This a competition open to EHOA member-owned horses competing at 4*and generously supported by Elite Sportshorse Acquisitions (ESA).
The Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA), a strategic partner of British Eventing, runs an owner-focused league for top level eventing on British soil. The league is designed to reward the most competitive and consistent combinations at CCI4*-S and CCI4*-L levels throughout the 2023 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. Based on the first year (2022), it will remain hotly contested by a large number of both established and up-and-coming horses until the final leg, with the potential for dramatic changes to the series leader board on every cross-country day. The points system rewards consistency at this level and is a horse-based calculation – ensuring that it will be equally open to riders and owners, regardless of the number of horses they have at this level. The EHOA aims to give owners and riders of top-level horses a season to celebrate.
To learn more about the EHOA Members’ 2023 League, keep an eye on the EHOA website and social channels. We will also be bringing you more special EHOA Member League episodes of EquiRatings Eventing Podcast.
The 2023 Season:
Comprises all GBR CCI4*-S and CCI4*-L class from Thorseby onwards to the end of 2023.
The EHOA Members’ League 2023 will be awarded a specially hand-crafted trophy and will also release significant prize money during the season.
The EHOA Members’ League is open to all but in order to claim the prizes the owners of the horses must be a member of the EHOA before 11th September 2023. For horses with multiple owners one owner must be a member. After that date, the league will reduce to only those combinations owned by an EHOA registered owner.
Ros Canter and Pencos Crown Jewel win the 2022 EHOA Members League
Ros Canter and the 13-year-old mare, Pencos Crown Jewel owned by Annie Makin and Kate James have been confirmed as the overall winners of this year’s EHOA Members League.
Newly launched for 2022, this exciting and dynamic 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 season and carries a fabulous prize fund of £20,000; divided between the winner (£15,000), the runner-up and a special prize for the top placed horse ridden by a young rider (aged 28 or below until end of 2022). The winner also receives a stunning bronze horse head trophy that has been specially crafted by EHOA member, Jackie Olivier and mounted on a base produced by Peter Wedd.
Kate James and her co owner, Annie Makin, both attended our Annual Awards presentation at Cheltenham and were delighted to receive their cheque.
The points system, designed by EquiRatings, distributes points 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.
Top 3 finishes in the CCI4*-S at Chatsworth and the CCI4*-L at Bramham gave Ros and Pencos Crown Jewel a great haul of points and quickly moved them into an early lead. A solid eight-place finish in the CCI4*-S at Hartpury in August awarded them another strong score and an overall total of 45 points – good enough to keep them in the top spot throughout the rest of the season.
The runner up title went to Heidi Coy and her own 10-year-old mare, Halenza. Three top 10 finishes – in the CCIO4*-S at Houghton, the CCI4*-L u25 at Bramham and the CCI4*-S at Hartpury – left them on a brilliant total of 39 points. Aged under 28, Heidi also picks up the extra prize for the horse ridden by a young rider – giving her a fabulous total prize fund of £5,000.
For more information on the league and to view the final standings, click here.
The league is just one of the many ways in which the EHOA supports British Eventing. They provide further support with coaching and officials CPD, as well as sponsoring prizes for key British Eventing competitions – such as Area Festivals and the Masters. You can show your support for the EHOA and all the good they are doing for the sport by becoming a member. Visit the EHOA website for more information.
25pts for winning a CCI4*-L, reducing by 1pt per place to all top 25 finishers
15pts for winning a CCI4*-S, reducing by 1pt per place to all top 15 finishers
A horse’s best four points values will be summed together
ALL negative points incurred will be subtracted from their series total
In the event that the league leaders are tied then the winner will be the horse with the highest value points for their best result. Should this value also result in a tie, then the winner will be the horse that achieved a lower finishing score in the result that is their highest points value.
CODE OF CONDUCT
EHOA have the following code of conduct ethos based on integrity, honesty, fair play and respect. EHOA also puts central focus in terms of conduct on welfare of horse, rider and owner in equal measure. These principles are integral not optional and apply to the competing in this league. It’s the EHOA Board’s decision, at their total discretion, if they believe that anyone connected to this league infringes against this and thereby forfeits any winnings or recognition associated with it.
Owners, Riders and members should:
To learn more about the EHOA Members’ 2022 League, you can listen to EHOA board members Claire Dubowski and Linda Allan in conversation with Nicole Brown