What have been your highs and lows of the past year? H&H wanted to find out so we asked our website users to vote in our reader survey. Here are the results…

Horse of the year
Winner: Miners Frolic
Runner-up: Arko

Ride of the year
Winner: Tina Cook
Runner-up: William Funnell

Innovation of the year
Winner: Express Eventing
Runner-up: British Eventing’s incident log

Talking point of the year
Winner: Katie Price
Runner-up: Mark Todd

Upset of the year
Winner: Zara Phillips and Toytown
Runner-up: Britain’s show jumping team

News story of the year
Winner: The Amersham welfare case
Runner-up: The doping scandal at the Olympics

Fairytale of the year
Winner: The British Paralympic team
Runner-up: Emma Hindle

Red tape of the year
Winner: The International Equestrian Federation
Runner-up: The New Forest National Park Authority

Rising star of the year
Winner: Miners Frolic
Runner-up: Charlotte Platt

Hero/heroine of the year
Winner: Tina Cook
Runner-up: Lee Pearson

Venue of the year
Winner: Hickstead
Runner-up: Sha Tin

Brit of the year
Winner: Tina Cook
Runner-up: William Fox-Pitt

To read more about your winners and runners-up, see the current issue of Horse & Hound (25 December, ’08)