Committee EHOA Membership

AGM – Chairman’s Report

It was great to see so many of you at the AGM at Burghley.

For those who were unable to join the fun please click here for my report.

Best wishes,



Awards EHOA Membership

The EHOA Annual Awards Dinner – Thursday November 23rd 2017

The Annual Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday November 23rd at Ascot Racecourse.  The Board of the EHOA are looking forward to seeing as many members as possible throughout the evening.

The application form and more details are below.

Dinner Application Form 2017

Dinner Invitation 2017

Local Hotels

The evening will start with a drinks reception being held in the Ascot Authority Box generously supported by Shearwater Insurance and Equine Construction before moving into the Parade Ring Suite for the dinner which is being sponsored by Bold & Reeves.

The Annual Awards will be presented during the evening, alongside some Awards from British Eventing.

Should you wish to pre-book a taxi on the evening , below are two local firms that are happy to help.

  • Cedar Cars – 01344 872777
  • Ascot Cars – 01344 872472

Ascot Racecourse have kindly offered 50 complimentary tickets to our party goers to attend racing at Ascot on Friday November 24th.

Discount Providers

Honri Hats Badminton Offer

Just to let you know that Honri Hats, one of our discount providers, will once again be at Badminton this year and Paul has a great offer for Members. Read on for more details…

“I would also like to offer to give any EHOA members whose horse is running at Badminton a free top hat shine up.  Either they or there rider can bring the hat to my stand from Wednesday at Badminton and have it polished up while they wait.  I will also check the fit and do small adjustments has required.”

Honri Hats can be located on stand 163 at the stable end of Swangrove avenue. Please ensure you bring your EHOA membership card with you to obtain this generous offer from Paul.

For those people interested in Honri Hats they supply their own range of bespoke traditional Hunt caps & Top Hats. They also can also repair and refurbish both traditional hunt caps and silk top hats. Contact Paul on 01453 873595 to discuss your requirements.

EHOA Events

EHOA Badminton Hospitality Marquee

The hospitality marquee will be open from Thursday and Friday mornings at 9am and at 8:30 Saturday and Sunday mornings. All EHOA members are welcome. Should you wish to bring a guest it will be allowed provided there is space in the marquee but you will be asked to pay. On Thursday and Friday it is £15 per guest per day and on Saturday it will be £25 per guest and on Sunday £20 per guest.

To make your experience more pleasurable please make sure you have your membership to hand and if possible your badge; this will make the signing in process as stress free as possible. All current members will be on the guest list held at the door.

We, the board, of the EHOA look forward to seeing you throughout the week.

Grass Roots

Mitsubishi Motors Cup – EHOA Members Compete

Good Luck to all EHOA members competing in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup this week

Sarah Arrowsmith
Carrie Childs
Alisha Coombes
Saffron Cresswell
Sophie Hall
Kate Ingram
Alex McRobbie
Alyson Parker
George Pennington
Alana Sparrow
Jack Stancombe
Anna Stillwell
Lola Watt
Molly Williams
Claire Mowbray
Georgina Williams
Izzy Mears
Nicole Hoult

Discount Providers EHOA

Luxury Motorhome for hire

Perfect for joining in all the best aspects of having your horse competing at three day events. Fed up with staying off site and missing out on parties (drink driving!) and behind the scenes special moments with your horse.

Our luxury American Motorhome will sleep up to 7 people, one kingsize pop-out bedroom, two pop-out bunk beds and a sofa bed and large single in the main pop-out lounge area.

Full size shower room with basin and loo and vanity units. American sized fridge freezer , oven, hob, microwave and nespresso coffee machine! Gas BBQ and outdoor table and chairs provided.

The motorhome would be delivered and set up on site for you fully kitted out with bed linen and towels and a welcome pack and full handover instructions. When you leave just walk out and we will sort the rest!

Price £2250 per part week/week plus delivery and hook up. 10% discount for EHOA members.

For more information please call Michael or Sophie Payne on 01799 550 621 or 07850701007 or

Grass Roots

Jack Update

We took Jack off to Bicton International Horse Trials at the weekend and competed in the BE100. We only managed a run at Moreton so really needed the run. The ground was great hard but the ground cover was fab and the ground staff had obviously worked really hard.

Dressage was a nice neat test having warmed up really well, a small lapse and break in canter before being quickly picked up. He ended on 32.8 which was fair. He is certainly capable of more but it put him in the top 10.

A fabulous show jumping round it all seemed to come together and we couldn’t have been more pleased.


Cross Country and on checking the live results he’d moved up the table to 6th and people seemed to be coming in too slow, unfortunately kicked on a bit too much and he then came in with 5 faults too quick.  We were pleased as this was a prep run for Badminton which will be over a longer course and we had hoped we had got his fitness right trying to follow the BE fitness plan. By the time he had walked back to the box he had recovered and wasn’t blowing and wasn’t particularly sweaty.

This week I am away with work and so he’s on full livery at Centyfield Eventing and Dressage Academy. Sue, Sarah, Barry and team have been amazing and this has only been possible with their help.

We’re planning a last run at Port Eliot on Saturday as we haven’t had chance to get show jumping on grass yet.

EHOA International Owners

Owners Dinner – SOLD OUT


Owner’s dinner at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

We are delighted to be hosting the owners dinner on the Thursday night after the cocktail party at Badminton again.   The dinner will take place in one of the stunning Lakeside Marquees and is now SOLD OUT.  We are maintaining a wait list.


Charter Tax is a Chartered Accountancy firm specialising in providing tax advisory and tax compliance services

We are delighted to welcome a new sponsor to our team for this season.

Charter Tax is a Chartered Accountancy firm specialising in providing tax advisory and tax compliance services.

Janet Paterson is the Principal of Charter Tax Consulting Limited.

Janet competes herself when the soundness of her stable star allows.   She has a small stable yard at home in Kent where she keeps several horses.   Janet has joined the owner ranks this season too!   SYDSERFF FINNADOON, a pure Connemara, will be showing the ropes to a friend of Janet’s whilst she events JSH SIMPLEY BLUE and brings on her youngster with the 2018 season in mind.

The firm has supported of Francis Whittington for two seasons and Janet enjoys lessons with Francis when time allows.   “Eventing really is a small world, my fellow Director Mark has known Francis for ever so combined with my personal interest in eventing it seemed a logical step to support him.

Janet Paterson – founder of Charter Tax Consulting Ltd – is herself a keen amateur event rider and supporter of the sport.  She commented: “Our knowledge of both the tax industry and the world of eventing, and equestrianism generally, means that for us it was the obvious step to come forward and support the EHOA in a more formal way, and hopefully give event horse owners, as well as eventers themselves, access to first class tax and accountancy advice by people that actually understand the sport.”


Equine construction to support EHOA for 2017

Equine Construction are delighted to confirm their support of the Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA) for 2017, in the form of title sponsorship for the Badminton Owner’s Dinner in May, followed by the presentation of a set of stunning medals to the owners of horses who have represented Team GBR at the FEI European Championship in Strezgom, Poland, at the EHOA Annual Dinner in November.

“We are thrilled to be supporting the EHOA this season, as our first step into the eventing world”, added David Johnson of Equine Construction, “working with an organisation that is not only passionate about the sport as a whole, but that also supports owners from grassroots to world class level, is very important to us and we look forward to an exciting season ahead.”  Owned and managed by David Johnson, Equine Construction offer an exceptional service when it comes to the planning, development and construction of world class equestrian facilities.

With a passion stemming from a lifelong love of horses, David’s knowledge and equestrian experience shines through in the exquisite facilities he builds. Working across all equestrian disciplines, Equine Construction have designed and built numerous facilities across the country. Amongst these are a large scale polo facility consisting of 3 American Barns, 38 stables, tack rooms and associated facilities and a beautiful 28 box racing yard in Lambourn, as well as many more prestigious projects including a number of indoor and outdoor arenas.

Equine Construction and, recently launched, Equine Planning offer a service that takes the client from concept to completion, with the combination of construction experience and an equestrian background at the heart of the company, enabling Equine Construction to be leaders in their field. To see these projects and more, please visit the website at