The decision to change the traditional August dates has came about after listening to competitors and supporters who found the end of August dates just too late in the year for the home exhibitors.
The committee is also delighted to announce that Grandstand Media confirmed that the show retains nearly all its Horse of the Year Show qualifying classes with the exception of the mountain and moorland working hunter pony qualifiers.
Chairman, Tweetie Nimmo said: "Unfortunately, the Scottish Horse Show is one of the shows losing out next year but the committee will continue working to hopefully reinstate the full range of qualifiers for both horse and ponies. We do need the support of everyone during these tough times and the increasing costs in staging this event are unsustainable in the future without increased revenues."
The 2013 show will retain much of its existing format with horse, in-hand classes, veteran classes and coloureds on the first day with day two dedicated to ridden and working pony classes.
The 2013 judges list will be announced shortly.