We are delighted to announce that the search for the 2017 equestrian heroes has now started and we need YOU to take an active role in the FEI AWARDS 2017, our annual salute to excellence, determination, resolve, courage and dedication.
We have made a few small changes to the FEI Awards process and we are now asking you and the wider FEI Family to nominate your heroes. As you are actively involved in the sport, your input is vital in order to ensure that we cover the depth and breadth of the equestrian landscape and recognise the exceptional individuals and organisations that make the equestrian community so unique!
The nomination phase – which is open exclusively to the FEI Family – runs until 31 August. Following the nomination phase, the FEI Executive Board will shortlist the entries, which will then be presented to a DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF JUDGES and for the first time ever the PUBLIC will be invited to vote from 18 to 30 September on www.fei.org.
If you want your heroes to have the chance of being celebrated for all their hard work, commitment, dedication and achievements, please NOMINATE NOW on www.feiawards.org in one or all of the five categories below:
Longines Rising Star
Against All Odds
Here’s a quick breakdown on the TIMELINE and PROCESS for the FEI Awards 2017
14.07 – 31.08
Nominations open to the FEI Family on www.feiawards.org
1.09 – 10.09
Shortlisting by the FEI Executive Board
18.09 – 30.09
Shortlisted nominees presented to the PUBLIC VOTE on www.fei.org (worth 50%)
Shortlisted nominees presented to distinguished PANEL of JUDGES (worth 50%)
21 November 2017
Winners announced at the FEI AWARDS Gala presented by Longines in Montevideo, Uruguay
Live coverage of the event and extensive social/media coverage around the world.
The FEI Awards honour everyone who make our sport happen and this has been shown time and time again in the thousands of nominations we have received since the FEI Awards were launched in 2009. This is your opportunity to shine the spotlight on your heroes so please take the time to nominate in the five categories to ensure the global community is truly represented in the FEI Awards 2017.
For more information on the categories, the process, the timelines and to place your nomination, go to www.feiawards.org
I sincerely hope you will participate in this nomination process and look forward to your input and proposals for this edition of the FEI Awards.
With my kindest regards,
Ingmar De Vos