The 62-year-old won the NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes on 15-year-old stallion Argento, claiming a victory that underlined his past experience as the jump-off riders were able to plot their own route in what they hoped would be the quickest time. Read more
Elizabeth Mantel takes the first show jumping win at HOYS 2015
Reading rider Elizabeth Mantel was left feeling “pretty ecstatic” after she won the opening showjumping class at the 2015 Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham.
The HoneyBuns will be performing 4 songs to entertain the audience and help draw HOYS 2015 to a spectacular close. The girls’ positive attitude and bubbly personalities shine through as viewers witnessed on BGT earlier this year.
The 2015 SEIB Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse Dates
The 2015 series of the popular SEIB Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Search for a Star and the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship will begin in April 2015 with five qualifiers throughout the country. Search for a Star was created by SEIB to encourage amateur riders to produce their horses to a high standard in the show ring and giving them the opportunity to compete at the prestigious finals at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). SEIB has a strong ethos of putting something back into equestrian sport and the company takes an enthusiastic interest in all the competitions they sponsor.
Hampshire’s Young Showjumper Harry Charles is crowned Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year
15-year-old Harry Charles from Alton, Hampshire with his mother Tara’s 16 year-old chestnut gelding Scoubidou IV was crowned Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year at 2014 Horse of the Year Show.
Jude Burgess Triumphs in Horse and Hound Senior Foxhunter Championship
Kent rider Jude Burgess produced a brilliant performance on Carvelo Z to land the prestigious Horse and Hound Senior Foxhunter Championship at the 2014 Horse of the Year Show.
The class is a major stage for young equine talent and lists horses such as the legendary, Beethoven, the World Championship winning partner of David Broome, among its previous winners.
World-famous vocal artist Leona Lewis celebrated both her birthday and a new title on 3rd April 2014, as she has been confirmed as Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) Honorary President. A passionate animal lover and keen equestrian, Leona is eager to use the role to raise awareness of the work done by her own charity, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, which is very close to her heart, when the “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 8th to 12th October 2014.
After months of anticipation, a date has been set for the general release of the highly-demanded Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2014 tickets. Fans will be able to purchase their tickets from Thursday 6th February, while previous visitors will be given access to an exclusive pre-sale (terms & conditions apply – see booking website) from Friday 31st January 2014.
The organisers are looking forward to welcoming 60,000 visitors to Birmingham’s NEC from Wednesday 8th October – Sunday 12th October for another exceptional Show.
Entrance to Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) hunter qualifiers will be open only to members of the British Show Horse Association (BSHA) with immediate effect.
The decision has been made following overwhelming requests from competitors and exhibitors to retain personal choice regarding headwear.
Previously, members of Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHBGB) were the only persons eligible to compete in Horse of the Year Show hunter qualifiers and finals. However, a recent rule regarding headwear in hunter classes was made by the society. This rule change requires SHBGB members to wear a harnessed hat conforming to current BSI or European standards at all times while competing and mounted in its classes.