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29 & 30 June 2022
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The Royal Norfolk Show 2022 will have over 200 equine classes taking place over the two-days of the show.

In 2022, there will be three major Championships: The Horse of the Year Show Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship, The RNAA Supreme In-Hand Championship sponsored by the Stuart Group and the RNAA Supreme Ridden Championship to win the Jack the Giant Trophy.

There will also be 50 other championship classes and almost 40 special classes run throughout the equine sections. The enormously popular Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) qualifiers attract competitors from across the country, alongside qualifiers for the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS), which place The Royal Norfolk show at the forefront of the showing calendar.

The equine prize schedule is your complete guide to all the equine classes at the Royal Norfolk Show for all sections – Heavy Horses, Light Horses, Private Driving and Trade, Scurry, Showjumping and the Farrier Competition. The Schedule will include entry fees, prizes and awards, along with all the rules and regulations from the Breed Societies and Organising Societies.

Equine enquiries

The schedule and registration for equine classes will be open soon, in the meantime for any equine matters please email

Below is the latest list of classes and competitions for the 2022 show. The judges list shall be published here at the end of January 2022.

Equine Classes

Over 120 LIGHT HORSE IN HAND & RIDDEN CLASSES including Arabs, Cobs and Maxicobs, Hunters – Small, Ladies, Working and Novice, multiple Mountain & Moorland classes, Partbred Pony, Show Ponies and Veteran Horses.

NEW – CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE for In Hand and Ridden horses and ponies. Dedicated classes for all types of Rescue Horses supported by the local World Horse Welfare, Snetterton. Also, the ever-popular Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) with a Show and Jump Challenge.


  • Horse of the Year Show In Hand Supreme Championship Qualifier
  • The Stuart Group In Hand Supreme RNAA Championship
  • Ridden Supreme RNAA Championship
  • Arabs – In Hand, Ridden – HOYS
  • Cobs – (Including MAXICOBS) – HOYS
  • Concours d’Elegance – In Hand & Ridden
  • Donkey – In Hand (Also see: Donkey Driving class in Private Driving section)
  • Foreign & Rare Native Breeds
  • Hacks & Riding Horses – In Hand
  • Haflingers –  Ridden, In Hand
  • Hunter – Ridden, Weight Classes – HOYS
  • Hunter – Small – RIHS
  • Hunter – Ladies Side-saddle – RIHS
  • Hunter – Working – HOYS CUDDY
  • Hunter – Working – NOVICE 
  • Light Horse – In Hand
  • Mountain & Moorland – First Ridden & Lead Rein – HOYS
  • Mountain & Moorland – In Hand – M&M Bronze Medals
  • Mountain & Moorland – Shetland (Including separate GELDING class & Trophy)
  • Mountain & Moorland – Non Welsh (Excluding Shetlands) – Includes Connemara & Tam O’Shanter
  • Mountain & Moorland – Welsh A, B, C & D (Including Foal classes)
  • Mountain and Moorland – Ridden, Non Welsh, Welsh A, B, C & D – HOYS & BSPS 
  • Retraining of Racehorses – Showing Series and Jump Challenge
  • Rescue Horses 
  • Riding Horses – Ridden – HOYS
  • Riding Ponies – In Hand
  • Show Hunter Ponies – In Hand
  • Skewbald and Piebald – In Hand, Ridden – RIHS 
  • Sport Horse – In Hand, Flat Ridden
  • Traditional Gypsy Cobs
  • Veteran Horses – In Hand, Ridden – VHS Direct qualifier


  • HOYS qualifiers
  • RIHS qualifiers
  • BSPA World Championship of Colour qualifiers
  • BSPS qualifiers
  • BSHA Championships
  • SHB(GB) qualifier (Sports Horse)
  • VHS qualifiers (Veterans)
  • Hickstead Derby meeting & Royal Windsor qualifiers (Retrained Racehorses)
  • The Showing Register (TSR) qualifiers throughout schedule
  • NPS qualifiers
  • PONIES (UK) qualifiers
  • British Arabian Championships
  • Donkey Breed Society (DBS) qualifiers
  • Supreme Hunter Show qualifier
  • North of England Show qualifiers
  • Connemara Breed Show qualifier
  • Midlands Area Show – Exmoor qualifier

HEAVY HORSE CLASSES are hugely popular with classes for all four main breeds including Shire, Suffolk, Clydesdale and Percheron.

Not forgetting the Best Foot classes and Young and Novice Handlers classes for teenagers and young adults encouraging showing stars of the future.


  • Shires – Including Best Foot & Young Handler – SHIRE HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW QUALIFIER
  • Suffolks – Including Best Foot – SUFFOLK SUPREME HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Percherons – Including Best Foot
  • Clydesdale – Including Best Foot
  • Suffolk/Percheron/Clydesdale Young Handler  –ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW qualifier for Clydesdale
  • Novice Handler
  • Ridden Heavy Horse Class for any Pure Bred Heavy Horse – HOYS QUALIFIER & EQUIFEST – Both classes in the lovely big WENSUM RING !
  • Suffolk & Percheron Stallions
  • Heavy Horses in Harness – Classes split into Working (Neatest & Cleanest) and Show (Decorated) – All classes for all breeds on Wednesday only
  • Heavy Horse Turnouts – Team, Pairs and Singles
  • Two Wheeled Cart Class for Single Turnout
  • Implement Class for any Pure Bred Heavy Horse
  • Best Foot Classes NOTE: Please enter pre-show (NO charge)
  • Young Handler Classes NOTE: Please enter pre-show (NO charge)


  • SHIRE Horse of the Year HOYS Championship
  • SUFFOLK – SUFFOLK SUPREME Horse Championship
  • RIDDEN Heavy Horse – HOYS & EQUIFEST Kilmannan Championship
  • RNAA Ridden Supreme Championship (All four breeds)



NEW – JUNIOR ACADEMY INTER COUNTY TEAM JUMPING COMPETITION.  Also, the regular Grades A&B Competition, Norfolk Area Trial and the prestigious International Stairway supported by British Showjumping.

Along with the exciting Ride and Drive competition, which is always a highlight as a Thursday Grand Ring attraction.


  • JUNIOR ACADEMY INTER COUNTY TEAM JUMPING COMPETITION  Fences 80cm to 1.05m. 4 Riders and Horses from East Anglia. Light Horse Ring on Wednesday 1 July
  • PRESTIGIOUS – International Stairway League 1.50m
  • Speedibeet HOYS Grade C Championship 1.35m – HOYS qualifier
  • Norfolk Area Trial 1.5m
  • Ride & Drive Challenge 1.35m
  • 1.20m Senior Open Competition
  • 1.25m Senior Open Competition
  • Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter 1.2m
  • Grades A&B Competition 1.4m

NEW M&M / WELSH DRIVING CLASS. Also including Donkey driving, Exercise Vehicle classes and the Concours d’Elegance.


  • M&M / Welsh Driving class
  • Family Produced Turnouts
  • Non-Hackney, Hackney and Multiples
  • Concours D’Elegance
  • Light Trade
  • Vintage Vehicles – Split into Two and Four wheeled vehicle classes
  • Exercise Vehicles
  • Donkey Driving
  • CHAMPIONSHIP prize money – Champion (£175) & Reserve Champion (£75)


  • HOYS Harness Horse of the Year Show Qualifier
  • Victoria Foods Private Driving Championship

Fast paced SCURRY COMPETITIONS for Large and Small pairs.


The FARRIER COMPETITION returns again with 6 different types of shoeing classes for the experts and also apprentice shoemakers.


  • Hunter Shoeing
  • Roaster Shoeing
  • Apprentice Therapeutic
  • Qualified Therapeutic
  • 1st & 2nd Year Apprentice Shoemaking
  • 3rd & 4th Year Apprentice Shoemaking.