Stuart Hollings: ‘The HOYS supreme in-hand final keeps showing alive’

H&H showing columnists Stuart Hollings discusses the future of the HOYS supreme in-hand final

Heronsmill Tiger Lily, winner of the Cuddy in-hand championship at HOYS
Sally Mcmillan owner of HERONSMILL TIGER LILY, winner of the Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship during the Horse of The Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham in the UK between the 2nd – 6th October 2019

AFTER being affectionately known as The Cuddy for the past 18 years, I’m delighted that the supreme in-hand championship at next week’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) continues to flourish with a new sponsor in Darren Price and his family, who have signed up for three years. Just as HOYS plays a most significant […]

Stuart Hollings: ‘If you have a genuine complaint, then use the correct channels’

Showing is currently cast under a cloud of negativity, warns well-known and respected judge Stuart Hollings, who has previously produced and showed a myriad of show ring winners and champions

Stuart Hollings

FOOTBALL may not have come home last month, but showing certainly did at this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show. The event is now the only “London show” remaining on the circuit and it always feels like walking on to a film set against the iconic castle backdrop. You could sense the joyous mood of release […]

Stuart Hollings: ‘Let’s re-introduce some fun classes’ *H&H Plus*

We need to promote the plaited ridden pony, says Stuart Hollings

Stuart Hollings

H&H editor-in-chief Sarah Jenkins mentioned in her editorial (28 January) that good news is getting harder to find in these challenging times. So when a positive headliner comes along, especially at the beginning of another competition year, it raises people’s spirits. The British Show Pony Society (BSPS) definitely came up trumps at its Zoom annual […]

Stuart Hollings: surely we don’t need to experience further upheaval? *H&H Plus*

Stuart Hollings discusses how a lack of a marks system will affect qualifiers

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Last season the rumour mill from certain quarters hinted that there would be major changes in showing for 2021, which made me nervous. Surely we need to embrace a period of stability en route to recovery following the grimmest of years, rather than experience further upheaval? A bolt from the blue landed in early December […]