- Access to top trainers & training courses around the country
- Hospitality marquees at events including Badminton & Burghley
- Discounts through EHOA discount providers
The Latest EHOA News at Your Fingertips:
International Supporters Pavilion FEI European Eventing Championships Blair Castle 2015
Members of the EHOA and the Horse Trials Support Group (HTSG) are to be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to the FEI European Eventing Championships at Blair Castle which allows them access to the International Supporters Pavilion (ISP). Please be aware that numbers will limited to the ISP tent so early booking is advised.
Tickets are not on sale to the general public and are only available to select members of National Federations and recognised Eventing Supporters Clubs.
Any EHOA members who have already bought members’ tickets for Blair will be able to upgrade their tickets to the ISP tent. The Blair office will handle this directly when you submit your booking form.
Please click here for all the information on Blair and for the booking form.
EHOA gains support of Weatherbys Private Banking
February 6, 2015 - The Event Horse Owners Association is delighted to announce Weatherbys Private Banking as its principle sponsor for 2015.
Founded in 1770 by James Weatherby, the seventh generation family-run company has its roots in the horse racing industry but has built up a successful private bank.
Roger Weatherby, Chief Executive of Weatherbys Bank said: “Weatherbys have been involved in horse racing sponsorship for many years. However, 2013 saw us venture into headline sponsorship in the eventing world for the first time. Since then we have been involved with a growing number of events, including the 2014 Badminton Horse Trials, where we first worked alongside the EHOA.”
He added: “As we well know from the sport of horse racing, owners are key to the success and continuity of the sport, and we are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the EHOA in 2015. We look forward to meeting many of you at EHOA events throughout the year.”
The EHOA was founded in 1998 by a number of owners of event horses who were supporting the sport but felt that they were being seen as the sport’s outsiders. Through its work, the EHOA is now recognised throughout the sport and is widely regarded as the ‘Voice for Owners.’
The EHOA’s Jeremy Skinner said: “Last year, after a careful review, we moved our banking to Weatherbys Bank, seeing that as a natural fit. For us this has been excellent. To have a bank with staff we now know well makes all the difference.
“I am, therefore, delighted that Weatherbys Private Banking has agreed to cement our relationship with them. Weatherbys Bank is now the 'Event Owners’ Bank. We shall be welcoming people from the bank to our hospitality marquees during the season.”
Owners are now fully accepted by riders, organisers, British Eventing, the sport’s governing arm, and the media as playing an essential role in the sport. Having been the forerunner of rider training which BE has carried on, the Association’s further aim is to make eventing even more fun for owners.
The EHOA hosts hospitality marquees at many major events, including Badminton, Burghley, The British Eventing Championships at Gatcombe and Obsberton, and it will continue to exert pressure on event organisers to provide spaces for owners to sit down, enjoy a cup of tea and meet up with friends.
The EHOA’s chairman Cathy Butler said: "We are excited at the prospect of working closely with Weatherbys. With their support we shall indeed be able to make eventing more fun for owners.”
BE's reduced fee for Owner Members - EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY
January 21, 2015 - If you are thinking of joining BE as Owner Members the joining fee of this new Membership has been waived until the end of January, saving you a further £15, reducing the Membership fee from £95 to £80 for those paying by Direct Debit.
Benefits of this Membership dedicated to non-competing horse Owners include:
Discounted access to Blenheim Palace and Bramham International Horse Trials in 2015
* Free entry to BE events up to CCI1*
* Third party insurance for horses with a current season ticket
* The bi-monthly glossy members magazine ‘British Eventing Life’
* Discounts on hundreds of high street and equestrian products
* Discounted rates on BE’s training courses as well as Baileys Jump Training and Jumping and Style
Find the full list of benefits and membership information for the Owner Membership as well as Support Memberships on www.britisheventing.com/membership.
EHOA Annual Award Winners 2014 presented at The Vineyard, Newbury
November 1, 2014
The Darby's Rider Award - Harry Meade
The Shearwater Insurance Owner Rider Award, presented by Susan Lawton – Teri Warner
Shearwater Owner Award Carolyn & Anthony Townsend and Susan Lawson (Dutch Man Retto)
The EHOA Eventing Award presented by Cathy Butler - Sue Becvar.
The Huntridge Plaque - Paul Ridgeon (Armarda)
British Eventing Awards, introduced by Hugh Thomas
Britannia League overall winner, presented by Nigella Hall - Jodi Amos and Wise Crack
2nd Francis Whittington (Easy Target)
3rd Louise Harwood (Whitson)
Calcutta Cup – Roy and Emma Backer (Whitson)
Wide Awake Trophy - Roy and Emma Backer (Whitson)
Leading Grassroots Horse 2014 – JJ Malone (Alyson Parker)
Points Accumulated – Catriona Kerruish and Alyson Parker
For more on our awards night visit our Features and Gallery pages.
EHOA members benefit from new safari sponsorship
October 31, 2015 - The EHOA is delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with Sosian, a 24,000 acre private wildlife and cattle ranch in the heart of Laikipia in Kenya.
Unforgettable safari experiences are par for the course at Sosian where guests can choose to embark on a series of exciting activities, including exploring the wilderness with experienced guides, horse riding, camel safaris, game-drives, night-drives, fishing, archery, tennis and swimming.
Sponsorship of the EHOA means current members along with their family or friends, who might accompany them on a trip, can enjoy a 20 percent discount off the standard price of staying at Sosian Lodge.
Chairman Cathy Butler commented: “This is a wonderful new association and one that we very much hope that our new members will make use of. We look forward to cementing our association with Sosian in the months ahead.”
A spokesman from Sosian added: “We are very much looking forward to working with the EHOA and welcoming its members to Kenya for an unforgettable safari experience.”
The wildlife at Sosian is exceptional, with 70 species of mammals, over 30 species of reptiles and 300 species of birds and guests can expect to see elephant herds, lions, cheetahs and leopards, oryx, gazelle and ostrich, to name a few.
Sosian is also at the forefront of wildlife conservation and is a member of the Laikipia Wildlife Forum, working to protect wildlife through sustainable land use such as tourism.
The lodge itself was originally built by Italian artisans in the 1940s and restored in the 1990s to provide beautiful accommodation for up to 14 guests. Four cottages lie in the tropical garden overlooking Mt Kenya and miles of unspoilt Africa, each with its own private verandah and ensuite bathroom.
Sosian employs 100 staff from the local community and trains its staff in all aspects of tourism and ranching. It also supports the local school which is attended by 330 children on a daily basis.
c/o Offbeat Safaris Ltd
PO Box 1146
Nanyuki – 10400
0254 7049 09355
Discount 20% for EHOA members and family/friends who accompany them on safari. Quote EHOA
New Owner Membership category from BE
October 31, 2014 - Following extensive research over the last 12 months British Eventing has announced some changes to its membership categories on offer for 2015.
The new Owner Membership provides a dedicated membership category for its valued non-competing owners.
The joining fee on a new Owner Membership will be waived from 1st December until the end of January, saving £15 thus reducing the Membership fee from £95 to £80 for those paying by Direct Debit.
Renewing BE Members who are looking to take up the Owner Membership can re-subscribe for just £80 with a further £15 discount for those opting for a 'Green Membership' if paying by Direct Debit, bringing their 2015 Membership down to just £65.
The cost of renewing Joint Ownership has also been reduced to £125 whilst the fees for Corporate and Syndicate Memberships remain the same.
For those who support riders and follow the sport, the new Supporter Membership, which starts at just £25 per year by Direct Debit, is another cost effective way to be part of the Eventing community.
This Membership replaces the former ‘non-competing’ Membership, two options are available; a Supporter Individual and a Supporter Company.
The latter is ideal for businesses sponsoring a rider or horse that they do not own, but on whose equipment they would like their company logo to appear.
All new and renewing Members are advised to carefully select their Memberships to ensure they select one that contains benefits most applicable to them.
More good news
BE is holding 2015 Membership subscriptions at the 2014 rate as it continues to strive to offer the highest possible value for money to our Competitors, Owners, Volunteers and Supporters. Entry fees and prize money will both increase by 1.5%, in line with inflation.
It has also announced a new Member benefit for 2015; the Organisers at Blenheim Palace and Bramham International Horse Trials are generously offering all BE Members (with the exception of Day Pass Members) discounted admission tickets.
Blair Castle, host to the European Championships, have already offered a great discount for next year but they have now agreed to do the same in 2016. British Eventing is very grateful to all three Events for offering this fantastic Member benefit. Full details on how to purchase discounted tickets will be available on the BE website in the New Year.
“All of the improvements detailed above are the latest results of our on-going research and discussion with our Members,” said Mike Etherington-Smith, BE Chief Executive. “I hope that these Membership category changes attract some of our as yet un-recognised supporters who might previously have felt somewhat on the sidelines to become a more integral part of our sport.”
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 -email@example.com
Check out our Hospitality page for dates