Don’t miss your last chance to buy tickets for the annual British Breeders’ Awards dinner.

The black tie ceremony, at The Grange City Hotel, London, on Saturday, 12 January, celebrates those who have made an outstanding contribution to British breeding.

Organised by the British Horse Foundation, the evening includes the SEIB lifetime achievement award and the Horse & Hound outstanding mare award, recognising the importance of the mare in breeding quality sport horses.

Nominations have closed, but tickets for the event — which have been frozen at the 2012 price of £75 — are still available.

H&H sport horse editor Alice Collins said it should be a memorable evening.

“This was a sensational year for breeding in this country — British-breds won Olympic medals in eventing and showjumping,” she said.

“And the world young dressage horse championship title was brought back over the Channel for the second year.”

“It is always a great event and H&H is proud to be recognising the achievements of our most influential mares.”

The winner of last year’s Horse & Hound outstanding mare award, Kings Mistress, owned by Mary King and bred by Jane and John Poole, produced three top-class foals.

Kings Fancy, Kings Gem and Kings Temptress are all four-star horses. Kings Temptress won the Rolex Kentucky three-day event with Mary in April 2011.

To buy tickets, visit www.horseandhound.co.uk/mareaward

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (4 January 2013)