August 05, 2014 at 2:55 PM


Entries to this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Qualifying Stories competition are now being accepted. Thousands of competitors set out each year in a bid to gain their HOYS ticket, yet less than 1% makes it. This hugely popular contest sets out to find the best story of HOYS qualification from the current season.

The rules are quite simple. Competitors who are lucky enough to have qualified for the Show are invited to write a story about themselves and their horse or pony, describing the qualifying journey they took together. These are published, along with a photo, on the HOYS website where visitors can then vote for their favourite. The story with the most votes at the end of the season wins!

Jack Qualifying for HOYS 2013

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs, which includes two hospitality tickets for lunch on Wednesday 8th October 2014. The winning story will also be published in the Official HOYS Programme.

To submit your entry please click here.  

The most prestigious National Showing and Show Jumping Championships, International Show Jumping classes, Virbac 3D Worming Pony Club Mounted Games and Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Racing, HOYS 2014 is packed with even more exciting features. The popular and awe-inspiring Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, supported by Home Farm Hothorpe and The Mulbrooke Stud, will headline the displays, as demanded by visitors. Meanwhile, the enchanting Doma en Libertad with Antonio Fernadez “El Paqueto” will makes its UK debut. Friday, 10th October will be the day of choice for dressage fans, with The Eilberg Dressage Master Class and Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship both timetabled.


Tickets for HOYS 2014 are now on sale. For show information, including the show timetable, and to book, visit or call 0844 581 8282.

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