The London International Horse Show Showing Series will return this year following the successful introduction of the classes in 2023. Running across the country, 52 different agricultural and county shows will host 547 qualifiers for the London International finals in December.

Working with the British Show Pony Society (BSPS), the British Show Horse Association (BSHA) and the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO), the series consists of 21 different classes which cover everything from hunters to riding horses to coloured horses and ponies.

The series is designed to be inclusive, involving competitors from a wide range of levels, but also to be interesting and informative for spectators. The finals will be held in the New Horizon Plastics London Arena at London International, with commentators sharing an insight into what is required of the competitor and what the public should be looking out for.

There will also be a new class for 2024 – the BSPS Heritage First Ridden Working Sports Pony – and its corresponding championship – the Heritage Working Sports Pony Championship. The final will include the first and second-placed ponies from the BSPS Heritage First Ridden Working Sports Pony and the BSPS Heritage Lead Rein Working Sports Pony.

“We are delighted to be working with LIHS and ASAO again in 2024, for this brilliant showing series,” said Paul Cook, BSPS National Chairman. “Those who qualified for the final last year had a fantastic experience.

“The Cradle and Nursery Stakes WHP offer our younger riders the chance to compete at a major indoor final, the five Performance Classes reward good riding and training, and the Heritage Lead Rein Working Sports Pony Class was so popular last year.

“The addition of the new First Ridden class and championship have already been well received – there is lots to look forward to this year.”

Lead image of Zoe Gould and Musical Legend, winners of The Rising Stars Racehorse to Showhorse Championship. Credit: London International Horse Show/Real Time Imaging

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