Get nominating! For the seventh yr, the Horse & Hound Awards are working, once more in partnership with NAF, and there’s solely every week left to inform us who you assume must be within the working, by 5pm subsequent Thursday (22 September).
Tons of of hundreds of votes have been forged for the reason that first awards in 2016; once more this yr, the winners can be nominated and voted for by you.
Some 300 folks, together with Olympic and Paralympic stars, will collect at Cheltenham racecourse on 30 November however earlier than that may occur, we want your nominations.
“Following a fortnight of prime equestrian sport on the Ecco World Championships in Herning [6-14 August] – the place not solely horses and riders however grooms, volunteers, vets, farriers and wider assist groups all carried out at their very best, inspiring numerous riders and followers – it appears most becoming to launch the Horse & Hound Awards in partnership with NAF,” mentioned H&H editor-in-chief Sarah Jenkins on 18 August.
“With this launch we search nominations from you, our readers, for these equines, professionals and amateurs who deserve utmost recognition and reward.”
With these awards, we search to recognise each the massive names who’ve made 2022 particular and the unsung heroes who make it potential for all of us to take pleasure in equestrian sport and our horses, at no matter stage.
Anybody is welcome to appoint the individual, group or horse they really feel deserves recognition. Nominations will be made, and extra details about the person awards discovered, on our devoted awards hub.
Following the shut of nominations, at 5pm on 22 September, the H&H judging panel will determine on a shortlist of contenders. The panel can be influenced by the variety of nominations and energy of the story of every nominee’s dedication and achievement.
In our 20 October difficulty, we’ll announce the shortlisted candidates, sharing their tales and alluring you to vote to your winners on-line, by 27 October.
“Now a longtime a part of the equestrian calendar, these awards give us the chance to shine a light-weight on the unsung heroes in our sport, in addition to these heroes already within the public eye,” mentioned Sarah. “Please nominate those that imply most to you, and we stay up for studying each considered one of your nominations.”
The classes are:
Celebrating our equestrian hero of right now, the horse who’s on the prime of his or her sport and is a pure pleasure to observe.
Everyone knows the most effective issues are available small packages – let’s hear it for sensible ponies in sport and past.
Honouring the best rider of the yr, who’s a hero and an inspiration to the remaining, and whose capacity is a blessing for each their horses and our sport.
Acknowledging the rider who doesn’t make a residing from using, coaching or competing horses, but is devoted to his or her ardour.
The only second in equestrian sport that has greatest captured our imaginations and which can go down in historical past as defining 2022.
Celebrating up-and-coming expertise within the horse world. Nominees have to be below 25 years outdated on the day of the H&H Awards (30 November).
Recognising the farrier who, via his or her data and energy, has made a distinction to a horse or horses’ efficiency or wellbeing this yr.
Honouring the dedication, ability and sheer effort and love of horses this particular person exerts to make sure the most effective care of their fees day and evening.
Recognising the sacrifice made by this volunteer to allow numerous others to take pleasure in their sport or occupation week in, week out.
Appreciating the singular distinction this expert skilled has made to a horse or horses’ lives and subsequently to their homeowners’ lives too.
Who has wowed you this yr with their dedication, spirited achievement or struggle towards the chances?
Typically there’s one horse that stands head and shoulders above his or her friends. Which horse deserves to be topped for shining achievements all through its profession?
Celebrating the life and work of the person whose contribution to equestrian sport is unparalleled and worthy of sincerest reward.
The general public will vote for the winner in 12 classes; the Horse & Hound panel will choose the winner for the lifetime achievement award.
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One of many prizes up for grabs at this yr’s H&H Awards is the Horse & Hound Lifetime Achievement Award
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