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The judge list for the 2018 Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) has been revealed.

Next year’s show will take place from 3 to 8 October 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham and marks HOYS’ 70th anniversary.

Suzanne Keylock and Peter Goumans have been named as the judges for the Cuddy supreme in-hand championships, while the judges of the supreme horse and pony of the year are yet to be confirmed.

More information will be revealed in the new year.

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The judges are as follows:

  • British ridden heavy horse: Ifor Lloys and Sarah Chapman
  • Children’s riding pony of the year: Nicola Jones and Alan Mullaney
  • Cob of the year: Brigit Ensten and Sarah Chapman
  • Coloured horse and pony of the year: Ifor Lloys and Tracey Southern
  • Supreme in-hand championship: Suzanne Keylock and Peter Goumans
  • Hack of the year: the Hon Lucinda Cavendish and Lesley Whitehall
  • Harness champion of the year: Brian Ball and Alexander Hogg
  • Intermediate show hunter of the year: Rosemary Hetherington and Joanne Prestwidge
  • Intermediate show riding type of the year: Zara Pawley and Chloe Chubb
  • Junior mountain & moorland ridden pony of the year: Pat Rennie and Kevan Baskeyfield
  • Ladies’ side saddle horse of the year: Simon Somers and Hazel Allin
  • Lead rein pony of hunter type of the year: Rosemary Hetherington
  • Mountain and moorland mini pony of the year: Debbie Spears
  • Mountain and moorland ridden pony of the year: Julia Furness and Marilyn Ludlow
  • Mountain and moorland working hunter pony of the year: Caroline Nelson and Julia Woods
  • Maxi cob of the year: Brigit Ensten and Sarah Chapman
  • Mini show pony of the year: Patricia Dorman
  • Miniature horse of the year: the Hon Lucinda Cavendish
  • Racehorse to riding horse of the year: to be confirmed
  • Ridden part-bred pony of the year: Julia Woods and Caroline Nelson
  • Ridden purebred Arab of the year: Mark Gamlin and Stephanie Turner
  • Riding horse of the year: Simon Somers and Georgina Maywood
  • Shire horse of the year: Mark Richardson
  • Show hunter of the year: Jonathan Geake and Patrick Casey
  • Show hunter pony of the year: Penny Williams and Ian Dickinson
  • Small show hunter of the year: Tony Hogarth and Jane Hubbard
  • Working hunter pony of the year: Pip Baker-Beal and Tina Hazlem

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