The prestigious Stallion AI Services Meritoire Award is presented to the person who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the performance sport horse and pony breeding industry.
Previous winners have been the Louella Stud for their contribution to sport horse breeding; Johanna Vardon, founder of the National Foaling Bank, for her contribution to the health and wellbeing of orphaned foals; Archie Smith Maxwell, breeder of Jumbo, one of the highest ranking event sires of all time; Professor Graham Suggett in recognition for a lifetime’s contribution to breeding through encouraging British studbooks to work together and his Chairmanship of the former National Equine Database. In 2015, the Award was made posthumously to Richard Meade OBE, as it was in 2016 when the award was made to Richard Matson, who had very sadly passed away on 11th December 2015. Richard had been instrumental in driving forward many initiatives in the sport horse-breeding world and was the first member of Supporters of British Breeding, set up by Desi Dillingham who herself has been a recipient of the Meritoire Award. An overwhelmed and delighted Lynne Crowden was our most recent recipient. The picture shows Tullis Matson, MD of Stallion AI Services, presenting Lynne Crowden with the Award.
Tullis Matson, Managing Director of Stallion AI Services says, “We are proud to sponsor the Meritoire Award, we pride ourselves on the professional and committed customer service we provide to our clients, which is in keeping with the philosophy of this award.
Stallion AI Services understands that quality and longevity must be a priority when considering how valuable any contribution has been to the horse world which we all value so much”.
If there is someone you believe has made, or is making a valuable contribution to this sector of the British breeding industry and would be a worthy recipient of this esteemed award, the Stallion AI Services Meritoire Award, go to the nominations page. Visit our Dinner page to see details of other awards being presented and to purchase tickets for the Awards Dinner.
Nominations close on Monday 3rd December 2018. Please note, nominations are now closed.
Picture: Tullis Matson, MD of Stallion AI Services, presenting Lynne Crowden with the Stallion AI Services Meritoire Award 2017
Picture courtesy of Craig Payne Photography