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.
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