Search for a Star was designed by Horse Insurance specialists SEIB to give amateur riders and owners an opportunity to compete at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show
It has identified horses and ponies which may otherwise have been given the opportunity to compete at this level. It is run by professionals and the standards imposed are identical to those applied to professionals.
One fundamental difference is that at HOYS the judges will use radio microphones to give their thoughts and explain their decisions and at the qualifiers the competitors will have a chance to talk to the judges to find out where they went right and wrong.
The competition has gone from strength to strength and the standards have steadily improved so that it is now one of the most hotly contested competitions at Horse of the Year Show.
The horses and riders that qualify for Horse of the Year Show are invited to attend a training workshop to help prepare for the big occasion.