Great Horsemen Are Anything But Ordinary

Show your appreciation for that special trainer, farrier, veterinarian or stable manager (and win some great prizes, too) by nominating him or her for 2016 EQUUS Professional Horseman of the Year.

To nominate your favorite equine pro, visit On the entry form, include an essay of 150 words or less explaining how this person has gone above and beyond to help you and your horse. The winner will be selected by the EQUUS editorial team based on the situation described and overall appeal the essay.

“With this contest, we help our readers show their appreciation to those special veterinarians, farriers and other professionals who play such a vital role in keeping our horses healthy and happy,” says EQUUS editor Laurie Prinz. 

The 2016 EQUUS Professional Horseman of the Year will be announced in a spring issue of EQUUS and the winner will receive an engraved achievement plaque along with a prize package from sponsors HorseTech, Freedom Health, Merial, Schweizer- Effax and SSG valued at over $730. The winning essayist will also receive a prize package from these sponsors valued at over $730.

The contest is now open and will run until February 1, 2016. For more information and to enter, go to