FEI Awards Short List Announced–Public Voting Open

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Isabell Werth in tears after capturing the European Championships freestyle gold to add to the team and individual gold. Weihegold OLD in the care of groom Steffi Wiegard is in the background. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sept. 20, 2017

The International Equestrian Federation announced the FEI awards short list Wednesday with voting open to the public for the first time to choose from a slate that includes Isabell Werth as best athlete, Alan Davies and Steffi Wiegard as best groom and Hanna Erbe as a rising star.

Twenty equestrians and entities were nominated in the five categories of best athlete, rising star, best groom, against all odds and solidarity.

Voting by the public that will count for 50 per cent of the total can be made here. Voting closes Oct. 1.

Alan Davies minding Valegro after Charlotte Dujardin and the KWPN gelding won Olympic individual gold at Rio de Janeiro. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

(The official voting page misspells the name of Alan Davies.)

The winner of each of the five categories will be announced at the FEI Awards gala presented in Montevideo Nov. 21.

Germany’s European Junior Championship triple gold medal pair Hannah Erbe and Carlos. © Lily Forado for dressage-news.com