British Eventing and the Event Horse Owners Association are joining forces on their training initiatives to combine the best of both organisations’ trainers and expertise.
The move follows the successful launch of Training & Education within BE and EHOA. From 2013, BE will administer the EHOA training courses, and places will be available via the BE training portal which launched in January and has had over 60,000 visits to date. This online booking system allows any rider to book onto training of their choice quickly and easily. Training is open to members and non-members of both BE and EHOA.
EHOA members will continue to be able to use their £10 training vouchers for either BE or EHOA training courses, and can also continue to use their vouchers for sessions with their favourite EHOA accredited trainer.
EHOA chair Judy Skinner said: “We started our training programme in 1998 and it has been enormously successful. Now BE’s programme is fully operational, it makes sense to merge our training with theirs. We are confident that BE will be able to build on the firm base which our programme has developed.”
The EHOA will continue to run its annual training awards scheme, with a two-day training camp being part of the prize, and offer all EHOA members £10 training vouchers on joining or renewal.
All training courses will be available to book at www.britisheventing.com/training/courses