Horse of the Year Show 2016 qualifiers announced

Horse of the Year Show 2016 qualifiers announced

With the New Year now behind us, the countdown to the 2016 season has already begun. Get your 2016 calendars at the ready, as the list of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2016 showing and show jumping qualifiers has now been published at

Competitors up and down the country will contest the qualifiers, held between March and September, in a bid to secure their place at “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”. This year’s Show will take place from 5th – 9th October 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Horse of the Year Show has some exciting new developments involving two new championships this season, allowing a greater number of competitors to aim for glory at 'The World’s Most Famous Horse Show'. The Junior Mountain and Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year Championship opens up the chance for young riders to compete at the pinnacle showing event of the year. The British Ridden Heavy Horse Championship makes for an exciting addition to the HOYS 2016 programme, celebrating the indigenous heavy horse breeds as a ridden show horse, some of which are now endangered and others on the rare breeds list.

Once again, all results from HOYS qualifiers will be entered into the league tables for the HOYS Awards Series, The Tagg La Liga. These prestigious Awards recognise and honour those who perform consistently well throughout the qualifying season. An announcement regarding the awards will be released in due course. More information can be found at

Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2016 will go on sale next year for what promises to be another exceptional event. For Show information, visit or call 02476 858 205.


Photo of Robert Walker and Vantage Point, by E.S Photography