finished.

Once again a huge thank you to you all for your support of Thoresby, and we wish you all the best of luck. Please if you have any questions, email Georgie – and she will do her best to help you

Safe travels and see you all soon

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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market Horse Trials

Join us in commemorating a quarter-century of eventing competition at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market Horse Trials! In addition to the complimentary offering in the Owners Tent overlooking the Main Arena, we are delighted to mark the occasion with a 20% reduced offer to all Owners of a full ringside hospitality package!

Take advantage of this all-day access to the hospitality marquee, with a relaxed atmosphere, with prime viewing of the showjumping arena, forward parking, an event program, 2 course buffet style lunch, and further refreshments including tea and coffee, and wine and beer.

To book Simply use the code BMIHT24_20EHOA when booking your hospitality through  

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Week 12 Tweseldown X and Munstead

Eventing this weekend takes place at the following locations:

Tweseldown – Tweseldown Racecourse, Bourley Road, Fleet, Church Crookham, Hampshire, GU52 8AD

Munstead – Heath Farm, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1UN

Additional Information from Munstead:

  • Each car displaying a current BE membership card will be admitted including all occupants otherwise £10 per car or £5 per person (i.e. a car with four people costs £10 or a car with one person costs £5). Please display your competitor number in the front windscreen of all vehicles (including Cars containing owners/grooms)
  • Parking – No cars will be allowed in the lorry park due to limited space.
  • Prize Money Claim Formavailable here

Eventing abroad this weekend – a number of EHOA owned horses are competing overseas this weekend in The Netherlands at Kronenberg, should you wish to follow the action results for all the classes can be found on: and you can follow some live action in the morning on: with live cross country starting at 07:00 from the CCI4*L.

Final note – huge thanks to the team at Tweseldown lead by Rachel Faulkner for putting an event on in less than a week after the cancellation of Cirencester. If you are on site at any point, please do pop in and express your gratitude.

Good luck and enjoy,

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Eventing for this weekend

Oasby starts today!

Oasby – Foxdale, Oasby, Nr Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3NA

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Tweseldown – Tweseldown Racecourse, Bourley Road, Fleet, Church Crookham, Hampshire, GU52 8AD

Some specific Oasby event requests for the following few days please:

  • Prize Money – for all classesThe online Prize money claim form can be found HERE Only claims on this form are acceptable.  All forms need to be submitted by 31st March 2024.
  • Some good news – no charge to go and watch.
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No specific requests from Tweseldown- all their information can be found on:

As always start times, results and up to date information can be found on the British Eventing website ( ) or the Eventing Scores ( ) website.

On a separate note, there is a sports committee meeting within the next 10 days that the EHOA will have a representative at. Should you have a sport matter that you would like to raise, please send it across. A member of the EHOA board will also have a regular meeting with the BE CEO so if you have a matter that is concerning you that you would like taking forward please email your question / query / comment to us. Contact email to use please for both the above is:

Many thanks – good luck and enjoy if out and about eventing over the next few days.

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The team at BEDE have kindly provided detailed information about their 2024 season events.  See their message below. Not only is top class eventing on offer, there are many entertainments arranged for your enjoyment and varied sponsorship opportunities to suit any company wishing to support the sport and benefit from exposure to the large footfall that BEDE events attract.  

If you have questions about the eventing, spectating or sponsorship aspects of the events below please contact Georgie Dickinson, 07557 096884,

On behalf of members, we take this opportunity to thank the BEDE team for the energy and enthusiasm expended on planning and running so many fixtures, and for taking owners’ needs on board. We look forward to supporting these fixtures and enjoying the facilities on offer to owners. (Especially to eating all the delightful refreshments on offer). 

Best regards, the EHOA Board

  • The Eventing Spring Carnival – 29th – 31st March 2024 (Easter Weekend)
    • 4* jumping – Saturday 30th
    • 3* jumping – Sunday 31st
    • 2* jumping – Friday 29th
  • Osberton 1 – 3rd – 5th May 2024 (Rockingham replacement)
    • We will be running:
      • DBYEH classes on Thursday 2nd May
      • 2* & 3*S classes
      • Pony 2*S
      • BE100 – Intermediate and AI class
    • Run on a different footprint to the autumn event
    • Exciting new developments within the course for both the Spring and Autumn events
  • Osberton 2 – 2nd – 6th Oct 2024
    • We will be running:
      • National Novice 3DE for anyone who hasn’t started an FEI event in 2024
      • CCI2*-L
      • CCI3*-L
      • Pony 2*S – run over a long format
      • CCI1*-Intro – with Amateur and Professional sections (to enable people to be able to compete on a level basis)
      • CCI2*-S – new addition for 2024, for one year only
    • Great evening entertainment
    • Owners Pavilion, with wifi, comfortable seating, complimentary T&C and delicious restaurant

New Sponsorship Opportunity available for 2024.

Over the past two years we have seen a substantial increase in our 4* entries, and we are aware this is a key fixture for these combinations who are likely headed to Badminton, Kentucky and other large fixtures later in the season. Last year, we added an additional 4* class at the last minute to accommodate these entries, and we are keen to continue this into 2024, to ensure riders get their ideal runs. To enable us to help us do this, we are looking for a sponsor for this additional class to cover the prize money. Below is an outline of a package for this sponsorship proposal. Details of the CCI4*-S Class Sponsorship at The Eventing Spring Carnival 2024 are available on request. 

Please let Georgie know if you would like any further information. 

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We are off!

And so it begins… The Start of the 2024 Eventing Season. Week 9 of the year and we have our first BE event running this weekend – Poplar Park.

Event Location: Poplar Park Equestrian Centre, Poplar Farm, Woodbridge, Hollesley, Suffolk, IP12 3NA

Some specific event requests for the following two days please:

  • NO e-bikes on the cross country course when the course is ‘live’.
  • Various XC course walks on offer – please check the BE website or eventing scores for more details.
  • Prize money claim forms should be submitted online by Monday 25 March 2024.

Entrance Policy

Each car displaying a current BE membership card will be admitted free unless there are non member passengers when the charge will be £5 per car.

Cars not displaying a current BE membership card will be charged £15 with all proceeds going to our chosen charities.

Travel Warning

The A14 Eastbound is currently closed between J37 and J39 and will remain closed until 12 on 2 March for emergency roadside drain works.  This has been causing significant delays throughout Newmarket and the surrounding villages. Please bear this in mind and allow extra time for your journey.

Poplar celebrates their 40th anniversary this weekend – CONGRATULATIONS

Good luck and enjoy. 

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Veteran Eventing Championship 2024

We are delighted to announce that, for a second year, the Event Horse Owners AssociatIon with the support of BETTALIFE will run a league for veteran riders competing in British Eventing fixtures. 

The EHOA are indebted to BETTALIFE, a company that needs little introduction being widely recognised for its interest in the sport of eventing and for the gift of prizes and products to the winning competitors, as well as generously providing all EHOA members with a code (EHOA10) for 10% off all website orders.

BETTALIFE will have their stand at Badminton, Bramham, Burghley & Allerton Park Horse Trials this season, so please do be sure to visit them to take a look at the range of products available where they’ll also be sure to have show offers too!  

For more information click here