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Horse & Hound has been named the winner of the UK and Ireland category in the Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs).

Earlier this week H&H picked up the ESMAs for “best use of social media by a publication“, “best equestrian social network” for the forum and “most informative social media service“.

H&H website editor Carol Phillips said: “If someone had told me at the start of the week that we were going to win four Equestrian Social Media Awards, including being crowned best social media service across the UK and Ireland, I would have thought they were pulling my leg.

“Our thanks go to the ESMA team for organising the event, the expert judging panel for liking what we do and all of our social media fans for supporting us by liking, following, posting and sharing our content. We couldn’t have won these awards without you.”

The ESMAs were set up in 2010 to bring together the global equestrian community and show the benefits of social media for horse lovers and businesses.

The best blog went to Eventing Nation, the best use of social medial by a riding school was taken by Parelli Natural Horsemanship and best use of social media by a professional rider was won by William Fox Pitt.

Anky van Grunsven receieved the North-West Europe award and the North American award went to Stolen Horse International.