With the last BE 4* competition of the year taking place at Little Downham International in Cambridgeshire today, it won’t be long before we find out the winner of this year’s EHOA League and the recipients of the incredible prize pot!
This exciting and dynamic new league for top level eventing on British soil is funded by The Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA), a strategic partner of British Eventing. The concept rewards the most competitive and consistent combinations at CCI4*-S and CCI4*-L levels throughout 2022 and carries a fabulous prize fund of at least £20,000; divided between the winner (£15,000 minimum), the runner-up and a special prize for the top placed horse ridden by a young rider (aged 28 or below until end of 2022).
The EHOA points system, designed by EquiRatings, distributes points for the top 25 (CCI4*-L) and top 15 (CCI4*-S) finishers – plus a unique negative points structure for cross-country jumping errors which delivers the potential for dramatic changes to the series leader board on every 4* cross-country day.
The league got underway at Chatsworth back in May and, after the superb performances there and at Bramham, Ros Canter and Pencos Crown Jewel took an early lead. Together with an eight-place finish in the CCI4*-S at Hartpury in August, these results have given Ros and the 13-year-old mare owned by Annie Makin and Kate James a total of 45 points – good enough to keep them in the top spot throughout the season. As we enjoy the final day of 4* competition for 2022, the question is, can they stay there?
For more information on the league and to view the latest standings, click here.
Follow the results from Little Downham here.
The league is just one of the many ways in which the EHOA supports British Eventing. They provide further support with coaching and officials CPD, as well as sponsoring prizes for key British Eventing competitions – such as Area Festivals and the Masters. You can show your support for the EHOA and all the good they are doing for the sport by becoming a member. Visit the EHOA website for more information.