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Horse of the Year Show 2019

2 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

Join us at the NEC Birmingham from 2-6 October for the Horse of the Year Show - the ultimate celebration of the horse!

Horse of the Year ShowEach October, the NEC in Birmingham undergoes a horsey transformation like no other in order to host the incredibly impressive Horse of the Year Show (HOYS); the biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment. The show takes place this year from 2nd – 6th October 2019 at The NEC Birmingham Resorts World Arena and tickets are on sale now so don’t miss out. Whether you are horse-mad, want to shop ’til you drop, or just want to enjoy a spectacular display of entertainment, ‘HOYS’ has something for everyone.

Every showing and national showjumping class has to be qualified for throughout the year, so you are guaranteed to be seeing the best of the best compete for the overall champion’s title. Each performance includes an element of competition along with a variety of displays from around the world and the adrenaline-filled Pony Club Mounted Games, where teams will be competing in heats each day for their chance to win the highly-esteemed Prince Philip Cup on Sunday afternoon!

Aside from the arena entertainment, there are also hundreds of shops located in the Retail Village and plenty of food and drink outlets to keep you fuelled and ready to explore the show. Visitors have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the wonderful horses and ponies in the Meet the Horses feature area located in the Retail Village. Spread across five days visitors will experience spectacular horsemanship and be left feeling full of admiration for the spectacular talent on display.

Lorenzo, The Flying Frenchman, with his team of fabulous horses from the Camargue region of Southern France, is confirmed to be the headline display for HOYS 2019. Having made his HOYS debut in 2004, the talented horseman has gone on to showcase his talents around the world and has even graced numerous members of the royal family with his breath-taking display. The equestrian acrobat whose real name is Laurent Serre, is set to thrill audiences throughout the week of HOYS with his daredevil stunts consisting of jumping over jumps and gliding through obstacles all whilst standing poker straight on the backs of two horses. His strength, balance and communication with his horses are astonishing and the relationship he has built with his horses is mesmerising. The display will showcase up to twelve bareback horses that ride alongside him in the Andrews Bowen International Arena and there will be several surprises in store.


Join us for over 16 hours of family entertainment daily at The NEC Birmingham Resorts World Arena, 2 – 6 October 2019. Tickets start from £34.00 and can be purchased via the website or by calling the Box Office on 0844 581 8282. See you there!

The British Horse Society at Horse of the Year Show 2019

Visit our stand to find out more about what we do through our interactive screens, talk to our staff and volunteers to hear about all of our campaigns for this year and offer advice for you and your horse. We will also be offering new members a free gift for signing up as a Gold Member so bring along any of you friends who might wish to become a member to find out more.

Popular as ever, Henry the Mechanical horse will be joining us Out and About this year and visiting the Horse of the Year Show. Get to our stand as early as possible to book your space for a lesson with one of our Accredited Professional Coaches in exchange for a donation before all slots are filled!

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