Guernsey Horse of the Year Show: A Thrilling Equestrian Extravaganza

Guernsey Horse of the Year Show: A Thrilling Equestrian Extravaganza

The Guernsey Horse of the Year Show, a prestigious equestrian event, has been a cherished tradition on the island since 1967. This five-day spectacle draws competitors not only from Guernsey, but also from neighbouring Jersey and the UK. Featuring a captivating blend of Showjumping and Showing competitions, the show has consistently delivered excitement, friendly rivalry, and unforgettable moments. In this blog post, we discuss the highlights of this beloved event and celebrate the achievements of some remarkable participants, including Laura Stanford and Lucy Wickins, our colleagues from Moore Stephens, based in the Guernsey office.

The Heart of the Show
At the core of the Guernsey Horse of the Year Show are its captivating events that leave spectators in awe. Two standout classes, the Junior and Senior team events, foster an atmosphere of exhilarating competition and camaraderie among local riders and those visiting from afar. These events not only showcase the skill and talent of the participants but also create lasting memories for all involved.

The Puissance Challenge
One of the most anticipated moments of the show is the Puissance competition. Here, brave riders and their horses face off against the imposing Wall, demonstrating their courage and agility in this high-jump contest. The Puissance never fails to keep the audience on the edge of their seats as they watch these incredible athletes soar to new heights.

British Showjumping Guernsey - The Organising Force
The Guernsey Horse of the Year Show is made possible by the dedicated team at BS Guernsey, one of the island's three esteemed riding clubs. Their commitment to ensuring the event runs smoothly year after year is commendable. From coordinating the schedule to arranging top-notch judges and course builders, BS Guernsey’s efforts are pivotal in making the show a resounding success.

Moore Stephens - A Sponsorship Partner
This year, Moore Stephens proudly supported two of its staff members, Laura Stanford, and Lucy Wickins, who participated in the show. Our sponsorship extended to seven classes, contributing to the success of this prestigious event. Laura and Lucy's remarkable performances in highly competitive classes, including four wins, underscore their dedication and talent as equestrians.

The Guernsey Horse of the Year Show is not just about the winners; it’s about celebrating the spirit of competition, horsemanship, and the love of equestrian sports. We extend our congratulations to all the competitors who took part in this year's event. Your passion and dedication to the world of horses are truly admirable.

The Guernsey Horse of the Year Show stands as a testament to the enduring love for equestrian sports on the island. With its rich history, thrilling competitions, and the support of sponsors like Moore Stephens, it continues to be a highlight on the local calendar. We look forward to many more years of equestrian excellence and camaraderie at this remarkable event.