Welcome to HOYS
Welcome to Horse of the Year Show, the finale to the showing year and the climax to the domestic show jumping year. It is a place which all horse owners and riders aspire to be a part of, as top show jumper John Whitaker highlights: “Winning at HOYS is the pinnacle of every equestrian’s career.” The Show has been running since 1949 making it one of the longest standing horse shows in history; a spectacle in the equestrian calendar not to be missed.
Ode To The Horse
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity?
Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined.
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent;
there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
England’s past has been borne on his back.
All our history is in his industry.
We are his heirs;
He is our inheritance.
By Ronald Duncan