Cast your vote in FEI Awards 2013

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Cast your vote in FEI Awards 2013
Cast your vote in FEI Awards 2013

Nominations for the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) annual awards has opened. For the fifth consecutive year, the awards from the world governing body of equestrian sport will highlight and reward excellence, commitment, dedication and courage within the equestrian community.

FEI President HRH Princess Haya, who will chair the panel of three international judges that will decide the winners, says:"I really hope that National Federations, athletes, fans of equestrianism and everyone working in the sport will make nominations for the FEI Awards 2013. Year after year, the nominations we receive confirm how much incredible talent, commitment and courage exists within our community and deserves to be acknowledged far beyond the equestrian world."

Nominations can be made in the following five categories:

Reem Acra Best Athlete:  the athlete (equine or human) or combination that, over the past year, has demonstrated exceptional skill in the arena in any FEI discipline

Longines Rising Star:  a talented and dedicated athlete aged 14-21 in any FEI discipline

Development:  an equestrian development project, an individual or organisation that has demonstrated skill, dedication and energy in expanding the sport

Against All Odds: a disabled rider or an individual who has overcome extreme personal difficulties to achieve proficiency in equestrian sport

Best Groom:  that important person who works behind the scenes with loyalty, dedication and total respect for the welfare of the horse.

Nominations for the FEI Awards 2013 close at midnight on 31 July.

The winners will be contacted in September and invited to attend the FEI Awards ceremony on 7 November in Montreux, Switzerland.

For more information and to make nominations visit


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