Horse & Hound Awards 2018
We are delighted to announce the launch of our third Horse & Hound Awards. Following two successful runnings in 2016 and 2017, this year’s Awards are set to be bigger and better than ever. We will honour the heroes of 2018 in a glittering, star-studded ceremony attended by more than 250 people at Cheltenham Racecourse.
As previously, the H&H Award winners will be nominated and voted for by you, our readers. Anyone is welcome to nominate the person, group or horse they feel deserves national recognition for his or her endeavours. Nominations can be made below from 16 August or by sending in the coupon published in 16 August issue of H&H magazine.
Following the close of nominations at 11.59pm on 23 September, the H&H judging panel will decide on a shortlist of contenders. The panel will be influenced by the number of nominations and strength of the story of the nominee’s dedication and achievement.
In the 11 October issue of H&H magazine, we will be announcing the shortlisted candidates in each category, sharing their stories and welcoming you to vote for your winner online, with voting closing on 18 October.
The Award winners will be revealed at the H&H Awards dinner on 8 November at Cheltenham Racecourse, to which all those shortlisted will be invited with a guest.
So start nominating by clicking on the images below!
Appreciating the singular difference this skilled veterinary professional has made to a horse or horse’s lives — in sport and/or leisure.
2017 winner: Natalie McGoldrick
Honouring the dedication, skill, sheer effort and love of equines this individual exerts to ensure the best care of their charges day and night. View the winner and those on the shortlist.
2017 winner: E-J Eldridge, yard manager at Stallion AI Services
Recognising the sacrifice made by this volunteer to enable countless others to enjoy their sport or profession week in, week out.
2017 winner: Mary Tuckett
Celebrating up-and-coming talent in the horse world. Nominees must be under 25 years old on the day of the H&H Awards (8 November).
2017 winner: Will Furlong
Honouring someone in the horse world who has inspired others to great deeds through their life, work or achievements.
2017 winner: Julie Payne
Celebrating the organisation that brings riders together and best supports them in achieving their goals — changing riders’ experiences for the better.
2017 winner: Willow Farm
Acknowledging the rider who does not make their living from riding, training or competing horses, yet dedicates themselves entirely to their passion.
2017 winner: Alice Goring
Honouring the greatest rider of our age, who is a hero and inspiration to the rest, and whose ability is a blessing for both their horses and our sport.
2017 winner: Nicola Wilson
Celebrating our equestrian hero of today, the horse or pony who is at the top of his or her game and is pure joy to watch in the flesh and on our screens.
2017 winner: Nip Tuck
Appreciating the single moment in equestrian sport that has most vehemently captured our imaginations — wowing, astounding or delighting us.
2017 winner: Jonty Evans’ crowd-funding to secure Cooley Rorkes Drift
Celebrating the life and work of the individual whose contribution to equestrian sport is little rivalled and worthy of sincerest praise. The winner of this award will be selected by the H&H panel
2017 winner: The late David Somerset, the 11th Duke of Beaufort