Horse & Hound Awards

The annual Horse & Hound Awards ceremony took place last night at Cheltenham racecourse, and Team French scooped three of the top honours.

Piggy, whose Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials win on Trevor Dickens’ Vanir Kamira was one of a record 15 international wins this season, was voted winner of the Ceris Burns Equestrian Professional Rider of the Year title. Piggy was also second at Burghley on Vanir Kamira and was on the European Championships silver medal-winning team on Quarrycrest Echo.

Vanir Kamira was recognised in her own right, taking the Horseware Horse of the Year title.

Finally, Piggy’s groom Amy Phillips won the NAF Five Star Groom of the Year Award. Piggy said: “Amy’s dedication is second to none. She has a passion for the sport and the horses, and without her my dreams wouldn’t have come true.”

A great ending to a phenomenal season!