Terms and Conditions for the Horse of the Year Show website, services, products and competitions

These are the Terms and Conditions for Grandstand Media Limited and Grandstand Event Management for the range of products and services we provide through this website and additional applications in the context of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) “our site”.

In these Terms & Conditions:

The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” means any user of our website, enquirer or any person submitting any data to us or this Site about himself or herself or about any other living individual in respect of any use of the Site.

The term “personal data” refers to personally identifiable information about you or any other living individual in respect of any use of this Site.

The term “Horse of the Year Show”, (“HOYS”), means the show under that name/s which we run annually.

Please read the Terms & Conditions listed in this document related to the service you are about to acquire, before making any purchases from Grandstand Media Ltd.

  • Site Terms of Use
  • Grandstand Media Ltd Online Ordering Terms and Conditions
  • Terms and Conditions regarding all ticket purchases
  • General Competition Terms & Conditions
  • Specific competition Terms and Conditions
  • Marketing Partners Promotion
  • HOYS Rewards Terms and Conditions
  • HOYS Awards Terms & Conditions

Site Terms of Use (“Site Terms”)

Access to this Site and Changes

  1. Access to and use of the www.hoys.co.uk website (“this Site”) is provided by us subject to these Site Terms. “We” are Grandstand Media Ltd, a company registered in England under number 2889798 with registered office at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ.
  2. Your use of any part of this Site constitutes your acceptance of these Site Terms which takes effect on the date on which you first use this Site. If you do not agree with these Site Terms, you should cease using this Site immediately.
  3. We reserve the right to change these Site Terms at any time without notice to you by posting changes online. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this Site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the amended Site Terms.
  4. We may also include additional rules and requirements for using parts of this Site (for example competition rules). You are responsible for reviewing all information on this Site in relation to your particular use of this Site and complying with any applicable rules or requirements.
  5. You are responsible for bringing these Site Terms to the attention of all persons accessing this Site through your Internet connection.
  6. You must not interfere with another person’s use of this Site or otherwise act in a way that negatively affects another person’s use of this Site.
  7. You are responsible for checking the contents of this Site and restricting its access to minors under your control.
  8. You shall not use this Site or upload any material to this site in any way which in any respect:
  9. a) Is in breach of any law, statute, regulation, byelaw or code of practice of any applicable jurisdiction;
    b) Is fraudulent, criminal or unlawful;
    c) Is inaccurate or out-of-date;
    d) May be obscene, indecent, pornographic, vulgar, profane, racist, sexist, discriminatory, offensive, derogatory, harmful, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, malicious, abusive, hateful, menacing, defamatory, untrue or political;
    e) Impersonates any other person or body or misrepresents a relationship with any person or body;
    f) May infringe or breach the copyright or any intellectual property rights or privacy or other rights of us or any third party;
    g) May be contrary to our interests;
    h) Is contrary to any specific rule or requirement that we stipulate on this Site in relation to a particular part of this Site or this Site generally; or
    i) Involves your use, delivery or transmission of any viruses, unsolicited e-mails, trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, easter eggs, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
  10. You hereby grant to us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, assignable, sub-licensable licence to use any material which you submit to us or this Site for the purpose of use on this Site or for generally marketing (by any means and in any media) this Site or the British Showjumping National Championships or our products or services generally. You agree that you waive your moral rights to be identified as the author and we may modify your submission.
  11. We do not undertake to monitor any comments made by users on this Site, but we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to omit, remove, suspend or edit any material, information or data that you or any user transmits, posts or sends to us or this Site.
  12. The views and comments on contributions to this Site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of us or any of our officers or employees. We will not be responsible or liable for any material, information or data supplied by you or other users to this Site.
  13. You agree to comply at all times with any instructions for use of this Site which we make from time to time.
  14. You shall fully and promptly indemnify us against all damages, proceedings, claims, demands, liabilities, losses, charges, costs and expenses which we may suffer or incur as a result (direct or indirect) of any breach by you of any obligation on you under these Site Terms.

Availability of ‘our’ Site, Security and Accuracy

  1. Whilst we endeavour to make this Site available 24 hours a day, we will not be liable if for any reason this Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. We make no warranty that your access to this Site will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free. Due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. In addition, we may occasionally need to carry out repairs, maintenance or introduce new facilities and functions.
  2. Access to this Site may be suspended or withdrawn to or from you personally or all users temporarily or permanently at any time and without notice. We may also impose restrictions on the length and manner of usage of any part of this Site for any reason. If we impose restrictions on you personally, you must not attempt to use this Site under any other name or user.
  3. We do not warrant that this Site will be compatible with all hardware and software which you may use. Although we may put in place security measures for your protection, we shall not be liable for damage to, or viruses or other code that may affect, any computer equipment, software, data or other property as a result of your access to or use of this Site or your obtaining any material from, or as a result of using, this Site. We shall also not be liable for the actions of third parties in breaching any security measures.
  4. We may change or update this Site and anything described in it without notice to you.
  5. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that information and materials on this Site (including without limitation details about our products and services) are correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given that they are complete, accurate or up-to-date and we do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions. If you place orders through or as a result of using this Site, you are responsible for ensuring that your orders contain all necessary and accurate information.
  6. The contents of this Site are intended for convenience only. Nothing on this Site shall constitute advice specific to your circumstances or a recommendation. We do not suggest that any product or service mentioned on this Site is either available to you or complies with laws outside of England and Wales.

Supply of products or services on this Site:

  1. Our supplies of our products and services referred to on this Site shall be governed by our terms and conditions applicable to the sale or supply of those products and services. A copy of our terms and conditions are on this Site or available to you upon request by contacting us by e-mail, telephone, fax or post at the contact details set out at the end of these Site Terms.
  2. Any supplies of products or services by any third parties referred to on this Site (for example, the ticket office or sellers of property) shall be governed by those third parties’ own terms and conditions applicable to the sale or supply of those products and services. We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of any third parties and it is your responsibility to deal directly with the third party from whom you buy products or services in the event of you having any claims or issues.

 

Our liability to you

  1. We do not exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for our fraudulent misrepresentation.
  2. To the extent possible by law, in all cases other than in respect of products or services that we supply for a fee, to the extent permitted by law we shall not be liable for any direct or consequential losses (including, without limitation, loss of business, loss of data, loss of use, business interruption and loss of profits) arising from the use of or inability to use this site, or any material contained in it or accessible from it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

 

Trademarks

  1. The Grandstand Media Ltd names and logos [Horse of the Year Show and British Showjumping National Championships] and all other brands, names, logos, marks and slogans on this Site are the trademarks or service marks of us, our event partners or our licensors.

 

Third Party Websites, Pages and Content

  1. This Site may contain links to other websites (for example, those of the ticket office, sponsors or marketing partners). Although we have sought to carefully select any site to which a link from this Site exists, we have no control over and accept no responsibility for the content of such linked sites. The links are provided “as is” with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within such sites.
  2. This Site may also contain content and/or dedicated pages provided by third parties (for example trade stand holders’ and advertisers). Although we have sought to carefully select any third party providing those pages, we have no control over and accept no responsibility for the content of such pages, which is uploaded directly by those third parties. Those dedicated pages are the responsibility of the people providing those pages. We make no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within those pages.
  3. In addition, this Site may contain advertising content provided by third parties. We have no control over and accept no responsibility for that content. Those adverts are the responsibility of the advertisers. We make no warranty, express or implied, for the information or content within those adverts.
  4. You must not without our permission frame any of this Site onto your own or another person’s website.
  5. We hereby grant to you a revocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to provide a link from your website to the home page of this Site, provided that you do so in a fair and legal way without damaging our reputation or taking advantage of it. In particular:
    a) You shall not make any warranties or representations about us or our affiliates or our products, services or policies except with our prior express authorisation;
    b) You shall not say anything that is false, misleading, derogatory or offensive about us or our affiliates or our products, services or policies; and
    c) You shall not suggest expressly or impliedly that we have endorsed your site or are associated with it where this is not the case.

 

Use of User Names and Passwords

  1. You may need to use a user name and password for your access to, or enabling you to access, restricted areas of this Site, in which case this section of the Site Terms applies to you.
  2. You must at all times keep your user name and password strictly confidential and secure.
  3. You must not choose a password which can be readily guessed.
  4. You must not disclose or allow others to have access to your user names or passwords without our prior permission, unless you are the authorised user or the authorised employee acting on behalf of the authorised user.
  5. If you think you may have lost or allowed a third party to see or use your user names or passwords, you must inform us immediately.
  6. You shall be responsible for all use of this Site made under your user names.
  7. We may require that your user names or passwords are changed from time to time.

Copyright notice and Privacy Policy

  1. You agree to be bound by the Copyright Notice and Privacy Policy currently in force.

 

Severability

  1. If any of these terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted and the remaining Site Terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Other uses of your personal information

  1. We may also send you or the people you represent other information about us, the Site, our other websites, our products, sales promotions, our services, our further events, our newsletters, anything relating to other companies in our group or our business partners related to our events or anything in which you or your party show an interest. If you would prefer not to receive any of this additional information as detailed in this paragraph (or any part of it) please send us an appropriate e-mail to webmaster@hoys.co.uk or write to us at the above address specifying which information you do not wish to receive. Within 7 working days of receipt of your instruction we will cease to send you information as requested. If your instruction is unclear we will cease to send you all information referred to in this paragraph.

Third Party Links, Pages and Content

  1. We may pass your details to other companies in our group. We may also pass your details to our agents and subcontractors to help us with any of our uses of your data set out in our Privacy Policy. For example, we may use third parties to assist us with providing the administration for running Horse of the Year Show, to enable us to collect payments from you, to analyse data and to provide us with marketing or customer service assistance.
    We may exchange information with third parties for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  2. We may transfer our databases containing your personal information if we sell our business or part of it.
  3. We may also disclose your details as described in the Privacy Policy. Other than as set out in the Privacy Policy, we shall NOT sell or disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless this is necessary for the purposes set out in the Privacy Policy or unless we are required to do so by law.
    The Site may contain advertising of third parties, dedicated pages operated by third parties and links to other sites or frames of other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those third parties or other sites, nor for any third party to whom we transfer your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Security

  1. We have in place appropriate technical and security measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful access to or accidental loss of or destruction or damage to your information.
    We store your personal details on a secure server. We use firewalls on our servers.
    We reveal only the last four digits of your credit or debit card numbers when confirming an order to you, but of course we transmit the entire card number to the appropriate card company for collecting payment.
  2. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
  3. You are responsible for protecting against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer.

Cookies

  1. The Site uses cookies. Cookies are files which identify your computer to the server of websites as a unique user and they are stored by your Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Please see Privacy Policy for further information on the use of our Cookies.

Changes

  1. Any material changes to the way in which we use your data will be described in future versions of the Privacy Policy. Each time you enter the Site, change your data, take part in a discussion forum, order services or products or ringtones from or through us, obtain material from us, upload material onto the Site or advertise, you agree that the Privacy Policy current at that time shall apply to all information which we hold about you.

Consent

  1. By submitting data to us and using the Site, you consent to our use of your data and anyone who you represent in the manner set out in the Privacy Policy (as amended) and you are responsible for ensuring that you have authority to consent on their behalf.

English law and jurisdiction

  1. These Site Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts. You irrevocably agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim or matter brought by you in relation to these Site Terms. We shall also have the right to bring a claim against you in the jurisdiction in which you are based and any other court of competent jurisdiction.

Contacting us

If you want to contact us for any reason, please contact us by e-mail at webmaster@hoys.co.uk, by telephone at 02476 858205, or by post at the address above.

 

Grandstand Media Ltd Online Ordering Terms and Conditions

  1. These Online Ordering Terms and Conditions govern the online submission of an order form (“Order Form”) to us for hotels, hospitality, advertising or other services or products detailed on the Order Form (“Services”) through the www.hoys.co.uk website (“the Site”) by a visitor to the website (“you”). “We” are Grandstand Media Ltd, a company registered in England under number 2889798 with registered office at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these Online Ordering Terms and Conditions and any other terms and conditions applicable to your Order Form, the provisions of these Online Ordering Terms and Conditions shall prevail. By agreeing to submit your Order Form, you agree to be legally bound by these Online Ordering Terms and Conditions.
  2. When submitting an Order Form to us on the Site, you must follow the instructions on the Site as to how to make and amend the Order Form before you submit it to us.
  3. Just before you submit your Order Form, you will be informed of the price you must pay including VAT, if applicable. Subject to clause 12 below, this is the total that you will pay for the items stipulated in the Order Form.
  4. When you submit your Order Form through the Site, you shall pay for the items stipulated in the Order Form at the time of submitting your Order Form by supplying us with your payment card details from a payment card company acceptable to us, which we require in order to process your Order Form. We may obtain the money for payment before we have accepted your Order Form in accordance with clause 10 below. We shall not be bound to agree to your Order Form until the later of our acceptance under clause 10 below and our receipt of cleared funds in full from you.
  5. You undertake that: (a) you are aged 18 or over; (b) all details you provide to us during submission of your Order Form are correct; (c) you have the full right to use the payment card used; and (d) there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the cost of payment in full. We reserve the right to obtain validation of the payment card details before accepting your Order Form.
  6. When you submit your Order Form, you agree to do so subject to these Online Ordering Terms and Conditions, together with the Site Terms of Use and Privacy Policy in force at the time of your submission.
  7. Your submission of your Order Form remains valid as an offer until when we accept it or if earlier when we have become aware that you are withdrawing your offer contained in your Order Form before we have accepted it.
  8. Following receipt of your Order Form, we may send to you a summary email, letter or other communication in writing as an acknowledgement of receipt of your Order Form. An acknowledgement of your Order Form by us does not constitute our acceptance of your Order Form unless your Order Form is expressly accepted in accordance with clause 10 below.
  9. We may in our absolute discretion refuse to accept any Order Form for any reason. If we refuse to accept your Order Form (or you withdraw your Order Form before we have accepted it under clause 10 below) after we have obtained payment from you in circumstances where we reasonably consider that you may have abused our process or you had no legitimate or reasonable right to submit your Order Form, we may deduct a reasonable fee to cover our charges and costs involved in processing your Order Form and return any balance to your payment card company. In all other circumstances where we refuse to accept your Order Form (or you withdraw your offer in your Order Form before we have accepted it under clause 10 below), we shall return to your payment card company in full the money that your payment card company paid to us.
  10. We shall be deemed to have accepted your Order Form when we dispatch an email, letter or other communication in writing that expressly states that we are accepting your Order Form. Unless expressly stating that we accept your Order Form, any other email, letter or other communication in writing from us is purely for information purposes only and does not constitute our acceptance of your Order Form.
  11. If you discover you have made a mistake with your order after you have submitted it to us, you must contact us at webmaster@hoys.co.uk immediately.
  12. We will endeavour to ensure that all prices given to you before you submit your Order Form are accurate, but the prices will need to be validated by us before acceptance. If the price for the items covered by your Order Form changes before we have accepted it, we will contact you and ask you to confirm that you wish to proceed at the amended price. If you do not agree to proceed at the amended price, then you may withdraw your Order Form by informing us at any time before our acceptance in accordance with clause 10 and we shall return to your payment card company in full any money that your payment card company paid to us. We shall be deemed to have received that information only when a living person acting on our behalf has actual knowledge of your withdrawal.
  13. We shall keep a record of your Order Form, these Online Ordering Terms and Conditions and all other applicable terms and conditions relevant to the Services you ordered until six years after we have accepted your Order Form. However, for your future reference, you are advised to print and keep a copy of your Order Form, these Online Ordering Terms and Conditions and all applicable terms and conditions.
  14. We shall not be liable for any delay, hindrance to us or failure to deliver or provide the Services due to any circumstances outside our reasonable control including but not limited to Acts of God, actions of third parties (including hackers, suppliers, governments or supra-national authorities), war, hostilities, warlike operations, riot, civil commotion, insurrection, national emergencies, terrorism, piracy, arrests, restraints or detainments of any competent authority, strikes or combinations or lock-out of workmen, epidemic, fire, explosion, storm, flood, drought, earthquake, natural disaster, accident, mechanical breakdown, failure or problems with public utility supplies (including without limitation electrical, telecoms or general Internet failure), shortage of or inability to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, accommodation, transportation or people.
  15. No failure or delay by either you or us in exercising any right shall operate as a waiver of such right or extend to or affect any other or subsequent event or impair any rights or remedies in respect of it or in any way modify or diminish your or our rights.
  16. If any provision in these Online Ordering Terms and Conditions shall become or shall be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall in no way affect any other provision, all of which shall remain in full force and effect, so long as the Online Ordering Terms and Conditions shall be capable of continuing in effect without the unenforceable provision.
  17. We have endeavoured to ensure that our supply of the Services complies with English laws. However, we make no representations and give no warranties that the Services are appropriate or available for use by people in locations outside of the United Kingdom. Anyone who orders Services from the Site does so on their own initiative and is responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. If ordering Services from the Site is contrary to or infringes any applicable law in your jurisdiction, you should not make the order.
  18. The contract relating to your Order Form shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts. You irrevocably agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim or matter brought by you in relation to that contract. We shall also have the right to bring a claim against you in the jurisdiction in which you are based and any other court of competent jurisdiction. All dealings, correspondence and contacts between us shall be made or conducted in the English language.

Terms and Conditions regarding all ticket purchases

  1. All tickets cannot be refunded unless an event is cancelled or rescheduled, therefore you need to check the details of the performance before booking and let us know upon receipt of the booking confirmation of any error.
  2. Grandstand Media Ltd is not liable for lost, destroyed or stolen tickets and cannot guarantee to replace them. This applies to all tickets and accreditation: General Tickets, Sponsors Badges, Hospitality Tickets, Season Tickets, M&M tickets, Champions Bar Tickets and special packages.
  3. All accreditation, including season ticket badges, are for exclusive use of one person. Tickets are not transferable and their resale for profit or commercial gain (except by us or our authorised sub-agents) or use in promotions or packages without the express permission of the organiser is prohibited and may render them void.
  4. Please check details such as timings and car park charges with the venue before travelling, as these may be subject to late changes.
  5. You must produce a valid ticket to attend the event and removing parts of, defacing or otherwise altering your ticket may render it void.
  6. If you experience any problems with your seating or enjoyment prior to or during the event, please inform Grandstand Media Ltd staff immediately as issues cannot always be resolved after the event.
  7. There is no use of cameras, video or sound recording equipment without express permission in writing by Grandstand Media Ltd and any unauthorised use of such items may be confiscated.
  8. By attending the event you consent to being filmed / recorded as part of the audience for security and broadcast, without payment.
  9. Please see The Ticket Factory terms and conditions hereand the terms and conditions of the National Exhibition Centre found here for further venue policies regarding the event.
  10. Payment for all purchases must be by credit or debit card. We accept payment with Visa, Mastercard and Maestro debit & credit cards. We will not charge your credit or debit card until we despatch your order. We do not accept American Express cards.

 

Hospitality

  1. You may change performances subject to availability and paying in advance the balance if applicable. Any change to your booking will incur a £15 administration fee per ticket, this may be waived should the change in value be greater than the £15.00 administration fee.
  2. Grandstand Media Ltd reserve the right to refuse admission to Horse of the Year Show to any person or to withdraw permission at any time to remain on the grounds, and shall not be required to give any reason for such action.
  3. The allocation of seating in the hospitality area is made strictly at Grandstand Media Ltd’s discretion.

 

Platinum Jubilee Package

  1. The daytime and evening tickets must be for the same ticket bands and the customer will retain the same seat for both performances.
  2. The Platinum Jubilee Package is only available on Sunday 7thOctober 2018 and cannot be split across different days of the show.
  3. The package must be purchased in full at the time of booking. A customer who has purchased a Sunday daytime ticket cannot upgrade to a package at a later stage.
  4. Seats for the package will only be available in the specified blocks as set by Grandstand Media Ltd.
  5. There is limited availability for the packages so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
  6. There will be no cash alternative as per all ticket packages and all other terms and conditions apply in regards to cancellation procedure as listed in the All ticket purchases section of this document.

 

Hotel Room Purchases

  1. Given the nature of this booking there is no right of cancellation (information, cancellation and additional charges) under the regulations 2013. However it may be possible to amend the booking at the discretion of Grandstand Media Ltd. We would recommend that you consider taking insurance to cover the purchase and any unforeseen cancellation eventualities. If you wish to modify your booking please contact the Grandstand Media Ltd Commercial Department on 02476 858205.
  2. All hotel rates are Bed and Breakfast, therefore breakfast is included with all bookings.
  3. Check in and check out times are specific to the hotel and specified on the confirmation for the booking.
  4. Parking is not included with this booking unless otherwise stated. Where available parking may be arranged directly with the hotel but is not guaranteed.
  5. On departure, guests must vacate their rooms and check-out no later than the time specified for the specific hotel. Failure to do so will entitle the hotel to charge for an additional night at their standard rate.
  6. Price lists for additional items, such as restaurant meals and room service, are provided by the hotel.  All guests are liable for any room services, no additions are included as part of the bed & breakfast rate.  All guest bills must be settled on check out.
  7. In the event of non-arrival for the stay, no refunds will be applicable and 100% of the cost still applies.
  8. The hotel reserves the right to refuse a guest entry and accommodation if, on arrival, management reasonably considers that the guest is under the influence of drink or drugs, is unsuitably dressed or is behaving in a threatening, abusive or otherwise unacceptable manner.
  9. The hotel reserves the right to require a guest to leave if he/she is causing a disturbance, annoying other guests or hotel staff or is behaving in an unacceptable manner.
  10. Guests shall not carry out any electrical or other works at the hotel, including installation and lighting.
  11. Guests shall not bring any dangerous or hazardous items into the hotel and must remove any items promptly when requested by the hotel.  In addition, guests shall not affix any material to any kind of floors, walls or ceilings.
  12. Guests shall comply with all reasonable rules and procedures in effect at the hotel, including but not limited to health and safety and security procedures and statutory requirements as to registration.
  13. Guests shall not bring their own food or drink into the hotel for consumption at the hotel.
  14. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult guest at all times.
  15. Pets/animals are not permitted into the hotel unless otherwise stated. For the Hilton Birmingham Metropole domestic pets may be kept in the guest’s room (but are not allowed in other areas) provided they are kept strictly under control and provided that they are clean, free from disease and not dangerous.
  16. Whilst all reasonable efforts have been taken by Grandstand Media Ltd to ensure that Bookings made under this Agreement are able to proceed, Grandstand Media Ltd reserve the right to relocate any Booking to another hotel of similar size and standard in the locality. In making this booking you acknowledge that we and the hotel accept no liability for any loss or damage suffered by or caused to you in consequence of your relocation.
  17. We shall not be liable for any failure or delay by the hotel in performing any of its obligations under this Agreement including (without limitation) war or threat of war, civil or political action or disturbance, riot, natural disaster, fire, epidemic, bad weather, terrorist activity (threatened or actual), military activity, governmental or regulatory action, industrial dispute, act of God, failure of power or machinery, failure of or interruption in externally provided services and utilities, and all similar events outside the hotel’s control.
  18. Guests will be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury they may cause at the hotel.

 

HOYS Ticket Voucher Rosette Box

  1. Gift vouchers can only be purchased when accompanied by a gift box and rosette package.
  2. No cash refund/exchange is available on HOYS Ticket Voucher Rosette Boxes.
  3. If the vouchers’ value is more than the ticket price, the remainder of the vouchers’ value must be redeemed on HOYS merchandise at www.hoys-shop.co.uk . Cash will not be refunded or exchanged.
  4. Vouchers must be used by 7th October 2018, after which point they will expire.
  5. We warrant to you that any Box purchased from us is of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for all the purposes for which products of the kind are commonly supplied.
  6. Ownership of the Boxes will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the Boxes, including delivery charges.
  7. If you order a Box for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.
  8. Please also note that you must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Boxes are destined. We will not be liable for any breach by you of any such laws.

Where you have provided us with personal information of you or the recipient, you agree that you have permission to provide details of the recipient and you consent to our use of this data to (without limitation): update and enhance customer records, carry out identity verification, credit or anti-fraud checks against your name using third party databases (which may involve disclosure to registered credit reference or fraud prevention agencies who may retain and use your personal information), carry out analysis and to help us manage our business, statutory returns and legal and regulatory compliance.

General Competition Terms and Conditions

The following words and terms, when used within these rules, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise;

Grandstand Media Ltd (The Promoter) – a company registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is Grandstand Media, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ, company number 2889798.

Horse of the Year Show – an event organised by Grandstand Media Ltd which takes place from 3rd – 7th October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena.

Prize – a prize won by the recipient who has won the competition

  1. These terms and conditions are the Competition Rules (‘’Rules’’) and apply to competitions ran by Horse of the Year Show unless otherwise stated. By entering a Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these rules.
  2. All entries must be received by the deadline stated on the competition.
  3. The Competition is organised by Grandstand Media Ltd of Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ.
  4. The winner will be chosen from all correct entries unless otherwise stated. The decision of the judge and Grandstand Media Ltd shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  5. No cash alternative is available for any competition prize. All submitted entries/images give permission to be used on all HOYS promotional material, website and social media.
  6. The winner agrees to their name being announced and submissions posted on HOYS Official social media channels, including but not limited to; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 
  7. By entering the promotion the entrant agrees to take part in any publicity arising from the Promotion and authorises the Promoter’s inclusion in any third party publicity.
  8. Grandstand Media Ltd reserve the right to cancel or amend the Competition or Rules without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside Grandstand’s reasonable control. Any changes will be posted within these terms and conditions. A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by sending SAE to: Competition Rules, Grandstand Media Ltd, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ.
  9. In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a Competition, the decision of Grandstand Media Ltd shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  10. Competitions are not open to employees of Grandstand Media Ltd, their families, agencies, individual or otherwise any other company associated with the specific Competition.
  11. By entering a Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. Grandstand reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
  12. Grandstand reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Rules.
  13. Grandstand Media Ltd reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time. 
  14. All entrants under the age of 18 must have the permission of a parent/guardian. Competitions are open to UK residents only.
  15. Your Entry and any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you.
  16. All entrants must have permission to use their submitted image/intellectual property and give permission for the image/intellectual property to be used on the Official HOYS social media channels, including but not limited to; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 
  17. Grandstand Media Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize.
  18. Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent. Please see Grandstand Media Ltd’s privacy policy for further details. Data relating to entrants will be retained by Grandstand Media Ltd for a reasonable period after the Competition closes to assist Grandstand Media Ltd to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries on the Competition.

The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administrated by or associated with  a third party company unless stated otherwise.

Specific competition Terms and Conditions

Under the specific competition Terms and Conditions, all General Competition Terms & Conditions still apply.

1.0   Share your memories with HOYS campaign

1.1   This campaign is being ran in promotion of Horse of the Year Show 2018 taking place from 3rd – 7th October 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. Entries close for this campaign on 31st August 2018 after which time entries will not be valid.

1.2   The purpose of the campaign is for anyone who has visited HOYS in the past to share their favourite photo memory from the show for Grandstand Media Ltd to create a large montage to be on display at Horse of the Year Show for the next few years.

1.3   To upload an image for use in the montage you must have obtained the copyright permission of the photographer. If Grandstand Media Ltd cannot prove that the permission of the photographer has been obtained then the image will not be used.

1.4   Grandstand Media Ltd reserve the right to only use images which they deem fit for purpose based on quality and suitability. Images must be of a high resolution and suitable for the purpose stated.

1.5   There is no restriction on the amount of images each person can submit. By uploading your image, we cannot guarantee that it will be used.

1.6   By submitting the photo you are giving consent for Grandstand Media Ltd to use the image for marketing and promotional purposes.

1.7   By visiting www.hoys.co.uk you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

  • 70th Anniversary scratch card campaign

The following words and terms, when used within these rules, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise;

Prize – a prize won by the recipient of a winning scratch card which displays a unique identity code.

Scratch card – any scratch card produced by Grandstand Media Ltd in the promotion of Horse of the Year Show 2018

Code – the unique data printed on a winning scratch card which, subject to these rules, enables a scratch card to be verified as a winning scratch card

You – a member of the public who is eligible to acquire and redeem a scratch card.

  • The scratch card you receive has no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.

  • You can only claim a prize if you are in possession of a winning scratch card.

  • This Promotion is open to legal residents of United Kingdom only.

  • Any person who obtains a winning scratch card or submits a winning scratch card for validation agrees to be bound by the provisions stated in these terms and conditions.

  • Scratch cards showing any sign of being tampered with, or are illegible, damaged or defaced will be void. Photocopies will not be accepted. Scratch cards cannot be transferred, auctioned, sold or traded, and will be deemed void.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd have the right to deny the recipient of the prize without any given reason.

  • Winning scratch cards can only be used once

  • We recommend you keep photo evidence of your winning scratch card.

  • There are a total of 70 prizes to be won and Grandstand Media Ltd will specify which prize relates to which code. At no point can the prize be exchanged for an alternative prize or cash alternative.

  • Grandstand Media Limited reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants. The Promoter may require such information as it considers reasonably necessary for this purpose and a prize may be withheld unless and until Grandstand Media Limited is satisfied with the verification.

  • Some prizes will require Grandstand Media Ltd to ask for ID and a copy of a drivers licence.

  • Some prizes may require you to purchase a ticket to Horse of the Year Show at full cost in order to redeem your prize. Grandstand Media Ltd does not accept responsibility should you be unable to attend the Show and you will have to forfeit your prize.

  • Some prizes may come with their own terms and conditions which must be adhered to in order to prevent the prize being revoked.

  • Prizes which relate to Horse of the Year Show merchandise will be subject to availability of sizes and may be from any given year.

  • Prizes which relate to hotel accommodation will require the recipient to be over 18 years old and the hotel room given will be either a twin/double room in a minimum of a 3* hotel within a 5 mile radius on the NEC Birmingham.

  • If there are any technical difficulties regarding the scratch card, Grandstand Media Ltd have the right to void any scratch card.

  • To redeem a scratch card prize, Grandstand Media Ltd will require you to call the Head Office on 02476 858205 and specify the unique code on your winning scratch card. The code will then be matched to one of the prizes. Failure to do so by 31st August 2018 will result in the prize being revoked.

  • All unclaimed prizes on scratch cards after the 31st August will be deemed void and will be unable to be claimed.

  • This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with a third party company.

  • Tradestand social media competitions

  • Anyone taking part in the competitions will be bound by the terms & conditions of the tradestand exhibitor hosting the competition.

  • Tradestand exhibitors at Horse of the Year Show have the opportunity to take part in the tradestand social media competition.

  • It is the responsibility of the tradestand exhibitor to notify Grandstand Media Ltd that they wish to take part and to send proof of the competition to the tradestand team via email to Tessa Bates Bates@grandstand.co.uk .

  • Upon receiving notification of this, Grandstand Media Ltd will arrange for 4 x general seating ticket to be sent to the tradestand exhibitor.

  • It is the tradestand exhibitor’s responsibility to conduct the competition, select the winner and to send out the winning tickets to the winner.

  • Grandstand Media will take no responsibility for any tickets which are not delivered by the tradestand exhibitor to the competition winner, do not arrive, are damaged, defaced or illegible.

  • Tickets showing any sign of being tampered with, or are illegible, damaged or defaced will be void. Photocopies will not be accepted. Tickets cannot be transferred, auctioned, sold or traded, and will be deemed void.

  • Tradestand exhibitors must run their competition during the months of July and August 2018.

  • All of Grandstand Media’s General Competition Terms & Conditions apply.

  • Qualifying Stories

  • The qualifying stories competition is open to any competitor who has qualified to compete at Horse of the Year Show for that given year and in any discipline which is held at the Show.

  • The qualifying story must be submitted via the HOYS website or via email to press@hoys.co.uk

  • Once the story has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the HOYS Press team and then made available on the website for people to vote.

  • Entrants can be of any age, however, if they are under the age of 16 then they must supply consent from their parent or parental guardian in order for their story and image to be published and for the entry to be valid.

  • There is only one prize of lunchtime hospitality for two people at Horse of the Year Show on Wednesday 3rd October 2018. If the recipient is under the age of 16 then they must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).

  • The winner will be determined by the story which has received the most votes made by the public.

  • At no point can the prize be exchanged for an alternative prize or cash alternative.

  • The number of votes will kept at the discretion of Grandstand Media Ltd.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd reserve the right to remove any stories which they deem unsuitable for use.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and may require such information as it considers reasonably necessary for this purpose and a prize may be withheld unless and until Grandstand Media Limited is satisfied with the verification.

  • All images which are submitted with the qualifying story will need to be accompanied with the correct copyright information with appropriate permission for use.

Marketing Partners Terms & Conditions

Under the specific competition Terms and Conditions, all General Competition Terms & Conditions still apply.

Promoter: Grandstand Media Ltd of Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ is the promoter of this promotion.

Participants: Participants taking part in this promotion must be registered with or have received an invitation directly from Grandstand Media Ltd and are hereafter referred to as “Marketing Partners”.

Promotional items: This promotion is related to the display and distribution of Horse of the Year Show “HOYS” promotional items, such as posters and leaflets, for the 2018 running of the show from 3rd-7th October at the NEC Birmingham. This promotion many not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, savings, offers, or discounts.

  • Reward for Marketing Partners

 

  • The reward available for Marketing Partners is entry into a prize draw to win either two hospitality tickets, two Champions Bar tickets, a bundle of 10 tickets, a bundle of 4 tickets or six pairs of tickets. The prize draw will take place on the 1st September 2018.

  • It is the responsibility of the Marketing Partner to ensure they have registered with Grandstand Media Ltd to be eligible for the rewards.

  • It is the responsibility of the Marketing Partner to ensure they conform to any laws related to the receipt of incentivised gifts and bonuses, to apply for any necessary tax exemptions relating to the receipt of incentivised gifts and bonuses, and to declare these items on tax returns where applicable.

  • Eligibility

 

  • The opportunity to earn rewards on this promotion is open to all registered Marketing Partners in the UK. Marketing Partners must be aged 18 years or over on the date of joining this promotion.

  • Proof of eligibility to enter this incentive may be sought and Grandstand Media Ltd reserves the right to request this proof. If any reward/prize winner is found to be ineligible under these terms and conditions, Grandstand Media Ltd reserves the right to pass the reward/award to another registered/invited Marketing Partners.

  • Criteria for earning rewards

    • Each Marketing Partner must display HOYS promotional items supplied to them by Grandstand Media Ltd; either posters, leaflets or digital content.

    • This promotion is not transferable to any other events, either organised by Grandstand Media Ltd or any other company.

    • Any Marketing Partner found to be using collaborative practices or unfair advantages may be disqualified.

    • No Cash alternative is available for any of the awards/rewards.

  • Entering the promotion

    • Marketing Partners will be sent an invitation either via post or email or they can register on www.hoys.co.uk or by emailing marketingpartners@grandstand.co.uk with the subject line “Marketing Partner Registration Request” including contact details.

    • Marketing Partners agree to be fully responsible for any personal or incidental expenses and/or tax liabilities they may accrue during participation this promotion.

  • Limits of Grandstand Media Ltd’s responsibilities

 

  • Grandstand Media Ltd will make every effort to honour rewards. However, it will not be responsible for losses, delays or failures relating to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. This includes, but is not limited to, actions of reward suppliers.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd will not be responsible for and loss, injury or damage incurred by Marketing Partners on the scheme or from their receipt or use of the rewards.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd will not be responsible for any hardware or software failures that may limit your ability book and purchase group tickets.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd will not be responsible for any personal injury or death arising from its negligence. Nothing will exclude that liability.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd will not be held responsible for any personal or incidental expenses; injury; transport; transfers; theft; loss; death or any other matters relating to the arrangement of the group booking trip; transport to or from the NEC/LG Arena; transport to or from rendezvous points; transport to or from accommodation; or any personal or incidental expenses; injury; transport; transfers; theft; loss; death resulting from booking, staying in or arranging accommodation for Horse of the Year Show.

HOYS Rewards Terms and Conditions

  1. Once you have purchased your ticket, you will have been sent a confirmation email/letter which includes the link and access to the HOYS Rewards page. In accordance with these Terms, with each booking confirmation, you will have access to the non-consumer user Services as further set out on the applicable site for a fixed period of time. This use will expire at the end of Horse of the Year Show 2018, which is Sunday 7thOctober 2018.
  2. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you will have access to the Services provided through our HOYS Rewards page on the site.
  3. The HOYS Rewards page on the site displays promotions and discounts for use with companies who are involved with Horse of the Year Show through either a sponsorship or a tradestand capacity.
  4. The offers will be available for use until their specified expiry date as stated on the individual offer. Horse of the Year Show reserves the right to remove any offer with immediate effect without reason.
  5. Unless stated otherwise, there is no limit to the amount of times an offer can be used by an individual within the time the offer is available.
  6. Once you, the Consumer, have followed a link to the advertiser’s site, you will be abiding by their company’s Terms and Conditions as stated on their site.
  7. If the voucher is a downloadable PDF then the Terms and Conditions will be stated on the voucher.
  8. Each individual offer may have their own specified Terms and Conditions as set out by the individual company.
  9. Horse of the Year Show will not take responsibility for any products purchased through the HOYS Rewards page and there will be no refunds or cash alternatives.
  10. Refunds and returns policy will be subject to each individual company’s Terms and Conditions.
  11. Horse of the Year Show will not collect personal data from the HOYS Rewards page, however, the amount of times an offer is clicked on and redeemed will be monitored to evaluate the success of each of the HOYS Rewards Offers and to provide a report to the advertiser.
  12. Management and use of any personal data collected through the ticket buying process will be outlined in our Privacy Policy and General Terms & Conditions.

By visiting www.hoys.co.uk you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in these terms and conditions and in the privacy policy.

HOYS Awards Terms & Conditions

  1. Details of parties involved

1.1 Promoter details: The promoter of these awards is Grandstand Media Ltd, a company registered in England with the company registration number 288 9798 with a registered office at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. Grandstand Media Ltd is the organiser of Horse of the Year Show (“HOYS”).

1.2 Eligible participants: All horses and ponies entering all HOYS showing qualifiers, with the exception of Shire In-Hand horses, Ridden Heavy Horses (Leading Sire and Leading Breeder), Miniature Horses (HOYS Ridden Showing Wild Card), Harness animals and Supreme In-Hand animals, will be eligible for the awards and are hereafter referred to as “HORSES” and “PONIES”. Sires of HORSES and PONIES competing in HOYS qualifiers will hereafter be referred to as “SIRES” and breeders of HORSES and PONIES competing in HOYS qualifiers will hereafter be referred to as “BREEDERS”.

1.3 Sponsors: Awards for the most consistent horse/pony in any section/category will be sponsored by the Horse Health brand LeMieux (“LEMIEUX”) and the series named the LeMieux La Liga Awards.  The Leading Breeder Awards and The Leading Sire Awards will be sponsored by Richard and Lisha Leeman of the Kellythorpe Stud (“KELLYTHORPES”) and named Kellythorpes Leading Breeder Award and Kellythorpes Leading Sire Award respectively.

1.4 Data collection system: Data used to determine the award winners will be collected and recorded using the Grandstand Entries Show System (“GSS”).

  1. Conditions of entry

2.1 These awards are open to all HORSES and PONIES entering HOYS showing qualifiers, their SIRES and their BREEDERS, excluding Shire In-Hand horses, Ridden Heavy Horses (Leading Sire and Leading Breeder), Miniature Horses (HOYS Showing Ridden Wild Card) Harness animals and Supreme In-Hand entries. Information on the qualifier placings of all entered animals will be recorded for these awards.

2.2 It is the responsibility of HORSE and PONY owners/exhibitors to ensure their animals and their details are correctly registered and recorded on the GSS.

2.3 By accepting any of these awards, the owner, exhibitor and breeder of any winning animal or any winning animals’ sire agree to be involved in any present or future promotion of these awards or any marketing activity relating to them, including, but not limited to the activity of Grandstand Media Ltd, HOYS, LEMIEUX, and KELLYTHORPES.

2.4 Please refer to each award section below for terms and conditions specific to each award.

  1. LeMieux La Liga (Consistent Horse and Pony)

3.1 Animals entered in HOYS qualifiers for the following sections/classes only will be eligible for the LeMieux La Liga awards:

  • Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Lightweight Show Hunter of the Year
  • Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Middleweight Show Hunter of the Year
  • Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Heavyweight Show Hunter of the Year
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden New Forest
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Connemara
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Fell/ Dales
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Highland
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Dartmoor/ Exmoor/ Shetland
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh A
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh B
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh C
  • NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh D
  • Miniature Horse of the Year (Not applicable for HOYS Ridden Showing Wild Card)
  • Brineton/Kare Plus Mountain & Moorland First Ridden Pony of the Year
  • Colne Mountain & Moorland Lead Rein Pony of the Year
  • Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year
  • Brereton Small Hack of the Year
  • David Stennett Ltd Large Hack of the Year
  • The British Show Pony Society Mountain & Moorland 122cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • The British Show Pony Society Mountain & Moorland 133cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • The British Show Pony Society Mountain & Moorland 143cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • The British Show Pony Society Mountain & Moorland Exc. 143cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • Intermediate Show Hunter of the Year
  • Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year
  • Coloured Ridden Non-Native Pony of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)
  • Coloured Ridden Non-Native Horse of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)
  • Coloured Ridden Native Pony of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)
  • Coloured Ridden Native Horse of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)
  • Simon Constable Equine Vets and Mr & Mrs Roberts Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year
  • Kathleen Wood 128cm Children’s Riding Pony of the Year
  • Kathleen Wood 138cm Children’s Riding Pony of the Year
  • Kathleen Wood 148cm Children’s Riding Pony of the Year
  • The Colosso Family Lightweight Cob of the Year
  • The Colosso Family Heavyweight Cob of the Year
  • The Baker-Beall Family 153cm Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year
  • The Baker-Beall Family 158cm Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year
  • ExcLOOsive Event Hire Small Show Hunter of the Year
  • The Binks Family 122cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year
  • The Binks Family 133cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year
  • The Binks Family 143cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year
  • The Binks Family 153cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year
  • Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year
  • Topham Barnes Small Riding Horse of the Year
  • Topham Barnes Large Riding Horse of the Year
  • National Pony Society/Snuggy Hoods 133cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • National Pony Society/Snuggy Hoods 143cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • National Pony Society/Snuggy Hoods 153cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • National Pony Society/Snuggy Hoods Intermediate Working Hunter Pony of the Year
  • The Price Family First Ridden Pony of the Year
  • The Price Family Lead Rein Pony of the Year
  • The Leeman Family Maxi Cob of the Year
  • Equissage Pulse Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year
  • Small Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)
  • Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)
  • British Ridden Heavy Horse

3.2 Scoring system and league table: HORSE and PONIES placed in the top five in any qualifier for the classes/sections listed in Terms & Conditions 3.1 will be awarded points as follows:

Placing Points

1st          5

2nd        4

3rd         3

4th         2

5th         1

3.2.1 Points will not be given to placings lower than fifth.

3.2.2 In the event of there being less than five placings in a class, points will not be given to other animals competing in the class, animals who have withdrawn from the class or animals who have been eliminated.

3.2.3 Points cannot be refused and/or moved down the line.

3.3 For Horse of the Year Show qualifying places that are decided as a result of a Championship, all HORSES and PONIES eligible for that Championship will be awarded points as follows:

Placing Points

Champion           5

Reserve Champion          4

Championship animals not placed Champion or Reserve Champion
Equal share of remaining six points

3.3.1 All animals eligible for the Championship not placed Champion or Reserve Champion will be awarded an equal share of the remaining six points on offer, up to a maximum of three points per HORSE or PONY.  For example in the Cuddy Working Hunter qualifier where there is a Lightweight and Heavyweight section followed by a Championship where four animals are eligible for the Championship; the Champion will be awarded 5 points, the Reserve Champion 4 points and the other two animals will both be awarded three points.

3.3.2 In the event of there being less than five animals in the Championship, points will not be given to other animals competing in the class, animals who have withdrawn from the class or animals who have been eliminated.

3.3.3 When the remaining HORSES and PONIES receive points in the Championship each HORSE and PONY will be restricted to a maximum of 3 points.

3.3.4 Points cannot be refused and/or moved down the line.

3.4 Each of the sections/classes will have its own league table. Points for each animal will be added together to give a total amount for the season. The animal with the greatest number of points will be deemed the winner of that class/sections most consistent HORSE/PONY award. Only one award will be given per class/section in any one year.

3.4 Each winner will receive one LeMieux saddle cloth or a suitable alternative to be allocated by LEMIUEX, the saddle cloth size is allocated by Grandstand Media Ltd and/or LEMIEUX and is not exchangeable, and a winners certificate. These prizes are to be collected from LEMIUEX on the Houghton Country/Horse Direct stand number K75 at HOYS in the year they are awarded and are not transferable. There is no cash alternative to these prizes.

4.0 Horse of the Year Show Ridden Showing Wild Card

4.1 LeMieux are the sponsor of the Ridden Showing Wild Card for 2018. Sections as per 3.1 excluding miniatures. They will be awarding a prize for the wild card winners to be collected from the Horse Direct tradestand in the Retail Village at Horse of the Year Show.

4.2 Scoring system and league table: Animals will receive points in accordance with the LeMieux La Liga (Consistent Horse and Pony) scoring 3.2 to 3.3.4 inclusive.

4.2.1 The top five points for each animal will be totalled to give an amount for the season.  The eligible HORSE and the eligible PONY with the greatest number of points from the top five placings, which has not already for HOYS, will be deemed the HOYS Wild Card Horse winner and the HOYS Wild Card Pony winner.

4.2.2 Only animals that have not already qualified for HOYS in the current year in any HOYS class will be eligible for the HOYS Showing Wild Card.

4.2.3 Each HOYS Showing Wild Card winner will be able to enter HOYS in the same manner as any other competitor, and with the same entitlements.

4.2.4 Each HOYS Showing Wild Card winner will only be entitled to enter the class in which they gained the Wild Card place and they must be eligible in accordance with the Horse of the Year Show rulebook 2018.

4.2.5 In the event of a tie on points and placings for the HOYS Showing Wild Card there will be a live draw to decide which horse/pony is to be awarded the HOYS Showing Wild Card.

4.2.6 The HOYS Showing Wild Card is not transferrable and there is no cash alternative.

4.2.7 HOYS Showing Wild Cards are awarded at the discretion of Grandstand Media Ltd.

  1. Kellythorpe’s Leading Breeder Awards & Kellythorpe’s Leading Sire Awards

5.1 The breeders of animals entered in all HOYS qualifiers are eligible for the Kellythorpe’s Leading Breeder Awards & Kellythorpe’s Leading Sire Awards, with the exception of Shire In-Hand horses, Ridden Heavy Horses, Harness animals and Supreme In-Hand entrants.

5.2 Awards will be given for the top BREEDER and top SIRE of each of the 12 British native breeds, plus hunters, show horses, coloureds, hunter ponies, show ponies, Arabs and Miniatures as detailed below:

  • Hunter
  • Show Horse
  • Coloureds
  • Hunter Pony
  • Show Pony
  • Welsh A
  • Welsh B
  • Welsh C
  • Welsh D
  • Connemara
  • New Forest
  • Dales
  • Fell
  • Highland
  • Exmoor
  • Dartmoor
  • Shetland
  • Arab
  • Miniature

5.3 Scoring system and league table: BREEDERS/SIRES will accrue points based on the results in HOYS qualifiers of HORSES and PONIES they have bred/sired. Points will be given to HORSES and PONIES placed in the top five in any qualifier for the classes/sections detailed in 5.3.1 will be awarded as Table 1.

Table 1 – Placing Points

1st          10

2nd        5

3rd         3

4th         2

5th         1

5.3.1 Points will be allocated to each of the 19 categories detailed in 5.2 from the qualifiers detailed below:

The classes giving points to each of the sections are as follows:

  • Hunters

Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Lightweight Show Hunter of the Year

Catplant Group of Companies Ltd.  Middleweight Show Hunter of the Year

Catplant Group of Companies Ltd.  Heavyweight Show Hunter of the Year

Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year

ExcLOOsive Event Hire Small Show Hunter of the Year

  • Show Horses

Brereton Small Hack of the Year

David Stennett Ltd Large Hack of the Year

The Colosso Family Lightweight Cob of the Year

The Colosso Family Heavyweight Cob of the Year

Topham Barnes Small Riding Horse of the Year

Topham Barnes Large Riding Horse of the Year

The Leeman Family Maxi Cob of the Year

Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year

  • Hunter Ponies

Intermediate Show Hunter of the Year

The Binks Family 122cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year

The Binks Family 133cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year

The Binks Family 143cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year

The Binks Family 153cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year

Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year

The British Show Pony Society 133cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year

The British Show Pony Society 143cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year

The British Show Pony Society 153cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year

The British Show Pony Society Intermediate Working Hunter Pony of the Year

  • Show Ponies

The Baker-Beall Family 153cm Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year

The Baker-Beall Family 158cm Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year

Kathleen Wood 128cm Children’s Riding Pony of the Year

Kathleen Wood 138cm Children’s Riding Pony of the Year

Kathleen Wood 148cm Children’s Riding Pony of the Year

The Price Family First Ridden Pony of the Year

The Price Family Lead Rein Pony of the Year

Equissage Pulse Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year

  • Coloureds

Coloured Ridden Non-Native Pony of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)

Coloured Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Pony of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)

Coloured Ridden Non-Native Horse of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)

Coloured Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Horse of the Year sponsored by CHAPS (UK)

  • Welsh Section A

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh A

Small Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Welsh Section B

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh B

Small Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Welsh Section C

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh C

Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Welsh Section D

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Welsh D

Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Connemara

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Connemara

Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • New Forest

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden New Forest

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden New Forest/Fell/Dales/Highland

Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Dales

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Dales

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Fell/Dales/Highland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden New Forest/Fell/Dales/Highland

Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Fell

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Fell

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Fell/Dales/Highland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden New Forest/Fell/Dales/Highland

Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Highland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Highland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Fell/Dales/Highland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden New Forest/Fell/Dales/Highland

Large Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Exmoor

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Dartmoor/Exmoor/Shetland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Exmoor

Small Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Dartmoor

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Dartmoor/Exmoor/Shetland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Dartmoor

Small Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Shetland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Dartmoor/ Exmoor/Shetland

NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Shetland

Small Breeds Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year sponsored by Ponies Association (UK)

All qualifiers contested by registered animals of this breed.

  • Arabs

Simon Constable Equine Vets and Mr and Mrs Roberts Ridden Purebred Arab Gelding

Simon Constable Equine Vets and Mr and Mrs Roberts Ridden Purebred Arab Stallion

Simon Constable Equine Vets and Mr and Mrs Roberts Ridden Purebred Arab Mare

  • Miniatures

Miniature Stallion of the Year

Miniature Mare/Gelding of the Year

Miniature Youngstock of the Year

5.3.2 These points will then be placed into a league table for each of the categories detailed.

5.3.3 Points will be tabulated against breeders’ names and or prefixes, and sires names and or prefixes. A breeder/sire may have more than one animal contributing towards their total points accumulation.

5.3.4 Points awarded at HOYS qualifiers will be awarded for placings in that qualifier only. Points will not be awarded based on the highest placed breeder of a particular breed or type in any section.

5.4 The winner of each of the 19 awards will be the breeder/sire who has accrued the most points in each category after all qualifiers have been completed in any one year.

5.5 There will be an award for the overall leading breeder and for the overall leading sire, which will be the breeder/sire who has accrued the greatest number of points across all HOYS qualifiers, excluding the British Ridden Heavy Horse, Shire In-Hand horses, Harness animals and Supreme In-Hand entrants qualifiers detailed in 5.1 and 5.2. This means that the overall breeder/sire may or may not be the same as one of the 19 category winners. Each of the 19 winning BREEDERS/SIRES will be presented with a certificate of their achievement.

5.6 It is the responsibility of breeders/owners of the sires to advise Grandstand Media Ltd by email (awards@grandstand.co.uk) if they use/have registered more than one prefix. Grandstand Media Ltd will not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies in calculating the overall leading breeder/leading sire title where this information has not been received and acknowledged.

5.7 The top BREEDER and the owner of the top SIRE from each of the 19 sections detailed in 5.2, plus one guest each, will be invited to a reception held at HOYS on Thursday 4th October 2018. The winners will receive prizes and certificates at this reception. If any winner or runner-up is not able to attend, they may appoint a representative. This representative must be made known to Grandstand Media Ltd by 2nd October 2018. The overall Breeder and the overall Sire awards will be presented in the Andrews Bowen International Arena on Friday 5th October 2018.

5.8 All KELLYTHORPES LEADING BREEDER AWARDS and KELLYTHORPES LEADING SIRE AWARDS prizes and rewards are not transferable. There is no cash alternative to these prizes or rewards.

  1. League table disclosure

6.1 Grandstand Media Ltd shall not publish the final league tables until after the collection of data from all HOYS qualifying competitions has been completed.

  • Grandstand Media Ltd shall not publish points for any of the Awards.
  1. General Conditions

7.1 All competitors, animals, exhibitors, owners and breeders must abide by the rules of HOYS qualifiers

7.2 Grandstand Media Ltd will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, injury or death incurred by any parties involved in these awards, their presentation or promotion.

7.3 Grandstand Media Ltd will not be held responsible and shall not be liable for any problems related to computer systems, equipment or online systems. This includes, but is not limited to, entries and results systems used by shows and/or their officials and secretaries.

7.4 Grandstand Media Ltd reserves the right to alter these terms & conditions at any time. It shall not be the responsibility of Grandstand Media Ltd to inform any parties about these changes. A copy of the most up-to-date terms and conditions will be displayed on the www.hoys.co.uk website at all times during the HOYS qualifying season.

7.5 Grandstand Media Ltd reserves the right to disqualify any person, partnership, company or other bodies if these terms & conditions are breached.

7.6 These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any dispute (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.