The prestigious International publication L’Année Hippique has awarded Badminton Horse Trials the ‘Best Event Award 2019 – Outdoor Eventing’ for a third time in six years. Badminton had previously won the accolade in 2014 and 2016.
The award is voted for by the riders, officials and those closest to the sport and is a splendid valedictory for the recently retired Director Hugh Thomas and incoming Event Director Jane Tuckwell, who picked up the award at the Geneva Horse Show this weekend.
Commenting on the award Jane said, “I felt privileged and honoured to be at the Geneva Show on behalf of Badminton Horse Trials to be presented with the L’Année Hippique Best Event Award 2019 – Outdoor Eventing. It was a memorable occasion in a wonderful setting. It is a great credit to Hugh Thomas and all those that work and volunteer at Badminton to have been awarded this prize for the third time in six years.”
Photo information: Jane Tuckwell pictured in Geneva over the weekend with Inge van der Net (left of photo) – producer of L’Annee Hippique.
Image courtesy of Dirk Caremans.