February 26, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Hoys_RGB_new_logo.jpgHorse 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.

Great Scot! are the creators of an impeccable clothing line for ladies, inspired by distinctive historical costume, making them the perfect partner for the Great Scot! Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year. This unique brand has been described as the ‘New Vintage Couture’ of equestrienne clothing, capturing elegant historical reference yet offering elegant, comfortable and stylish pieces.

The Great Scot! Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year replaces the Ladies Hunter of the Year Championship for the first time in 2015. The impetus behind the change is to promote side saddle riding on other types of show horses, not just hunters. By opening the category to all types, HOYS aim to inject new life into the discipline and encourage a wider selection of riders to explore side saddle riding. The judging will also change to take this development into account, with conformation judges for the class now being required to reside across all four of the judging panels.

Helena Pettit, managing director of Grandstand Media Ltd. says “This form of riding is an elegant and traditional art form and by expanding the class, and with the sponsorship from Great Scot!, we hope to regain some of the prestige and history associated with side saddle as a discipline. HOYS are excited to welcome such a unique and timeless brand and are looking forward to a successful and long partnership with Great Scot!”

Great Scot!’s managing director, Margo Page, said “Our decision to sponsor this particular event reflects our commitment to the restoration of the most graceful aspects of our British heritage.”

The Great Scot! Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year will take place on Thursday 8th October in the Andrews Bowen International Arena at Birmingham’s NEC.
Tickets for HOYS 2015 are now on sale. For show information, including the show timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.


For more information on Horse of the Year Show 2015, or to request a selection of copyright free images, please contact:

Horse of the Year Show Press Office
Grandstand Media Ltd
Tel: 02477 712110
Email: press@hoys.co.uk

For more information on Great Scot!, please contact:
Great Scot!
Margo Page
Email: margo@greatscotscotland.com
Website: www.greatscotscotland.com


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