Horse of the Year Show (HOYS 2015), held at the N.E.C in Birmingham celebrated its 66th anniversary in 2014. This year’s show welcomes 1,600 horses and ponies, 1,500 competitors and 65,000 spectators and is a true spectacle for all things horsey.
Showjumping fans can look forward to the popular puissance and H&H senior Foxhunter championship classes, as well as the prestigious leading show jumper of the year. For dressage divas, British riders will showcase their up-and-coming grand prix horses in the future elite championship.
The show also hosts an extensive range of national showing championships for horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes; from natives and show ponies through to hacks and hunters. And you won’t want to miss the fabulous displays which have included the Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, as well as the crowd-pleasing scurry driving and the Prince Philip Cup mounted games in previous years.
Here is some key information you will need if you are planning to visit the show in 2014.
Prices start at £21.90 for a seat in the grandstand on the Wednesday of the show. Packages, season tickets and hospitality tickets are also available. Read more about HOYS tickets.
If you are travelling from further afield or perhaps you want to make a week of the event, there are plenty of hotels within close proximity of HOYS to suit all budgets and tastes. Choose your HOYS hotel.
A total of 250 tradestands will fill the retail village at HOYS, from all things equine to food and arts and crafts. The village will be open a whopping 12 hours per day and ‘shopping only’ tickets are available Wednesday to Friday. Find out about ‘shopping only’ HOYS tickets.
Don’t miss our special HOYS report in 16 October issue of Horse & Hound magazine, where we’ll analyse all the action across the disciplines.