We are delighted to announce the 2022 Equestrian Business Awards. These awards will recognise and celebrate excellence in equestrian businesses throughout Ireland.

The Awards are open to members and non members of the Equestrian Business Network Ireland and award winners will be announced at an online Awards event in March/April 2022.

The categories include the following:

  • Sales Agent Award – open to agents who distribute equestrian brands into retail outlets or direct to the end user
  • Equestrian Coach Award – open to Equestrian Coaches and Instructors, either self employed or employed by an Equestrian Centre
  • Equestrian Retailer (5 or below employees) Award – open to retailers of equestrian goods, with a physical retail premises, who employ 5 or less employees
  • Equestrian Retailer (6 or more employees) Award – open to retailers of equestrian goods, with a physical retail premises, who employ 6 or more employees
  • Equestrian Online Retailer Award – open to retailers to equestrian related goods, online only
  • Riding Centre (3 or less instructors) Award – open to Riding Centres who employ 3 or less instructors, either full time, part-time or freelance instructors. Kindly sponsored by Centrepiece Rosettes
  • Riding Centre (4 or more instructors) Award – open to Riding Centres who employ 4 or more instructors, either full time, part-time or freelance instructors. Kindly sponsored by Equipeople Ltd
  • Livery Yard Award – open to all Livery Yards
  • Services Award – open to all services to the horse owner and equestrian yards. Services include but are not limited to Admin Services, Equine Therapists, Equine Dentists, Veterinary Surgeons, Equine Physiotherapists, Equine Chiropractors, Equine Nutritionists etc.
  • Equestrian Venue Award – open to competition and training venues
  • Customer Services Award – open to business owners and employees who offer exceptional customer services and are customer centric
  • New Equestrian Business Award – open to businesses started trading in 2021 Kindly sponsored by RCM Services
  • Overall Equestrian Business Award – The recipient of this award will be awarded to the business that stands out and is exceptional in its relevant category

Nominations will be made online and then nominees will attend an online interview with a panel of independent judges who are experienced business owners and coaches. The award winners will be announced at a online Awards ceremony at the end of March / early April 2022 (dates to be confirmed depending on the Covid situation).

There are huge benefits to entering these awards, including the following:

  • The actual process of completing the awards application, this gives you an opportunity to examine and showcase exactly how far you have come with your business, all you offer your clients and what you have acheived.
  • The PR you will receive. All awards applicants will be listed by our medial partners, website and also on our social media both pre-event and post event.
  • The interview process gives you an excellent opportunity to talk about your business. Preparing for the interview will give you the opportunity to focus in on what you want to communicate about your business, your achievements to date and your plans for the future.
  • Networking with the other nominees and judges. You will have the opportunity to promote your business, meet fellow equestrian business owners and build relationships.
  • Being part of a national, industry specific awards gives you huge profile exposure in the equestrian world. These are the only National Equestrian Business Awards and being part of the awards will be of huge benefit to you and your business.
  • These awards are open to and inclusive of equestrian businesses of every size. Whether you are a sole trader with what you consider to be a small business, to national, multi location businesses, every business is very welcome to the awards, regardless of size or turnover.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring a category or part of the Awards Gala Event, we would love to talk to you. We offer the following to Awards Sponsors:

  • “Sponsored by Your Business Name” will be included on all press, social media and online communication re the Award
  • Your business name on the award winners trophies, including Winner, Runner and Highly Commended (depending on number of applicants per category)
  • The Trophies are included in the sponsorship package
  • Social Media Profiling pre and post event, we want to support and thank our sponsors so will give them as much social media coverage as possible
  • Banner advert on the Awards pages on website
  • Sponsors make the presentation to the winners of their category at the Awards Gala
  • Photos at the Awards ceremony which will be used for press and social media
  • Two tickets to the online Gala evening
  • Your logo displayed on the presentation for your category at the Awards Gala
  • Categories will be placed on first-come, first-served basis, so if there is a category that is ideal for your business and you would like to be associated with it, please express interest as soon as possible so you get maximum coverage for your sponsorship package.

Thank you,

Tara Lane

Founder Equestrian Business Network Ireland