Excitement is mounting as the clock ticks down to one of the most thrilling equine events of the year.

The Horse of the Year Show is set to attract some 65,000 spectators to Birmingham’s NEC from October 4 to October 9.

There’s a good reason why HOYS is frequently called ‘the world’s most famous horse show’.

This will be the 63rd HOYS, and it can justifiably be labelled a national institution.

The UK’s biggest indoor equestrian experience will feature two arenas which will stage international show jumping, Pony Club Mounted Games and other events which have attracted 1,400 competitors.

It will be a trip home for Warwickshire-based show jumper Nick Skelton, a five-time Olympian and currently Britain’s number two, who recently achieved both an individual and a team bronze at the European Show Jumping Championships in Madrid.

For more information, visit the Horse of the Year Show website.