Following several rounds of nominations and judging, the finalists have been announced for the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards 2023, in association with Horse & Hound and British Equestrian. The judging panel have whittled the many nominations received down to finalists in each of the 6 categories.
The SEIB Yard of the Year Awards were set up by SEIB to celebrate excellence in teaching, training and horse care in yards across Britain. Horse & Hound came on board to support these awards in 2022 and this year British Equestrian have added their support by rewarding and recognising the vital services provided to the equestrian industry by livery yards, riding schools, RDA centres and competition venues.
The winners of each of the categories in the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards 2023, in association with Horse & Hound and British Equestrian will be announced at the SEIB Awards luncheon at Dorney Lake, Berkshire in July. The proprietors of the finalist yards have been invited to these prestigious awards.
Finalist yards – by category in alphabetical order
Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Centre
Arrow Riding Centre – Kent
Gordon Group RDA – Aberdeenshire
DIY Livery Yard
Mill Farm DIY Livery Yard – Somerset
Swarthdale Stables – Lancashire
Small Riding School
Hemps Green Riding Stables – Essex
Sweetlands Farm – West Sussex
Large Riding School
Pinkmead Farm Equestrian Centre – Hampshire
Rein and Shine Equestrian – Wiltshire
Hurston Dressage and Eventing – Oxfordshire
Nodwood House Equine – Surrey
Beechwood Equestrian Centre – Essex
Chard Equestrian Centre - Somerset
Each short-listed yard has undergone a nomination process from clients and the general public and then judging by a panel resulting in a short-list. Each short-listed yard has been requested to submit a video detailing the highlights of the yard and what it offers to clients. These short-listed yards have then been narrowed down to the finalists. The final decision on the winning yard in each category will be announced at the SEIB Awards.
SEIB Marketing Manager Nicolina Mackenzie said: “Our judges have done a brilliant job in going through all the many, wonderful yards that people have put forward and evaluating the video content they have submitted. At SEIB, we know that there are many livery yards, riding schools RDA Centres and competition venues that provide an outstanding service and through these awards we are determined to put something back by recognising and highlighting their professionalism, skill and commitment to the equestrian industry.”
The judges on the panel in the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards, in association with Horse & Hound and British Equestrian included Mr Richard Ramsay (Team Ramsay Horton), Sarah Jenkins (Horse & Hound), Winnie Murphy (British Equestrian) Emma Bedford (Your Horse Live), Petra Ingram (Horseworld) and Cheryl John (Livery List).
The winners of each of the six categories of the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards, in association with Horse & Hound, will be announced and have their trophy presented at the luncheon.
SEIB are experts in the world of yard insurance, this year the company is celebrating 60 years in business and is renowned for ‘putting something back’ by supporting equestrian events and activities.
Leading equine Insurance brokers, SEIB Insurance Brokers are experts in the world of livery yard, riding school and competition venue insurance with many years-experience in these niche markets. The company has a long association with the equestrian world and is renowned for ‘putting something back’ by supporting equestrian events and activities.
Find out more at www.seib.co.uk/yard-awards