The best of the best in the showing community were celebrated at the annual SEIB/Showing World British Showing Awards on Friday 22nd October at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.
The boots, jodphurs and hairnets were left at home for this event, the elite of the showing world showed up, and they looked fantastic! The guests were treated to a champagne drinks reception, followed by a delicious three-course meal, the awards and not to mention the party that went on until midnight.
Full results can be found below, congratulations to all winners, runners up and those shortlisted.
THE PERFECT PONIES JUNIOR OF THE YEAR
Open to all junior riders and handlers aged 18 years or under on 1st January 2021.
Winner – Lilly Richardson
Runner Up - Isabella Sharifi
SHOW PONY OF THE YEAR
Open to ponies that compete in the flat ridden, including lead rein/first ridden, working hunter and in-hand classes.
Winner – Idyllic Sparticus
Runner Up – Shilstone Ricks North Westerley
THE SSADL 15 YEARS & OVER SHOW HORSE OR PONY OF THE YEAR
Open to all horses and ponies that compete in ridden, including lead rein/first ridden, working hunter and in-hand classes aged 15 years and over.
Winner – Star Dream
Runner Up – Overley Gamebird
GROOM OF THE YEAR
The Grooms Award is open to all grooms both professional and amateur.
Winner – William Hibbert
Runner Up – Callie Besant
SHOW HORSE OF THE YEAR
Open to horses that compete in flat ridden, working hunter or in-hand classes in the following categories – Hunters, Hacks, Cobs, Riding Horses, Coloureds, Part Breds, Veterans, Arabs.
Winner – Bling Cobsby
Runner Up – Mumford
SHOW RIDER OF THE YEAR
Open to all show riders in flat ridden and working hunter classes over 18 years on 1st January 2021.
Winner – Jordan Cook
Runner Up – Lucy Glover
SHOW HANDLER OF THE YEAR
Open to all show handlers of any type of in-hand/lead rein animals in the show horse/pony category over 18 years on 1st January 2021.
Winner – Gayle Holder
Runner Up – Craig Elenor
THE SUPREME PRODUCTS SHOW TEAM OF THE YEAR
Will recognise a team who come together and where each and every member matters and makes a difference.
Winner – Sue Helen Shuttleworth
Runner Up – Team Jinks
THE CHAPS COLOURED SHOW HORSE OR PONY OF THE YEAR
Open to all horses and ponies that compete in the flat ridden, including lead rein/first ridden, working hunter and in-hand classes. A coloured horse or pony is defined as one whose coat colour is either piebald or skewbald (white and any other colour). There must be a patch of naturally occurring white coat which must be on the body above the level of the stifle or elbow, excluding face markings. Any white marking below this does not qualify.
Winner – Lotus Point Cassius
Runner Up – Burghwallis Paparazzi
THE SHOWING SCENE SHOW AREA OF THE YEAR
This award is to celebrate the excellent work of the society areas, showing clubs and associations in promoting and supporting showing within and out with their local areas.
Winner – NPS Scotland
Runner up - BSPS 2B
THE SEIB/SHOWING WORLD OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is given to someone who in the opinion of the panel deserves recognition for their dedication to showing and for the positive contribution that they have made to the equestrian industry.
Winners - Mrs Marjorie & Mr Richard Ramsay