Vale View Equestrian Centre to host Horse of the Year qualifier

Sarah Birbeck on Flagmount Dazzler EMN-150729-114142002
Sarah Birbeck on Flagmount Dazzler EMN-150729-114142002
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Vale View Equestrian Centre stages a qualifying event for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show next month.

The Old Dalby venue stages the SEIB Search for a Star series on Saturday, August 8, where amateur riders will compete for places at the series final at HOYS.

The series was created in the 1990s by insurance company, SEIB Insurance Brokers, and has helped several horses and riders to enjoy successful careers in the show ring.

Five qualifying shows are held over the spring and summer throughout the country for the all-important HOYS final in October.

There are five classes at each qualifying show including Working Hunter, Riding Club Show Horse, Show Hunter, Show and Show Hunter Ponies, Riding Horse and Hacks and Cob classes.

Search for a Star judges include the experienced Richard Ramsay and David Bartram who are frequently on hand to offer advice after each qualifying class.

No joining or registration fees are required to compete, but all entrants must adhere to the eligibility rules.

Running alongside SEIB Search for a Star at Vale View on August 8 will be the popular SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship series, also with a prestigious final at Horse of the Year Show.

This class was started more than 10 years ago by SEIB to support those retraining racehorses and has become now a popular and competitive HOYS Final.

The winner of the HOYS SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship now goes forward for judging in the HOYS Supreme Horse of the Year.

Search for a Star competition rules and entry forms are available from www.search4astar.org.uk

Further details and entry form on the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship is available from www.racehorse2ridinghorse.co.uk