Posted: 7th September 2022 | Back to news feed



The incredible Horse of the Year Show returns to the NEC Birmingham’s, Resorts World Arena from 5th – 9th October 2022. For more information on this year's event, check out the official Horse of the Year Show website here –  

Whether you are a competitive rider, horse enthusiast or simply want to enjoy an exciting day out, Horse of the Year Show has something to offer every member of the family. Spread across five days, Horse of the Year Show is the ultimate celebration of the horse, with food and fine dining, a shopping paradise, and breath-taking displays as well as the exhilarating Naylors Pony Club Mounted Games.

The HOYS retail village is open each day throughout the week, where you’ll find all your equestrian essentials as well as an amazing selection of treats and gifts.

The fan favourites Mountain and Moorland classes run from Wednesday through to Friday. National Showjumping championships run throughout the week with the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Champion finishing off the Thursday in style.  Thursday evening is also the stage for the Bret Wilson Dressage Future Elite Championship, with 8 of the country’s highly anticipated young horses performing an Intermediate I Freestyle test. The prestigious Price Family Supreme In-Hand Championship is a popular showcase on Friday.  Friday also sees the start of the International Showjumping classes which are always firm favourites with the crowd.



The Saturday evening performance is always an exhilarating watch with the final instalment of the Osborne Refrigerators Scurry Driving Championship and the continuation of the International Showjumping classes with the highly anticipated Ripon Select Foods Puissance finishing off the evening with competitors looking for that top spot jumping the Big Red Wall.

Sunday remains the ‘day of champions’ as the show comes to a climax with the crowning of the Supreme Products Supreme Horse and Supreme Products Supreme Pony of the Year and the JCB Leading Showjumper of the Year. You will also get the chance to see the awarding of the much-coveted Prince Naylors Philip Cup to the Pony Club team who have raced their way to victory in the Mounted Games heats. Rounding off a fantastic programme of equestrian talent will be the finale celebrations on Sunday evening marking the end of another fabulous edition of Horse of the Year Show.



General admission tickets and VIP Experiences are available to purchase. General tickets are booked through our ticketing partner, The Ticket Factory on 0844 581 8282. Or maybe you looking for a way to make your HOYS experience extra special? Whether you want to extend your stay, or catch the action in style from one our hospitality areas, we have a variety of packages to enable you and your group to have the VIP adventure! Sip champagne and enjoy the panoramic view from Champions Bar, or enjoy a fine-dining experience on the front row of the action in our hospitality grandstand. Contact HOYS directly for all VIP ticket purchases.

As one of the longest standing horse shows in history, HOYS is a spectacle not to be missed.

Tickets can be purchased via or call the box office on 0844 581 8282.


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