Visitors to Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) can indulge in a spot of celebrity watching along with seeing their favourite riders and horses in action.

As well as glamour girl and dressage enthusiast Katie Price (pictured right), famous faces attending the show at the Birmingham NEC (7-11 October) include actor Martin Clunes, Coronation Street actress and Pop Stars winner Kim Marsh, former England footballer Stuart Pearce, TV presenter Anthea Turner, rugby star Phil Vickery, Gladiator Siren aka Amy Guy and boy bands Blake and Dakota.

Many of the stars have horsey credentials. Martin Clunes is a recent convert to riding, having taken lessons as a child, and enjoys riding his 17.2hh Shire X Hanoverian “Chester” with his wife and daughter — both keen equestriennes.

And Phil Vickery co-owns Robert Smith’s ride Raging Bull Vangelis.

Many of the celebs will be attending the Gala evening on Sunday 11 October, which is hosted by actress Susan George and her husband and fellow actor Simon MacCorkindale.

Gala evening visitors will be treated to top international show jumping with the HOYS leading show jumper of the year competition and the culmination of the showing programme with the supreme pony of the year and horse of the year classes.

And rounding off the Gala evening and the show will be a finale paying homage to the show’s champions.

HOYS tickets are selling fast but seats are still available for some performances.

To book, call the NEC Box Office on 0844 581 82 82 or visit www.hoys.co.uk.