The National Equine Forum is delighted to recognise the following awardees as highly commended for the Special Covid-19 Sir Colin Spedding Award 2021.
Alison Payne has been highly commended for her efforts in creating the book “A Highland Pony 2020 – Project 2020” during the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Andrew McDiarmid has been highly commended for the support he gave his clients and their horses during the initial weeks of the first Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
The team at British Breeding, Eva Maria Broomer, Rachael Holdsworth and Jane Skepper, have been highly commended for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic to support British bred horses, including the virtual Futurity auction and webinars.
Lisa Lanfear has been highly commended for her commitment to equine welfare in Swansea during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lucy Jade Tait has been highly commended for the support she gave to her livery yard during the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic alongside her full-time work.
Natalie O’Rouke and Park Lane Stables RDA have been highly commended for support provided to many local children during the Covid-19 pandemic, including taking ponies to visit those shielding. They are also congratulated on their exceptional fundraising efforts to keep the centre open.
Sarah Arthur and Amanda Berry have been highly commended for the support they have given their staff and horses at HAPPA during the Covid-19 pandemic, going above and beyond their normal roles. Their efforts in these difficult circumstances were highlighted by one of their Equine Inspectors, leading to this accolade.
Tracey Alexander has been highly commended for the support she offered people through virtual hacks she has run with her Friesian horses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
All highly commended awardees have received a letter to acknowledge their achievement.
Read more about the changes to the Sir Colin Spedding Award for 2021 to recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic here.
Read more about the winner of the Special Covid-19 Sir Colin Spedding Award, Claire Williams, here.