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ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Winners Collabro to Meet Fans at HOYS!

ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Winners Collabro to Meet Fans at HOYS!

Sunday ticket holders for this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) will have an exciting opportunity to meet with Collabro. The sensational five-piece musical theatre boy band were crowned winners of this year’s ITV's Britain's Got Talent and have taken the nation by storm.

2014 Tagg La Liga Awards Winners Announced

2014 Tagg La Liga Awards Winners Announced

Following a season of intense competition, the winners of the Tagg La Liga Awards series, for consistency shown in Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) showing qualifiers held around the country, can now been revealed.

Press Statement regarding Horse of the Year Show 2015 Hunter Qualifiers

Press Statement regarding Horse of the Year Show 2015 Hunter Qualifiers

Horse of the Year Show organiser Grandstand Media Ltd wishes to confirm that administration of the Show’s hunter qualifiers will remain with the British Show Horse Association. This follows a successful 2014 season and maintains consistency for competitors, judges and qualifying shows.

HOYS Utilises Midlands’ Motorways with Digital Advertising Displays

HOYS Utilises Midlands’ Motorways with Digital Advertising Displays

Commuters travelling along the M5 and M6 in Birmingham this week will be the first to catch a glimpse of Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) new digital advertisement placement. “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, which runs from 8th – 12th October 2014 at The NEC, Birmingham, has taken to the giganti…

Making Linzi’s Horse of the Year Show Wish a Reality

Making Linzi’s Horse of the Year Show Wish a Reality

Despite battling with a rare genetic condition herself, horse lover Linzi O’Neil, 27, from Tayport, Fife is an avid fundraiser. She’s selflessly raised over £20,000 for various charities and continues to do this. So when Radio Clyde 2’s Robin Galloway Breakfast Show asked for help making her Horse o…

ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Winners Collabro to Perform at HOYS

ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Winners Collabro to Perform at HOYS

The sensational five-piece musical theatre boy band Collabro, who were crowned winners of this year’s ITV's Britain's Got Talent, will be making their way to Birmingham's NEC on Sunday 12th October to perform in the Andrews Bowen International Arena during the gala evening finale of Horse of the Yea…

Leona Lewis Looks Forward to her New Honorary Presidency at HOYS

Leona Lewis Looks Forward to her New Honorary Presidency at HOYS

Ahead of Leona Lewis’ appearance at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), the world-famous vocal artist has spoken about her love for horses; her charity, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, and, of course, her new role as the Show’s Honorary President.

HOYS to Broadcast Live on Sky Sports

HOYS to Broadcast Live on Sky Sports

Equestrian fans can enjoy top-class live TV action from Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, again this year from Sky Sports. Broadcasting of the action will take place from the Andrews Bowen International Arena at Birmingham’s NEC on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Oct…

Grandstand Event Management wins National Showjumping Championship Tender

Grandstand Event Management wins National Showjumping Championship Tender

Grandstand Event Management is thrilled to have won a five-year tender to organise the British Showjumping National Championships. The prestigious finals will be hosted at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, which is managed by the organiser’s sister company, Grandstand – Stoneleigh Events.

Statement Regarding Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Qualifiers

Statement Regarding Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Qualifiers

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) wishes to announce that following an investigation into the outcome of the Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship qualifier at Kent County Show, and despite the rumours on social media regarding the qualification at Kent County Show, the existing qualification of Lemonshill…

HOYS 2014 Qualifying Stories Competition Now Open!

HOYS 2014 Qualifying Stories Competition Now Open!

Entries for this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Qualifying Stories competition are now being accepted. This hugely popular contest sets out to find the best story of HOYS qualification from the current season.

Mount St John Continues Sponsorship of Dressage Future Elite Championship

Mount St John Continues Sponsorship of Dressage Future Elite Championship

Yorkshire-based specialist in the breeding of elite dressage horses Mount St John Equestrian has made a welcome return as the sponsor of the Dressage Future Elite Championship at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). This much-anticipated competition will be held at “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” on …

Job Vacancy Accounts Team Member

Job Vacancy Accounts Team Member

We are currently seeking someone to assist and support as part of a small team the efficient operation of the full range of accounts provision.

Temporary Operations Assistant Vacancy

Temporary Operations Assistant Vacancy

Grandstand Group is seeking a Temporary Operations Assistant to work on its main events including Horse of the Year Show. The role will principally be based at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Bob Templeton

Bob Templeton

Horse of the Year Show organisers, staff and officials are saddened to hear of Bob Templeton’s passing.

Private boxes now available at HOYS

Private boxes now available at HOYS

Following demand from customers, Private Hospitality Boxes will be available for those seeking a refined dining and social experience at Horse of the Year Show for all performances during its 8th – 12th October 2014 running at Birmingham’s NEC. The introduction of private boxes is a first for “The W…

Leona Lewis is HOYS Honorary President

Leona Lewis is HOYS Honorary President

World-famous vocal artist Leona Lewis is celebrating both her birthday and a new title today, as she has been confirmed as Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) Honorary President. A passionate animal lover and keen equestrian, Leona is eager to use the role to raise awareness of the work done by her own …

Enthralling display of horsemanship to debut at HOYS

Enthralling display of horsemanship to debut at HOYS

Breathtaking natural horsemanship and enchanting liberty dressage are the signature elements of Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) second confirmed display for 2014, Doma en Libertad with Antonio Fernández “El Paqueto”. The British debut of this Spanish performance is set to captivate the imaginations …

Popular Parelli Interactive Savvy Area to return to HOYS 2014

Popular Parelli Interactive Savvy Area to return to HOYS 2014

Following the debut of the Parelli Interactive Savvy Area at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2013, the exceptionally popular feature is set to make a welcome return, during the return of “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” to Birmingham’s NEC from 8th – 12th October 2014, the world-renowned Parelli N…

Household Cavalry to headline at HOYS

Household Cavalry to headline at HOYS

Visitors longed for it and the organisers have delivered it; the incredible Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry will headline Horse of the Year Show’s displays when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 8th – 12th October.

HOYS Ridden Arab Championships attract passionate sponsors

HOYS Ridden Arab Championships attract passionate sponsors

Competition on the Arab horse front will be fierce this year at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). An exciting new format for the Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year and the inaugural running of the Partbred Pony of the Year are both scheduled for this year’s Show, which will take place from 8th – 12th Oct…

HOYS Christmas Opening Hours

HOYS Christmas Opening Hours

Please note that the Horse of the Year Show office will close at 5pm on Friday 20th December 2013 for Christmas.

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HOYS' Harness Championship to be renamed

The Harness Champion of the Year final at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is to be renamed the Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Championship with immediate effect.

Dope testing results - HOYS 2013

Dope testing results - HOYS 2013

Horse of the Year Show organiser Grandstand Media Ltd is pleased to announce all dope tests sent for testing from this year's show have returned negative results.

Day Five - Show Jumping

Day Five - Show Jumping

With only one ride at this year’s Horse of the Year Show, Billy Twomey had a defined aim – to make sure he qualified and claimed the Leading Show Jumper of the Year title with Tinka’s Serenade.

Day Five - Showing

Day Five - Showing

Among the bright lights, celebrations and special guests in attendance at tonight’s very special gala evening performance, the Supreme Horse and Supreme Pony of the Year Champions were crowned.

Day Four - Show Jumping

Day Four - Show Jumping

An electric atmosphere and a revelling crowd set the glorious stage for the first outright Tagg Puissance win since 2009 at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).

Day Four - Showing

Day Four - Showing

Caroline Tyrrell’s The Comedian was crowned Virbac 3D Worming Cob of the Year Champion in front of a 9,500-strong crowd tonight.

Day Three - Showing

Day Three - Showing

After two full days of exciting native pony competition, it was soon time for the NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Supreme Pony of the Year Championship, as the reserves and champions from all three Mountain & Moorland Championships came forward to the exciting evening performance.

Day Three - Show Jumping

Day Three - Show Jumping

Having won her place in the Horse of the Year Show wild card competition at Arena UK, Ellen Whitaker really made the most of it by thrilling the packed house during the Zinc Management Trophy.

Top Breeders Honoured at Horse of the Year Show

Top Breeders Honoured at Horse of the Year Show

Since the introduction of the immensely popular Horse of the Year Show Awards series last year, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” is a time to honour both those who excel in each Championship final and those that have performed consistently well throughout the qualifying season.

Day Two - Show Jumping

Day Two - Show Jumping

The road to glory has been less than smooth for the newly crowned Horse & Hound Senior Foxhunter Championship winners, Simon Buckley and Wordsworth.

Day Two - Showing

Day Two - Showing

Sarah Carey’s seemingly invincible Pearly King continued his exceptionally successful season on day two of Horse of the Year Show.

Day One - Showing

Day One - Showing

It was a real family affair in the prestigious Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship in the Andrews Bowen International Arena this afternoon.

Day One - Show Jumping

Day One - Show Jumping

Philip Spivey is no stranger to collecting the Champion’s spoils at Horse of the Year Show.

Important Notice

Important Notice

Grandstand Media Ltd has been made aware that HOYS passes, stables and tickets may be the subject of fraudulent activity.

Horse of the Year Show reveals its models of 2014

Horse of the Year Show reveals its models of 2014

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce the six winners of this year’s HOYS Supreme Model of the Year competition. Now in its second year, the exciting contest opened back in July to find “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show’s” next models.

Leading British Dressage Riders at HOYS

Leading British Dressage Riders at HOYS

Olympic dual gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin is among the sensational field of leading British riders to contest the inaugural Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).

HOYS to provide first-class shopping experience

HOYS to provide first-class shopping experience

All 250 trade stands in the famous Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Retail Village have SOLD OUT in record time this year. “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 9th – 13th October 2013, is renowned for providing visitors with a unique shopping experience. This yea…

Naylors Equestrian sponsor 138cm Championship

Naylors Equestrian sponsor 138cm Championship

This year, HOYS welcomes equestrian and country wear specialist Naylors Equestrian as a new national show jumping final sponsor. The Naylors Equestrian 138cm Championship will take place on Saturday 12th October at Birmingham’s NEC

Online ticket bookings - Sunday 28th July

Online ticket bookings - Sunday 28th July

The Ticket Factory (the official Horse of the Year Show Box Office) website – www.theticketfactory.com – will undergo maintenance between Sunday 28th July at 5pm and Monday 29th July at 8am.

Science Supplements sponsor at HOYS

Science Supplements sponsor at HOYS

Equine nutrition specialist Science Supplements has become the official sponsor of the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Ladies Hunter of the Year Championship, establishing an exciting new partnership.

Tagg La Liga Awards Mid-Season Standings

Tagg La Liga Awards Mid-Season Standings

The latest frontrunners in the popular Tagg La Liga Awards series, for consistency in HOYS qualifiers, have been released. The award series is one of three introduced by Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in 2012.

Could you be a HOYS model?

Could you be a HOYS model?

The popular Horse of the Year Show Supreme Model of the Year Competition is underway for this year to find six new models to promote the official merchandise of “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”.

Mount St John sponsor Dressage at HOYS

Mount St John sponsor Dressage at HOYS

An exciting new partnership has been confirmed between Mount St John Equestrian, the Yorkshire-based specialist in the breeding of elite dressage horses, and Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).

Parelli Interactive Savvy Area

Parelli Interactive Savvy Area

Visitors to this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, will have a fantastic opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the world-renowned Parelli Natural Horsemanship team.

SPILLERS® - HOYS

SPILLERS® - HOYS' Official Feed Supplier

Premier horse feed manufacturer SPILLERS® and Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, are delighted to announce a new partnership, as the brand of choice for many of Britain’s leading riders becomes the Official Feed Supplier at the 65th running of the show from 9th – 13…

HOYS Qualifying Stories Competition 2013

HOYS Qualifying Stories Competition 2013

Entries for this year’s Horse of the Year Show Qualifying Stories competition are now being accepted. This is a hugely popular contest, which sets out to find the best story of HOYS qualification from the current season.

Ode to the Horse tribute video

Ode to the Horse tribute video

If you are a horse lover, get your hanky ready before you watch the moving Ode to the Horse video created by Horse of the Year Show’s organiser Grandstand Media.

Gold Medallists to judge HOYS Supremes

Gold Medallists to judge HOYS Supremes

Dressage heroes and Olympic Gold Medallists Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin will judge the Supreme Horse and Pony of the Year Championships on the evening of Sunday 13th October 2013 at Horse of the Year Show

Temporary Marketing Administrator

Temporary Marketing Administrator

We are currently seeking someone to work on our upcoming event, Horse of the Year Show, as an assistant to the Marketing Department.

New Dressage Future Elite Championship

New Dressage Future Elite Championship

Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is thrilled to announce the addition of the inaugural Dressage Future Elite Championship to this year’s action-packed schedule.

Joan Lee-Smith 1914 - 2013

Joan Lee-Smith 1914 - 2013

Joan Lee-Smith, one of the equestrian world’s best-loved and most respected personalities, passed away on Thursday 28th March after a short illness, aged 99.

HOYS Award Series set to expand

HOYS Award Series set to expand

The inaugural Horse of the Year Show Awards Series in 2012 was a resounding success, generating an increasing interest in this unique system and plenty of positive feedback. Over the winter months, the three series have been reviewed and a number of developments put in place.

HorseHage - Official Haylage Supplier

HorseHage - Official Haylage Supplier

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that HorseHage will continue as the show’s Official Haylage Supplier for another year.

Grandstand Online Entries System - User ID numbers

Grandstand Online Entries System - User ID numbers

Launched in 2010, the Grandstand Online Entries System is a fully comprehensive data system, designed for the equestrian event industry. Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, has used the system from the outset and it now holds details of every rider, owner, exhibitor and equ…

Horse & Hound Senior Foxhunter Championship

Horse & Hound Senior Foxhunter Championship

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, and Horse & Hound, the country’s leading equestrian publication, have joined forces for a further two years, as Horse & Hound continues its sponsorship of the prestigious Senior Foxhunter Championship until 2014.

Important information for competitors

Important information for competitors

This year everyone taking part in showing qualifiers will need to know the User ID for the exhibitor, rider, owner and horse, which will now be required on all entry forms.

Andrews Bowen - Official Surface Supplier

Andrews Bowen - Official Surface Supplier

Celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that Andrews Bowen will continue as the show’s Official Surface Supplier for a further five years.

TopSpec to continue sponsorship at HOYS

TopSpec to continue sponsorship at HOYS

When Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, was established in 1949, it held just four showing classes. One of these was the prestigious Show Hunter of the Year Championship

Job Vacancy - Operations Assistant

Job Vacancy - Operations Assistant

Grandstand Group, organisers of Horse of the Year Show, are currently recruiting for an Operations Assistant that will principally be based within its Head Office in Harpenden.

Luma the Lion at HOYS 2013

Luma the Lion at HOYS 2013

Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is thrilled to announce the first of its two displays for this special 65th anniversary year. Luma the Lion is a small pony with a huge personality, sure to delight visitors both young and old.

M&M Spectacular package on sale now!

M&M Spectacular package on sale now!

Are you a fan of our wonderful Mountain and Moorland (M&M) ponies? The 12 incredible breeds, native to the British Isles, are a fantastic sight to behold and, with Horse of the Year Show’s exclusive M&M Spectacular Package now available, you can make sure you don’t miss any of them in action at this…

Horse & Hound - Official Media Partner

Horse & Hound - Official Media Partner

“The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” and the UK’s leading equestrian publication will join forces again this year, as Horse & Hound returns as the show’s Official Media Partner.

Horse of the Year Show Unveils New Logo

Horse of the Year Show Unveils New Logo

Established in 1949, Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, has developed and expanded through the decades, building on its renowned roots to become the show it is today. Outgrowing two previous venues since its establishment, the show now opens its doors to 60,000 visitors an…

HOYS Qualifier Amendment

HOYS Qualifier Amendment

Arab Horse Society Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year: The qualifier allocated to the South East Arabian Horse Group Summer Show will now take place at the South East Arabian Horse Group Spring Show to be held at Merrist Wood Campus, Guildford on 28th April 2013.

Timetable released for HOYS 2013

Timetable released for HOYS 2013

The daily class listings for the show are now available on the website. All listings are subject to change, with some aspects still to be confirmed.

Star of ‘The Story of Ted’ at HOYS 2013

Star of ‘The Story of Ted’ at HOYS 2013

Popular Clydesdale gelding Ted, star of Sally Anne Oultram’s book The Story of Ted, will spend the week delighting visitors at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) from 9th – 13th October 2013, when the show returns to celebrate its 65th Anniversary at Birmingham’s NEC.

ES Photography - HOYS 2013

ES Photography - HOYS 2013

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that ES Photography will continue as the official on-site photographer for a second year, when Horse of the Year Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 9th – 13th October 2013.

Individual Finals - New Forest & Connemara

Individual Finals - New Forest & Connemara

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that there will be an individual final for both New Forest and Connemara ponies during the Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year Championship at this year’s show, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 9th-13t…

HOYS Christmas Ticket Packages

HOYS Christmas Ticket Packages

With Christmas fast approaching, Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to offer two unique gift ideas that are sure to delight any equestrian fan.

Tickets for HOYS 2013 go on sale!

Tickets for HOYS 2013 go on sale!

Following the excitement of last month’s equestrian spectacular, Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that tickets for next year’s 65th anniversary show are on sale from today, Monday 19th November 2012.

Notice for Show Secretaries

Notice for Show Secretaries

All show secretaries will be sent notification of their 2013 Horse of the Year Show qualifier allocations on Thursday 8th November by email.

Revision of M&M WHP divisions for 2013

Revision of M&M WHP divisions for 2013

New divisions for the Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony classes at Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, are due to come into effect at the start of the 2013 qualifying season.

Showing Judges for HOYS 2013

Showing Judges for HOYS 2013

The list of Showing judges for Horse of the Year Show 2013 is now available on the Competitor Zone section of the website.

HOYS Award Series prove a Success

HOYS Award Series prove a Success

As the 64th Horse of the Year Show opened its doors at Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October, the inaugural Horse of the Year Show Awards series came to an end.

Scoring of Horse Classes at HOYS 2012

Scoring of Horse Classes at HOYS 2012

In 2012, Grandstand Media Ltd, in conjunction with the relevant showing societies, developed a scoring system for the horse classes at this year’s Horse of the Year Show.

The Leeman Family Maxi Cob of the Year

The Leeman Family Maxi Cob of the Year

During routine administration checks, some of the horses in The Leeman Family Maxi Cob of the Year (class 50) were found to have been placed the wrong way round.

Kellythorpes Leading Sire Award Winners

Kellythorpes Leading Sire Award Winners

As the inaugural Kellythorpes Leading Sire of the Year Award Series came to an end, the following 16 award winners were announced at this year’s Horse of the Year Show.

Day Five at HOYS - Show Jumping

Day Five at HOYS - Show Jumping

Cheered on by one of the most enthusiastic audiences ever to attend Horse of the Year Show, Dutchman Albert Zoer and Sam were the last 2012 combination to compete in the Andrews Bowen International Arena.

Day Five at HOYS - Showing

Day Five at HOYS - Showing

Spectators at Sunday’s gala evening performance witnessed the crowning of this year’s Home Farm Hothorpe and the Mulbrooke Stud Supreme Horse of the Year and the Supreme Pony of the Year, the pinnacle of the showing season, at Horse of the Year Show.

Day Four at HOYS - Showing

Day Four at HOYS - Showing

Day four of Horse of the Year Show was a hive of activity and excitement from the Caldene Arena through the Retail Village and up to the Andrews Bowen International Arena.

Day Four at HOYS - Show Jumping

Day Four at HOYS - Show Jumping

After five rounds of edge-of-the-seat action and heart-stopping thrills, Michael Londsdale (Loughnatousa WB) and Peter Murphy (Renkum Off Centre) shared first place in the awesome Tagg Puissance.

Breeders Guide Leading Breeder Awards

Breeders Guide Leading Breeder Awards

The winners of the Breeders Guide Leading Breeder Awards were announced last night during an exclusive reception, hosted at Horse of the Year Show.

Day Three of HOYS - Showing

Day Three of HOYS - Showing

You could hear a pin drop as the Andrews Bowen International Arena awaited the Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year Champion, and the quiet was shattered by applause as reigning champion June Snedker’s Keep Talking was announced as the victor for the second year.

Day Three at HOYS - Show Jumping

Day Three at HOYS - Show Jumping

The crowd roared, the fences climbed and two British riders shared the spoils after the thrilling Harry Jo & Co Five Fence Challenge on a sell-out Friday at Horse of the Year Show.

Day Two at HOYS - Show Jumping

Day Two at HOYS - Show Jumping

Scott Brash was delighted to claim his first international victory since winning show jumping Team Gold at the London Olympics in front of a home crowd at Horse of the Year Show.

Day Two at HOYS - Showing

Day Two at HOYS - Showing

HRH The Princess Royal was welcomed to Horse of the Year Show today to present the winner of the NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Supreme Pony of the Year.

Day One at HOYS

Day One at HOYS

Irish international show jumper Anthony Condon started off his week at Horse of the Year Show 2012 with a win in the inaugural Addington Manor Talent Seekers including 7 Year Old Championship with Olympic Lux.

LEGO Friends sponsor Mini Show Pony classes at HOYS

LEGO Friends sponsor Mini Show Pony classes at HOYS

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that popular children’s toy LEGO Friends will this year sponsor the Lead Rein Pony of the Year, First Ridden Pony of the Year and Mini Show Pony of the Year Championships.

Rider Signings at HOYS

Rider Signings at HOYS

Today's Rider Signings will take place in the Retail Village at 4.45pm with Philip Miller and Tim Davies.

Change of Show Judges at HOYS

Change of Show Judges at HOYS

Mr Roger Stack will replace Mr J D Wood as Show Judge for Class 37 - Guy Fawkes III Intermediate Show Hunter of the Year.

New Sponsor for Supreme Horse of the Year

New Sponsor for Supreme Horse of the Year

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that Terry Spraggett and Lucinda White of Home Farm Hothorpe and the Mulbrooke Stud are to sponsor the Supreme Horse of the Year Championship.

Opera Singer Rose Jang to perform in HOYS Finale

Opera Singer Rose Jang to perform in HOYS Finale

Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is thrilled to announce the latest addition to its biggest finale to date, the acclaimed Korean-American pop opera artist, Rose Jang. Rose will perform the National Anthem in the Andrews Bowen International Arena on the evening of Sunday …

Three British International Riders to Compete at HOYS

Three British International Riders to Compete at HOYS

Following the 13 British International riders already confirmed, Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce that Tim Davies, Ellen Whitaker and Jessie Drea will also be competing in the international classes at the “World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th…

Foreign International Riders at HOYS

Foreign International Riders at HOYS

Sixteen Show Jumpers from across the globe have confirmed they will compete at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), held at Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October 2012.

Important Visitor Information

Important Visitor Information

Horse of the Year Show venue, The NEC, is increasing their on-site visitor parking to £10.00 per car, per day. However, all visitors attending Horse of the Year Show will be charged at the 2011 rate of just £8.00 per car, per day.

Winners of the Tagg La Liga Consistency Awards

Winners of the Tagg La Liga Consistency Awards

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce the winners of the Tagg La Liga Awards for the most consistent animal. New for this year, this awards series is one of three designed to recognise the efforts of dedicated owners, breeders, exhibitors and producers that put their all into gettin…

HorseRadar.co.uk 128cm Championship

HorseRadar.co.uk 128cm Championship

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is thrilled to announce that the new online equestrian marketplace HorseRadar.co.uk is to sponsor the 128cm Championship, a national show jumping final, due to take place on Saturday 6th October this year.

Qualifying Stories Competition Winner

Qualifying Stories Competition Winner

Libby Roebuck is this year’s winner of the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Qualifying Stories competition. Libby, aged nine, has qualified for “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, on her pony Popalbee Minnie Mouse and will compete on Sunday 7th October in the LEGO First Ridden Pony of the Year.

British International Riders at HOYS

British International Riders at HOYS

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce the British International riders who will be competing at the “World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October 2012.

HOYS Supreme Model of the Year Winners

HOYS Supreme Model of the Year Winners

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is pleased to announce the six winners of the HOYS Supreme Model of the Year competition.

HOYS Qualifiers - Amendments

HOYS Qualifiers - Amendments

There will be a change of judge at the BSHA Championship Show on 7th and 8th September. Mrs G. Chapman will be replaced by Mr S. Hollings in the Horse of the Year Show Intermediate Show Hunter Type class, due to illness....

HOYS Awards Series

HOYS Awards Series

Below are the latest top five places for each category in the TAGG La Liga Awards Series for the most consistent horse or pony. The results include all those verified to date, with more results coming in daily.

Olympic Gold Medallist Scott Brash to compete at HOYS

Olympic Gold Medallist Scott Brash to compete at HOYS

Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to confirm that Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash will compete at this year’s show held at Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October.

Top British show jumpers invited to compete at HOYS

Top British show jumpers invited to compete at HOYS

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce the 12 British Show Jumpers who automatically qualify to compete in the International classes at the “World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October 2012.

HRH The Princess Royal to attend HOYS

HRH The Princess Royal to attend HOYS

HRH The Princess Royal will attend Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, on the evening of Thursday 4th October at Birmingham NEC’s LG Arena. As Patron of The National Pony Society (NPS), the Princess will present the NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Supreme Pony of the Year Champ…

Rocky B qualifies for HOYS for 11th year

Rocky B qualifies for HOYS for 11th year

Rocky B is a particularly special Working Hunter Pony, because he has been to HOYS 10 times in a row! This once-in-a-lifetime 18-year-old Palomino first qualified for the Working Hunter Pony of the Year class in 2002, and has not missed an outing to HOYS since!

New M&M WHP divisions for 2013

New M&M WHP divisions for 2013

Horse of the Year Show, the “World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, has confirmed the new fence heights and spreads for the Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony classes, due to come into effect at the start of the 2013 qualifying season.

Win a Giant HOYS Poster!

Win a Giant HOYS Poster!

Make a statement with our giant Horse of the Year Show posters, up for grabs to HOYS Twitter followers!

Only Boys Aloud to Perform at HOYS

Only Boys Aloud to Perform at HOYS

The sensational Welsh choir from ITV's Britain's Got TalentOnly Boys Aloud will be making their way to Birmingham's NEC on Sunday 7th October to perform in the Andrews Bowen International Arena at the evening finale of Horse of the Year Show, "The World's Most Famous Horse Show"....

Saturday Evening Performance Sells Out

Saturday Evening Performance Sells Out

Tickets to the Saturday evening performance of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), "The World's Most Famous Horse Show", have sold out. This popular performance, taking place on Saturday 6th...

Carrs BMW sponsor Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type 2012

Carrs BMW sponsor Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type 2012

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), "The World's Most Famous Horse Show", is thrilled to announce that Carrs BMW, an authorised BMW retailer based in Bury St Edmunds, is again sponsoring the Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year on Saturday 6th October at Birmingham';s NEC....

Leeman Family/Kellythorpe Stud to sponsor

Leeman Family/Kellythorpe Stud to sponsor

The Leeman Family and their own Kellythorpe Stud will again be supporting Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, through sponsorship of the Maxi Cob of the Year Championship and the new Leading Sire Awards from 3rd – 7th October at Birmingham NEC’s LG Arena.

Brian Blessed to read Ode to the Horse

Brian Blessed to read Ode to the Horse

Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that actor Brian Blessed will read the renowned HOYS traditional show closing Ode to the Horse during this year’s Sunday evening finale in the Andrews Bowen International Arena at Birmingham’s NEC.

Horse of the Year Show announces details of exclusive display for 2012

Horse of the Year Show announces details of exclusive display for 2012

Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is thrilled to announce details of its exclusive 2012 display. The Final Charge performed by Atkinson Action Horses, is a never-seen-before equestrian extravaganza combining both stunt riding and liberty work.

Horse of the Year Show to host The Showing Register Master Class

Horse of the Year Show to host The Showing Register Master Class

Horse of the Year Show is proud to host The Showing Register Master Class on Saturday, 6th October 2012. The master class will give six riders, who have never competed at the show before, a chance to savour the atmosphere of “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, while spectators gain valuable inform…

New HOYS awards honour real achievement

New HOYS awards honour real achievement

Grandstand Media Ltd, organiser of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), is launching something for the whole showing world to get excited about – three new showing award series to honour those who strive for excellence during the year in their efforts to qualify for the Birmingham showcase.

E.S. Photography new official photographer for HOYS 2012

E.S. Photography new official photographer for HOYS 2012

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), the “World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that E.S. Photography will be the official photographer at this year’s show, which runs from 3rd- 7th October 2012 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Mountain and Moorland Magic at Horse of the Year Show

Mountain and Moorland Magic at Horse of the Year Show

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) has a treat in store for its Mountain & Moorland enthusiasts with a specially-tailored M&M Spectacular Package. The package includes a two-day price band A ticket for the Wednesday and Thursday performances of the show, in addition to a stay in the nearby Arden Hotel an…

HOYS 2012 Qualifiers Announced

HOYS 2012 Qualifiers Announced

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is pleased to announce that the showing qualifiers for the 2012 show are now available on the HOYS website.

Reigning Supreme at Horse of  the Year Show

Reigning Supreme at Horse of the Year Show

Today has seen the crowning of no less than 11 champions. The final day of the show is an emotional and climatic end to the journey that is HOYS where the dreams and aspirations of amateurs and professionals alike are realised in the Andrews Bowen International Arena in front of capacity crowds. 201…

An epic evening of entertainment at the world

An epic evening of entertainment at the world's most famous horse show

The Tagg Puissance provided a thrilling finale to the penultimate day of the 2011 Horse of the Year ‘The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” with two riders, Douglas Duffin and Joe Clayton, sharing the honours after clearing a whopping 2.20m (7ft 3in) in the fifth and final round.

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Horse of the Year Show is 'under the spotlight' on day two

Eventing superstar Pippa Funnell, a former Horse of the Year Show rosette girl, celebrated her first ever victory at the show by taking the EquestrianClearance.com Senior Newcomers Championship on the Billy Stud and Carol Toliver’s Billy Balou.

International Show Jumpers invited to Horse of the Year Show 2011

International Show Jumpers invited to Horse of the Year Show 2011

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce that 15 Show Jumpers from across the rest of the globe have been invited to compete in the International classes at the "World’s Most Famous Horse Show", held at Birmingham’s NEC from 4th – 9th October 2011.

Top British riders invited to attend Horse of the Year Show

Top British riders invited to attend Horse of the Year Show

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is thrilled to announce the 10 British Show Jumpers who automatically qualify to compete in the International classes at the "World’s Most Famous Horse Show", held at Birmingham’s NEC from 4th – 9th October 2011.

Nick Skelton back at Horse of the Year Show

Nick Skelton back at Horse of the Year Show

Fresh from winning both team and individual bronze at last week’s European Show Jumping Championships in Madrid, Warwickshire-based Nick Skelton looks in top form for his return to Horse of the Year Show 2011.

Hampshire-based 12-year-old is triple-handed at HOYS

Hampshire-based 12-year-old is triple-handed at HOYS

Harry Charles, son of International Show Jumper and dual Olympian Peter, is already making a pretty decent fist of following in his father’s footsteps and he has qualified three ponies for this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).