With just one week to go before the start of Horse of the Year Show 2019, it has been announced that Kim and Joseph McNeil will be sponsoring the British Ridden Heavy Horse Championship.
The mother and son duo are a home produced showing team that have been extremely successful in the show ring and have competed at HOYS for many years.
Now renamed the McNeil Family British Ridden Heavy Horse Championship, this class was only introduced to the HOYS programme a few years ago and has gone from strength to strength. With only 11 qualifying positions on offer, there is always strong competition between the Shires, Clydesdales, Suffolk and Percheron breeds that are eligible to compete for this prestigious championship.
On behalf of the McNeil Family, Kim commented: “Joseph and I are extremely proud to sponsor the British Ridden Heavy Horse class at HOYS.
“The heavy horse is the true workman of the equine family and is a magnificent animal. As competitors in many different classes across the showing world there is no better feeling than qualifying and competing at HOYS.
“Seeing the joy that it brings to us as a family and fellow competitors is truly wonderful. Through our sponsorship we see it as a way of giving something back to the sport that we love so much and enjoy year after year.”
Event Director Emma Williams commented: “We are extremely grateful to Kim and Joseph for their support in sponsoring this incredibly competitive class. The heavy horses are a significant part of our country’s heritage and to have them so well supported on such a large stage is great for the lifeline of these breeds. I look forward to welcoming the McNeil Family to the show next week.”
Horse of the Year Show takes place this year from October 2 – 6 at the Resorts World Arena, the NEC Birmingham for another year of breathtaking displays and unbeatable competition.
Weekday tickets are Gold Tickets, meaning that they allow you full access to the show for the full day; that’s over 16 hours of equestrian entertainment at its best with prices starting from £34.00. Visit https://hoys.co.uk/tickets/ or call the Box Office on 0844 581 8282.