Horse of the Year Show

4 - 8 Oct 2017

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    Every October, Birmingham's Genting Arena and NEC is transformed into an equestrian utopia as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) fills 50 acres of the site with thrills, spills, and world class entertainment. Whether you are a competitive rider, horse enthusiast or simply want to enjoy an exciting day out, Horse of the Year Show has something to offer every member of the family. Spread across five days visitors will experience thrilling competition, breathtaking displays, unbeatable retail therapy and spectacular horsemanship.

    Highlights for this year’s Show: 

    -          Two never seen before displays: Atkinson Action Horses who present LIMITLESS and The Story of the Caspian Horse arranged by The Caspian Horse Society. 

    -          Hot competition: HOYS will host an exciting line up of National Showing Championships along with National Showjumping Championships. There will also be a full programme of International Showjumping classes, one of which includes the world famous Puissance. 

    -          Dressage Thursday: Visitors on Thursday will be treated to a Dressage Masterclass from our former Olympic Gold Medallist, Charlotte Dujardin. 

    -          Adrenaline filled: The ever-popular Virbac 3D worming Pony Club Mounted Games will take place throughout the week, battling it out to win the coveted Prince Philip Cup.

    Also taking place each day will be the Osborne Refrigerators Scurry Racing which will have you on the edge of your seat as each team attempts to tackle the course in the fastest time.

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  • Performance Times

    For the full show times please visit the Timetable

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  • food & drink

    There’s loads going on before the show so why not get the party started that little bit earlier, grab a drink and a bite to eat, and enjoy some pre-show entertainment right here at the Genting Arena.

    To find out more about what we have to offer take a look at our Pre show section .

  • Did you know?

    Horse of the Year Show - also known as HOYS - was founded to be a culmination of the British equestrian events year. The Show was the idea of Captain Tony Collings and was realised by the then Chairman of British Showjumping, Mike Ansell. As it was to be the end of Season Finale the show needed to be held indoors, making it a unique event.