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 Owners Party Invitation

Generously supported by Equine Construction 


We are delighted to announce the return of the Badminton Owners Party this year. 


Please click here for the invitation card.


All instructions on applying and payment for the evening are on the invitation.


Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday May 4th for a fabulous night.


Mitsubishi Motors Cup 

For those members competing in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup and for those other people interested, Harry Meade, will be doing a course walk on Tuesday 2nd May at 4pm for the BE90 and BE100 sections in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup.

Please email Alex if you are interested in joining. 





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 2017.


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 





We are delighted to announce that Weatherbys’s Private Bank, the bank of the EHOA, is again our Partner for 2017. 
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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Weatherbys Private Bank

- the event owners bank 2017

Welcome to EHOA

From Cathy Butler

Chairman of The Event Horse Owners Association

I would like to draw your attention to the new look BE membership card which some events may utilise this year for admission to Events.  The new BE membership card has a QR code, this enables the card to be scanned. Some events which have used scanning technology via an e-ticket in the past may utilise the scanning of the card to gain entry to the Horse Trials, in some circumstances it does not however mean entry to the event itself, just to the car park.    As we all know the Events have different entry systems however, the Admissions Entry Policy for Owners ( has been agreed amongst all the FEI Event Organisers and these guidelines are being followed by them all. I would urge you to ensure you have your "New" BE Membership card with you when going to an Event.  I believe the majority of cards with the 'New" code have been sent out however for those of you where your membership falls on April 1st 2017 and you do not pay by Direct Debit, BE are waiting for you to renew your membership before sending out the 'New' card.  BE have requested that members who have an imminent renewal date apply now to allow sufficient time for their new cards to be sent.  Owners who do not have a membership card with a QR code on them may possibly have to pay admission to gain entry at Events.


To all Owners who are involved in a Syndicate.  I urge you all to make sure you and your "Syndicate Leader" understands fully the Admissions Entry Policy for Owners. It has been set up to make sure that if followed sensibly that All Owners in syndicates should take turns at receiving Primary syndicate entry passes during the season, this equates to 3 Car park passes per horse and 3 double entry tickets (6 passes) for each Event.  Thereafter reduced Owner passes can be purchased if required. For those events that do utilise the BE card for access and do not issue passes, the free entry will be allocated to the Primary Syndicate Member cards.





Primary syndicate members will be able to use their membership cards for admission, however secondary syndicate members are not entitled to free entry.  They can either travel with a primary syndicate member to gain free entry or purchase a reduced ticket.  


Owners of foreign registered horses will need to email to request a pass giving their horses name.

All owners and riders (including secondary members) with a horse running at Belton will be able to log into the owner page of the website at and purchase additional tickets for any connections who may require one.  You will need your BE membership number to validate your request.



Finally, I would stress that without BE membership access to events, owner’s facilities, car parking, stables etc will be difficult.  There is now a much-reduced price Membership category set up for Owners and I would urge those of you who are not currently BE Members to apply for membership which will remove any problems on entering an Event or using the facilities that are on offer to you as Owners.


Kind regards,


EHOA Chairman




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

March 29th
Bringing insight and demystification to the incredible coordination it takes to host a British Eventing affiliated event, the BE Access All Area (AAA) days are back for 2017 thanks to funding from the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), provided by Sport...
March 29th
British Eventing currently has the following job opportunities.
March 29th
British Eventing’s Gatehouse Stepping Stones training series is back for 2017.
March 28th
Bede Events is to take over the running of the Firle Place International Horse Trials and Country Fair. After 15 years at the helm organising the popular event, organiser Jo Carr has stepped down and handed over the reins to Bede Events.
March 28th
New for 2017, British Eventing and The Pony Club have introduced a special prize recognising the dedication and aptitude of riders in the British Eventing under 18 classes who have undergone The Pony Club C+ and B Tests.  
March 24th
The team at Burgham have been working flat out, in incredibly difficult weather conditions, to try and keep the event running.
March 24th
  Important notice - all classes abandoned. As everyone will know, the Burgham team have put every ounce of effort into keeping the event running - at great emotional and physical cost.  
March 22nd
British Eventing is delighted to welcome three new faces as the Grassroots Representatives on the BE Sport Committee, Sport Development Working Group and Sport Viability Working Group.
March 22nd
*IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM BURGHAM INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS* A decision has been made, in order to preserve the main arena at the venue in the best way possible for the jumping on Saturday, and because we are lucky enough to have a fantastic indoor arena (...
March 21st
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Press Release. Rio Olympic gold medallist Michael Jung (Germany) and silver medallist Astier Nicolas (France), with their Olympic horses, head the very high class list of entries for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Bad...
March 16th
Belton International Press Release. It's not all about the horses at Belton International, which this year runs from 31st March to 2nd April in the deer park surrounding the National Trust's 17th Century Belton House.
March 16th
Weston Park Horse Trials Press Release. In 2016 the weather conditions caused problems with the Novice show jumping arena and as a result the arena has been relocated down near to the Kidney Pool.
March 15th
This year British Eventing is partnering with sports data analytics company EquiRatings to trial their pioneering safety tracking system, the EquiRatings Quality Index (ERQI).
March 14th
The newly appointed Senior Eventing Selection Committee, composed of Dan Hunt (Chairman of Selectors) Sarah Bullen, Jeanette Brakewell, Gill Watson and Nigel Taylor, would like to invite riders who meet the criteria below to apply for the 2017 FEI Nations...
March 14th
After an event is abandoned, information and a number of reports are requested from an event in order to process refunds.

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