The fifth running of the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards 2023 in association with British Equestrian and Horse & Hound celebrated the dedication and expertise of a range of top yards across the country. The winners and runners-up in each of the six categories were presented with their prizes at the SEIB Awards held on 4th July 2023 at Dorney Lake, Berkshire.
The SEIB Awards were an extra special occasion this year in also celebrating SEIB reaching the milestone of 60 years in business. Prior to the awards ceremony, the guests enjoyed a delicious three course luncheon in the striking boat house overlooking the venue of the rowing competition at the 2012 London Olympics.
Over 920 nominations were made for yards, riding schools and RDA centres throughout the country for the 2023 SEIB Yard of the Year Awards, in association with British Equestrian and Horse & Hound. Those nominated underwent a rigorous judging panel including a video submission before a shortlist was drawn up.
Thank you to all who nominated and attended the SEIB Giving Awards.
SEIB in association with H&H and BE - DIY Livery Yard of the Year Award 2023
Highly Commended – Swarthdale Stables
Presented to – Kate Jackson and Kim Fearns
Winner – Mill Farm DIY Livery Yard
Presented to – Robert Banwell and Julia Banwell
Highly Commended – Sweetlands Farm
SEIB in association with H&H and BE – Small Riding School of the Year Award 2023
Presented to – Victoria Farmer BSHAI and Nigel Farmer
Winner – Hemps Green Riding Stables
Presented to – Lisa Spence BHSI and Beth Tamburrini
SEIB in association with H&H and BE – Large Riding School of the Year Award 2023
Highly Commended – Rein and Shine Equestrian
Presented to – Johanna and John McDonald
Winner – Pinkmead Equestrian Centre
Presented to – Mandi Rowe and Harriet King
SEIB in association with H&H and BE – Full Livery Yard of the Year Award 2023
Highly Commended – Nodwood House
Presented to – Katie Powell and Anthony Powell
Winner – Hurston Dressage and Eventing
Presented to – Ali Dane and Jackie Dane
SEIB in association with H&H and BE – Competition Venue of the Year Award 2023
Highly Commended – Beechwood Equestrian Centre
Presented to – Katie Venus-Bishop and Paul Venus-Bishop
Winner – Chard Equestrian Centre
Presented to – Jane Gregory and Sarah Johnson
Take a look at our 2022 winners
- SEIB RDA Centre of the Year – Erme Valley RDA Centre - Presented to Peggy Douglas (Founder, Senior Coach and Managing Director) and Ginni Crawley (Director)
- SEIB Small Riding School of the Year – Country Treks Equestrian Centre - Presented to Stephanie Eddies Davies (Owner and Founder) and Ashleigh James (Manager)
- SEIB Large Riding School of the Year – Mount Mascal Stables - Presented to Alison Window (Owner and Director) and Tim Rosen (Husband and Operations Manager)
- SEIB DIY Livery Yard of the Year – Mill Farm DIY Livery Yard - Presented to Robert Banwell and Julia Banwell (Proprietors)
- SEIB Full Livery Yard of the Year – Corvedale Equestrian - Presented to Mark Walters and Nicholas Lawson
- Competition Venue of the Year - Colraine Equestrian Centre - Presented to Michael Gadsdon (Owner) and Helena Ellery (General Manager)
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