Try harder next year, eventers!
We kid, we lovingly kid. The USEF has announced its 2018 Equestrian and Horse of the Year candidates, and indeed there are no eventers on the list of 15 total rider and horse candidates. Clearly, this is complete bunk, but we suppose it’s nice to give somebody else a chance sometimes, too. Here are this year’s nominees — click each category for details about each nominee’s achievements.
Click here to submit your vote. Online voting is open through Thursday, Jan. 3 at midnight. Winners will be awarded on Saturday evening, Jan. 12, at the Horse of the Year Awards presented by AON during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Thankfully, there are other opportunities for deserving eventers to win very important year-end awards. Like EquiRatings’ Horse of the Year showdown, for which voting is underway as we speak. Our North America representative, Phillip Dutton’s WEG mount Z, got outvoted by Ballaghmor Class in round one, but the action is still underway. And, of course, EN will be posting our nominees for the coveted Golden Chinchilla at the beginning of January — it doesn’t get more prestigious than that!