Retailers and saddle fitters among those nominated for awards by the horsey public.
Finalists for the inaugural Equestrian Business Awards have been named.
Almost 5,500 nominations were made by the equestrian public who wanted to reward their retailer, farrier, riding school, vet, saddle fitter and more.
“Nominations only counted if individuals gave specific reasons as to why they felt that business deserved the award,” said Katy Wright, founder of the Equestrian Business Awards.
Following due diligence checks, the finalists were selected by a combination of the number of nominations plus the quality of customer and client comments.
“We also investigated if and how [these businesses] contribute to the equestrian community,” added Katy.
Finalists are to be interviewed and assessed on business direction and strategy, animal welfare and contribution to the community.
The awards will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on 22 October in Nottingham, compered by equestrian commentator Sam Gerrard-May.
Finalists for the 2021 Equestrian Business Awards are:
|Groom of the Year||Riding School of the Year||Retailer of the Year||Event Venue of the Year|
|The Clipper Queen||Normanby Park||Hat2Hoof||Cobham Manor Events|
|RS Equine||Great Trethew Trekking||Goodbye Flys||Blueberry Events|
|Emma Teagle (Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre)||Kingsmead Equestrian Centre||GG’s Tack Shop||Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre|
|Horsefit UK||Team Tutsum||The Fussy Filly||Forest Edge Arena|
|Behavioural Trainer of the Year||Equine Service of the Year||Vet Practice of the Year||Farrier of the Year|
|The Horse Shrink||Supreme Rug Wash||Rainbow Equine Hospital||Liam Bean|
|Instinctive Horse Training||Cleanfields||Isle Vets||R Abbiss Farriers|
|Coetir Bach Equestrian||Manor Farm Stables and Rehab||Buckingham Equine Vets||Superior Farriery|
|Joanna Lowes Horse Training||Online Horse Showing||Blackdown Equine Clinic||Ryan Darbyshire Farrier Practice|
|Horse Transporter of the Year||Equine Therapist of the Year||Equine Dentist of the Year||Instructor of the Year|
|Arun Horse Transport||SB Equine Therapy||Field of Equitation||JHC Coaching|
|Pony Pickups||LCD Equine Bodywork||Kate Wallace||Radcot Equestrian|
|Mates Rates||Back in the Saddle||Adam Scott Equine Dentistry||EKW Dressage|
|Amanda Beal Equine Transport||Peak Performance Therapy||Sharon Cooper||Borrowby Equestrian Centre|
|Saddle Fitter of the Year||Livery Yard|
|Peewee Saddlery||AW Equestrian Services|
|Freedom Saddlery||Back on Track Retirement Livery|
|Amayzing Saddlery||Old Bexley Equestrian Centre|
|LH Equine Services||Mill Lane Livery and Competition Yard|
For more information, visit www.equestrianbusinessawards.co.uk/awards