In next month’s magazine, we shall be reporting on the Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” as it returns to Birmingham’s NEC from Wednesday 7th October to Sunday 11th October 2015.
We shall be covering showing, dressage and jumping classes although this is by no means the full extent of the show. For further information, click here for full daily timetable information.
We shall watch with interest the new Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year class, which replaces the Ladies Hunter of the Year Championship for the first time in 2015, won by our own resident showing writer Jayne Pimbley in 2014.
We would like to wish all of our readers who are competing at the Horse of the Year Show, the very best of luck!
For further information about the Horse of the Year Show, click here and you can purchase your tickets by clicking on this link.
Calendar of County Shows in the UK
Whether you are a competitor or spectator interested in showing or show jumping, our county shows are always a great day out. Often with lots more to see beyond equestrian related activities, this also makes it great entertainment for the rest of the family. What’s more interesting is that approximately 6 million people visit agricultural shows a year, approximately 10% of the population!
Click here for a full calendar of events listed across the UK.
Jayne has had a very successful 2014 with Deauville, qualifying her several times for HOYS. The 5 yo mare first qualified with Jayne at Three Counties show and since then has won many more classes and Championships.
Jayne took her to HOYS which was expected to be a little bit daunting for a 5 yo, but she took it all in her stride, behaving like she had been there before.
She was amazing in the class and did a super show, getting the highest marks and Jayne also receiving the highest ride mark.
This topped the season off with Jayne taking the HOYS title of ‘Ladies Hunter of the Year 2014’.
Check out Jayne’s website here.
The Vale of Lune Hunt Spring Show will be held at Myerscough on Sunday 29th May 2014. The Show is open to all and there are showing classes, show-jumping and clear round, dressage and combined training. Enteries can be taken on the day. There is prize money for the showing classes – £100 Supreme Champion and £50 to Reserve Supreme & sashes. There are cash prizes for the Combined Training and a £50 Open Show-jumping class. For further information or a schedule call Jayne Pimbley on 07795 648429 and see the website www.vlhunt.com
Festival of Champions
Festival of Champions
SPRING FESTIVAL 13-14th APRIL, held at VALIANTS EC, Nr Preston, Lancashire – schedule online now at www.thefestivalassociation.co.uk. Judges now listed – closing date for pre entries Monday 1st April.
SUMMER FESTIVAL 29-30th JUNE, held at WARREN FARM EC, the full schedule will be online in the next two weeks, it is the biggest festival we
Kendal Taylor Festival Of Champions Valiants
Well done to Blackpool based Kendal Taylor and her Coloured Champion, Mickey Finn. Last weekend at the Festival of Champions, Winter Championships October 2014, held at Valiants Equestrian Centre, Near Preston, the pair had two very successful days. Kendal and her 6 year old gelding took the Supreme of the Day on Saturday and then won the Ridden Horse Championship on the Sunday. This topped off a great showing season for Kendal as she has also won her coloured class all season at Valiants, proving that all Kendal’s hard work has really paid off. Results from the show can be viewed online at www.thefestivalassociation.co.uk.