In the world of in-hand showing, the Cuddy supreme in-hand championship at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is the one everyone strives to win. Competition is always fierce as only the very best examples of breed and type qualify from shows held around the country and only the champion from each qualifier goes through.

To celebrate this ultimate in-hand accolade, we take a look back through the H&H picture archives at the ponies and horses who have claimed the prestigious title since the turn of the century in our slideshow (top).

HOYS Cuddy 2016 results

The 2016 supreme title went to the pony class winner, the six-year-old Welsh section B stallion Moelgarnedd Stadros, who is owned by Gareth Williams and produced by Colin Tibbey.

The reserve supreme was the horse winner, Martin Wood’s Ballycreen Rainbow Magic, who was beautifully presented by Simon Charlesworth. Martin and Simon had taken the supreme in-hand title for the previous two years.
Reserve in-hand horse was Charles Upham’s Chantry Clover Girl, while the Shetland Sharptor Trinity stood reserve pony for David Hodge and Julian Walters.

Congratulations to all their connections.

Read the full Cuddy report, including pictures of all the finalists

Don’t miss H&H magazine’s full report on all the action from HOYS, on sale Thursday 13 October