The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has today opened the public voting for all the shortlisted nominees of the FEI awards 2017.
For the first time since the creation of the awards in 2009, the public can cast a vote for their heroes and impact who they think deserves to win.
The billing, packed with champions and those who go above and beyond, features 20 nominees who have been shortlisted across five categories for their outstanding contributions and dedication to the sport, showcasing some of the most successful achievements and talent within the equestrian community.
The FEI received hundreds of nominations from around the globe during the 12 week nomination period and now it’s over to the public to choose their favourites from the final shortlist of candidates for:
- Best Athlete
- Longines Rising Star
- Best Groom
- Against All Odds
- FEI Solidarity
You can register to vote through this link from now until 1 October 2017. The public vote determines 50% of the total vote whilst the other 50% will be decided by a star studded expert judging panel.
The winner of each of the five categories will be announced at the FEI Awards 2017 gala presented by Longines in Montevideo (URU) on 21 November 2017, in front of more than 350 distinguished guests, including top sporting legends, equestrian fans, FEI partners and stakeholders representing the 134 National Equestrian Federations.
The awards will be broadcast live on FEI platforms, providing a valuable opportunity to celebrate the best of the best of Equestrian worldwide.