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Horse Of The Year Show

Six teams will compete in each session over the first three performances at HOYS. The teams are awarded points according to their placing in each round and the winner of The Pony Club Cup will be the team finishing with the most points after Thursday afternoon’s round. This competition gives each team time to relax into the event and get some last minute practice in.
From Thursday afternoon the coveted Prince Philip Cup gets underway with the nail biting final on Sunday evening.


Prince Philip Cup Final Results 2018

Well done to all of the Teams that competed in the P.P.C, such a close competition!

CHAMPIONS 1st - West Hants - 105 pts
2nd - Atherstone Hunt - 98 pts
3rd= - North Warwickshire - 94 pts
3rd= - Oakley Hunt West - 94 pts
5th - Morpeth - 58 pts
6th - Romney Marsh - 49 pts

All Scores:All HOYS Sessions

Thistledown Development Cup Competition Results

1st - Oakley Hunt West
2nd - West Hants
3rd - North Warwickshire

Stable Cup Competition Results

1st - West Hants
2nd - North Warwickshire
3rd - Morpeth


Prince Philip Cup Final Results 2017

Well done to all of the Teams that competed in the P.P.C!

CHAMPIONS 1st - Oakley Hunt West - 123 pts
2nd= - West Hants - 99 pts
2nd= - Eglinton Hunt - 99 pts
4th - Romney Marsh - 83 pts
5th - North Herefordshire - 46 pts
6th - Banwen & District - 44 pts

All Scores:All HOYS Sessions

Stable Cup Competition Results

1st - West Hants
2nd - Banwen & District
3rd - North Herefordshire Hunt

Prince Philip Cup Final Results 2016

What an amazing week, and a nail biting final! Well done to all of the Teams.

CHAMPIONS 1st - East Kent Hunt - 108.5 pts
2nd - Oakley Hunt West - 105 pts
3rd - Monmouthshire - 97.5 pts
4th - Romney Marsh - 95 pts
5th - Wylye Valley - 44 pts
6th - Eglinton Hunt - 42 pts

Results- All Scores

Stable Cup Competition Results

1st - East Kent Hunt
2nd - Oakley Hunt West
3rd - Monmouthshire

For previous Prince Philip Cup results please click:HOYS Qualifying Teams (1988-2018)

Mounted games were first introduced at the 1957 Horse of the Year Show as an enduring challenge trophy and has been an integral part of this world famous equestrian event ever since. Young riders from across the country give their all, racing against rival teams to win the historic Prince Philip Cup - the cup donated by Prince Philip himself. At Prince Philip’s own request, the competition was designed for “ordinary children on ordinary ponies” and that objective has remained to the present day.

For each race, the atmosphere is electrifying as crowds cheer for their favourite team. A high degree of athletic ability, hand-to-eye coordination and a competitive spirit is needed alongside the ability to work as a team. The skill and expertise of the riders, vaulting on and off their ponies often at high speeds, is incredible to watch.

Over 150 teams from across the country challenge for the six finalist places at HOYS each year. Qualifying rounds are held in 19 areas across the UK. The top teams from each area then go on to compete in the zone finals in June / July.

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