2017 Equine Industry Vision Award

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Sydney Knott, Founder, President and CEO of Horses4Heroes, Named 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award Winner

Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) are proud to announce that Sydney Knott, Founder, President and CEO of Horses4Heroes has been selected as the 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award winner. Sponsored by Zoetis, the Equine Industry Vision Award is intended to recognize ingenuity and service as well as benefit to the equine industry by inspiring these qualities in others.

Zoetis presented the award to Knott at the AHP Equine Media Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 16, 2017. The Equine Industry Vision Award is the first to showcase innovation across the equine industry.

“I am humbled and inspired by the opportunity to join the outstanding list of recipients of the Equine Industry Vision Award,” Knott said. “My focus has always been to open the door of the equine industry to all. There have been so many great moments over the last 10 years, but I know there are many more opportunities out there to get people involved.” Read more about Knott.


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