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HOYS to Host Young Horse Evaluation Championships

HOYS organisers Grandstand Media announced today that this year's Horse of the Year Show (NEC Arena, Birmingham 9th - 13th October) will host the South Essex Insurance Brokers /BEF Young Horse Evaluation Series Championships.

The series is aimed at identifying horses with the potential to provide leading British Riders with British-bred horses capable of winning medals at future Olympics and other top International Events and to provide information on the most successful sport horse bloodlines available in the UK.

The Championship is the culmination of seven qualifying evaluation days, assessing four year-old horses registered with recognised British Breed Societies.

Grandstand Media director Mike Gill commented: "It is very fitting that the Horse of the Year Show will be hosting this championship. The series is designed to discover the horses that will go on to win medals at major competitions and on the final night of the show we honour all the British medal winners from all equestrian disciplines. We hope that we can play our part in the positive future of British equestrian sport by providing the platform to discover the horses that will give British riders the international success which is needed to encourage growing participation at grass roots level."

The finals, which will take place at the end of the afternoon performance in the Horse & Hound Arena on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October, will be divided into separate classes for the most promising young dressage horse sponsored by Genus Equine, for the most promising young show jumper sponsored by New Priory Stud and for the most promising young event horse sponsored by the series major sponsor South Essex Insurance Brokers.

"We are delighted that the finals of this new initiative are being held at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show. It is an event to which all equestrians aspire and now will provide the perfect showcase for the horses of the future." said Graham Suggett, Consultant Director of Breeding for the BEF.

The Young Horse Evaluation Series is based on the highly successful formula of a similar Swedish programme.



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