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HOYS Spectacular 2001

NEW Inter-Services Tournament to Launch HOYS

To celebrate the historic links between Equestrianism and the Armed Forces at the first show of the new millennium, Horse of the Year Show (2nd - 7th October) will provide an exceptional evening of stunning competition and action packed displays featuring all branches of the Armed Services and the Metropolitan Police force. The HOYS Spectacular 2001 will take place on Tuesday 2nd October for one performance only.

"The HOYS Spectacular aims to combine the very best of Military Equestrianism with the wonderful atmosphere and occasion that is the Horse of the Year Show," director Mark Wein, Grandstand Media Ltd, commented "The show has grown phenomenally over the last few years and this year has expanded to include an additional day, which we felt was the ideal opportunity to bring a dramatic new slant to the opening night of HOYS"

The Army, Navy and Royal Air Force will compete for supremacy in a special Inter Services Show Jumping competition. The HOYS Spectacular Evening will be further enhanced with displays and competitions including:

  • MUSICAL RIDE OF THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY – Traditional pomp and ceremony with the world famous musical ride in a newly choreographed presentation themed exclusively for Horse of the Year Show.

  • METROPOLITAN POLICE ACTIVITY RIDE – a fast moving display of professionalism and trust between the officers and their mounts. The Metropolitan Police Activity Ride negotiates over 100 small obstacles during the ride whilst demonstrating skills of balance and bravery.

  • CEREMONIAL DRUM HORSES AND TRUMPETERS – add a real sense of time-honoured occasion to the event.

  • SKILLS AT ARMS – brilliantly fast paced display of the skills used by the Military of old.

  • GUN CARRIAGE RACING – teams from the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery take part in a high-speed race against the clock, with 1½ ton carriages, no brakes, and six horses to manoeuvre around the arena, there is no margin for error.

With additional elements to be announced shortly the opening evening’s entertainment is set to provide a unique experience to launch this year’s show.

Tickets to the Show are now on sale – BOX OFFICE 0870 121 0125 (24hrs) or 020 8795 9595

Horse of the Year Show

2nd – 7th October

HOYS Spectacular Tickets Adults £17.50 & £25

(Also allows access to HOYS Matinee Performance) Children £12.50 & £20

Discounts of 30% off Standard Box Office Prices are available for Groups of twelve or more, contact the Groups Box Office on 020 8900 9282. Full Show details and latest news available at

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