Benefits of EHOA Membership

  • Access to top trainers & training courses around the country
  • Hospitality marquees at events including Badminton & Burghley
  • Discounts through EHOA discount providers

Training at an affordable price

  • £15 voucher for all members
  • Book sessions with top trainers

EHOA Hospitality

Event Hospitality Tents to include:

  • Free entrance
  • Seating
  • Open all day & dogs welcome
  • Refreshments available
  • CCTV coverage at some events


  • EHOA members can apply for the following awards:
  • Annual Awards

The Latest EHOA News at Your Fingertips:

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

The Owners Party is back! Thursday May 4th, to be held in conjunction with the EHOA and Badminton.


The party will be for all Owners of competing horses and EHOA members. Details on applying for tickets will we released at a later date.



BE Membership initiative

Under a new initiative spearheaded by our  Chairman, Cathy Butler and  Yogi Breisner, the owners of any horse who represented GB on a Championship team in 2016 have been granted a complimentary BE membership.


To reward and recognise the loyalty and dedication of owners of horses selected for Rio 2016, they will receive a two year membership to acknowledge their horse’s achievements and their support of British Eventing, whilst owners of all British youth team horses have been presented with a 12 month membership for their services to BE.



Zip Travel, one of our loyal sponsors, have now confirmed details for their fully escorted tour for the FEI EUROPEAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS, STRZEGOM POLAND 2017.

Book and pay deposit by 31 January 2017 to receive the 'early bird' Tour costs!

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Congratulations to Tessa Mackenzie Green,

organiser of Aldon for over 30 years, on her recent British Eventing Award,  

which is presented for outstanding contribution to the sport.


Annual Dinner & Awards Evening


At a glittering dinner at The Saddlers' Hall on Monday 7th November the EHOA awards for the 2016 season were awarded:


Weatherbys Private Bank Award awarded a glass trophy

(presented to the leading EHOA member with a horse at the Rio Olympics)

Presented to:  Annie Jones


Shearwater Insurance Services Owner Award in the 7 year old championship - £750 + glass trophy

(presented to the leading EHOA Owner in the 7yo World Young Horse Championship held at Le Lion d’Angers) Nick & Barbara Walkinshaw


Shearwater Insurance Services Owner Award in the 6 year old championship - £750 + glass trophy

(presented to the winning Owner in the 6yo World Young Horse Championship held at Le Lion d’Angers) Sara Sjoberg Wik


Knights 1759 Award - £750 + glass trophy

(presented to the winning Owner of the horse winning the Corinthian Cup held at The Festival of British Eventing) Andrea Clark


The Plum Powland Plaque - £1000 + £500 training bursary

(presented to the leading U21 rider who gained the most number of points in the OIU21 classes in 2016) Emily King


The HUNTRIDGE PLAQUE will be presented to the Owner of the horse which gained the most BE points in the season, the sire or dam of which is a thoroughbred.   Presented to Mrs Trisha Rickards owner of Classic Moet.

Congratulations go to all the winners for some fantastic results this season.

Thanks also go to our tremendous sponsors for their continued support for the awards and the dinner. 


The Hannah Francis Inspirational Young Eventer of the Year Award

(presented by KBIS to a very deserving individual) Francis Family

Also presented during the evening were the following British Eventing Awards


Calcutta Light Horse Trophy

(presented to the owners of the BE Leading horse of 2016) Leonidas – Diana Brunsden & Peter Catell


Foundation Points Leading horse 2016

(presented to the owners of the leading Foundations Points horse for 2016) Goldwin & Vicky Tuffs


Mitsubishi Cup leading horse 2016

(presented to the owners of the leading Foundations Points horse for 2016 based on their eligibility to compete in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup)  Sarah Reeve for her horse Stanhopes Travelling Man


Calver Wealth Management 2* League – Rider 

(presented to the winner of the 2016 league) Pippa Funnell


Calver Wealth Management 2* League - Horse

(presented to the owners of the winning horse for 2016) Billy Walk On – Nick & Barbara Walkinshaw





We are delighted that once again our bankers, Weatherbys, are sponsoring the EHOA in 2017.


They would like to offer all EHOA members twelve months free banking should you wish to transfer your banking arrangements to Weatherbys Private Bank before September 30th 2016.


For more information visit the EHOA hospitality marquee during the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and speak to Justin Deacon and the team from Weatherbys Private Bank.







Weatherbys Private Bank our principle sponsor for 2016





29.2.2016 - We are delighted to announce that Weatherbys’s Private Bank, the bank of the EHOA, is again our principle sponsor for 2016. 
The Weatherbys team will be present at various events with the EHOA over the course of the year, and very much look forward to meeting members. 
For more information, please contact Justin Deacon on 0207 2929029 or email

Shearwater Insurance Eventing TriStar Launched


29/1/2-16 - Alec Lochore of Musketeer Event Management and Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events have joined forces to launch an exciting new CIC3* Grand Slam, thanks to generous sponsorship from Shearwater Insurance.
The Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam has a refreshingly tempting £50,000, 'winner-takes-all' prize for any rider who can win three of the five CIC3* events; Burnham Market International, Belton International, Houghton International, Hopetoun International and Burgham International in 2016.
Jeremy Lawton, Managing Director of Shearwater Insurance, is a long-standing supporter of eventing, Shearwater Insurance famously owning 2004 individual Olympic gold medal winning Shear l'Eau as well as his 2000 Olympic team silver medal winning brother Shear H2O. Jeremy's in-depth knowledge of the sport ranges from horses starting out at their first events to those tackling the biggest competitions on the circuit.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam. Being experienced event horse owners ourselves we have supported the sport for many years and recognise the importance of offering good prize money across all levels of competition.
“The costs involved in owning, training and entering horses have only increased and we want to ensure that all riders have the potential to cover these costs. The hope is that by creating a prize pot of £50,000 we can not only support dedicated owners and riders but also raise the profile of the sport. By pitching the prize fund at the 3* level we believe that we have created a real opportunity for aspiring and amateur riders to win a significant amount of money,” explained Jeremy.
“As multiple event organisers and past competitors, Stuart and I are only too aware of the costs involved, both in competing and in 'running the show', said Alec Lochore. “Facilitating opportunities like this, I hope, show competitors that we are responding to their concerns regarding the level of prize money available in the sport and rewarding them for their skill and dedication.”
“To have such enthusiastic support from Shearwater Insurance is fantastic,” added Stuart. “Its generous prize fund is a real 'golden goose' that we hope will bring out the competitive nature of all riders competing at 3* level, and reward any rider who can achieve what is anything but an easy task.”
Martyn Johnson, organiser of Burgham Horse Trials, expressed his enthusiasm for the Grand Slam. “I am delighted Burgham is a part of the Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam. It is a great concept which I think will really help to promote the sport and is a giant step in progressing the issues surrounding prize money for riders. A huge thanks should go to Jeremy Lawton and Shearwater as well for joining Stuart and Alec in his support of this progressive initiative.”
Early rider feedback has been positive. Australian Badminton winner Paul Tapner commented: “Eventing is a hugely popular, exciting and extreme equestrian sport. It is long overdue a prize fund to match its exhilarating nature and reward the expertise and dedication of the participants, both human and equine.
“International Event Riders on the world's most competitive competition circuit here in the UK will all be hugely excited and motivated by the Tri-Star Grand Slam innovation. We are massively grateful to Shearwater Insurance for their longstanding, and now substantially increased, support of our sport.”
David Holmes, British Eventing Chief Executive, added; “British Eventing are delighted to be a part of this exciting new Grand Slam initiative; delivering riders, owners, sponsors and spectators with a thrilling competition to follow throughout the season. It is great to see the support of Shearwater Insurance who are able to help provide riders and their connections with a generous prize pot to aim for through some of the most prestigious three star events in the country.”


Can you help at EHOA Hospitality? 

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Hospitality Marquees.  As you are no doubt aware it is very important to have an enthusiastic team of people ready to host the marquees and welcome other members, owners and riders.  We have been providing EHOA Hospitality at a number of Events and are rolling out new dates this season. We are looking for people to get involved in assisting in the Hospitality Marquees. You will have lots of fun and meet plenty of like minded folk getting together for the love of our Sport. 

If you can spare some free time and would like to get involved we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Mrs Margie Hall  

Check out our Hospitality page for dates

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Principle Sponsor




Our principle sponsor is

Weatherbys Private Bank

- the event owners bank 2016

Welcome to EHOA

From Cathy Butler

Chairman of The Event Horse Owners Association

We're very much looking forward to seeing everyone during the 2016 eventing season. For any owner related queries please do not hesitate to contact us as we are there to represent you within the sport of eventing.Very best wishes for the season ahead.

Please click on the link above to read EHOA's chairman Cathy Butler's speech at the 2015 Awards Dinner




From Cathy Butler

Chairman of The Event Horse Owners Association

Our Membership Secretary


Alexandra Van Tuyll




Above: Our incredibly hard working membership secretary,  Alexandra is a highly professional Head Groom on the International and home eventing circuit.

Alexandra manages our EHOA membership list, contacts all members by email and runs our facebook account.

Look out for Alexandra at our hospitality marquees in 2016.


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British Eventing Newsfeed

February 22nd
We are sad to hear that Michael Spackman, husband of Veronica, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family yesterday February 21, 2017 at the age of 91.
February 21st
British Eventing was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tim Finch on Thursday 16th February, at the age of 82.
February 20th
It was another action packed schedule at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, for the Championship events of the British Eventing winter series Jump Training and Jumping & Style (JAS) both kindly sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds.
February 20th
British Equestrian Federation Statement. A reduction in the level of funding for the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) World Class Programme for the Tokyo cycle (2017-2020) caused the BEF to curtail a number of previously funded initiatives at ...
February 20th
Burgham International Horse Trials Press Release. Entries open today (17 February) for Burgham International Horse Trials’ first event of the year, which takes place from 24-26 March.
February 19th
The afternoon session of this year's Baileys Jumping and Style (JAS) Championships are currently being streamed live via BETV, British Eventing's online TV channel.   Including expert views and winners interviews, the action can be watched live via...
February 17th
FEI Press Release. World experts in equestrian sport and risk management met last weekend at Tattersalls (IRL) for the FEI‘s Eventing Risk Management summit, taking a 360 look at minimising risk in the sport. Olympic gold medallist and Chair of the...
February 15th
British Eventing is pleased to bring details of an additional fixture to the 2017 event calendar as a second event at Northallerton in North Yorkshire is scheduled for 15th and 16th July to replace the recently cancelled Breckenbrough (2).
February 14th
Musketeer Event Management Press Release. Musketeer Event Management (MEM), organiser of Barefoot Estates Burnham Market and Houghton International Horse Trials, has named the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) as its official charity for 2017.
February 14th
On Sunday 19th February British Eventing are bringing live competition action from the Baileys sponsored Jumping & Style (JAS) Championships via their online channel BETV.
February 14th
In partnership with Principus Studios, the BE Dressage Test App continues to revolutionise the way riders learn dressage tests in preparation for the competition arena.
February 13th
Innovative safety stirrups join the prize package for 2017 BE Arena Eventing Championships
February 13th
The British Eventing Charitable Foundation is delighted to announce the awarding of a Sport England Small Grant to be used for the training and education of new competitors and the development of new coaches in the sport of eventing.
February 10th
Belton International Press Release. Belton International Horse Trials, which this year runs from 31st March - 2nd April, is accepting entries for both the national and international classes.
February 10th
Burgham International Horse Trials Press Release. Burgham International Horse Trials is Northumberland’s only international.

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