Next Thursday, The Animal Health Trust UK Equestrian Awards which celebrates equestrian excellence will be held at The Dorchester Hotel in London.
Equestrian stars of the past, present and future are nominated for these prestigious awards, celebrating achievements in dressage, eventing, show jumping and racing. Nominated by their prospective disciplines, hopeful winners include Olympic gold medallists Carl Hester and Nick Skelton, and Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen. The Bet Solutions International Racing Award sees the battle of the Champion Jockeys, with Richard Johnson nominated for his efforts over fences, facing Jim Crowley and his successful season on the flat. There is also the ‘Voluntary Service’ and ‘Under 25's Star of the Future’ Awards to look forward to too.
“We have had such wonderful results from all our equestrian disciplines this summer in Rio, there are so many achievements to celebrate and a huge selection of deserving winners nominated in each category to be especially proud of. Some of our Gold medallists from Rio will be attending, which adds a vast amount of excitement to the event, as well as our celebrity hosts ‘the voice of Olympia’ Nick Brooks-Ward and racing’s Zoey Bird,” said Chairman of the event Lady Harris.
Each year they have a silent online auction which anyone can join in as well as a live auction on the night to raise funds for AHT. To support the AHT and bid on some amazing auction lots visit http://www.aht.org.uk/equestrianawards