Horse & Hound Awards 2017
Following the huge success of the inaugural Horse & Hound Awards last year, which saw 300 people attended a glittering, star-studded ceremony at Ascot racecourse, Horse & Hound is delighted that this year’s awards will be even bigger and better.
As last year, the H&H Award winners will be both nominated and voted for by you, our readers. Anyone is welcome to nominate the person, group or horse they feel deserves national recognition for his or her endeavours.
Following the close of nominations on 28 August, the H&H judging panel will decide on a shortlist of contenders for each category.
The panel will be influenced both by the number of nominations for any individual or group and the strength of the story of that nominee’s dedication and achievement.
In 28 September issue of Horse & Hound magazine, we will be announcing the shortlisted candidates in each category, sharing their stories and welcoming you to vote for your winner online, with voting closing on 8 October.
The award winners will be revealed at the H&H Awards dinner on 2 November at Ascot racecourse, to which all those shortlisted will be invited with a guest. So start nominating!
Scroll down for details of each of the awards.
Celebrating the life and work of the individual whose contribution to equestrian sport is little rivalled and worthy of sincerest praise
Appreciating the singular difference this skilled veterinary professional has made to a horse or horse’s lives — in sport and/or leisure
Acknowledging the difference the knowledge and effort of a unique farrier has made to an equine or equines’ performance or wellbeing
Honouring the dedication, skill, sheer effort and love of equines this individual exerts to ensure the best care of their charges day and night
Recognising the sacrifice made by this volunteer to enable countless others to enjoy their sport or profession week in, week out
Celebrating up-and-coming talent in the horse world. Nominees must be under 25 years old on the day of the H&H Awards (2 November)
Honouring someone in the horse world who has inspired others to great deeds through their life, work or achievements.
Celebrating the organisation that brings riders together and best supports them in achieving their goals — changing riders’ experiences for the better
Acknowledging the rider who does not make their living from riding, training or competing horses, yet dedicates themselves entirely to their passion
Honouring the greatest rider of our age, who is a hero and inspiration to the rest, and whose ability is a blessing for both their horses and our sport
Celebrating our equestrian hero of today, the horse or pony who is at the top of his or her game and is pure joy to watch in the flesh and on our screens
Appreciating the single moment in equestrian sport that has most vehemently captured our imaginations — wowing, astounding or delighting us