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Nominations for the 2018 Show Personality of the Year Awards open on February 1st 2018 and will close on 1st May.

Voting for finalists will commence on 1st June and will close on 7th September.

Prizes will be announced and awarded at the Awards Presentation Gala Dinner on 20th October 2018 venue TBC

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Show Personality of the Year Awards

Our Sponsors for the

2017 Showing Council/Showing World Show Personality of the Year Awards

Nominations are now closed, finalists will be announced on the 1st June 2017.



SPILLERS® is a brand with more than 30 feeds to choose from and has something to suit every type of horse or pony in every discipline. For friendly, professional advice, call the SPILLERS® Care-Line on 01908 226626 or visit

"We are proud to be title sponsor of the Showing World Personality of the Year Awards 2017" said SPILLERS® Professional Sales Manager Sarah Elphick. "This exciting annual event is popular with so many showing competitors from amateurs to top class professionals. What brings them together is their pride in the health, condition and performance of their horses and providing the right feed is a key component. We are delighted to give our support."

PRP Rescue 

PRP Rescue Services

Tens of thousands of drivers across the UK enjoy the security and peace of mind that PRP brings them. The company is now the largest and most comprehensive equestrian rescue service.

‘PRP Rescue are proud to be given the opportunity to sponsor the Show Rider of the Year at the 2017 Showing Awards. The event has rightfully become one of the most popular and prestigious in the showing calendar and gives the public the chance to recognise those who excel in a very demanding equestrian discipline. We are looking forward to what is sure to be a fabulous presentation evening’. 


 Equilibrium Products

 Equilibrium Products

Equilibrium Products is a British company who designs and develops innovative products to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of the horse.

Laura Cutter, Marketing Manager at Equilibrium Products, said “we are very excited to continue as category sponsor at such a prominent event and we see this as an exciting opportunity to connect directly with horse owners in the showing community and demonstrate our support of the discipline”


 eVET Drug


The performance of your horse is as important to us as it is to you. Which is why we bring you eVet, an online Equine dispensary run by a team of dedicated Equine vets. eVet offers a full range of Equine medication, wormers, supplements & healthcare products.

“eVet are delighted to sponsor a category in the prestigious Showing World/Showing Council awards. The category of Junior Show Handler Personality of The Year is a wonderfully exciting category, giving recognition to our hard-working juniors, the future of the Showing World. We look forward to being part of the awards in the year ahead."



Horse of the Year Show

Horse of the Year Show is delighted to be supporting the Breeder of the Year Award for the Showing Council/ Showing World Show Personality of the Year Awards 2017. Now in its 69th year, Horse of the Year Show remains the pinnacle of the showing year and we are dedicated to promoting quality breeding of both horses and ponies that are true to type. To compete at HOYS is an aspiration of many riders and producers, but to be crowned a HOYS champion can be the making of a horse/pony’s career and is what gives the breeder their unbeatable reputation. HOYS 2017 takes place 4th – 8th October at the NEC Birmingham, qualifiers for which can be found online.


 Virbac 3D Worming

Virbac 3D Worming

Virbac Ltd is delighted to be supporting show ponies for the sixth consecutive year through their sponsorship of the Virbac Ltd/3D Worming Show Pony Personality of the Year.

 ‘For the last six years there has been a truly top class line up of finalists in our category’ said Virbac Business Unit Director Dr Rick Manlove ‘and the gala presentation dinner really showcases the six finalists. We support show horses though our sponsorship of the Virbac Ltd 3D Worming Cob of the Year that culminates at HOYS and we are pleased to be able to also support the ponies through the prestigious Virbac Ltd/3D Worming  Show Pony Personality of the Year’.

Equine worming can be confusing for even the most experienced owners,  that’s why leading experts Pippa and William Funnel of the Billy Stud and top show ring professional Katie Jerram trust the 3D Worming approach from Virbac to give year round protection for their horses.


 Farnam Products

 Farnam Products

"We are looking forward to sponsoring the Show Handler category in the 2017 Show Personality Awards, this is a great way for us to be able to connect further with the showing world. We know how to keep your horse winning fit and shiny." said Leslie Sutcliffe.

Farnam Products from the USA, has a product from head to tail to keep your horses healthy and able to compete at their best.  Red Cell vitamins gives them all the vitamins they are missing from their normal feed which results with strength, proper muscle growth, a dazzling eye, and all over sparkle. Electro Dex electrolytes, Vision Focus and Calm, B-Kalm, Tri Tec, SimpliFly which is a feed-in fly inhibitor which will make your stable virtually fly-free (as long as all your horses are included in the program),  Weightbuilder, which keeps the condition on, no matter what the weather, Horseshoer's Secret the finest feed-in to give your horse fantastic elastic feet fast,  Ice Tight poultice, and our other 185 products which keep you horses healthy from the inside out. All are the building blocks of a winning show horse. 

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 Kellythorpe Stud

Kellythorpe Stud

Located in Chelmsford, Essex the Kellythorpe Stud continues to breed top quality horses for the show ring and many other disciplines. Through a strategic approach to bloodline selection the Kellythorpe Stud regularly sees homebred stock compete in the Cuddy finals at Horse of the Year Show. In 2013 Kellythorpe Moulin Rouge took the top place in the Horse finals of the Cuddy Supreme. Other homebred Cuddy finalists include Kellythorpe Strike a Pose (2 times cuddy contender), Kellythorpe Master Key and Kellythorpe Don Diamante. The Kellythorpe Stud are also the current holders of the Awards Breeder of the Year Title.

‘Once again we are pleased to support the Showing Council/Showing World Show Personality of the Year Awards through our sponsorship of the ‘Kellythorpe Junior Show Rider of the Year Award’ said Lisha Leeman, founder of the Kellythorpe Stud “the junior category is always closely fought and recognises some of the hard working junior riders in the industry, we always look forward to the presentations in October”.




The Absorbine Pro-Am Grooms Award will once again include two sections, one each for professional and amateur grooms.  The professional award supports the vital role played by those who dedicate their careers to the care of show horses, whilst the amateur award recognises the equally important part played by the many unpaid friends and family who volunteer to help competitors on a regular basis.

“Our support of the Pro-Am Grooms Award enables us to recognise and say thank you to all those who work so tirelessly to ensure the welfare of our beautiful show horses, and to keep them gleaming and looking absolutely fabulous in the ring.  Absorbine and ShowSheen have many loyal customers in the showing world and we are delighted to be able to put something back into showing.  The grooms really are the unsung heroes of the showing world”, said Absorbine European Marketing Manager, Rachael Holdsworth.


Rosettes Direct

Rosettes Direct was formed in 1999 from a merger of - TRA of Oswaldtwistle, Knights of Bristol and Prestfield Rosettes of Accrington.

Now the UK's leading rosettes manufacturer and supplier of all show sundries, this expansion has enabled Rosettes Direct to offer a far wider choice to its customers ensuring that prices are highly competitive due to its bulk purchasing power and economies of scale.


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