Welcome to HOYS
The biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment is back for 2019, taking over The NEC Birmingham Resorts World Arena from 2nd – 6th October. Showcasing national and international showjumping classes, hosting the finals for the Pony Club Mounted Games Prince Philip Cup, and seeing the best of British show horses come forward for the finale to the showing season, amongst other equestrian entertainment from around the world.
Horse of the Year Show is the ultimate celebration of the horse and has something for every member of the family to enjoy including; food and fine dining, a shopper’s paradise and a chance to get up close and meet some of the horses themselves. Spread across five days visitors will experience thrilling competition, breathtaking displays, unbeatable retail therapy and spectacular horsemanship.
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.
By Ronald Duncan