January 2, 2018 — Nominations have officially opened for the Equestrian Canada (EC) National Awards, and will remain open until February 7, 2018 at 4 pm ET. 

It’s time to celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines, and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of the equestrian community over the past year. 

EC Sport Licence Holders, Registered Participants and Affiliates are encouraged to submit nominations through the new EC Awards Portal.

The following awards are open for nominations: 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • Gold Medal Award 
  • Equestrian of the Year – The Dr. George Jacobson Trophy 
  • Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian Wilson Trophy 
  • Horse of the Year – The Hickstead Trophy 
  • Canadian Bred Horse of the Year 
  • Canadian Breeder of the Year 
  • Volunteer of the Year 
  • Owner of the Year 
  • Equestrian Canada Media Award – The Susan Jane Anstey Trophy 
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Canada Health & Welfare Award 

Full award criteria, information and nomination forms can be found on the Equestrian Canada website

If you know a person, horse, or organization that deserves the honour and recognition of an EC National Award, be sure to submit your nomination by the deadline of February 7, 2018 at 4 pm ET. 

Selection of EC National Awards 

Nominations for EC National Awards will be reviewed, and recipients will be chosen, by the EC Awards Committee, with support and input from appropriate EC stakeholders and experts. 

2018 EC Awards Reception 

The EC National Award recipients will be honoured at the EC Awards Reception, taking place on April 7, 2018 at the 2018 EC Annual Convention in Ottawa, ON. Join EC for what is sure to be a memorable and entertaining night as we celebrate the achievements of the EC National Award recipients. 

Questions or comments regarding the 2018 EC Awards can be directed to: 

Carla Robin, EC Awards Committee Chair 


Jessie Christie, EC Manager of Communications & Media Relations 


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