Shopping at Horse of the Year Show

The UK's biggest indoor equestrian event boasts a line-up of first-class entertainment and a shopping experience to match.

Eight great reasons to visit the HOYS Retail Village

  • Over 12 hours a day of shopping heaven – The Retail Village will open at 9am each day and close 15 minutes after the final interval during the evening performance. 
  • Not just equestrian – 250 trade stands will fill the Retail Village with more surprises than you may think! Along with everything equestrian, you will find arts, crafts, gourmet food, gifts, treats and more! 
  • Shop with the stars - Rider Signings will take place at the designated area everyday during set times (see below) with all the big names such as John Whitaker, Michael Whitaker, Tim Stockdale and Ben Maher– and if you’re lucky you might even see a few celebrity riders doing a spot of their own shopping! 
  • Fabulous food – With a real variety to suit every taste, this is the perfect place to find delicious dishes to satisfy your hunger at any time of day. 
  • Family fun - The Parelli Interactive Savvy Area is the place to get up close to the ponies and learn more about them. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for our official mascot Harry HOYS wandering around the shops!
  • Saver Sunday – Put the shopping discount vouchers in your programme to good use on Sunday evening and save pounds on some fantastic buys.
  • Help is at hand – The Show Information Desk is situated in the retail village, so help is at hand whatever your query – just ask! 
  • Shopping only tickets – These allow visitors access to the Retail Village to shop at their leisure when they don’t have performance tickets. Available Wednesday - Friday only. 


Opening Times

The Retail Village opens at 9am every day - Closing times will vary throughout the Show days.



For large bulky purchases, there will be a Bag Drop within the Show organised by The Horse Trust. Once an item is purchased it may be deposited at the Bag Drop for a small fee in exchange for a collection ticket.


Pushchair Parks

Complimentary Pushchair Parks are provided while children are watching the Show from their seats. Pushchairs may not be stored in the seating block entrances. Locations will be advised upon entry to the Show. 

Rider Signings

Rider signings take place every day in the Retail Village (Hall 1 near the seating area) and will be announced during the day. Times are as follows (but are subject to change):

  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:
  • 4:45pm
  • 5:15pm
  • 5:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 5:15pm