If you were in the spotlight at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) last week (4-8 October), it’s likely you’re lying in an exhausted heap on the sofa. Or more likely, still unloading the lorry.
But if you were just trying to keep up with the action from the stands or at home, we’d excuse you for being equally exhausted: with five days of equine overload it’s hard to keep up. So sit back and enjoy some memorable moments from 2017…
Don’t miss our full report and analysis from the show in this week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine (12 October 2017)
Padraic Judge, 51, clinches the Puissance title with Citi Business, in what was both their first HOYS experience
Things don't quite go to plan for Emma Augier De Moussac in the Zinc Management Speed Horse of the Year class with Kanonja
Aimee Jones takes the brakes off in the 128cm championship, landing the runner up spot with Koda
Celicia has a blip in the Future Elite Dressage Championship with Rebecca Cowderoy on board
Paralympian Sophie Wells is presented with the Equestrian of the Year award, fresh from her moment on the podium at the European Para Dressage Championships in August. Sophie also made her HOYS debut this year, finishing third in the Dressage Future Elite Championship aboard C Fatal Attraction
Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin shares her winning secrets during her masterclass
The maxi cobs make their way back to the stables from the Topspec arena after the Maxi Cob of The Year Championship, which was won by Jovian
Are we the only ones already counting down until pay day after a HOYS splurge?
Spectators are taken back through time to 1965 when one of the oldest horse breeds on earth, the hardy yet graceful Caspian horse, was rediscovered in northern Iran — and are shown what a diverse breed they are today
The Romney Marsh members get their skates on in the Pony Club mounted games
The Atkinson Action Horses wow the crowds with their spellbinding stunts