Class HG553

Equestrian Cob of the Year Class HG553: The Harrod & Coles Family Lightweight Cob of the Year

Mares or geldings, 4 years old and over, exceeding 148cms. but not exceeding 155cms. Capable of carrying up to 14 stone.


These classes are affiliated to the British Show Horse Association. Classes 553 – 554 are Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers. These classes 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, 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


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. Horses competing at the Horse of the Year Show and qualifying shows in the Hunter sections of the Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain classes at their Affiliated Shows cannot compete in Hack, Cob and Riding Horse classes at the same show, on the same day and vice versa.


Horse of the Year Show – Cob of the Year

Classes 553 - 554 are qualifiers for the Horse of the Year Show (NEC Birmingham 6th - 10th October 2021). No horse lower than 5th will qualify. Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office. In accordance with BSHA rules the annual BSHA Horse of the Year Show fee of £15. must have been paid to BSHA before the entry is made if the exhibitor wishes to qualify. The BSHA Horse of the Year Show fee cannot be paid in retrospect. This fee is not the Horse of the Year Show contribution, which goes to Grandstand Media Ltd.


BSHA Classic Supreme Qualifier

The three highest placed prize winners in each open affiliated class will qualify to compete in the BSHA Classic Supreme classes at the National Championship Show September 2021.


Supreme Ridden Horse Championship

The Champion and Reserve Champion Ridden Cob 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 Sponsor: Mr & Mrs A Murison Prizes: 1st - £50, 2nd - £40, 3rd - £30


The BSHA offer a Novice, Amateur and Young Rider Rosette in each open class and a champion rosette for each for this section.


The BSHA will also award an Amateur Home Produced rosette in all Affiliated Open Cob (Light & Heavyweights only) classes. These rosettes have been kindly sponsored by TSG, Mr. L. Turley. The awards will go down the line; there is no limit on how many of these rosettes can be claimed in a year.