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:

The board of the EHOA would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you at an event in 2017.

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

January 19th
At the recent British Breeders Awards Dinner, Chris Hewlett, Managing Director of Haddon Training presented three British Grooms Awards to employees from the world of eventing.
January 18th
An exciting opportunity for a pro-active PA to use initiative in assisting and supporting the Chair and Chief Executive of the British Equestrian Federation, whilst the current Personal Assistant is on maternity leave.
January 18th
Find out more and register for the BE under 18 Programme HERE.
January 17th
Organised by the British Horse Foundation, British Eventing this weekend presented their Breeders Medals at the British Breeding Breeders' Awards Dinner in London this weekend (Saturday 14th January).
January 13th
First time Jump Training participant, Hayley Care, shares her experience of the BE winter series sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds.
January 12th
British Eventing seeks a grass roots rider member to join the Sport Committee. The purpose and aim of the Sport Committee is to co-ordinate and lead the running of the sporting aspects of BE Affiliated Eventing throughout Great Britain.  
January 12th
The box office is now open for both Barefoot Estates Burnham Market International and Houghton International (incorporating FEI Nations Cup).
January 11th
Nunney International Horse Trials Press Release Nunney International Horse Trials, which takes place near Frome in Somerset on June 16 – 18, 2017, has appointed a new course designer.
January 11th
Competition Stallions Awards Press Release The second Competition Stallions Awards were presented at The British Stallion Event on 7th January to the top sires of progeny assessed by the British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity Evalu...
January 11th
The British Equestrian Federation (“BEF”), the national governing body for equestrian sports, and its member bodies are committed to a programme of continuous improvement in the management of safeguarding issues in equestrian sport. The BEF me...
January 11th
The Ticketing Office for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is now open for advance sales. The world’s premier Three Day Event, which runs from Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday 7th May in the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire park w...
January 9th
British Equestrian Federation Press Release The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has recently embarked on a strategy study to ensure that it has a clear remit and direction over the next four years. The BEF is keen to engage with as broad a range of s...
January 6th
We can now announce the dates for the British Eventing Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Training series in 2017. Starting with a two day camp at the end of January, the training has been designed specifically for riders aged over 21 who are aiming to move into...
January 6th
New for 2017, British Eventing introduces the 12 – 21 Training Programme, developed to increase the opportunities for riders up to the age of 21 with access to high quality, tailored training.
January 6th
British Eventing, the National Governing Body of the sport of eventing in Great Britain, wish to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director to sit on the Board and be a part of the Finance Committee, to help guide the Financial Management of the organi...

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