For those of you who don’t follow me on Social media and have missed this very exciting news, last night it was announced that we had won the Rising Star Award as part of the Haynet Equine Blogger of the Year award!
This award is essentially the ‘runner up’ award to Haynet’s main award. But it is still a huge honour! The aim of the Rising Star award is to “give accolade to an enthusiastic blog writer who the judges felt had a promising and exciting future ahead.” I’m also pretty sure that this was the first year a second award has been included in the Haynet Blog Award!
The winners of both awards were announced last night during #HorseHour on Twitter and I couldn’t believe it! (I still can’t really!) But I am over the moon that all the hard work I put into EquiPepper has been recognised by others in the industry. The Judges’ comments in the official press release are lovely especially when they said my “passion for ex-race horses is infectious.” It is great to know that my aim for EquiPepper to change public opinion on these horses is getting through!
I must also congratulate Sophie Tunnah from Team Tunnah Eventing, for winning the Main Award! She really deserved to win.
Thank you to Samantha Hobden (Haynet Editor) for creating Haynet and hosting the awards, to MirrorMePR for being the first ever sponsor for the Haynet blog award and to Ashley Rossiter (managing director at MirrorMePR) for helping to judge the awards. Also a very big thank you to all of you who regularly read and follow EquiPepper and took the time out to vote for us! It means a huge amount to me and Scottie!
Read the Official Press Release Here.