How to watch HOYS on TV: your full guide

  • This year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) (4-8 October 2023) at Birmingham’s NEC, features top-class showjumping, showing, dressage, driving and an array of equestrian displays. If you can’t attend in person, here’s how to watch HOYS on TV.

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    How to watch HOYS on TV

    The show will be live streamed on the ClipMyHorse.tv website. The classes ClipMyHorse.TV will be showing live can be found below. ClipMyHorse offers a 30-day free trial to new subscribers.

    You can keep up to date with all the latest news from the show on the Horse & Hound website and by following Horse & Hound on its social media channels too.

    Wednesday 4 October

    7.40am: NAF Five Star Bronze League Championship & NAF Silver League Championship
    11.45am: SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse of the Year Championship
    1.25pm: Sport Horse Breeding of GB Working Hunter of the Year Championship
    6.20pm: Senior Newcomers Championship
    7.40pm: Sport Horse Breeding of GB Working Hunter Championship
    9.10pm: Events Through a Lens Talent Seekers including seven-year-old championship

    Thursday 5 October

    10.20am: Hamilton Tarmac Small Show Hunter of the Year Championship
    12.05pm: Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship
    1.40pm: Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry (round one – large)
    2.40pm: Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year
    4.10pm: Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd. Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony of the Year Championship
    6.10pm: Dressage Future Elite Championship
    8.10pm: National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year Championship
    8.35pm: Thistledown Developments Pony Club Mounted Games – Prince Philip Cup
    9.30pm: Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Championship

    Friday 6 October

    11.50am: Grandstand Welcome Stakes – International Showjumping
    2.25pm: NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes – International Showjumping
    3.40pm: National Pony Society/Mole Valley Farmers Working Hunter Pony of the Year Championship
    3.55pm: SEIB Search for a Star Championship
    5.55pm: Enablelink Ltd Pony Foxhunter Championship
    7.25pm: Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry (round two – large)
    7.50pm: Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show Hunter Championship
    8.05pm: The Price Family Supreme In-Hand Championship
    8.20pm: Thistledown Developments Pony Club Mounted Games – Prince Philip Cup
    9.25pm: Dallamires Stables Cup – international showjumping

    Saturday 7 October

    10.55am: Equine Rescue Services 128cm Championship
    12.25pm: Equine Rescue Services 138cm Championship
    2.35pm: International showjumping – The Accumulator
    5.25pm: Grandstand Stoneleigh Events Cup – international showjumping
    7.25pm: Gogar Services Heavy Horse Driven Showcase
    7.35pm: The Harrod and Coles Family Cob of the Year Championship
    7.45pm: British Show Pony Society Children’s Riding Pony of the Year Championship
    8pm: Thistledown Developments Pony Club Mounted Games – Prince Philip Cup
    8.25pm: Display – a different kind of horsepower.
    9.15pm: International showjumping – Ripon Select Foods Puissance

    Sunday 8 October

    9.40am: British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship
    11.05am: The Barber Family British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year Championship
    12.30pm: International showjumping – Speed Horse of the Year
    1.30pm: Epiony Riding Horse of the Year Championship
    2.10pm: Gogar Services Driven Heavy Horse of the Year Championship
    3.10pm: International showjumping – Thistledown Investments six bar
    4.40pm: Coloured Horse and Pony of the Year Championship sponsored by CHAPS
    6.30pm: Thistledown Developments Pony Club Mounted Games – Prince Philip Cup
    6.55pm: Shire Horse of the Year Championship supported by the Shire Horse Society
    7.20pm: Supreme Products Supreme Pony of the Year Championship
    7.35pm: Supreme Products Supreme Horse of the Year Championship
    8.40pm: International showjumping – Leading Showjumper of the Year
    10.02pm: Finale

    Will HOYS be shown on terrestrial TV?

    Currently there are no plans to broadcast HOYS on any terrestrial TV channels in the UK.

    Follow the action with H&H

    • Horse & Hound will have specialist showing and showjumping journalists and a photographers on the ground at HOYS, providing full coverage.


    • We will be creating extensive online coverage of the Horse of the Year Show every day, in addition to what will be included in the magazine report. Website users can expect breaking news throughout each day and numerous reports on all the action as it unfolds throughout the event, as well as inside information on what the judges are looking for in the big classes.
    • To gain unlimited access to the Horse & Hound website, readers will need to buy a digital subscription or, for great value, a combined magazine and website subscription. If you are already a magazine subscriber, the cost to upgrade your subscription to include full website access is minimal – call 0330 333 1113 to find out more.


    • 12 October issue: a special report, containing the best photos, analysis and insight from our team at Horse of the Year Show, as well as from producers, riders and judges.

    How to watch HOYS live with a VPN

    While it is not necessary to use a VPN to access ClipMyHorse’s live stream, if you would like to protect your online viewing from being monitored by third-parties, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help you do this. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t able to track what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

    There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as free 30-day ExpressVPN trial which offers a 100% risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

    How to use a VPN

    Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

    1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

    2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access.

    3. Then head over to ClipMyHorse on your browser or device and enjoy the livestream.

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    What’s available to watch at HOYS?

    HOYS welcomes some 1,600 horses and ponies, 1,500 competitors, 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. And the showing world will compete for prestigious national titles across the full range of horse types and breeds.

    There’s also lots of shopping to be done and some great displays to marvel at, as well as the crowd-pleasing scurry driving and the Pony Club mounted games at HOYS for the Prince Philip Cup.

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