Top showjumpers invited to HOYS

By: Horse Deals

Top showjumpers invited to HOYS
Top showjumpers invited to HOYS

The Horse of the Year Show has announced the 12 British show jumpers who automatically qualify to compete in the International classes at this prestigious event held at Birmingham’s NEC from 3 – 7 October.

The invited riders, drawn from the British Showjumping’s Top Rider rankings as of 31 July, are:
- Nick Skelton
- Ben Maher
- Michael Whitaker
- Laura Renwick
- John Whitaker
- Guy Williams
- Scott Brash
- William Funnell
- Robert Whitaker
- Tina Fletcher
- Peter Charles
- Tim Stockdale

Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash has also been confirmed. The 26-year-old international show jumper from Peebles in Scotland has won a number of titles at Horse of the Year Show over the years.

Helena Pettit from Grandstand Media Ltd, organiser of Horse of the Year Show, said: "We’re delighted to have the first of our equestrian Olympic medallists confirmed to compete here at Horse of the Year Show. This year’s show will be a true celebration of the successes over the past year with a 60,000 strong home crowd to cheer the riders on, alongside a special parade of champions during Sunday night’s gala performance. We look forward to welcoming Scott and our other Olympians to the NEC in October."