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HOYS - Horse of the Year Show

The Equusbook team are looking forward to visiting “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” Hoys (The Horse of the Year Show) held on the 3rd – 7th October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena.

Horse of the Year Show celebrates the 70th anniversary

The five-day Horse of the Year Show event proudly celebrates its 70th year anniversary and offers world-class horse riding entertainment, beautiful displays, exceptional hospitality, a VIP suite and an enjoyable retail therapy department selling some of the top-quality equestrian brands all set on a 50-acre site.

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Horse of the Year Show - The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses

A popular entertainment feature at the annual Horse of the Year Show is The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses, a tradition since the 1950s with this iconic equestrian event now looking forward to celebrating its 70th year anniversary. This year there will be twelve Shires and twelve Clydesdales performing during the evening equestrian entertainment schedule on Saturday and Sunday, with the event being directed by HOYS official John Peacock.

Horse of the Year Show - Carl Hester Dressage Masterclass

Another spectacle for equestrian fans during the Horse of the Year Show will be the Dressage Masterclass hosted by Carl Hester, which will be held in the Andrews Bowen International Arena on the 4th October. Carl Hester is an Olympic gold medallist with winning achievements at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 games. He’s also accredited with being a master of dressage and has received an MBE due to this involvement within the equestrian sport at the highest level.

Horse of the Year Show official sponsors include Blue Chip & Masta

Some of the key sponsors at this year's Horse of the Year Show are Blue Chip a company that specialises in horse feeds including nutrients and fibre, ensuring they are healthy and have a lot of energy ready for competing. Also, Masta a company recognised for producing some of the best quality horse rugs and blankets in a wide range of colours, styles and materials are also supporting the Horse of the Year Show. We would also like to mention Richardson Designs who are a business that specialises in producing rosettes, sashes and banners which are given to winners and riders competing in the Horse of the Year Show.

Horse of the Year Show Visitor Information

Guests are welcome to stay in some of their on-site hotels like The Genting Hotel, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Crowne Plaza or the Stoneleigh Park Lodge. There are also many places to eat in the Retail Village Food Market and at the TopSpec Arena Food Court. Also, there are many restaurants including the Westside Brasserie which is a traditional carvery restaurant or The Arena Air Table Service Restaurant.

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Let’s celebrate #HOYS70YEARS

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