This year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) (3-7 October 2018) at Birmingham’s NEC will mark the show’s 70th anniversary, featuring top-class showjumping, showing, dressage, driving — as well as an array of equestrian displays.
The show will be live streamed on the British Equestrian Sport TV website starting at the following times:
Wednesday 3 October: 8.30-10.45pm
Thursday 4 October: 8.20-10.55pm
Friday 5 October: 7.50-11pm
Saturday 6 October: 8.15-10.55pm
Sunday 7 October: 8.05-11pm
There will also be a 90 minute round-up programme shown each day between Thursday and Sunday on Horse & Country TV, showing the previous day’s highlights.
Horse of the Year Show (HOYS 2018), held at the N.E.C in Birmingham welcomes some 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 top international and national championship classes, as well as the prestigious leading showjumper of the year. For dressage divas, British riders will showcase their up-and-coming grand prix horses in the future elite championship.
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There’s also lots of shopping to be done and some great displays to marvel at which include the story of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment musical ride, ‘L’Espirit Equestre’ presented by Alizée Froment, who is making her UK debut at HOYS with her bridle-less display, the GB vaulting squad’s ‘Show Time’ and the musical drive of the heavy horses, as well as the crowd-pleasing scurry driving and the Prince Philip Cup mounted games in previous years.
Don’t miss our full HOYS report in the 11 October 2018 issue of Horse & Hound magazine, where we’ll look at the action across the disciplines in full detail