The 2020 Awards
The Equestrian Victoria Awards are held annually and recognise outstanding contributions and achievements within Victorian equestrian sport. It is the time of year when we come together to celebrate achievements of the year across age, disciplines and role. And this year, connecting and celebrating with our equestrian community is more important than ever.
2020 has challenged us all do things differently. While our current situation restricts our ability to celebrate in person, we have the opportunity to make this year special, bringing our entire equestrian community together with a virtual celebration over several days in October to honour our award winners.
It with great pleasure that we again partner with Racing Victoria’s Off The Track to bring the 2020 EV Awards to our community.
Racing Victoria’s OTT program exists to inspire the equestrian community to consider a different approach to finding a horse that fits best with you, encouraging the placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses in second careers. As we all embrace doing things differently this year, we are grateful for Racing Victoria’s OTT’s generosity and spirit in understanding a slightly different approach to our awards, and the importance of connecting and celebrating our equestrian community this year.
“The more you celebrate in life, the more there is to celebrate”
2020 has given us all the opportunity to build our resilience, tapping in to our strengths to bounce back from challenges. When nominating your fellow equestrian community members this year, we encourage you to consider the following aspects:
– Their contribution to the sport
– The unique strengths they possess that have had a positive impact on our sport and our equestrian community
– How they have shown resilience, adjusting to challenges to do their best
In addition to the traditional award categories, through the generosity of Racing Victoria’s Off The Track program, we are again proud to announce we will be awarding Racing Victoria’s Off The Track Horse of the Year in all 4 disciplines as well as a Racing Victoria Off The Track Re-trainer of the Year Award.
Equestrian Victoria has listened to member feedback and made some exciting changes in this year’s awards including the ability for members to vote on the finalists!
Click on the CHANGES section below for further details