Currently Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) will proceed as planned, however it is important to recognise that this is a fluid and ever-changing situation and we will be guided by the latest government recommendations. At this time there is no direct advice regarding large events taking place later on in the year, we are therefore continuing to organise and prepare for HOYS 2020 in October. We are doing this to ensure that competitors and attendees will have the best event experience, while also limiting the impacts that cancellation would cause to our customers and the industry as a whole.


2nd - 6th October 2019

"The Ultimate Celebration of the Horse"

"The Ultimate
of the Horse"

"The Ultimate Celebration
of the Horse"


Welcome to HOYS

The biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment is back. Horse of the Year Show 2020 has something for every member of the family to enjoy including fine dining, shopping and a chance to get up close and meet some of the horses themselves. Visitors will experience thrilling competition, breathtaking displays, unbeatable retail therapy and spectacular horsemanship.

The History of Hoys

Ode To The Horse

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity?
Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined.

He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent;
there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.

England’s past has been borne on his back.
All our history is in his industry.
We are his heirs;
He is our inheritance.
The Horse!

By Ronald Duncan