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Showing Judges announced for Horse of the Year Show 2018

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 by Sarah Wild

It has been five weeks since HOYS 2017 came to an end, and plans are already taking shape for HOYS 2018 which will be the Show’s 70th Anniversary, promising an exciting line up of displays as well as some surprises along the way! More information to be announced in the New Year.

As an anniversary year, it is with great pleasure to announce the showing judges for the 2018 Show. “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, which hosts the most highly-regarded national showing Championships, will take place Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October 2018 at the Genting Arena, NEC Birmingham.

Class CONFORMATION RIDE/SHOW
British Ridden Heavy Horse Mr Ifor Lloyd Miss Sarah Chapman
Children’s Riding Pony of the Year Ms Nicola Jones Mr Alan Mullaney
Cob of the Year Mrs Brigit Ensten Miss Sarah Chapman
Coloured Horse and Pony of the Year Mr Ifor Lloyd Mrs Tracey Southern
Supreme In-Hand Championship Mrs Suzanne Keylock Mr Peter Goumans
Hack of the Year The Hon Mrs Cavendish Ms Lesley Whitehall
Harness Champion of the Year Mr Brain Ball Mr Alexander Hogg
Intermediate Show Hunter of the Year Mrs Rosemary Hetherington Mrs Joanne Prestwidge
Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year Ms Zara Pawley Ms Chloe Chubb
Junior M&M Ridden Pony of the Year Mrs Pat Rennie Mr Kevan Baskeyfield
Ladies’ Side Saddle Horse of the Year Mr Simon Somers Mrs Hazel Allin
Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type  of the Year Mrs Rosemary Hetherington
M&M Mini Pony of the Year Mrs Debbie Spears
M&M Ridden Pony of the Year Ms Julia Furness Mrs Marilyn Ludlow
M&M Working Hunter Pony of the Year Mrs Caroline Nelson Mrs Julia Woods
Maxi Cob of the Year Mrs Brigit Ensten Miss Sarah Chapman
Mini Show Pony of the Year Mrs Patricia Dorman
Miniature Horse of the Year The Hon Mrs Cavendish
Racehorse to Riding Horse of the Year TBC TBC
Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Mrs Julia Woods Mrs Caroline Nelson
Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year Mr Mark Gamlin Ms Stephanie Turner
Riding Horse of the Year Mr Simon Somers Mrs Georgina Maywood
Shire Horse of the Year Mr Mark Richardson
Show Hunter of the Year Mr Jonathan Geake Mr Patrick Casey
Show Hunter Pony of the Year Mrs Penny Williams Mr Ian Dickinson
Small Show Hunter of the Year Mr Tony Hogarth Mrs Jane Hubbard
Supreme Horse & Pony of the Year TBC TBC
Working Hunter of the Year Mr Tony Hogarth Mrs Jane Hubbard
Working Hunter Pony of the Year Mrs Pip Baker-Beall Mrs Tina Hazlem

A total of 1,600 horses and 1,500 riders compete each year at Birmingham’s NEC, where 29 prestigious showing titles are on offer. With over 60,000 visitors to the show each year there is tremendous support for the competitors and it is an honour to offer such a prestigious level of competition.

The list of judges is also available from the Competitor Zone of the HOYS website at http://hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone/showing-judges/

Tickets will go on sale in the New Year for what promises to be another exceptional event. For show information, visit www.hoys.co.uk

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