International Showjumpers confirmed to compete at Horse of the Year Show

 International Showjumpers confirmed to compete at Horse of the Year Show

Get ready to take your seats to witness the greatest names of Showjumping compete at this year’s Horse of the Year Show. HOYS is delighted to announce the International Showjumpers who will be competing at the 70th Anniversary Show held at the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October 2018. There are a total of 30 spaces for riders competing in the nine CSI3* classes here at HOYS which commence on Friday 5th October and finish with the prestigious Leading Show Jumper of the Year Grand Prix on Sunday 7th October. This class, in addition to two other classes, carries Longines Ranking points and has the biggest prize fund of Horse of the Year Show at £40,000. Taking place during the Sunday Gala Evening Performance, it will provide exhilarating competition ahead of the HOYS Finale.

The riders are as follows;

  1. Julie Andrews (GB)
  2. Paul Barker (GB)
  3. Harry Charles (GB)
  4. Joe Clayton (GB)
  5. Nigel Coupe (GB)
  6. Joe Stockdale (GB)
  7. Robert Murphy (GB)
  8. Matthew Sampson (GB)
  9. Louise Saywell (GB)
  10. Robert Smith (GB)
  11. Helen Tredwell (GB)
  12. Mennell Watson (GB)
  13. John Whitaker (GB)
  14. Michael Whitaker (GB)
  15. Robert Whitaker (GB)
  16. Guy Williams (GB)
  17. Trevor Breen (IRE)
  18. Michael Duffy (IRE)
  19. Richard Howley (IRE)
  20. Denis Lynch (IRE)
  21. Peter Moloney (IRE)
  22. Karel Cox (BEL)
  23. Guido Hornesch (BEL)
  24. Francois Jr Mathy (BEL)
  25. Sameh El Dahan (EGY)
  26. Geoffroy De Coligny (FRA)
  27. Max Thirouin (FRA)
  28. Gerco Schroder (NED)
  29. Hendrick-Jan Schroder
  30. Angelie Von Essen (SWE)


Want a chance to meet and greet some of these international riders? Head to the HOYS Live Zone in the Retail Village where the celebrity rider signings will be hosted each day with selected riders. The Sunday Gala Evening is one not to be missed; with a live musical performance and a guest appearance from Martin Clunes and the Hook Norton Brewery ahead of the HOYS champions being crowned. If you’re yet to book your tickets then there’s still time, call the Box Office on 0844 581 8282 or visit


For more information please contact Horse of the Year Show Press Office: Tel: 02476 858205 or Email:




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