British Eventing is delighted to announce that the Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA) have aligned with British Eventing by becoming an official strategic partner.
Helen West, Chief Executive for British Eventing said of the partnership “Our relationship with the EHOA has always been a strong one and coming together in the way that we now are will strengthen this even further. The EHOA already play a pivotal role in the sport and with them now aligning formally with us we will be able to work to shared objectives in a much more impactful way.
During a recent conversation with the EHOA we mentioned that we would very much like to focus on delivering some Continuing Personal Development (CPD) training for our Coaches and Officials. The EHOA also recognised the value that this would have for the sport as a whole and generously offered the financial support necessary to deliver the two training programmes. We will be meeting with the EHOA regularly to discuss the developments and needs of the sport and we look forward to working alongside them as a key stakeholder group”.
The EHOA is an association for owners of event horses and was created to encourage and increase the enjoyment of their participation in the sport. It is an association that is run by owners for owners. Whether it is multiple horses that are owned or just a minority share in a single horse the EHOA is there to welcome you with membership starting at just £42 per annum.
The support that the EHOA are giving British Eventing for Coaches and Officials CPD training will allow for a programme to be created over couple of months with a planned delivery during the autumn. More information in respect of the training programme will be shared with the EHOA, our coaches and officials once it is available.
Maria Haig, Head of Communications for British Eventing said “We are extremely grateful to the EHOA and are unable to thank them enough for agreeing to work alongside us in the way that they are. As owners they are already critical to the ongoing success of the sport and to have them align with us to assist us meet our objectives absolutely sets the standard for other sports to follow.”
Linda Allen, Chair of the EHOA said “It goes without saying owners are extremely passionate about the sport and we are looking forward to working alongside Helen and her team to assist wherever we can. We are pleased to have been able to help with developing the coaching and officials’ network and we look forward to seeing the training roll out later in the year. This is very much the beginning of our support and we are already in discussions of where we can assist further.”
The EHOA welcomes enquiries form individuals who would like to join or would like to learn about the Association’s activities. Membership and contact details can be found here.