2nd – 6th October 2019

“The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”


Welcome to HOYS

Welcome to Horse of the Year Show, the finale to the showing year and the climax to the domestic show jumping year. It is a place which all horse owners and riders aspire to be a part of; a place where dreams come true.

Now taking place each October at Birmingham’s NEC Resorts World Arena, the Show has been running since 1949 making it one of the longest standing horse shows in history; a spectacle in the equestrian calendar not to be missed.

The History of Hoys


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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