Showing Judges announced for Horse of the Year Show 2020

Michelle Lane News

Following the success of the 2019 Horse of the Year Show, it is with great pleasure to announce the showing judges for the 2020 Show. Each year the NEC transforms into a hub for equestrian fans as they arrive in their masses to compete or watch who will be crowned the ultimate horse or pony of the year for their given discipline and Championship. The 2020 Horse of the Year Show will take place from Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th October, with the first qualifier taking place in spring. Here is a list of the judges for HOYS 2020:

Class Conformation Ride/Show
British Ridden Heavy Horse W E Massey Jack Cochrane
Children’s Riding Pony of the Year Penny Clifford Stephanie Smith
Cob of the Year Moggy Hennessy Kathleen Barley
Coloured Horse and Pony of the Year Philippa Kirby Emma Boardman
Supreme In-Hand Championship Charles Gordon-Watson Rosemary Rennocks
Hack of the Year Anne Varley Lucinda Haines
Harness Champion of the Year Vanessa Neal Allen King
Intermediate Show Hunter of the Year Jack Cochrane Hannah Buchanan
Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year Nigel Oliver Katie Davis
Junior M&M Ridden Pony of the Year Vivien Hampton Adrienne Dale
Ladies’ Side Saddle Horse of the Year John Maynard Jo Hales
Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year Hannah Buchanan
M&M Mini Pony of the Year Nigel Oliver
M&M Ridden Pony of the Year To be released at a later date due to possible reformatting of the class
M&M Working Hunter Pony of the Year Lorayne Ahmet Anna Stevens
Maxi Cob of the Year John Poole Kathleen Barley
Mini Show Pony of the Year Anne Leaver
Miniature Horse of the Year John Maynard
Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Anne Leaver Sarah Coulter
Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year Annette Dixon Jordan Cook
Riding Horse of the Year TBC John Poole
Shire Horse of the Year Richard Green
Show Hunter of the Year Mary Low Louise Daly
Show Hunter Pony of the Year Phillip Williams Clare Frost
Small Show Hunter of the Year Angus McDonald Margaret Hopkins
Supreme Horse and Pony of the Year To be confirmed
Working Hunter of the Year Angus McDonald Margaret Hopkins
Working Hunter Pony of the Year Sarah Coulter Peter Molloy

The M&M Ridden Pony of the Year judges will be released later this autumn while changes to the class format are discussed.

A list of qualifying shows/venues will be released in due course and tickets will go on sale in the New Year for what promises to be another exceptional event. For show information, visit our website

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For more information on Horse of the Year Show 2020, please contact Horse of the Year Show Press Office, Grandstand Media Ltd. Tel: 02476 858205. Email: press@hoys.co.uk