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Horse Health & Welfare Award

About the Award

McKee-Pownall Equine Services is pleased to announce our Third Annual “Horse Health & Welfare Award”. This accolade is valued at $1000 and will be awarded to the trainer that best demonstrates attention to the health and welfare of the horse. One recipient will be selected, from trainers in good standing with Equestrian Canada, who directly and effectively enhances the health of the horses in their care.The award is based upon:

  • Incorporating veterinary care as part of the overall training routine of horses in their care.
  • Putting the best interests of the horse’s health first over competition and training schedules.
  • Educating their clients about horse health care.


  • Nominee must be a member in good standing of Equestrian Canada
  • Nominee must be a trainer or coach. They must train both horses and riders and these horses must be in their immediate care.

Complete Nominations include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • In order to nominate a trainer for this award you must complete the attached form and provide 2 supporting signatures in addition to your own.

Nomination Procedure:

  • Nominations must be complete.
  • You may type/write directly onto the nomination form.
  • Candidates for this award can be nominated by their clients, riders, owners, colleagues. Nominators are confidential and are not publicized.
  • Completed Nomination forms must be received by August 25, 2017, 5:00 pm.
  • All e-mailed nominations will be confirmed.
  • Please send completed nomination forms to
  • Voting will open after all qualified nominations have been received.

Voting Procedure: Once qualified nominees are submitted the voting process will begin. There will be an online poll available for the public to vote for their choice for the recipient of this award. Voting will commence on September 1, 2017 and run until September 15, 2017. Each person can vote once.

Presentation: Canadian Show Jumping Tournament, September 20-24, 2017 at the Caledon Equestrian Park. (Details will be provided when available). In order to be eligible for this award the Trainer must be available to attend the presentation.

Download your nomination form HERE

Download Form With Fillable Fields HERE

Please note that trainers can be nominated in consecutive years but recipients (winners) must wait a three year grace period before being nominated again. 

Past Recipients

First Annual McKee-Pownall Equine Services Horse Health and Welfare Award 2015 recipient is Di Langmuir.  

Second Annual Horse Health and Welfare Award was presented to Jennifer Sweet.