Posted: 16th June 2021 | Back to news feed

The Catplant Group of Companies Ltd are welcomed back as the sponsor of the Show Hunter of the Year Championships at this years Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The prestigious class has taken place every year at HOYS since its introduction in 1949 and has seen over 70 champions crowned.

The Doncaster based company are no stranger to HOYS and started their sponsorship of the event in 2016.  Having celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2020, the group have also taken up the reins of the Cob of the Year sponsorship for 2021.  Titled using the Harrod and Coles family name, the championship will be named the ‘Harrod & Coles Family Cob of the Year’. 

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Debbie Harrod, on behalf of Catplant Group of Companies and the Harrod and Coles family comments: “The Catplant Group of Companies are proud to continue the sponsorship of the Hunters at Horse of the Year Show, along with the Cob of the Year which they have sponsored in the Harrod & Coles family name.  As business leaders we are delighted to be associated with the world’s leading equestrian event.  As a family, we all agree the atmosphere and competition at HOYS is an experience like no other and we are very much looking forward to the 2021 event. 

Horse of the Year Show Event Director, Emma Williams, commented: “On behalf of Horse of the Year Show, we would like to thank Debbie and Ronnie Harrod, and their daughter Polly Coles for their continued support of the event both as a family and through the support of the Catplant Group of Companies.  It is an honour to continue to develop a partnership for the show with people and a company that have such a passion for the event.  I am delighted that 2021 will see them support both the Show Hunter and Cob of the Year, both of which are fantastic and prestigious Championships, we look forward to working with them and welcoming them to the show once again this year”.

Taking place in the Andrews Bowen International Arena, the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd Show Hunter Classes will take place on Friday 8th October 2021 and the Harrod & Coles Family Cob of the Year will take place on Saturday 9th October 2021.

Horse of the Year Show takes place from 6th – 10th October 2021 at The NEC, Birmingham, bringing together another year of breath-taking displays and unbeatable competition.  Tickets start from £34.00, book now via the website https://hoys.co.uk/tickets/ or call the box office on 0344 581 8282.  We can’t wait to see you there!

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