Horsemanship Award sponsored by Inglis


Inglis takes pride in sponsoring the Horsemanship Award, an award centred around recognising individuals’ talents both in and out of the saddle. It highlights attributes such as horsemanship, consistency, reliability, a profound connection with horses, and a prioritisation of animal welfare. Examining the individual’s achievements with thoroughbreds, whether in breeding, racing or both, showcases the unique skill set that has propelled them to the forefront.

What key qualities define winning this award?

To be eligible for this recognition, nominees must be actively involved in the thoroughbred industry, specifically within a stud or stable environment. They’re expected to showcase outstanding horsemanship skills coupled with dedication to the care and well-being of horses. They must embody reliability, consistency, and a deep affinity with the thoroughbred, not only integral to daily operations but also setting a benchmark for others within the industry.

Roles that fall under consideration include:

Pre-trainers, Retrainers, Educators, Stud Hands, Stallion Grooms, Foaling Specialists, Stable Hands, Vet Nurses, Broodmare Supervisors, Track Riders, Strappers, Clerks, Farriers, and Foremen.

These roles represent just a few among the many positions eligible for nomination within this category.

Celebrating Past Winners:

The Horsemanship Award boasts a lineup of past winners:

  • 2023: Emile Fredericks (Widden Stud NSW)
  • 2022: Adam Shankley (Arrowfield Stud NSW)
  • 2021: Mandy Radecker (Michael Lakey Racing QLD)
  • 2020: Wendy Smith (Blue Gum Farm VIC)
  • 2019: Scott Eeles (Godolphin Kelvinside NSW)
  • 2018: Warren Sutton (McEvoy Mitchell Racing VIC)
  • 2017: Kellie McCarthy (Mill Park Stud SA)
  • 2016: Gerry Ryan (Coolmore Stud NSW)
  • 2015: Ben Cadden (Chris Waller Racing NSW)

Take a simple yet impactful step: identify the individual you believe deserves a nomination for the 2024 Stud and Stable Staff Awards. This is your chance to ensure that staff feel appreciated, celebrated, and motivated to shape the future of our industry.

Ready to nominate? Make a difference today!

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