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No longer the bridesmaid: consistent Bellevue Tomboy lands the Sport Horse Breeding of GB Working Hunter Championship

Visitors to the first day of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) were treated to a field of some of the best Workers from up and down the country in the Sport Horse Breeding of GB Working Hunter of the Year; a Championship that has been an integral part of HOYS since 1951. Course designer, David Cole, set a testing track across the Andrews Bowen International Arena, which posed plenty of questions. 39 starters produced just five clears over an inviting yet twiddly course, resulting in a fair few four-faulters. A total of 14 combinations were invited back on their jump and style marks for the second phase of the

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Rachel Hall makes her return to HOYS one to remember winning the NAF Five Star Bronze League Championship

Kicking off the proceedings on day one of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), held at the NEC in Birmingham, was the NAF Five Star Bronze & NAF Five Star Silver League Championships. In the jump off for the Bronze League final, Rachel Hall was third to go out of five combinations who had jumped clear in the class. Riding bay mare Renkum Balousina, the pressure was on to not only beat the clock, but to leave the fences standing. As the unbeatable duo dashed down to the finish, Rachel’s determination was clear as she took off a stride early to clear the last fence in a time of 32.59

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Seasoned winners back in business on day one of Horse of the Year Show

The pinnacle of the showing season got underway at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) at Birmingham’s NEC today, with the first two Championship classes reflecting the rich heritage of our long and esteemed relationship with the horse. The Mears Flooring Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year Championship is an elegant spectacle of horse and rider, echoing bygone years. 19 starters immaculately turned out in graceful habits gave judges Alycia Pritchard and Michelle Underwood plenty to debate. In the end it was seasoned HOYS winner Jayne Ross who piloted Lucy Cameron’s eye-catching piebald mare KBF Lucia to the top spot.  This is the mare’s first season side saddle, but

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Horse of the Year Show renews partnership with Andrews Bowen as the Official Surface Supplier

Horse of the Year Show are thrilled to announce that Andrews Bowen have renewed their partnership with the show and will continue to be the Official Surface Supplier for at least the next three years. Andrews Bowen are long established suppliers and supporters of Horse of the Year Show, having provided the arena surfaces for the show since 2007 and also headline the renowned International Arena. This year marks the 16th anniversary working together, and both HOYS and Andrews Bowen remain committed to provide a world-leading competition surface for the competitors at the show.  Last year’s event saw Andrews Bowen introduce the new 2022 Hybrid surface, which provided the very

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Highland Pony Society Centenary Celebration

The Highland Pony Society will mark its 100th year with a centenary celebration parade at Horse of the Year Show 2023.  Showcasing a representation of the Highland breed, the display will feature highland ponies under saddle, driving, showing and working animals – highlighting the versatility that the Highland breed are well known for. We will welcome this special celebratory parade in the Andrews Bowen International Arena during the evening performance on Sunday 8th October. The Highland Pony Society was borne from the National Pony Society, the main organisation responsible for administering native and riding ponies across the country at that time. Though the first attempt to create an independent organisation

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HOYS announce the second display for 2023

Heavy Horse Driven Showcase Horse of the Year Show, “The Ultimate Celebration of the Horse”, is thrilled to announce the second display to the 74th edition of HOYS. The Heavy Horse Driven Showcase will be taking centre stage in the Andrews Bowen International Arena daily, this magical showcase will welcome a fabulous presentation of heavy horses as they drive a two-wheeled show cart. Heavy horses have taken a historic role in Horse of the Year Show’s heritage, taking place in the main arena heavy horses have previously performed majestic displays to music with the traditional harrows instead of tractors. This year at HOYS, eight Clydesdales driving a single Troyer cart

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