Champions at HOYS 2003
Media Ltd., organisers of Horse of the Year Show sponsored by
Equestrian Surfaces (The NEC Arena, Birmingham, Wednesday 17th
to Sunday 21st September), announced today that Sunday's Gala
Night performance is for the first time to host separate Supreme
Horse and Supreme Pony Championship titles.
Champions from each of the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) showing
classes will be presented in the International Arena on Sunday
21st September during the evening performance. Those who qualify
for the Supreme Pony of the Year Championship will be competing
for the coveted Timberwolf Trophy that was won last year by Vanessa
Compton and Castle Comet.
The Supreme Horse of the Year Championship is sponsored for the
first time by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the market leaders in audit,
tax, corporate finance and business advisory services. "PricewaterhouseCoopers
are proud to be sponsors of the Supreme Horse of the Year Championship
at Horse of the Year Show 2003. We are always seeking diversity
in the sporting activities in which we become involved and the
growing profile of HOYS meets this requirement. As the largest
professional and advisory services business in the Midlands there
is also considerable regional interest now that the show is being
staged at the prestigious NEC facility. " Commented David
Waller Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
of the Year Show is returning to the NEC Arena for the second
year after attracting record crowds and with sell out performances
throughout the week in 2002. The new Supreme titles will enhance
the magic of the Gala Night performance attended by celebrities
from the sports and entertainment world. The evening will include
three stunning equestrian displays, the Osborne Refrigerators
Celebrity Hurry Scurry featuring leading National Hunt Jockeys,
the final of the Prince Philip Cup and the climax to the week's
show jumping, The Horse of the Year Show Grand Prix.
another change to the supreme championships at HOYS, Thursday's
Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship has a new format for 2003.
The Championship will be judged under two height sections - a
section for Ponies 14.2hh and under and a section for Horses exceeding
14.2hh. Formally known as the Cuddy Breeders Challenge, the Championship
has long been established as the most sought after in-hand showing
championship in Britain. It has qualifiers at prestigious county
shows across the country and culminates at HOYS 2003 on the Evening
Performance of Thursday 18th September.
are on sale from the Box Office on: 08700 10 10 52 or book online
at www.hoys.co.uk. Groups
of 12 or more can benefit from discounts on all performances by
calling the Groups Box Office on: 020 8900 9282.