The great and the good of the equestrian world descended on Ascot racecourse last week (3 November) to celebrate a stellar equestrian year with the inaugural Horse & Hound Awards. Take a glimpse of the star-studded celebrations in action...

A team selfie with the Charles Owen Moment of the Year winner Ben Hobday

Emily King gets her #Skelfie fix

#Skelfie ?! πŸ…πŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ…

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Ben Hobday shares his memories of eventer Hannah Francis, winner of the H&H Inspiration of the Year Award

You thaa best @benhobday xx

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We imagine Valegro was cheering on the Horseware Groom of the Year Alan Davies from home…

Groom of the Year! So proud of you Alan!! x

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H&H‘s magazine and eventing editor Pippa Roome doesn’t miss the chance for a selfie with Ben Hobday

Pikeur Amateur Rider of the Year nominee Tamsin Drew shares her highlights of the evening

Crown Riding Club share a snap of their award

We WON!! CROWN are officially the Best Riding …

We WON!! CROWN are officially the Best Riding Club of the Year!!! Thank you SO much to everyone who voted for us, our little club full of incredible members – this is for you! Thank you thank you thank you!! πŸ‘‘β€οΈπŸ‘‘β€οΈπŸ‘‘β€οΈ

Eventers Emily King, Ben Hobday and Mary King

Eventers Emily King, Ben Hobday and Mary King

Showing producer and dressage rider Louise Bell and the Horseware Groom of the Year Alan Davies

Showing producer and dressage rider Louise Bell and the Horseware Groom of the Year Alan Davies

Dressage riders Rebecca and Gareth Hughes

Dressage riders Rebecca and Gareth Hughes

Dressage riders Anna Ross and Bobby Hayler

Dressage riders Anna Ross and Bobby Hayler

Showing producer Katie Jerram with Olympic eventer Chris Hunnable

Showing producer Katie Jerram with Olympic eventer Chris Hunnable

Paralympian Anne Dunham with Gill Hartley

Paralympian Anne Dunham with Gill Hartley

Guest speaker Mary King takes the audience on a trip down memory lane

Guest speaker Mary King

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen makes an entrance

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen makes an entrance

Dressage riders Anna Ross and Bobby Hayler take the spotlight against the H&H glamour board

Horse and Hound Awards 2016

Eventer Jonty Evans with his wife Jane

Horse and Hound Awards 2016

Showjumpers Nick Skelton, Graham and Tina Fletcher, Addington’s Tim Price and course designer Bob Ellis

Horse and Hound Awards 2016

The morning after…

Thank you to @horseandhound for our awards! Team work made the dream work ❀️

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Read all about the winners of the inaugural Horse & Hound Awards in today’s issue of the magazine (10 November)