Horse & Hound is our go-to source for all things British eventing — we link to them nearly every day in News & Notes. Today is the final day to submit nominations for the Horse & Hound Awards 2019, in partnership with NAF, and we want to encourage our readers to get involved!
The annual ceremony, now in its fourth year, will take place on Dec. 4 at Cheltenham Racecourse, where the shortlisted candidates will celebrate alongside the horse world’s A-list at a glittering evening attended by more than 250 people. Previous H&H Award winners include Rio Olympic individual showjumping gold medallist Nick Skelton, who won the first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, eventing world champion Ros Canter and double Olympic dressage gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin.
H&H editor-in-chief Sarah Jenkins says, “The H&H Awards have grown every year and it’s wonderful to welcome NAF as our headline partner this year. Their support will allow us to make the awards even more special.
“We were overwhelmed by the number of nominations and votes we received last year and how strongly people feel about their heroes, whether they are winning gold medals or giving up their time so others can compete.”
“We look forward to receiving nominations this year and sharing some wonderful stories with our readers at voting time,” NAF advertising and PR manager Melissa Newman adds. “NAF is delighted to be the headline partner at the 2019 H&H Awards, because we believe that these are the awards that really matter within the industry. We are extremely proud to partner with Horse & Hound to celebrate the views of real people who love horses and love our sport. Here at NAF we have always championed rewarding the incredible horses and humans who bring so much to the equestrian landscape, and who better to celebrate with than the voice of the equestrian industry?”
This year Horse & Hound invites nominations in 11 award categories before the deadline of 11:59 p.m. UK time (6:59 p.m. ET) Wednesday, Sept. 11. Nominations can be made at horseandhound.co.uk/awards. The shortlisted candidates in each category will be announced in Horse & Hound’s Oct. 17 issue, revealing their stories and welcoming readers to vote for their winners online by the closing date of Oct. 24.
The Horse & Hound Awards 2019 categories are:
• Horse & Hound Lifetime Achievement Award
• Ceris Burns Equestrian Professional Rider of the Year
• Horseware Horse of the Year
• Balanced Horse Feeds Pony of the Year
• Horserail Moment of the Year
• Absorbine Inspiration of the Year
• NAF Five Star Groom of the Year
• Pikeur Amateur Rider of the Year
• Saracen Young Rider of the Year
• Prime Stables Volunteer of the Year
• Horse Dialog Club of the Year
Submit your nominations here. Go Eventing.
This report was edited from a press release.