A girl band featuring a former showing rider will be performing at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).
The HoneyBuns will be adding to the entertainment lineup at the 2015 show (7-11 October), alongside Team GBR’s vaulters and the Metropolitan Police.
The six-strong girl band, who starred in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, will be performing in the Andrews Bowen International Arena on the Sunday evening (11 October) as part of the finale.
One member of The HoneyBuns, Corrin Knox, is the daughter of HOYS commentator Carey Knox and has competed at the show herself.
Corrin was placed fourth at HOYS on her 12.2hh pony Cottrell Fanfare.
“It is amazing to go back and perform at a show I have such a strong connection to, and for the girls to be joining me,” said the 33-year-old.
Corrin is also a bespoke hat-maker and many of her creations have been worn by competitors in the HOYS harness horse and pony of the year championship.
“It is wonderful to have The HoneyBuns performing at the show this year,” added HOYS spokesman Helena Pettit.
“They are very talented young ladies and we look forward to watching them live during the finale.”
The British vaulting team signed up for the show earlier this year (10 April) and will perform seven times across the four-day event.
“We are delighted to be able to present our sport once again at HOYS,” said champion vaulter Joanne Eccles.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to show the sport as the spectacle that it is, out to the wider equestrian audience.”
The Metropolitan Police will also be performing their popular mounted display.
“Inch-perfect timing, total commitment, professionalism and complete trust are required as horses jump through fire, an opaque paper wall and complete fast crossovers,” said chief inspector Helen O’Sullivan, who runs the ride.
For more information and for tickets visit: www.hoys.co.uk