Interesting and exciting days out! Visit a horse sanctuary or rescue centre; watch heavy horses at work and play - or experience the thrill of a jousting tournament.
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Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) which is the biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment. The show takes place this year from 2nd – 6th October 2019 at The NEC Birmingham Resorts World Arena and tickets are on sale now so don’t miss out. Whether you are horse-mad, want to shop ’til you drop, or just want to enjoy a spectacular display of entertainment, ‘HOYS’ has something for everyone.
Horse of the Year Show really is the ultimate celebration of the horse; every showing and national showjumping class has to be qualified for throughout the year, so you are guaranteed to be seeing the best of the best compete for the overall champion’s title. Every performance includes an element of competition along with a variety of displays from around the world and the adrenaline-filled Pony Club Mounted Games, where teams will be competing in heats each day for their chance to win the highly-esteemed Prince Philip Cup on Sunday afternoon!
Discover Newmarket is the central point for Tourist Information in Newmarket and is the town’s official Tour Guide. We offer visitors a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing’s headquarters to see the equine stars at work and learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of the town. Our expert guides deliver tours for groups and individuals. We also run our most popular tours on set dates throughout the year which anyone can book onto.
Take a tour of The National Stud and interact with the mares and foals and see the impressive stallions. Go behind the scenes and see the inner workings of a racing yard and spend time on the famous training grounds in Newmarket.
Spoil yourself with a lavish experience inside the prestigious Jockey Club Rooms on a Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour or during our Feature Tour. Get exclusive access on our Race Day Tour or learn more about the history of the famed Tattersalls auction venue and immerse yourself in the world of bloodstock auctions.
Bespoke tour options also available on request.
Taking place for its fifth consecutive year, the British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) and Stoneleigh Horse Show (SHS) returns to NAEC Stoneleigh at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. The now well-established show boasts top showjumping championships and HOYS showing qualifiers running from 6th – 11th August 2019. A wide range of National Showjumping Finals will be up for grabs over the six days, including the Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) Championship and the Bronze and Silver Leagues as well as the Stepping Stones Championship and the coveted HOYS International Wildcard Series. Showing will also be taking over Stoneleigh Park, with the Stoneleigh Horse Show beginning on Friday 9th August. Running through to Sunday evening. With 58 HOYS qualifying places on offer, the show offers a wide variety of classes from mountain and moorlands to working hunters and miniatures.