Equine Influenza Vaccination Requirements Update

Please note new updated vaccination requirements for animals starting their primary vaccinations as of January 2024. All horses and ponies will be inspected prior to entry to the showground. Any horse or pony without a certificate that complies with the regulations set out below will be refused entry to the showground. The Vaccination Requirements are […]

LeMieux Take on the Pony Club Mounted Games

As the countdown continues to the 75th Anniversary of Horse of the Year Show we are thrilled to announce the Pony Club Mounted Games has a new title sponsor for 2024! We are delighted LeMieux has extended their sponsorship at Horse of the Year Show to sponsor the LeMieux Pony Club Mounted Games as well […]

Vacancy: Digital Marketing Assistant

This is a great opportunity for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join Grandstand Media Limited (GML) for Horse of the Year Show and other projects/tasks across the group. ROLE PURPOSE: As a Digital Marketing Assistant, you will be working with the Marketing Manager to deliver the online presence and executing the marketing strategy for Horse […]

HOYS 2024 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2024 (9th – 13th October), NEC Birmingham go on general sale at 10am tomorrow morning and visitors can be the first in line to get the best seats in the house, with some exclusive offers for the celebratory year.  Celebrating 75 years of HOYS the Show will showcase […]

TopSpec extend their sponsorship for a further five years

As the countdown continues to the 75th Anniversary of Horse of the Year Show we are thrilled to announce TopSpec as the dedicated sponsor of the TopSpec Arena for a further five years. Nicola Tyler says, “We have been delighted to sponsor the TopSpec Arena at HOYS for the last seven years and we are […]

Horse of the Year Show 2024 Rulebook

Horse of the Year Show is set to return to Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena for the event’s historic75th Anniversary from the 9th – 13th October 2024. In this celebratory year it is relevant, more so thanever, that we continue to adapt and focus on providing equal footing for the HOYS qualifiers and forthe prestigious finals […]

Statement: Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year 2024

As the 2023 season comes to a close, Grandstand Media Limited is pleased to confirm that the Intermediate Show Riding Type format for Horse of the Year Show 2024 has been finalised. Following the feedback from this year, the 153cm and 158cm height sections will run as one mixed class in 2024, with 19 qualifying […]

Kellythorpes Leading Breeder & Leading Sire Awards Series at Horse of the Year Show

The Horse of the Year Show award series is an established part of the show on Thursday evening, now in their eleventh year the Kellythorpe Leading Breeder and Kellythorpe Leading Sire awards celebrate some of the country’s most esteemed and successful horses and ponies within the showing world.  The awards provide an opportunity to reward […]

The crème de la crème reign supreme on the final night of HOYS

Sunday night at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) saw the crème de la crèmeof the week’s Champions crowned in the Supreme Products Supreme Horse of the Year and Supreme Products Supreme Pony of the Year Championships. This year, the lineup of Champions were judged by husband and wife team Philip and Rosemary Hilton. Guy […]

Family celebrations in the show ring on the penultimate evening of HOYS 2023

Show producer Jerome Harforth’s homebred five-year-old mare Swan Lake won The Andrews Family Partbred Pony of the Year Championship with Sophie Staveley in the saddle on the penultimate evening of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). By Llanarth Top Cat out of Dance All Night, Swan Lake has a number of HOYS connections to her […]

Joe Stockdale banks the spoils in the Grandstand Stoneleigh Events Cup

Saturday night at Horse of the Year Show is always a fan-favourite and the packed-out crowd were in for quite a treat! The first class of the evening, the Grandstand Stoneleigh Events Cup, was hotly contested by the international showjumpers and the crowd were revelling off the electric atmosphere. Eight riders made the cut through […]

Past Champions and Reserves reclaim their crowns on day four of HOYS

On the 15th anniversary of The Leeman Family Maxi Cob of the Year Championship at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Jo Baker’s Chestnut Irish Draught Chantilly Sandman (Teddy) stood Champion after settling for Reserve last year. Ridden by Jayne Ross, this was the 13-year-old gelding’s first HOYS centre line moment. “He was absolutely fantastic, […]

A great display of young talent in the Equine Rescue Services 128cm & 138cm Championships

Opening the proceedings on day four of Horse of the Year Show was the Equine Rescue Services 128cm and 138cm Championships. These finals see some of the show’s youngest competitors demonstrate an unbelievable standard of discipline and enthusiasm for their sport. 12-year-old Ella Kay and chestnut mare Red Alert III produced a thrilling round in […]


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