2018 Equine Industry Vision Award


Four Finalists Selected for the 2018 Equine Industry Vision Award

Roxane Durant, co-founder and executive director of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA)

David Jones, DVM, chairman for Brooke USA; former chairman of Brooke International

Monty Roberts, the founder of Join-Up International

Jay Winborn is the current executive director of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA)


The Winner will be presented June 15 at the Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast in Hunt Valley, Maryland

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Thank you to all the nominators who recognized this year's list of nominees.

2018 Equine Industry Vision Award Guidelines [PDF]


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 recognize ingenuity, originality and effective innovation that exemplifies commitment, dedication and service to this industry.


Nominees may include individuals or organizations. They may be recognized for a single outstanding visionary achievement or for sustained outstanding contributions that have made a profound impact on the equine industry. 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 come to an accurate assessment of its consequences and degree of success. The nominees may or may not come directly from the equine industry, but their achievement(s) must have created paradigm shifts in the perception of the industry.


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 and/or products, services, programs.

4) High moral, ethical and professional standards.

For more information about the Equine Industry Vision Award, contact:
Christine Brune, AHP Executive Director at 386-760-7743 or e-mail AHorsePubs@aol.com

Past Recipients