Separate finals for two breeds at HOYS next year

New Forest and Connemara ponies are to have their own separate finals at next year’s Horse of the Year Show , which takes place from October 9-13  2013.

During the Mountain and Moorland ridden pony of the year championships the two breeds will have their own finals for the first time since the introduction of the classes in 1999.

Following the announcement earlier this year that there will be eight stand-alone qualifiers for both breeds from 2013, in addition to a number of combined qualifiers, these individual finals will enable the two breeds to compete independently.

Organisers Grandstand Media said the move had been made following a significant increase in the number of top quality New Forest ponies coming forward to qualifiers and the increasing volume of Connenara entries at qualifiers.




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