Phillip Dutton’s Olympic ride Mighty Nice stole all of our hearts this year. From their fourth-place finish at Rolex to an individual bronze medal in Rio, “Happy” did the U.S. proud on the international stage.
Now the 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Ard Ohio x Sarazen) owned by the HND Group has been nominated for a huge honor: USEF International Horse of the Year. And there’s more! Phillip has been nominated for USEF Equestrian of the Year.
Votes play an integral role in deciding which equestrian and horse will take this year’s titles. Voting will run through midnight EST Jan. 4, 2017. The USEF National and International Horse of the Year winners will be named on Jan. 14 during the 2017 HOTY Awards Gala.
Go Phillip. Go Happy. Go Eventing.