Posted: 22nd January 2024 | Back to news feed

On the 9th – 13th October 2024, Horse of the Year Show will be celebrating its 75th anniversary.
To mark the special 75th anniversary year, Grandstand Media Ltd. are delighted to welcome a variety of judges from across the world to step into the Arena of Dreams.

To amplify the momentous occasion, a new approach will be taken for the judge announcement process. The judges for each section will not be unveiled until the morning of each final, these judges will take on a number of appointments throughout the week.
Grandstand Media Ltd. are always considering ways to adapt and modernise, with a focus on equal opportunity within the sport.

As a historic event, Grandstand Media Ltd. are conscious of the heritage and traditions of Horse of the Year Show but also feel it is necessary to be continually looking at the future to ensure integrity within the judging process.
If, as a competitor, you believe to have a conflict of interest with a judge, please email your evidence and judge details to
The following judges will comprise the main contingent, there will be some additions nearer to the show.
The list of selected judges can be found here.
Horse of the Year Show takes place from 9th – 13th October 2024, we can’t wait to see you there! To stay up-to-date with the latest HOYS news and to be the first to know what’s happening, sign up to our newsletter here:

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