HOYS Awards

HOYS Awards Series

Introduced in 2012 the Horse of the Year Show Awards Series, has enabled us to recognise the achievements of competitors and breeders alike throughout the showing season.

The Horse of the Year Show Awards are run in three series – Kellythorpes Leading Breeder, Kellythorpes Leading Sire and the LeMieux La Liga for the most consistent animals.

The awards are made possible thanks to the Grandstand Online Entries System, which collects data and awards points to horses/ponies for Horse of the Year Show Showing qualifiers.

These awards have become much sought-after accolades for competitors and breeders, and this will once again be celebrated at Horse of the Year Show with a presentation evening for all of the winners.

2017 RESULTS
2016 Results
2015 Results

LeMieux La Liga – Consistency Awards

The LeMieux La Liga Awards, formerly the Tagg La Liga Awards, are given to the most consistent horse/pony in each HOYS qualifying class. Recognising the horses/ponies that have been consistently placed in HOYS qualifiers there are a total of 55 awards on offer, each receiving a special award from sponsors, LeMieux.

In each HOYS qualifier for the season, points are awarded each time a horse is placed on a scale as follows:

1st place – 5 points
2nd place – 4 points
3rd place – 3 points
4th place – 2 points
5th place – 1 point

The points are added together and collated into tables, giving the overall winner for each category. In the Awards for Consistency, the following sections are not eligible for award points: Shire horse, Racehorse to Riding Horse, Harness Horse and Pony, and Supreme In-hand.

Kellythorpes Leading Breeder Award

The Kellythorpes Leading Breeder Award recognises the unsung heroes of the showing industry – the breeders. Through the Kellythorpes Leading Breeder Awards, there will be more scope to recognise both a breeder with a number of high quality ponies that are placed in numerous qualifiers, and a smaller breeder who has bred one pony that subsequently is consistently placed throughout the season. Please see the sections and points scale below.

2017 Leading Breeder Results

 Kellythorpes Leading Sire Award

The Kellythorpes Leading Sire Award merits the horse/pony whose progeny qualify for Horse of the Year Show, as well as those whose progeny are consistently placed in qualifiers.

In the Awards for Leading Sire and Leading Breeder, the following sections are not eligible for award points: Shire horse, Racehorse to Riding Horse, Harness Horse and Pony, and Supreme In-hand.

2017 Leading Sire Results

For both the Kellythorpes Leading Breeder and Kellythorpes Leading Sire Awards, categories for horses and ponies and the points scale is as follows:

Categories

Arab
Coloured Horse/Pony
Connemara
Dales
Dartmoor
Exmoor
Fell
Highland
Hunter
Hunter Pony
Miniature
New Forest
Shetland
Show Horse
Show Pony
Welsh Section A
Welsh Section B
Welsh Section C
Welsh Section D

Points Scale

1st place – 10 points
2nd place – 5 points
3rd place – 3 points
4th place – 2 points
5th place – 1 point

A list of the top contenders for each series will be published at least once during the qualifying season. These will be posted within the competitor zone section of the Horse of the Year Show website.

For more information about the awards, email awards@grandstand.co.uk or call the Grandstand Equestrian Department on 02476 858 205.

A full set of terms and conditions for these awards can be found here