Equestrian favourite sees off competition from household names.

Publisher D J Murphy won the Event of the Year (consumer media) title for its PONY Magazine Big Day Out at a national media awards ceremony last week. 

Presented by comedian Nish Kumar during a glittering black-tie evening in London, the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) awards are lauded across the UK’s mainstream and specialist media. 

Pictured celebrating D J Murphy’s award for PONY Magazine Big Day Out are Sarah Garland (head of design), Abi Cannon (commercial director) and Zoe Cannon (managing director).

PONY Magazine Big Day Out – held earlier this year at Merrist Wood College, Bury Farm and Arena UK for hundreds of young equestrians - took the title ahead of events run by the likes of National Geographic and Time Out.

The PPA Awards judges commended PONY Magazine Big Day Out for its deep love of the subject matter, attention to detail and successful diversification.

“We are so immensely proud of our PONY Magazine Big Day Out events,” said Zoe Cannon, managing director of D J Murphy.  

“A huge amount of time, dedication and care is put into making sure every child has an incredible experience and leaves feeling inspired to become the next generation of riders, competitors and equestrians.

“Winning this award makes me so happy for the team who work tirelessly to deliver this very special event.”