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 YearRiding School of the Year Retailer of the Year Event Venue of the Year 
The Clipper QueenNormanby ParkHat2HoofCobham Manor Events
RS EquineGreat Trethew TrekkingGoodbye FlysBlueberry Events
Emma Teagle (Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre)Kingsmead Equestrian CentreGG’s Tack ShopKings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre
Horsefit UKTeam TutsumThe Fussy FillyForest Edge Arena

Behavioural Trainer of the YearEquine Service of the YearVet Practice of the YearFarrier of the Year
The Horse ShrinkSupreme Rug WashRainbow Equine HospitalLiam Bean
Instinctive Horse TrainingCleanfieldsIsle Vets R Abbiss Farriers
Coetir Bach EquestrianManor Farm Stables and RehabBuckingham Equine VetsSuperior Farriery
Joanna Lowes Horse TrainingOnline Horse ShowingBlackdown Equine ClinicRyan Darbyshire Farrier Practice

Horse Transporter of the YearEquine Therapist of the YearEquine Dentist of the YearInstructor of the Year
Arun Horse TransportSB Equine TherapyField of EquitationJHC Coaching
Pony PickupsLCD Equine BodyworkKate WallaceRadcot Equestrian
Mates RatesBack in the SaddleAdam Scott Equine DentistryEKW Dressage
Amanda Beal Equine TransportPeak Performance TherapySharon CooperBorrowby Equestrian Centre

Saddle Fitter of the YearLivery Yard

Peewee SaddleryAW Equestrian Services

Freedom Saddlery Back on Track Retirement Livery 

Amayzing SaddleryOld Bexley Equestrian Centre

LH Equine ServicesMill Lane Livery and Competition Yard

For more information, visit www.equestrianbusinessawards.co.uk/awards

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