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Horse of the Year Show

4 - 8 Oct 2017
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Every October, Birmingham's NEC is transformed into an equestrian utopia as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) fills 50 acres of the site with thrills, spills, and world class entertainment. Whether you are a competitive rider, horse enthusiast or simply want to enjoy an exciting day out, Horse of the Year Show has something to offer every member of the family. Spread across five days visitors will experience thrilling competition, breathtaking displays, unbeatable retail therapy and spectacular horsemanship.

Highlights for this year’s Show:

- Two never seen before displays: Atkinson Action Horses who present LIMITLESS and The Story of the Caspian Horse arranged by The Caspian Horse Society.

- Hot competition: HOYS will host an exciting line up of National Showing Championships along with National Showjumping Championships. There will also be a full programme of International Showjumping classes, one of which includes the world famous Puissance.

- Dressage Thursday: Visitors on Thursday will be treated to a Dressage Masterclass from our former Olympic Gold Medallist, Charlotte Dujardin.

- Adrenaline filled: The ever-popular Virbac 3D worming Pony Club Mounted Games will take place throughout the week, battling it out to win the coveted Prince Philip Cup. Also taking place each day will be the Osborne Refrigerators Scurry Racing which will have you on the edge of your seat as each team attempts to tackle to course in the fastest time.

Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2017 are now on sale. Call the Box Office 0844 581 8282 or visit

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