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Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) logoCould there be any better way to mark the end of the summer season than with the brilliant Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), packed full of national championship classes in showjumping and showing, as well as international showjumping competitions and fantastic displays?

HOYS 2017 is taking place on 4-8 October 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham and will attract top names from across the disciplines, including Olympic dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin, who will be hosting this year’s dressage masterclass.

Displays at this year’s show include LIMITLESS, a never-seen-before equestrian extravaganza brought to you by Atkinson Action Horses combining both stunt riding and liberty work. The show will also feature the story of the Caspian horse, telling the story of how the breed has developed into an all-round breed, excelling in numerous disciplines including polo, horse-back archery, side saddle and driving.

Bagpipe band the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, which boasts bagpipes with attitude, plus drums with a Scottish accent, will playing to delight the crowds in the Sunday gala evening performance.

Horse & Hound will be reporting on the action as it happens, both during the show here on Horseandhound.co.uk plus a full magazine report on sale on Thursday 12 October issue.


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