From over 1,100 nominations in the 2021 SEIB Insurance Brokers Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards, Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled Ltd. has made it onto the short-list in the RDA (Riding for the Disabled) Yard of the Year category at these prestigious, national awards.
The winners of each of the 5 categories in the SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards will be announced at a luncheon at Dallas Burston Polo Grounds in Southam, Warwickshire on the 30th June. Yard proprietor, Mrs Margaret Douglas MBE has been invited to these prestigious awards and are very much in the running for taking the title.
Mrs Douglas said: “We are immensely proud to have made the shortlist and after such a difficult year, it means even more to all our participants and very loyal supporters.”
The SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards have been set up by SEIB to celebrate excellence in teaching, training and horse care. The 2021 running of the SEIB Insurance Brokers Livery Yard and Riding School awards are set to show how determination in the face of adversity has helped many yards weather the storm of Covid-19.
Each short-listed yard has undergone a nomination process from clients and the general public and then judging by a panel resulting in a short-list. Each short-listed yard has been requested to submit a video detailing the highlights of the yard and what it offers to clients.
SEIB Marketing Manager Nicolina Mackenzie said: “We have had over 1,100 nominations in the SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards this year. Our judges have done a brilliant job in going through all the many, wonderful yards that people have put forward and we have an exciting short-list in each category. Everyone on the judging panel is looking forward to seeing the finalists’ videos. At SEIB, we know that there are many livery yards and riding schools that provide an outstanding service and through these awards we want to put something back by recognising and highlight their professionalism, skill and commitment in these ongoing challenging times.”
The SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards have categories for best small riding school (under 20 horses), best large riding school (over 20 horses), best full livery yard, best do-it-yourself (DIY) livery yard and best Riding for the Disabled (RDA) riding school.
The judges on the panel in the SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards are, Mr Richard Ramsay (Team Ramsay Horton), Emma Bedford (Your Horse Live), Eloise Chugg (NAF Supplements), Melissa Nemeth-Smyth (Redpin Publishing), Nicolina MacKenzie and Katie Oswald (SEIB).
The winners of each of the five categories of the SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year awards will be announced and have their trophy presented at the luncheon by an equestrian celebrity.
Leading equine Insurance brokers, SEIB Insurance Brokers are experts in the world of livery yard and riding school insurance with many years-experience in these niche markets. The company has a long association with the equestrian world and is renowned for ‘putting something back’ by supporting equestrian events and activities.