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Horse of the Year Show

3 - 7 Oct 2018
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As one of the longest standing horse shows, running consecutively for 70 years, this year Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to share such a memorable occasion with its loyal and supportive fan base as well as encouraging new fans to come and join the party!

With 60,000 visitors and 1500 competitors across the five days, the show produces an array of equestrian entertainment and hosts the National Showing and Showjumping Championships.

To mark this special occasion, HOYS will bring more entertainment displays into the timetable than ever before and will also be celebrating the Gala Evening Finale on the Sunday evening in style. Plus every single ticket provides full day access to the immense HOYS Retail Village, so you can shop ‘til you drop and be surrounded by likeminded equestrian enthusiasts.

So if you want to celebrate #HOYS70YEARS and be a part of its future then secure your ticket for what will undoubtedly be the best 70th birthday party you have ever been to.

 

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Everyday – the Pony Club Mounted Games and the Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Racing are both high energy and thrilling parts of the show which prove a favourite with many visitors. This year, to celebrate the show’s 70th birthday, there will be double the amount of displays to that of previous years. Four varied displays will showcase their talent under the spotlight of the Andrews Bowen International Arena.

Wednesday hosts the Mountain & Moorland Showing Championships along with National Showjumping finals including the much sought after Bronze and Silver Leagues.

Thursday hosts the Dressage Masterclass, Showing Championships and National Showjumping finals including the prestigious Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship.

Friday sees the first day of the International Showjumping as well as Showing Championships which includes the accolade of Supreme In-Hand Champion.

Saturday daytime performance sees the youngest competitors take to the ring with the Mini Show Pony of the Year Championship and the Pony Foxhunter Showjumping Championship. Meanwhile the Saturday evening performance is all about the Puissance as the International Showjumpers face the big red wall which last year got up to heights of 7ft high!

Sunday daytime performance once again sees some of the most prestigious showing titles come to a climax and the International Showjumpers take to the arena in the Speed Horse of the Year. Sunday evening will put the International Showjumpers through their paces in the Grand Prix Showjumping class ahead of the Gala Evening Performance where the Champions of Champions are crowned.

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