It is with great regret, that we, the Board of Grandstand Media Limited must announce the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic. The 72nd Horse of the Year Show will now take place from Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th October 2021, at the NEC Birmingham. At the forefront of our minds has been, and will remain to be, the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Horse of the Year Show happen - the visitors, competitors, staff, officials, volunteers, partners, trade exhibitors and contractors - as well as our wider responsibility to support the efforts to tackle this challenge to our everyday lives. Our thoughts are with those that have been and continue to be affected by this pandemic.

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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. The 72nd edition of Horse of the Year Show 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