Horse & Hound Online is launching a new initiative to recognise outstanding achievements within the equine world.

The Real Horse of the Year Awards aim to recognise and reward the most deserving horses from two categories:

Competition Horses: This category is open to horses and ponies who have either survived a traumatic experience and come through it against the odds to go on and compete successfully, or helped their owners overcome adversity to achieve competition success, and

Companion Horses: This category is open to horses and ponies who have drastically improved the quality of their owners’, riders’, or carers’ lives.

Do you know an equine star who deserves to be the Horse & Hound Real Horse of the Year 2001? If so, simply fill out the application form and either submit it online, send it by e-mail to horse&hound_online@ipcmedia.com, or print it out and send it bypost to

Horse & Hound Online Marketing
Real Horse of the Year
Room 2108
21st Floor
Kings Reach Tower
Stamford Street
London SE1 9LS

Click here for the application form