OHC Announces new Equine Excellence Award Nominations

The Oregon Horse Council is excited to announce our new Equine Excellence Awards program!  Our goal is to recognize those in our Oregon equine industry who stand out and excel in representing equestrians.  We encourage you to recognize those you feel have gone above and beyond in our industry!  Membership is not required to nominate or be nominated, however the work that is being recognized must have been done in Oregon (or to support Oregon).



  • Deadline is Monday, August 31, 2020.
  • You may self-nominate, or nominate a person, organization, or business that meets the criteria.
  • Each nomination must be submitted on a separate form – CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE.
  • You are welcome to submit up to 5 documents to help support your award nomination.  These need to be in 1 email (to Brandi@OregonHorseCouncil.com) and all in pdf format.  Please put ‘Equine Award Supporting Document {name of the nominee}’ in the subject line.
  • You are welcome to submit as many nominations as you would like.



  • Ambassador – Organization or individual that has demonstrated excellence and outstanding service to the equestrian community in ways that may include:
    • Producing an event and/or providing education for the non-equestrian community to introduce them to horses
    • Assisted or lead the work to provide new public horse related amenities
    • Working diligently to improve or maintain existing horse related amenities
    • Obtaining favorable publicity to promote equestrian lifestyle
    • Engaged equestrians or non-equestrians in a new way to our industry
  • Catalyst – an individual or organization from our industry, education, business, or government that has spearheaded a major impact in the horse industry through education, leadership and innovation.  This is likely a more recent activity.
  • Lifetime Achievement – and individual or organization with important impact to Oregon’s’ equine industry over a significant length of time in the industry (likely over 65, but not required)



  • A selection committee (comprised of leaders throughout Oregon’s equine industry) will review all nominations in September.
  • Winners will be notified in late September, where they will be asked to make a short video regarding their work.
  • The winners, as well as honorable mentions, will be publicly announced during a virtual awards ceremony on October 2nd.

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