Celebrating the life and work of the individual whose contribution to equestrian sport is little rivalled and worthy of sincerest praise.
The winner of the 2021 Horse & Hound Lifetime Achievement award is showing supremo Allister Hood.
After landing the British Horse Society ridden horse supreme accolade at the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) back in July, Allister retired from the sport he has dominated for so many years, bowing out alongside his cob of a lifetime, Our Cashel Blue.
Allister was joined at the awards evening by his family, including his wife, Anne, and his son, Oliver, who continues the Hood’s showing legacy.
Previous winners of this award include:
- 2020: Lucinda Green
- 2019: Bob Ellis
- 2018: Cptn Mark Phillips
- 2017: the late 11th Duke of Beaufort
- 2016: Nick Skelton
The winner of this award was decided by the H&H Awards judging team.
About the Horse & Hound Awards 2021
We’re back! The Horse & Hound Awards returned for the sixth year in a row, running again in partnership with NAF.
Last year’s successful online H&H Awards achieved record participation, with nearly 58,000 votes cast. We were thrilled to be back in person for 2021, with a glittering ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse. Around 300 people, including Olympic and Paralympic superstars, gathered to enjoy a glamorous evening of champagne and dancing as the winners were revealed.
As previously, the H&H Award winners have been nominated and voted for by you. We seek to recognise both the big names who have made 2021 special and the unsung heroes who make it possible for all of us to enjoy equestrian sport and our horses, at whatever level.