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EHOA Members League Current standings

Latest news on the league standings

Ros Canter and Pencos Crown Jewel hold top spot in £20k EHOA league.

Top three finishes in the CCI-L 4* at Bramham and the CCI-S 4* at Chatsworth has propelled Ros Canter and Pencos Crown Jewel to the top of the EHOA league.

The league got underway at Chatsworth in May and, after the superb performances there and at Bramham, Ros and the 13-year-old mare owned by Annie Makin and Kate James have taken an early lead with a current points total of 37. Thomas Carlile (FRA) and his own nine-year-old gelding, Darmagnac De Beliard are hot on Ros’s heals at this stage of the season, just one point behind in second. They have built their score so far by finishing second in the CCI-S 4* at Chatsworth and fourth in the CCI-L 4* at Bramham.

Britain’s Heidi Coy fills the next two spots with her own Halenza and David Ottewell’s Russal Z. Heidi achieved top ten finishes in the CCI-S O4* at Houghton and the CCI-L u25 4* at Bramham with both the 10-year-old mares to leave them lying third and fourth respectively. Susie Berry completes the top five for Ireland, sitting on a score of 29 after securing top ten finished in the CCI-S 4* at Chatsworth and the CCI-L 4* at Bramham with Helen Caton’s Ringwood LB.

This exciting and dynamic new league for top level eventing on British soil is funded by The Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA), a strategic partner of British Eventing.

The concept rewards the most competitive and consistent combinations at CCI4*-S and CCI4*-L levels throughout the 2022 season. The EHOA points system, designed by EquiRatings, features a tight points distribution for the top 25 (CCI4*-L) and top 15 (CCI4*-S) finishers – plus a unique negative points structure for cross-country jumping errors which delivers the potential for dramatic changes to the series leader board on every 4* cross-country day.

With many combinations now having had at least a couple of 4* runs, the league is really starting to take shape. It will be exciting to see how it continues to change in the coming weeks and months as the rest of the season unfolds.

Don’t forget, to be eligible for the extremely ge

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EHOA Events International Membership Owners

Nunney International Horse Trials 17th – 19th June 2022

Today sees the start of Nunney International in the west country – address for those members that need it – Southfield House, FROME, Whatley, Somerset, BA11 3JY

For everyone driving a horsebox avoid driving through Bath. There is a Clean Air Zone in the City – north of Nunney. This affects most vehicles except private cars. More information here but the message for you is to avoid driving through Bath as the fees and fines are eye-watering.

The EHOA have a hospitality marquee which is situated alongside the main arena, do pop in and see Tor and her amazing local volunteers.

Start times, results and running orders can be found on www,eventingscores.co.uk

Good Luck if you have a horse competing.

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EHOA Events Grass Roots International Membership Owners

Help needed

Firstly, may we ask on behalf of BE and BEOA for your feedback on the differential between cross country tracks at different levels of competition?

Secondly, your support for a research project being undertaken by World Horse Welfare would be appreciated.

Please read below, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Please send your replies to ehoa@webcollect.org.uk

Best regards,

Linda

Chair, EHOA

07710 344008

Consultation 1

Currently there is a requirement by BE for International organisers who are running FEI and National classes 1* – 4* to provide a 20% difference between the levels on XC between the National and International class (2*/Nov, 3*/Int, 4*/Adv). Traditionally in GB the Internationals are a step up from the National classes.  There are a few organisers who believe that they should be identical and we are interested to know owners’ opinions.

Do you think there should be a difference between National and International tracks?

Yes/ No 

Please  explain your answer

……………

Please note that names will not be forwarded when your answers are submitted.

Consultation 2

World Horse Welfare (WHW) is a member of British Equestrian (BE) and does a range of long-term work around topics such as the long-distance transport of horses for slaughter, improving the lives of working equids around the world and more, under the Presidency of HRH The Princess Royal.

Roly Owers, WHW Chief Executive and himself a vet, is leading a project in conjunction with the Royal College of Veterinary Science and others to develop an ethical framework for the involvement of horses in sport, to help promote the responsible use of horses in sport, with the horse always at its heart.

This work also aims to identify any gaps in the understanding of horse management, training, rehoming, equine behaviour and wellbeing (through all the strata of competitive sport). Responsible practice in these and other areas will be encouraged through education and awareness. Roly is eager to talk with people involved in competitive horse sport about the growing issues around the ‘social licence’ of using horses in competition, and the work being done by WHW and others..

EHOA members, as owners of event horses, are central in all of this, and Roly hoped to come and meet and talk about the project with members.

Question 1

Would you be interested to participate in the WHW research project?  This may involve either completing a questionnaire or speaking to a researcher.

Yes/ No

Please provide email address and brief information about the level at which your horse(s) competes.

Question 2

If a short presentation/ discussion about the research was made at Burghley would you be interested to attend?

Yes/ No 

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Updates

Some updates for you –

British Equestrian and its 18 member bodies signed a unity pledge yesterday which outlines a commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the equine industry.

The pledge includes the following commitments:

  • to make equestrianism representative of the diverse communities around us
  • to grow a welcoming community for all who are united by a passion and respect for the horse
  • to promote the benefits of equestrianism on mental and physical health and wellbeing.

With this in mind there is a little a project going on that needs our support. This is to support Park Palace Ponies, a cinema in Toxteth, Liverpool which has been converted to a tiny riding school to support inner city children. We are working with their volunteers to fast track their volunteers to a coaching qualification. More details can be found on this link:

Secondly one of our generous supporters of the Association Irwin Mitchell have a competition running currently to win some sporting tickets – details on the link here

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Bramham International Horse Trials

Today saw the start of the Bramham International with the inaugural BE80 Championships held in the park. For those members travelling up over the next few days as the international competition starts, the address you require is: Bramham Park, Wetherby, West Yorks LS23 6ND. However, on your final approach it is best to turn your sat nav off and follow the yellow AA signs otherwise you will end up on the wrong side of the park!

Once again, the EHOA will be hosting a hospitality marquee alongside the main arena. This is situated collecting ring end with access just by the entrance to the main arena. Do pop in where Alex & Kimberly Mawdesley will welcome you for the duration of the week. Newspapers, tea/coffee, snacks and strawberries all available along with CCTV action of the cross country. I’m sure they would be delighted to have some offers of help so that they can also enjoy the event. Please be generous with your time.

Just a heads up that many of the EHOA discount providers do have trade stands on site during the week so do pop in and take advantage of being a member! New to the discount team this week is Shaws Iberian. They are offering all members a 10% discount on their stand of delicious cheeses, charcuterie and wine for the duration of the week. Swing by and see Monty – I am sure he will have something to tempt you!

Congratulations to those members that have qualified for the NAF 5* BE80 Championships. A reminder that the EHOA together with Shearwater Insurance Services, a long-standing partner of the Association, will award a prize to the highest placed member of the EHOA riding and /or owning a horse that completes the competition. The prize comprises a £250 cash award and a Shearwater-branded saddlecloth.  The presentation of the EHOA Members Award will take place in or close to the EHOA marquee after the NAF awards presentation in the main arena scheduled to take place at approximately 15:30 on Thursday has finished.

As always results can be found on www.eventingscores.com and on www.britisheventign.com along with Bramham’s own website www.bramham-horse.co.uk

Looking forward to seeing many of you over the coming days.

 

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Help Needed!

Good Evening Everyone,

A plea for help / assistance with running and managing the hospitality marquee at Barbury (7th – 10th July) and Blair (25th – 28th August). Tor is away and will be unable to welcome everyone for the duration of the events. Can you help? To discuss the requirements please call Tor directly on: 07734 208255

Should you be able help or know a local person that could help us, we would be very grateful. Please can them to get in touch either by replying to this email or sending an email to theehoa@gmail.com

Many thanks,

 

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Platinum Jubilee

The EHOA Board send their best wishes to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her  Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

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EHOA Events International Membership Owners

The Barefoot Retreats Houghton International Horse Trials

Today sees the start of The Barefoot Retreats Houghton International Horse Trials at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. For those members who have not been before here is the postcode should you need it: Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE. Please follow the signs on the approach to ensure you park in the correct area.

Tor and her band of volunteers will be around all weekend to host the hospitality marque. Please do pop in and use the facilities and catch up with fellow owners. It will be open this morning with newspapers, tea/coffee and some sweet treats on offer.

Eventing scores will have all the live results so it you cannot make the trip to Norfolk you will be able to follow the action from home,

Good luck to those members with horses competing.

Enjoy Norfolk.

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Busy week of eventing!

Aston le Walls – Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, Nr. Daventry, Northants, NN11 6RT started on Wednesday and runs for 4 days. Allow extra travel time as all approach routes have delays due to HS2. Please be extra courteous to all helpers they have some busy, long days ahead.

Floors Castle International – Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF

Chatsworth International – Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP – EHOA hospitality on offer to all members. The marquee can be located on the edge of the main arena, collecting ring end.

Firle Place – Firle Place, Nr Lewes, Sussex, BN8 6LP – a special message from the Organisers regarding number bibs – BE 80, 90, 100 and u18 competitors MUST print their numbers. All AFC & NQ competitors MUST collect their rider packs which will include their numbers from the event office on arrival.

Mendip Plains – Mendip Plains Equestrian Centre, Chewton Field Farm, Ston Easton, Bath, Somerset BA3 4BX – new affiliated event for 2022

Llanymynech – Lower House Farm, Llanymynech, Nr Oswestry, Shropshire, SY22 6LG – message from Organisers please don’t forget to print your number and complete your health declarations online.

As always results and start times can be found for all events on www.eventingscores.co.uk

For those members heading to Rockingham International, the deadline for Owners car passes is May 16th. Owner Passes will ONLY be available in advance and must be applied for by 5pm on Monday 16th May by emailing horsetrials@rockinghamcastle.com. BE Member Cards will also allow free entry for the card holder ONLY

Tuesday saw the launch on the 4* EHOA members league – all details on EHOA website

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EHOA Members’ League 2022

The Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA), a strategic partner of British Eventing, is funding an exciting and dynamic new league for top level eventing on British soil. The league will reward the most competitive and consistent horses with EHOA membership, focusing on UK four-star competitions throughout the 2022 season.

Click here for more details

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