The Equine Industry Vision Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding leadership, creativity and meritorious contribution toward positive changes in the equine industry. This distinguished award is a unique opportunity to publicly acknowledge ingenuity, originality and effective innovation that exemplifies commitment, dedication and service to this industry.
Nominations Closed for 2022
Deadline was February 4, 2022.
Nominees may include individuals or organizations. They may be recognized for a single outstanding visionary achievement or for sustained outstanding contributions that have profoundly impacted the equine industry. Nominee must be resident of U.S. or Canada.
In the case of nomination for a single achievement, nominees should have devoted themselves to a given task whose magnitude, significance, and repercussions warrant a level of recognition beyond the purpose served. The achievement in question should be complete or measurable to the degree that the judges can accurately assess its consequences and degree of success.
The nominee’s performance in relation to the achievement(s) cited should demonstrate the following attributes and abilities:
1) The vision and innovation of a true pioneer.
2) Leadership, commitment, dedication, and willingness to serve.
3) Original and effective ideas or products, services, programs.
4) High moral, ethical and professional standards.
1) Deadline for nominations for the 2022 award is on or before February 4, 2022. The award presentation will be held on Friday, May 13, at the 2022 AHP Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.
2) Anyone is eligible to be nominated or to nominate. Nominations must be submitted electronically and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the official nomination ballot plus any additional supporting documentation such as letters of recommendation, links to videos, websites, books, or articles. Maximum number of pages is ten (10). The nomination must describe in non-technical terms the nature of the achievement and the extent of its benefit, significance, and effects; focusing on those attributes of the nominee that were primarily instrumental in contributing to the achievement.
3) The person nominating a candidate must provide their name, address, and phone number so that the judges can follow up if needed.
4) The person nominating a candidate must provide the names of two additional people who could offer information on the nominee.
5) All non-winning nominations, including finalists from 2021, are encouraged to be re-nominated. A 2022 nomination ballot and collateral material are required for all 2022 nominations, regardless of whether the nominee has been nominated in the past.
The Equine Industry Vision Award Nominating Committee will review the nominations. The Committee will narrow the prospective list of nominees to no more than four (4) finalists and the AHP Board of Directors plus a Zoetis representative will select the winner.
The winner will be notified to allow for travel arrangements and scheduling. Official announcement and presentation of the award will be made during the AHP Annual Conference in May.
AHP members are encouraged to share and publish information about the Equine Industry Vision Award in their publications and on their websites and social media for their readers and viewers before the nomination deadline and following the award ceremony. AHP will provide its members with press information and promote the award via the AHP Newsgroup and online.
Equine Industry Vision Award Trophy
World-renowned artist, Peter Wayne Yenawine, was commissioned by Zoetis to create the Equine Industry Vision Award Trophy. Mr. Yenawine is a master artisan of the finest full lead crystal. Four White House administrations have commissioned him to create gifts of state and he has designed unique sports event trophies for the horse racing industry.
The perpetual trophy for the Equine Industry Vision Award is on display at the Zoetis offices. A smaller version of the award is given to the recipient as a cherished memory of this special event.
The perpetual trophy for the Equine Industry Vision Award is on display at the Zoetis offices. A smaller version of the award is given to the recipient to be kept as a cherished memory of this special event.
Breyer Horses (2021)
Barbra Schulte (2020)
Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT (2019)
David Jones, DVM (2018)
Sydney Knott (2017)
Gary L. Carpenter (2016)
Gayle Ecker (2015)
Patti Colbert (2014)
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (2013)
Equine Land Conservation Resource (2012)
For more information about the Equine Industry Vision Award, contact:
Judy Lincoln, Equine Industry Vision Award Coordinator, at 386-760-7743 or e-mail AHorsePubs2@aol.com
For more information about American Horse Publications, contact:
Christine Brune, Executive Director, at 286-760-7743 or e-mail AHorsePubs@aol.com