The Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year welcomes brand new sponsor

Michelle Lane News

Bryony Gribbin of Vale Farm Ltd are one of the latest in a flurry of new sponsors signed up to support Horse of the Year Show 2019. Taking on title sponsorship of one of the pony showing classes which was introduced to the HOYS timetable in 2009, the class will be named the Bryony Gribbin of Vale Farm Ltd Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year Championship. Horse of the Year Show is a show highly regarded amongst the showing community as being ‘the’ show to qualify your horse/pony for to highlight and reward the quality breeding, conformation and performance of each animal. With an astounding 29 different showing championships available to qualify for, thousands of competitors set out each year for a place in the final at HOYS.


Antony Gribbin, father of Bryony Gribbin, commented: “Within our business we strive to be the best and do the best, this is why we want to be involved with the most famous, prestigious horse show in the world that is HOYS. I have competed horses at Horse of the Year Show for many years, our business gives us the ability to enjoy our horses, so in my world one compliments the other. We hope this is the beginning of many happy years of supporting and being involved with HOYS.”



Event Director Emma Williams commented: “I am delighted to welcome Bryony Gribbin of Vale Farm Ltd as a new sponsor for the show. Both Bryony and her father Antony have always been keen supporters of the show as competitors, so to see them develop into class sponsors is a welcome transition and as a show we look forward to working with them throughout 2019.”



Horse of the Year Show takes place this year from 2nd – 6th October 2019 at the Resorts World Arena, the NEC Birmingham for another year of breathtaking displays and unbeatable competition. For a full list of showing qualifiers please visit .


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Image caption: Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year Champion 2018, Uphill Toy Soldier

Image credit: 1st Class Images