Nominations for the Welfare and Performance Awards

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has sent in nominations. It has highlighted just how much people appreciate their qualified practitioners, their kit, and their circles of support and knowledgeable advice. It has also demonstrated the hugely positive influence that the people and kit (equine vets, saddlery makers, physios, chiropractors, osteopaths, saddle fitters, trainers and equine practitioners and organisations, the equipment, training aids and saddlery) nominated have made to ridden horses all over the world.

It’s apparent that these riders and owners who have sent in nominations try to ensure their horses are comfortable, cared for and progressing and we’re delighted to be able to recognise excellence in the field of Equine Welfare and Performance by celebrating the wonderful professionals who work hard to make a difference to those horses and riders. The Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner following the srt2018 conference in the fabulous banqueting suite pictured above. It’s promising to be a fun evening, at the perfect time of year to get together with friends. You’ll be able to have dinner with our special guests Lucinda Green and Richard Davison, our generous sponsors, our celebrity speakers and the opportunity to find out more about the brands and organisations which can take you forward in your ridden goals. Don’t worry if you’ve attended the conference all day – the dress code is smart/casual and not the full monty!  Tickets are available now on Eventbrite.

The longlist has now been sent to our panel of SRT Trustees to check eligibility and that those nominated meet the criteria.

SRT Director, Dr Anne Bondi and her company Solution Saddles are not eligible and both of the conference sponsors World Horse Welfare and Wow Saddles have kindly asked not to be recognised in the awards, therefore despite numerous nominations, these will not appear in the shortlist currently being drawn up by our trustees.

Once this is completed, voting will be open. A newsletter giving details will be sent out to all subscribers and if you’d like to be added then drop us an email at

There are sponsorship opportunities available, contact details as above.

There will also be Twitter and Facebook updates on voting so don’t miss your chance to vote for your favourites!

Update coming very soon!