horsescotland Awards

@strHeading

Sinclair Photography


 2019 Award Winners

The full list of winners (Photography – Sinclair Photography):


   Business - Lindores
1. Equestrian Business of the Year  Lindores Equestrian – Celebrating 30 years in business this year, Lindores Equestrian has supported not only the equestrian community but also Scottish tourism. They have listened to demands and needs and continually develop the business in response. Their focus on customer care is exemplary.
 
    Employee - Jamie Turnbull
2. Employee of the Year Jamie Turnbull - Jamie has made a significant contribution to Scottish Racing as an assistant trainer. His hard work and dedication helped produce the 2017 Grand National winner and in 2018 he worked with the team to produce a total of fifty winners.  It is clear that he is an integral and pivotal part of the team at Arlary House Racing.
 
   Youth Coach - Sean Henderson
3. Youth Coach of the Year Sean Henderson – Through his coaching, Sean has demonstrated a great ability to inspire confidence and to encourage riders to develop, participate and enjoy their sport.
 
   Young People's Coach
4. Young People’s Coach of the Year Jennifer Burnett – Over the past 10 years, Jennifer has coached over 200 horse and rider combinations. As a result,  the Scottish Junior Tetrathlon girls team is consistently in the top four and the boys team have won twice.
 
   Participation Coach - Martin Arnott
5. Participation Coach of the Year Martin Arnott - Martin shows a genuine desire to see both the horse and rider develop regardless of their experience or age. By building on traditional coaching approaches and using video review techniques, he helps riders to acquire the knowledge to train their own horses.  He has also developed links internationally and delivered the UKCC platform in the United Arab Emirates.
   Performance Coach - Andrew Hamilton  
6. Performance Coach of the Year Andrew Hamilton - The judging panel were surprised that Andrew had not won this award before.  He was one of the first in Scotland to complete the UKCC level 3 coaching certificate. A former British International Showjumper, he has been influential in working with riders at all levels.

 Youth Performer - Nicole & Shaunie
 Award collected by Lucy Moss (British Showjumping Scotland) and Claire Lockhead-  Anderson
7. Youth Performer of the Year Nicole Lockhead-Anderson & Shaunie Greig – Joint winners, Nicole and Shaunie’s hard work has certainly paid off over the last year. Amongst several notable individual victories throughout the year, they were part of the gold winning British Pony Team, Team LeMieux, at the Pony European Championships, Bishop Burton in August 2018.
 
  Performer - Graham Babes
  Award collected by Sandra Low-Mitchell 
8. Performer of the Year Graham Babes – A member of the horsescotland elite performance squad, this young man has had many international successes in the last year.  Graham was part of the British Young Rider team which took silver at the European showjumping Championships.
 
  Youth Volunteer - Alexandra MacMillan 
9. Youth Volunteer of the Year Alexandra MacMillan – Alexandra is a dedicated young lady who has consistently proven herself to be reliable and competent with a true desire to learn.  She has covered many miles in her volunteer role and is also an aspiring young judge.
 
   Volunteer - Fiona Roebuck
10. Volunteer of the Year Fiona Roebuck – Having spent 29 years as a volunteer on the the committee of the National Pony Society Scotland, Fiona is now the current Chair. Over the years she has shown unbounded commitment and continues to push forward the development of the Society.  She dedicates her time to supporting the running of the light horse sections at various agricultural shows and following fifteen years of stewarding at the Royal Highland Show was recently elected Regional Director of the Light Horse section.
 
  Club - Equi-Power 
11. Club of the Year Equi-Power Central Scotland RDA - There are many equestrian clubs in Scotland who offer exceptional support and facilities to participants.  However, this club really stands out.  They are committed to ensuring club members gain more than just equestrian aptitude by giving them life skills for the future.
 
  Team - South of Scotland Select 
12. Team of the Year South of Scotland Select - Unbeaten in Scottish and British competition this team represented Britain in the 2018 European championships finishing fourth in their category. Highly motivated and very involved in their sport, most of the members are already coaching others towards future success.
  Breeder - Reay Campbell
13. Equine Breeder of the Year Reay Campbell – Highly respected, Reay of Caledonia Dressage Horses has bred exceptional foals through her excellent breeding programme, providing many equestrians, not just in Scotland but further afield, with the opportunity to excel. She is a dedicated individual with many years of experience.
 
   Owner - Gordon Grainger
14. Owner of the Year Gordon Grainger – Gordon has gone way beyond just providing a horse. By supporting the rider in all aspects of training and competing, his horse has gone on to compete and win. Rider and horse have so far excelled to become British Elementary Gold Freestyle Champions and British Elementary Gold Champions.
 
  Writer - Emma Cheape 
15. Writer of the Year Emma Cheape - Through their writing to a national audience, an increase in participation has been reported along with increased support for charities. Emma has brought equestrianism to a wider audience through traditional print and online media
 
  Photo - EquiPower                                                   Photo of the Year                                                                               
16. Equestrian Photo of the Year Equi-Power Central Scotland RDA – Equi-Power’s photo submission achieved over 1200 likes on the horsescotland Facebook page. A firm favourite with our public voters.
 
  Lifetime Achievement - David Blair & Tom Best
17. Lifetime Achievement David Blair & Tom Best - Previousl school teachers, Tom and David became involved in equine breeding when they formed Waxwing Stud in 1972. Their Welsh Section A and B ponies are renowned for having excellent temperaments and trainability. Many have gone on to become winners, including Horse of the Year Show Supreme Pony Champion ‘Waxwing Thumbs Up’. Their continued passion and dedication to the world of breeding, showing and judging coupled with their willingness to share their knowledge and expertise makes them very worthy winners of this award.
 
  Board Award - Ursula
  Award collected by Anne Logan and Mark Turnbull
18. Board Special Recognition Ursula XII – Special recognition goes to an outstanding equine who recently retired from an exceptional career in showjumping. This Scottish sport horse mare was bred in 2001by Mary Turnbull and was originally produced by horsescotland performance programme rider, Mark Turnbull. Her career was furthered under the ownership of Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham. This exceptionally talented mare, along with top Scottish rider Scott Brash, went on to secure many wins at top level showjumping worldwide.
 
   RDA - Susie Elliot
19. RDA Scotland Outstanding Contribution Susie Elliot MBE – A volunteer for over 50 years, Susie has inspired countless others. Her selfless commitment and dedication has enabled many at both regional and national level to develop and succeed.

 

Awards Criteria and Evidence

 

1. Club of the Year

This award will be made to a club who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of equestrianism at a local, regional or national level.

Evidence

  • Has contributed to the development of their participants
  • Has created a safe, fun and nurturing environment for development
  • Has adopted a rider-centred approach to coaching

 

2. Equestrian Business of the Year

This award will be made to a Scottish based equestrian business that has made an outstanding contribution to the development of equestrianism at a local, regional or national level.

Evidence

  • Customer service delivery
  • Product knowledge
  • Awareness of retailer requirements

 

3. Equestrian Employee of the Year

This award will be made to an employee of an equestrian organisation who has made an outstanding contribution. This could be any employee ranging from administrative support to a groom.

Evidence

  • The employer should demonstrate the positive impact this employee has made on their organisation and outline the contributions they have made.

 

 4. Equestrian Photo of the Year

This award will be made to the photographer (professional or other) of the best equestrian related photograph.  The horsescotland Board will create a shortlist and the public will vote for their favourite via social media channels.

A high resolution electronic photo must be submitted with this nomination form, with sections 1, 2 & 3 completed, there is no need to complete section 4 of the nomination form for this category.

Any photos submitted for this category can be used by horsescotland, whilst crediting the photographer, for promotional purposes.

 

5. Equestrian Writer of the Year

This award will be made to an Equestrian Writer who has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of the Scottish equestrian sector.

Evidence

  • Raised profile of the Scottish Equestrian Sector in Scotland and further afield
  • Proven track record of continuous publication of their writing in publications or online, including Blogs.
  • A minimum of 2 examples of published writing must be submitted as evidence.

 

6. Equine Breeder of the Year

This award will be made to a breeder who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of equine breeding.

Evidence

  • Raised profile of the breed in Scotland and further afield
  • Proven track record of breeding quality equines in Scotland

 

7. Youth Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach who is Under 21 years old (at the time of applications closing), and has supported the development of athletes or teams, and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within, their community.

Evidence

  • Has delivered regular quality coaching sessions to a group or to individual athletes
  • Created a safe and enjoyable environment for participation
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching

 

8. Participation Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach who has supported the development of athletes or teams,  and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within, their community.

Evidence

  • Has delivered regular quality coaching sessions to a group or to individual athletes
  • Created a safe and enjoyable environment for participation
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching

 

9. Performance Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach working with athletes and teams at the highest level of sport.   The award looks for evidence of player-centred development leading to successful performance at the most senior level of International, UK or Scottish sport.

Evidence

  • Has adopted a player-centred approach to coaching
  • Has made a difference to the performance of an athlete or team based on resources available to them
  • Has coached athletes or teams who have delivered a successful performance at National or International Level

 

10. Performer of the year

This award will be made to a performer who has achieved an outstanding result(s) at national and/ or international level.

Evidence

  • Has delivered successful performances at the highest level of Scottish, UK or international sport
  • Has promoted equestrianism in a favourable and positive manner, being an ambassador for Scotland

 

11. Youth Performer of the Year

This award will be made to a performer who is Under 21 years old (at the time of applications closing) has achieved an outstanding result(s) at national and/ or international level.

Evidence

  • Has delivered successful performances at the highest level of Scottish, UK or international sport

Has promoted equestrianism in a favourable and positive manner, being an ambassador for Scotland

 

12. Volunteer of the Year

This award will be made to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of equestrianism at a local, regional or national level.

Evidence

  • Has significantly increased the opportunities available to their club, centre or event
  • Has helped create a safe and enjoyable environment for participation
  • Has given of their time more than is expected

 

13. Youth Volunteer of the Year

This award will be made to a Under 21 years old (at the time of applications closing) who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of equestrianism at a local, regional or national level.

Evidence

  • Has significantly increased the opportunities available to their club, centre or event
  • Has helped create a safe and enjoyable environment for participation
  • Has given of their time more than is expected

 

14. Young Peoples Coach of the Year

This award will be made to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to the introduction and early development of sport for young people under the age of 18.

Evidence

  • Has delivered quality coaching in a safe environment
  • Has contributed to the development of the basic skills of a young athlete or a young team
  • Has created a safe, fun and nurturing environment for development
  • Has demonstrated innovative practice in their coaching.

 

15. Owner of the Year

This award will be made to an owner who has made an outstanding contribution to supporting our Scottish sporting sector

Evidence

  • Registered owner of a horse which is stabled, produced and  competed in Scotland
  • Demonstrated commitment to support the development of the sport

 

16. Team of the Year

This award will be made to a team who have work together to achieve outstanding result(s) whether it’s, a team of coaches, trainers or professionals or a team representing a club/ organisation at national and/ or international level.

Evidence

  • Has delivered successful achievements/ Performances at the highest level of Scottish, UK or international sport or industry
  • Has promoted equestrianism in a favourable and positive manner, being an ambassador for Scotland

 

17. Riding for the Disabled in Scotland Outstanding Contribution

This award is for an individual who has made a significant contribution to RDA at Group, County, Region or Scottish level over a significant period. The nominee may be a participant, volunteer, coach or supporter.

Evidence

  • Personal characteristics and attributes must be included in your submission which may include:
  • organisational skills, dedication, determination, outstanding fundraising, positive attitude, reliability, ability to overcome challenges, specific achievements, contribution to positive growth and development, positive impact on the lives of others

 

Please note that the horsescotland Board/panel reserves the right to not present every award each year or to potentially reclassify nominees or merge coaching categories dependent on number of nominations received.

 

 Download: