Two British winners were among equestrian heroes honoured at the FEI Awards ceremony in Taipei last week.

The awards recognise outstanding dedication to horse sport and the winners were announced on 5 November.

The Ebony Horse Club, a riding club based in Brixton that helps disadvantaged children, received the Alltech development award.

And British groom Michelle Tipper, who worked as travelling groom from Nicky Barrett before turning freelance, was named best groom.

World Equestrian Games triple gold medallists Edward Gal and Totilas were named the winners of the Reem Acra best athlete award, US dressage rider Caroline Roffman received the HSBC rising star award and German paradressage rider Angelika Trabert won the against all odds award.

“The nominations we received for the 2010 FEI Awards once again demonstrated that the equestrian community counts many heroes,” said FEI secretary general Alex McLin.

“It is an honour for the FEI to acknowledge the achievements and dedication of five people, and a horse, whose work on the equestrian stage or behind the scenes has contributed to highlighting the greatness of our sport or making it accessible.”