The box office for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2009 has opened.

From 7 to 11 October the NEC in Birmingham will host what organisers are promising will be their biggest and best show ever.

Old favourites will include the nail-biting Puissance on the Saturday night and the HOYS leading show jumper of the year grand prix competition on the Sunday night.

The Cheshire North Hunt Pony Club will be putting on a musical display and Daniel Naprous and his team of stuntmen are promising to wow the crowd with a dramatic Phantom of the Opera-themed performance.

For more information go to www.hoys.co.uk or call the box office on 0844 581 8282.