Suffolk’s Emma Smith announced as HOYS Superfan!

Horse of the Year Show are pleased to announce the details of six ‘HOYS Superfans’ who will be working with the show that is held at the Resorts World Arena, NEC Birmingham from 2nd – 6th October 2019.  

Each ‘Superfan’ completed an extensive application process and have been selected based on their enthusiasm, knowledge and love for the show that they will be sharing with visitors prior to this years’ event, and one of those Superfans is in fact Suffolk’s Emma Smith.

Emma has her own link which is individual to her, and if she manages to generate the most HOYS ticket sales before 31st August 2019 she will be crowned the ultimate HOYS Superfan and will be invited to spend a day backstage with the Press Team at HOYS and show ambassador, Hannah Eccles. This will involve working alongside well-known equestrian journalists, interviewing riders, capturing elements of the show for social media, and gaining first hand experience of the organisation behind one of the biggest horse shows in the UK. To end the day, the winner – plus one very lucky friend – will be invited to enjoy the evening performance with full hospitality in the Andrews Bowen International Arena.

Meet the Superfan – Emma Smith
Age: 34
Location: Suffolk
“At a young age, I came to HOYS to buy my hat with my birthday money, dreaming of riding in those rings.
Nearly 20 years later, my dream came true and the wait was worth every second. The desire to do it again is infectious! But it’s more than just qualifying that gives me my passion.
Horses provide me with the enjoyment and love at the end of a difficult day, that every horse lover can relate to.
I look forward to supporting HOYS 2019 where we celebrate our wonderful relationship with such a beautiful animal.”

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Photo: Loxland Amazing Grace (Gracie), an 8-year-old New Forest and on the right is Popsters Masterclass (Harry), 18-year-old Welsh Section D