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Search for a Star was designed to give amateur riders and owners an opportunity to compete at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show

To identify horses and ponies which may otherwise not be given the opportunity to compete at this level. It is however, run by professionals and the standards imposed are identical to those applied to professionals.

One fundamental difference is that at HOYS the judges will use radio microphones to give their thoughts and explain their decisions and at the qualifiers the competitors will have a chance to talk to the judges to find out where they went right and wrong.

The competition has gone from strength to strength and the standards have steadily improved so that it is now one of the most closely followed competitions at Horse of the Year Show.

The horses and riders that qualify for Horse of the Year Show are invited to attend a training workshop to help prepare for the big occasion.

For some tips on the competition, go to our news page for some helpful hints.

 

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News

  • Judges for Vale View 5th August

    Class Conformation Ride/Way of Going Working Pony Chris Lawton-Bartram Jane Hubbard Working Horse David Lawton-Bartram Richard Ramsay Riding Horse/Hack Richard…

  • Judges for Alnwick Ford 8th July

      Class Conformation Ride/Way of Going Working Pony Richard Ramsay David Lawton-Bartram Working Horse Jane Hubbard Chris Lawton-Bartram Riding Horse/Hack…

  • Judges for Bury Farm 10th June 2018

    Class Conformation Ride/Way of Going Working Pony Chris Lawton-Bartram Jane Hubbard Working Horse Richard Ramsay David Lawton-Bartram Riding Horse/Hack Richard…

  • Response to New Class and Changes for 2017

    SEIB are delighted that there is so much interest in Search for a Star 2017 and in particular the new…