Horse of the Year Show | the NEC, Birmingham

Tue Oct 05 2021 at 11:00 am to Sun Oct 10 2021 at 03:30 am UTC+01:00

NEC Birmingham | Birmingham

Your Horse Live 2020
Publisher/HostYour Horse Live 2020
Horse of the Year Show | the NEC, Birmingham HOYS was first held in 1949 at Harringay Arena in Harringay, London. It was held as an annual event which moved to Wembley Arena, London, ten years later. The show again moved to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre in 2002 due to the impending closure of Wembley Arena for reconstruction,[2] where it is now held every October. The event has become larger and more complex each year in its larger venue, including the introduction in 2003 of an extensive Equestrian Retail Village.
Its purpose was to be a 'champion of champions' Show, and originally took the best from showing and show jumping competitions throughout the year. Nowadays HOYS allocates showing qualifiers to Societies and Shows and the Champions of these qualifiers compete at HOYS to be crowned the Champion of Champions. British Showjumping allocates the National Showjumping qualifiers [3][4][5] Over 120 county and equestrian shows in Great Britain host qualifiers for this huge indoor event. It is difficult to qualify and difficult to win.[6]
Due in part to its high standards of competition and its placement at the end of equestrian year, the Show has become a national treasure in the UK[7] rich in heritage and tradition and is considered to be the most famous horse show in the world[8]
The show runs every October and incorporates a full programme of international show jumping, the British National Show Jumping finals, Showing Finals and a range of displays and entertainment including the Pony Club Mounted Games for the Prince Philip Cup.[9]
In 1997 the then promoters of HOYS went bankrupt. Grandstand Media Ltd were based at Wembley and with help from the shows existing supporters, officials and sponsors the show went on that year under Grandstand Media Ltd. Following the 1997 show, Grandstand Media obtained a long license from British Showjumping to run the show in its entirety [5] and they have since revitalised the presentation and content[5] including a special celebration in 1998 to commemorate the fiftieth show. Horse of the Year Show remains a National Institution, the finale to the showing year and the climax to the domestic show jumping year[10]

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT Birmingham, UK, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Sharing is Caring:

More Events in Birmingham

Pryzm presents Basshunter Tour 2021 | Birmingham
Mon Oct 04 2021 at 09:00 pm Pryzm presents Basshunter Tour 2021 | Birmingham

PRYZM Birmingham

Jam Jah Mondays (Reggae)
Mon Oct 04 2021 at 09:00 pm Jam Jah Mondays (Reggae)

The Dark Horse

Horse of the Year show 2021
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 08:00 am Horse of the Year show 2021

NEC Birmingham

Phonics & Reading Showcase
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 09:30 am Phonics & Reading Showcase

Little Sutton Primary School

Graco @ UK Construction Week 2021
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 10:00 am Graco @ UK Construction Week 2021

NEC Birmingham

Tots' Tuesdays - Book a place
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 10:00 am Tots' Tuesdays - Book a place

Shard End Library

Meet the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 01:00 pm Meet the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Matthew Boulton College

Living Intuitively  -  12 week Online Event & Work Group
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 04:30 pm Living Intuitively - 12 week Online Event & Work Group

Birmingham

Black Honey
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 06:00 pm Black Honey

The Castle And Falcon

KSI Concert in Birmingham
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 06:00 pm KSI Concert in Birmingham

O2 Institute Birmingham

Do Nothing \/ Folly Group
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 06:30 pm Do Nothing / Folly Group

Hare And Hounds

seed.
Tue Oct 05 2021 at 06:30 pm seed.

Hare And Hounds

Birmingham is Happening!

Never miss your favorite happenings again!

Explore Birmingham Events