Nominations Open for the Prestigious SEIB Meritoire Award

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Richard Meade OBE

The annual SEIB Meritoire award is presented to the person who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the performance sport horse and pony breeding industry.

Previous winners have been the Louella Stud for their contribution to sport horse breeding; Johanna Vardon, founder of the National Foaling Bank, for her contribution to the health and wellbeing of orphaned foals; Archie Smith Maxwell, breeder of Jumbo, one of the highest ranking event sires of all time; Professor Graham Suggett in recognition for a lifetime’s contribution to breeding through encouraging British studbooks to work together and his Chairmanship of the former National Equine Database. In 2015 the Award was made posthumously to Richard Meade OBE, for his considerable competition success, his chairmanship of the British Horse Foundation for over 20 years and his unflinching support of British breeding.

Nicolina Mackenzie, Marketing Manager of SEIB says “Our Company is proud to sponsor the Meritoire, we pride ourselves on customer service, which is in keeping with the philosophy of this award.   SEIB understands that quality and longevity must be a priority when considering how valuable any contribution has been to the horse world which we all value so much”.

If there is someone you believe has made, or is making a valuable contribution to this sector of the British breeding industry and would be a worthy recipient of this esteemed award, click on the link to download a nomination form.  Nominations close on 4 December 2015.


The award will be presented at the annual British Breeders’ Awards Dinner, hosted and organised by the British Horse Foundation in London on 16 January 2016.


Breeders Awards Dinner Sat 16 Jan 2016, Grange City Hotel, London EC3N 2BQ

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