Class HG546

Equestrian Working Hunter of the Year Class HG546: Heavyweight Working Hunter of the Year

Mare, gelding or stallion (competing stallions must have a red, white and blue ribbon displayed in their tail), 4 years old and over. For horses exceeding 158cms capable of carrying over 79.5kgs (12 stone 7lbs). Middleweight Hunters to be included in this category.


These classes are affiliated to the British Show Horse Association. Classes 545 - 546 will be run in accordance with the general rules as set out in the Horse of the Year Show rulebook, a copy of which can be downloaded from


Horses must be registered with the BSHA and all riders, owners and producers must be Members of the British Show Horse Association. Riders must be 15 years of age or older. Registration numbers must be quoted on entry form. Any horse which has qualified as a Grade A showjumper or advanced event horse as at 1st January in the current year is not eligible to compete in Working Hunter classes.


Classes 545 - 546 will be jumped over the same course and height. When judging the Championship judges will use the marks they have already allocated as a guide. Marks must be awarded in the following way: PHASE 1 (60 MARKS) A: Jumping Points 40 Marks; B: Style while jumping 20 Marks; PHASE 2 (40 MARKS) C: Conformation 20 Marks; D: Ride 20 Marks. In the event of equality the conformation mark from phase 2 will take precedence, followed by the ride mark and then the style mark. fences will not exceed 1.14m (3ft 9 ins) in height, there should be a minimum of 8 fences and a maximum of 12 fences. The course must contain a combination and should contain a water tray. This class will be judged in two parts: part one (jumping) will be judged first, without a jump off. All clear rounds and any other horses the judges may require will go forward to the next part. A rider can ride up to two horses in the jumping phase but then must select one horse to take forward into the ride and conformation section if so required (no change of rider is allowed).


Horse of the Year Show – Working Hunter of the Year

Classes 545 – 546 are Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers, all data given upon entry of this class is provided to Grandstand Media Ltd. and stored on the Grandstand Entries System. For full policy details please visit These classes are qualifying classes for the Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham 6th - 10th October 2021. Qualification will not pass below third place. The highest placed unqualified horse within the top 3 of the Championship will qualify for the Horse of the Year Show. The Championship is only open to the first and second prize winners in the lightweight and heavyweight Working Hunter classes respectively. The four horses forward in the Working Hunter Championship must all be placed as any one of the top three could be eligible for HOYS qualification. Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office.


Supreme Ridden Horse Championship

The Champion and Reserve Champion Working Hunter will go forward to the Supreme Ridden Horse Championship, to be held on Monday afternoon in the Main Ring. Stabling will be provided for those that require it, please contact the Show Office for stabling to be arranged.

Entry Fee: £40.00 Class Closed Prizes: 1st - £50, 2nd - £40, 3rd - £30


T33      The winner of class 546 will be awarded The John Robson Challenge Cup.