The first ever SEIB Insurance Brokers Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards were held at the glamorous British Horse Foundation dinner at the Leonardo Royal London City Hotel on the 11th January 2020. Winners of each of the four categories in the SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School Awards were announced at the dinner and trophies, plaques and certificates were presented to the winners and runners-up by British Olympic eventer and NAF brand ambassador Gemma Tattersall, SEIB’s Suzy Middleton and Dr Frances Henson of the Animal Health Trust (AHT).

SEIB has set up these awards to celebrate the best in riding schools and livery yards throughout the UK in association with horse care and supplements company NAF. The awards are supported by the Animal Health Trust and the British Horse Foundation.

The general public were invited to nominate their favourite livery yard or riding school for the SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards back in November. Over 1,400 nominations were received before an expert panel of judges carefully came up with a shortlist of yards throughout the country. Each yard on the shortlist received a judges visit before the panel decided on the ultimate winner in each category of the awards.

The SEIB Inspirational Award 2020

Presented by Nicolina MacKenzie and Suzy Middleton

To Mr Richard Ramsay


The SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards 2020 presented by: Gemma Tattersall – NAF, Frances Henson –AHT, Suzy Middleton -SEIB


SEIB DIY Livery Yard of the Year (over 80% DIY livery)


Yard: Court Bank Farm, Staffordshire – Proprietors: Andrew and Vivienne Newton

Shortlisted yards:

Yard: Meadow Lane Equestrian, Cambridgeshire – Proprietors: Barry and Jo Meningen

Yard: Berries Farm Liveries, Norfolk – Proprietor: Richard Pointer


SEIB Full Livery Yard of the Year (over 80% full livery)


Yard: Church House Farm, Essex – Proprietor: Bob O’Connor – prize collected by Bob O’Connor and Roxanne Carter

Shortlisted yards:

Yard: Anvil Park Stud, Norfolk – Proprietor: Emma Alexander

Yard: East Lothian Livery, East Lothian – Proprietor: Robert Ogilvie – prize collected by – Gemma Williamson


SEIB Riding School of the Year


Yard: Wellington Riding, Hampshire – General Manager: David Sheerin


Yard: Wimbledon Village Stables, London – Proprietor: Carol Andrews – prize collected by Carol Andrews and Caroline Stevenson

Yard: Croft End Equestrian Centre, Manchester – Proprietors: Pat Shepherd and Carole Lyon


SEIB RDA Riding School of the Year


Yard: Cotswold RDA, Gloucestershire – General Manager: Claire Jenkins


Yard: Barrow Farm RDA, Essex – Proprietor: Anne Mitchell MBE


With thanks to our panel of judges:

Mr D Bartholomew (AHT), Mrs E Chugg-Martin (NAF), Dr F Henson (AHT), Ms N MacKenzie (SEIB), Ms K Oswald (SEIB), Mr R Ramsay (Team Ramsay – Horton), Ms B Simpson (Redpin Publishing).

About SEIB

SEIB have been arranging horse insurance and other equestrian insurance such as livery yard insurance and riding school insurance for over 50 years. This experience allows us to tailor policies to suit your circumstances and ensure that you and your horses are covered should the worst happen.

We are able to provide flexible policies to suit individual client needs and provide advice on what cover is needed. For more information call the team on 01708 850 000.



A big thank you to Redpin, NAF, The AHT and the British Horse Foundation for their help and support with these awards.