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HOYS are delighted to announce new sponsors of Showing Arena

HOYS are delighted to announce new sponsors of Showing Arena

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to welcome a new sponsor of the Showing Arena for HOYS 2016. After many years of working with the prestigious show through sponsorship, TopSpec has stepped up to not only take over the sponsorship of the Showing Arena – now to be called the TopSpec Arena -…

Horse of the Year Show 2016 Qualifiers Announced

Horse of the Year Show 2016 Qualifiers Announced

With the New Year just a matter of weeks away, the countdown to the 2016 season has already begun. Get your 2016 calendars at the ready, the list of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2016 showing and show jumping qualifiers has now been published at www.hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone.

New Showing Championship Announced for Horse of the Year Show 2016

New Showing Championship Announced for Horse of the Year Show 2016

An exciting new Championship has been given the green light to run at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2016, which will take place at Birmingham’s NEC from 5th – 9th October. The Junior Mountain and Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year Championship opens up another chance for young riders to compete at “Th…

WCF Best Shod Horse Competition at HOYS 2015

WCF Best Shod Horse Competition at HOYS 2015

This year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) saw the prestigious WCF Best Shod Horse competition take place on Friday 9th October. Entrants lined up ready for their hoof inspection to be in with a chance of winning this reputable award.

Day Four: Showjumping Champions at HOYS

Day Four: Showjumping Champions at HOYS

The first of the National Show Jumping classes on Saturday 10th of October at Horse of the Year Show featured the youngest show jumpers of the Show, and some small but mighty ponies in the 128cm Championship.

Billy Twomey Accumulates the Win

Billy Twomey Accumulates the Win

The competition takes an interesting format where points are gained for each fence cleared with a maximum number of 20 points to be gained by jumping the joker fence.

Day Four: Champions Crowned at HOYS

Day Four: Champions Crowned at HOYS

A variety of Showing Champions were crowned today at Horse of the Year Showing in both the Andrews Bowen International Arena and the Caldene Arena.

Second Win For Julien Epaillard at HOYS 2015

Second Win For Julien Epaillard at HOYS 2015

French rider Julien Epaillard won his second international class in just 24 hours after delivering another sparkling display at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Friday

Day Two: Show Jumping at HOYS 2015

Day Two: Show Jumping at HOYS 2015

Lancashire showjumper Robert Maguire took centre-stage on day two at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham when he won the Horse & Hound Senior Foxhunter Championship.

Day One: Show Jumping gets underway at HOYS 2015

Day One: Show Jumping gets underway at HOYS 2015

Irish star Trevor Breen reserved the best until last on day one at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham as he claimed a thrilling win in the prestigious Addington Manor Talent Seekers competition.

Linda Parelli at HOYS

Linda Parelli at HOYS

Linda Parelli will be flying in from America to attend Horse of the Year Show to support Parelli UK over the show - October 7 to 11, at the Birmingham NEC. The team will be back in action at the event in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Interactive Area and Linda will join them for a variety of the…

2015 Tagg La Liga Awards Winners Announced

2015 Tagg La Liga Awards Winners Announced

This year saw an exciting season of intense competition and we are thrilled to announce the winners of the Tagg La Liga Awards Series. The Tagg La Liga Award Series recognises those who have shown consistency at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) qualifiers held around the country.

Impressive List of Show Jumping Stars Set to Thrill at HOYS 2015

Impressive List of Show Jumping Stars Set to Thrill at HOYS 2015

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) has a reputation as “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” and attracts some of the world’s best riders. Each year riders, breeders and spectators mark their calendars making sure they don’t miss out on the extraordinary competition that takes place at Birmingham’s NEC.

Mastering Dressage at HOYS with Stephen Clarke

Mastering Dressage at HOYS with Stephen Clarke

This year HOYS will be offering a masterclass with a difference by demonstrating the various levels and techniques of training that go into preparing both the seasoned competitor, and the up and coming combination. The masterclass will be hosted by one of dressage’s most well respected names, Steph…

HoneyBuns set to Sweeten HOYS Finale

HoneyBuns set to Sweeten HOYS Finale

This year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) will be sweetened by the appearance of 6 divas with their larger than life performance. The HoneyBuns, from Britains Got Talent (BGT) fame, will be performing in the Andrews Bowen International Arena on Sunday evening as part of the finale.

Naylors Equestrian Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Naylors Equestrian Celebrate 50th Anniversary

This year marks a milestone for Naylors Equestrian who have been sponsoring at HOYS since 2013. The saddlery company will celebrate their 50th Anniversary trading in the equestrian market.

MARKETING ASSISTANT VACANCY

MARKETING ASSISTANT VACANCY

We are seeking an Assistant to work with in the Company’s Marketing and PR department on projects including the National Agricultural & Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh venue, Horse of the Year Show and the British Showjumping National Championships.

Team GB Vaulters Leap Back Into HOYS Spotlight

Team GB Vaulters Leap Back Into HOYS Spotlight

Breathtaking feats of gymnastics, exciting somersaults and awe-inspiring acrobatics are all elements that feature in the first confirmed Horse of the Year Show display for 2015, Team GB Vaulters.

Virbac Set To Celebrate 10 Years of Sponsorship at HOYS

Virbac Set To Celebrate 10 Years of Sponsorship at HOYS

It is with great pleasure that Horse of the Year Show announce the continued sponsorship from Virbac at “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”. Virbac will once again be supporting the Pony Club Mounted Games and the Cob of the Year Championship at the 2015 Show. The veterinary product leader has sign…

Britains Farm Toys to Join Horse of the Year Show

Britains Farm Toys to Join Horse of the Year Show

This year Horse of the Year Show welcomes an exciting new sponsor who is sure to bring fun to the arena. Britains Farm Toys will be the official sponsor of the Lead Rein Pony of the Year, First Ridden Pony of the Year and the Mini Show Pony of the Year Championship 2015.

HOYS Facebook Account Hacked

HOYS Facebook Account Hacked

It is with great disappointment that Horse of the Year Show announce the Official HOYS Facebook page was targeted by hackers late last night.

20 Years of Support for Horse of the Year Show from Cuddy Group

20 Years of Support for Horse of the Year Show from Cuddy Group

Some of the most traditional and recognisable classes at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), including the Working Hunter, will again be sponsored by the Cuddy Group. A three year sponsorship agreement, for the Working Hunter and Supreme In-Hand classes, will see Cuddy Group celebrate an impressive 20 ye…

Horse of the Year Show Welcomes Great Scot!

Horse of the Year Show Welcomes Great Scot!

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to announce the addition of Great Scot! to the growing list of sponsors for 2015. Great Scot!, a brand new sponsor, will be sponsoring the Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year, one of the most traditional and prestigious championships of its kind.

Horse of the Year Show 2015 Showing Qualifiers Announced

Horse of the Year Show 2015 Showing Qualifiers Announced

With the New Year just a matter of weeks away, the countdown to the 2015 season has already begun. Get your 2015 calendars at the ready, the list of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2015 showing qualifiers has now been published.

Opening of Championships Increases Opportunities to Compete at HOYS

Opening of Championships Increases Opportunities to Compete at HOYS

Some exciting developments have taken place involving two Championships at Horse of the Year. The Ladies’ Hunter of the Year and Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Championships will include changes allowing a greater number of competitors to aim for glory at “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”.

Sales Administrator Vacancy

Sales Administrator Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Grandstand Group’s Commercial Department to fulfil the role of Sales Administrator

Day Five: Charles Family Score A Second Title

Day Five: Charles Family Score A Second Title

The Charles family had more cause to celebrate at Horse of the Year Show on Sunday as 15-year-old Harry Charles was crowned Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year with Scoubidou IV.

Day Five: Millman Secures Fourth HOYS

Day Five: Millman Secures Fourth HOYS

Jemma Millman, who is based near Chertsey, secured her fourth victory in the Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry of the Year Championship, snatching the win by just under a second with Eeyore and Piglet from Gareth Roberts (Dark Horse Fred and Barney).

Day Five: Slater Claims Her First HOYS Win

Day Five: Slater Claims Her First HOYS Win

Emma Jo Slater produced a dominant performance with Lizziemary to claim her debut Horse of the Year Show win at Birmingham's LG Arena in the Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship.

Top Breeders and Sires Honoured in Prestigious Awards Ceremony at HOYS

Top Breeders and Sires Honoured in Prestigious Awards Ceremony at HOYS

Since the introduction of the immensely popular Horse of the Year Show Awards series in 2012, "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 Three: Breen Finds His Own Winning Way

Day Three: Breen Finds His Own Winning Way

Ireland's Trevor Breen hit the heights once again with Adventure De Kannan as he brought the third day of the 2014 Horse of the Year Show to a rousing conclusion at Birmingham's LG Arena.

Day Three: Twomey Wins the Battle Royale

Day Three: Twomey Wins the Battle Royale

Nottinghamshire-based Irish star Billy Twomey claimed his first victory at Horse of the Year Show 2014 on Friday when he captured the Suregrow Five Fence Challenge.

Day Two: Guy Williams Pinches a Close Fought Win

Day Two: Guy Williams Pinches a Close Fought Win

Prolific Horse of the Year Show winner Guy Williams made a flying start to the international classes at Birmingham's LG Arena on Thursday by winning the inaugural Michael Mac Memorial Trophy.

Day One: Breen Scoops a Double Title

Day One: Breen Scoops a Double Title

Irishman Trevor Breen continued his stellar season by winning a significant double prize to end day one at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham.

Day One: A Champion Who Goes Like a Charm

Day One: A Champion Who Goes Like a Charm

Owner Martin Wood was ready for a Champagne party after his six-year-old bay British Riding Pony stallion Rendene Royal Charm won the prestigious Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship at the Horse of the Year Show.

Poppy Morgan and Lizzie’s Qualification Story Voted Favourite!

Poppy Morgan and Lizzie’s Qualification Story Voted Favourite!

After gaining the lion’s share of over 2,000 votes, Poppy Morgan has won Horse of the Year Show’s Qualifying Stories competition ahead of 18 other strong entries. Poppy will compete her 16-year-old 16hh mare, Lizzie, in the BSHA Large Riding Horse of the Year class on Sunday 12th October in the Andr…

E.S. Photography Signs Three Year Deal as Official Photographer!

E.S. Photography Signs Three Year Deal as Official Photographer!

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, has finalised a three-year contract with event photographer company E.S. Photography. Following two successful years capturing all the action at the Show, the professional equine and sports photography outfit has signed an agreemen…

World Number One and Gold Medallists Among Strong British Contingent at HOYS

World Number One and Gold Medallists Among Strong British Contingent at HOYS

A sensational line-up of British show jumping riders have submitted their entries to compete at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). Among those taking place in the international classes at “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” between 9th and 12th October at the NEC, Birmingham is current Worl…

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.