HOYS17: Superior Breeders and Leading Sires Honored at Horse of the Year Show 2017

Horse of the Year Show is a showcase for some of the country’s most prized and successful horses and ponies.  It should seem only fitting that HOYS hosts an evening to recognise the breeders and sires that provide showing with future champions.

Introduced in 2012, the HOYS awards series have become an established part of the equestrian calendar and they are now much sought after accolades. The awards encompass the Kellythorpe Leading Breeder and Leading Sire awards as well as the LeMieux La Liga consistency awards. It is an opportunity to reward and recognise the fantastic success of breeders in this country, using a points system for all results in Horse of the Year Show qualifiers.

The Kellythorpe Leading Breeder and Leading Sire awards celebrate the achievements of those who may perhaps not get time in the spotlight but absolutely must have the recognition that they deserve. The awards evening would not be possible without the generosity of the award’s sponsors, Richard and Lisha Leeman and their family. These awards are a privilege to present at HOYS, where people are able to see the final result.

With each year the competition for these awards is stronger, which can only be a reflection of the importance and success of quality breeding programs.

Kellythorpe Leading Breeder Awards winner: Sandy Anderson

Kellythorpe Leading Sire Awards winner: Kilvington Scoundrel

Photo: Julian Portch Photography