Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries for the Platinum Jubilee Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) are now open! This year’s Show marks a celebration of 70 years as it once again descends on the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 3rd – 7th October. Hosting a line-up of national and international showjumping classes, as well as 29 showing championships throughout the week, two supreme championship titles, the Dressage Future Elite Championship, the Prince Philip Cup Final and the Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Championship. For competitor information and the online schedule follow this link http://hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone/
This year, aside from the five days of non-stop competition, we are delighted to be welcoming more displays to the show than ever before as part of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations, with four fabulous entertainment displays to wow the crowds. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Musical Ride brings a great sense of patriotism to the Show whilst the Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses showcases our heritage as they harrowed the arena in between classes in the early years. The GB Vaulters “Show Time” brings something a little different to the fore and the mesmerising bridle-less dressage display from Alizée Froment “L’Esprit Equestre” is sure to impress as she showcases her incredible talent for the first time in front of a UK crowd.
Thursday’s Dressage Masterclass will be delivered by the master of dressage, Carl Hester, and the Pony Club Mounted Games will be back each day along with the Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Championship. The show will come to a close on Sunday night with an exciting line up of entertainment to be announced over the coming weeks and we will have a guest celebrity in attendance to read out the iconic Ode to the Horse poem.
The Retail Village has a new and improved layout, along with the addition of music and a large screen which will stream the live action in the Andrews Bowen International Arena and the HOYS Live Zone will have another interactive line-up with an array of guest speakers from leading industry experts.
Each horse/pony entered for the show will be allocated three complimentary passes for the day/s of its class/classes. These are intended for the Rider, the Owner and the Groom. These passes, subject to capacity, will also entitle the wearer to enter the Stable Area, Andrews Bowen International Arena, TopSpec Arena, Indoor and Outdoor Collecting Rings and the Retail Village on the allocated day. Additional exhibitor wristlets can be purchased online via the entries system up until the close of entries. After this date passes will be available for purchase at the show only. All wristlets are offered on a first come first served basis. The final date for entries is 30th August 2018.
General admission tickets can be purchased from the Box Office on 0844 581 8282 or by visiting http://hoys.co.uk/tickets/
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