FEI Launches 2015 Awards Program

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland,July 3, 2015–The International Equestrian Federation on Friday launched the 2015 FEI Awards program with nominations open through Aug. 28.

Nominations in the five categories can be made at www.feiawards.org.

The categories are:

Longines Rising Star Award for equestrians aged 14 to 21 who demonstrate outstanding sporting talent and commitment;

Reem Acra Best Athlete for the athlete who over the last 12 months has demonstrated exceptional skills in the arena, and has taken equestrian sport to a new level;

Against All Odds Award acknowledges people who have pursued their equestrian ambitions despite physical issues or extremely difficult personal circumstances;

Best Groom Award to the behind-the-scenes team members who work 24/7 to ensure their horses get the best possible care and attention.

FEI Solidarity Award to a FEI Solidarity or equestrian development project, or individual or organization that has demonstrated skill, dedication and energy in expanding equestrian sport.

Winners will be flown to the FEI Awards Gala in San Juan, Puerto Rico in November.