Don’t miss your chance to nominate an exceptional individual or organisation within the equine sector, for the National Equine Forum (NEF) Sir Colin Spedding Award 2025. This prestigious award champions the cause of those who strive to make difference in the horse world but are, as yet, unacknowledged. Nominations can be made quickly and easily online.

Sir Colin Spedding was the founding chairman of the NEF and chaired the event for 20 years until his death in 2012. He ensured that representatives of all areas of the equine sphere were made welcome at the Forum, and that topics of general interest and concern could be discussed openly and amicably.

The Sir Colin Spedding Award was introduced in 2013 in Sir Colin’s memory and is presented annually at the National Equine Forum, to an exceptional unsung heroes or organisations within the equestrian world.

Nominations for the Sir Colin Spedding Award can be submitted via the Award nomination page on the NEF website. Before making a nomination please read the checklist on the website and submit no more than 100 words on why you believe your chosen candidate (an individual or an organisation) should be considered for the award. Nominations close at midday on 31 July 2024. Please note that multiple nominations for the same person or organisation will not carry additional merit and the committee’s decision will be final.

Information about the previous winners of the Sir Colin Spedding Award can be found here.

The Sir Colin Spedding Award sub-committee Chair Jane Holderness-Roddam said: “If you know an exceptional individual or organisation working within the equestrian sector who deserves recognition for their endeavour we would love to hear from you.

“The Sir Colin Spedding Award is one of the most coveted accolades within the equestrian sector and we are proud to have been able to celebrate so many extraordinary individuals, organisations and achievements since its inception in 2013. We look forward to adding to our outstanding roll call in 2025.”

The winner will be invited to attend the National Equine Forum in March 2025, where the award will be formally presented.

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