The Colne Stud return as class sponsors at Horse of the Year Show 2020

The Colne Stud return as class sponsors at Horse of the Year Show 2020

Horse of the Year Show is pleased to once again welcome The Colne Stud as class sponsors for 2020. Founded in 1972, The Colne Stud has been going for 45 years under the care of wife and husband team, Ann and Alan Overton-Ablitt. The stud was started with the aim of breeding Welsh Mountain Ponies suitable for the youngest of children to show and enjoy and has found great success providing starter ponies for professional and home-produced riders.

The Colne Stud will be name sponsors of the Mountain & Moorland Lead Rein Pony of the Year which takes place in the TopSpec Arena, where the highest placed ponies will go on to the Colne and The Feed Shed Mountain and Moorland Mini Pony of the Year Championship.

Alan Ablitt of The Colne Stud commented: “It has been a great pleasure to sponsor The Colne Stud Mountain and Moorland Lead Rein Pony of the Year for the past 22 years. This class is a wonderful showcase for the small Native Breeds of Great Britain.”

Horse of the Year Show Event Director, Emma Williams, commented: “We are incredibly grateful for the long standing support of The Colne Stud, on behalf of our competitors and the show itself. To have the backing of the showing community is incredibly important to the future of the sport.”

Horse of the Year Show takes place from 7th-11th October 2020 at the Resorts World Arena, the NEC Birmingham bringing another year of breath-taking displays and unbeatable competition.

Tickets and a full timetable of events will be released in March. To stay up-to-date with the latest HOYS news and to be the first to know what’s happening, sign up to our newsletter here:


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:

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