Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries are now open for Horse of the Year Show 2019 which will be held at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 2nd – 6th October. Throughout the week, the show hosts a line-up of national and international Showjumping classes, Dressage and a multitude of top class Showing Championships as well as crowning of two supreme championship titles. Returning to the Andrews Bowen International arena this year will be the Osbourne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry, as well as the always entertaining Pony Club Mounted Games. The show will come to a close on Sunday night with an exciting line up of entertainment with further information to be announced over the coming weeks. For competitor information and the online schedule follow this link www.hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone
This year, aside from the five days of non-stop competition, we are delighted to be welcoming some fantastic displays as part of our action packed timetable. ‘Lorenzo: The Flying Frenchman’ is set to thrill audiences with his exceptional bond with his horses, balancing on their backs as they perform intricate movements and take on fences. French performer Mélie Philippot and her dancing duo (Quizas and Diego) will be making their UK debut of the display ‘My Little Sister’, combining liberty work and dressage movements with a little light comedy in this thoroughly entertaining performance; providing a perfect interlude to the nail-biting competition! Also new for 2019 is the Showjumping Masterclass with Graham Fletcher and Family which will be held on the Wednesday along with fellow Olympian Emile Faurie who will be hosting the HOYS Dressage Masterclass on Thursday.
The Retail Village which comprises of over 250 trade stands, plays host to the HOYS Live Zone with an interactive line-up of talks and meet and greet opportunities from industry experts, along with the addition of a new for 2019 HOYS Champagne Bar.
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 2019.
General admission tickets can be purchased from the Box Office on 0844 581 8282 or by visiting www.hoys.co.uk/tickets
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