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Horse of the Year Show

DateSaturday 9th October 2010 to Sunday 10th October 2010
DescriptionThere are many esteemed and famous guests due to take part.

As well as the traditional National & International Show Jumping, the Showing Championships, and the famous Puissance, there will be a show provided by the Metropolitan Police for the first time.
LocationNational Exhibition Centre (NEC)
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National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
B40 1NT
Telephone No.+44 (0) 121 780 4141
Ticket Factory: +44 (0) 871 945 6000
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The Horse of the Year Show, or HOYS as it is called, is an annual event sponsored by Equestrian Surfaces, organised by Grandstand Media Ltd., staged at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, and has been running ever since the very first Horse of the Year Show in 1949. The Horse of the Year Show is the world's most famous horse show, and it consists of traditional displays, heritage and original entertainment. Britain's greatest indoor equestrian event, the Horse of the Year Show attracts top names and celebrities from around the globe, who return year after year.

The Horse of the Year Show is the climax of the national Show Jumping and Showing seasons. There are 150,000 entries countrywide to equestrian shows, all hoping to get to the 'Show of Champions'. The Horse of the Year Show takes place in 2 arenas, 1,500 horses, 1,400 competitors and with a huge variety of shopping in an all new 8,000 square meter Retail Village with more than 250 trade stands. Altogether, 50 acres of Birmingham's NEC Arena is transformed into a horse lover's paradise at the Horse of the Year Show. There are more than 120 hours of shows over 5 days, making an event where there is something for everyone offered at the Horse of the Year Show, irrespective of age or equine interest.

Away from all the activity in the 2 arenas, visitors who love shopping can enjoy the new spacious Retail Village which will be open for more than 12 hours every day. The Retail Village will be selling all the latest equestrian fashions and everything you could imagine with any connection to horses.

For the visitors who want to see the horses, for example those wanting to see all the different breeds, there is an Interactive Feature Area in the Pavilion, which is very popular and full of information. At the Horse of the Year Show, there is really so much for the visitors, that you will be able to fill hours with entertainment for all to enjoy.

The Horse of the Year Show is definitely a spectacular show not to be missed and with so much top class all-round entertainment on offer it is easy to understand why the 'Show of Champions' has such wide appeal. It is well worth making a trip to arguably the most famous Horse Show in the world, with its new and exciting attractions, combined with intense competition and riveting displays from the world's best - the Horse of the Year Show.