Nominations Open for Practical Horseman’s Trainer of the Year

Practical Horseman is pleased to announce the first ever Practical Horseman Trainer of the Year Program. Practical Horseman wants to honor the unsung heroes of our sport—trainers who work tirelessly to improve the education of both riders and horses. Individuals can nominate a trainer that aims for excellence in the disciplines of hunters, jumpers, eventing or dressage for Practical Horseman’s 2022 Trainer of the Year award. Prizes for the first ever Practical Horseman Trainer of the Year will be provided by Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. makers of Cosequin®.

To nominate a trainer, submit an essay (at least 100 words) describing why this person deserves to be named Practical Horseman’s Trainer of the Year at Nominations close May 31, 2022.

From the nominations, the top ten finalists will be asked to submit a short video to help the Horse&Rider editorial staff to determine the winner. If a trainer is selected to be a top-10 finalist, the person who submitted the nomination is responsible for submitting a video (5 minutes or less) describing why the trainer should be selected as Practical Horseman’s Trainer of the Year. Videos can include information on the trainer’s training background, current training program, training philosophy, the trainer’s definition of a good horse person, an example of the trainer giving a lesson, student testimonials, etc.

The winner will be interviewed for a Practical Horseman podcast, be featured in a special digital feature on, and receive a special commemorative gift from Practical Horseman and Cosequin®.

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