As we near the end of another successful season of equestrian sport with notable successes for British bred horses, what better way than to celebrate this by recognising the top mares that producing our successful competition horses now and into the future?
Fairie Dianamo, the winner of Luhmuhlen CCI**** 2018, is the offspring of the Fairie Dazzler, the winning recipient of the 2017 H&H Outstanding Mare Award. The picture shows Polly Bryan of Horse & Hound presenting the Outstanding Mare Award 2017 for Faerie Dazzler to Jennie Loriston Clarke on behalf of breeder and owner Trisha Rickards.
The nominations for the 2018 Horse & Hound Outstanding Mare Award are now open. The award is to be presented to the breeder or associate of the mare who, in the opinion of the relevant discipline, the Awards committee and Horse & Hound, has made the greatest contribution to British bred success.
A nominated mare may have had an outstanding competition career herself or have bred a dynasty of progeny that have gone on to succeed in sport, or both. If you think you know of a mare that has made a valuable contribution to British breeding – we’d like to know about her!
Mares do not need to be alive to be nominated. All mares nominated previously will need to be re nominated and past nominees are welcome to re submit their nominations, even if they didn’t make the shortlist in previous years
The award will be presented at the British Breeders Awards Celebratory Dinner, hosted and organised by the British Horse Foundation in London on 12th January 2019.
To submit a nomination for the H&H Outstanding Mare 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 Monday 3rd December 2018. Please note, nominations are now closed.
Picture: Polly Bryan of Horse & Hound presents the Horse & Hound Outstanding Mare Award 2017 for Faerie Dazzler to Jennie Loriston Clarke on behalf of Trisha Rickards
Picture courtesy of Craig Payne Photography