Greatmats 2nd Annual National Horse Trainer of the Year Contest

Greatmats Seeing Nominations for 2016 National Horse Trainer of the Year

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The 2016 Greatmats National Horse Trainer of the Year finalists have been named!


The 2016 finalists for Greatmats 2nd Annual National Horse Trainer of the Year award are: Cody Keller of Keller Horse Training in Seymour, Iowa, and Jessica Moctezuma of Montezuma Stables in Woodstock, Illinois.

More than 1,000 votes were cast in the second year of the contest, which is part of Greatmats' Annual National Award Series. The Greatmats National Award Series is designed to recognize instructors, trainers and coaches, who have made a positive impact in their communities and the lives of their students/clients. Greatmats will name the winner on Dec. 30, 2016.

Cody Keller Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Cody Keller
Seymour, IA

Jessica Moctezuma Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Jessica Moctezuma
Woodstock, IL

Congratulations to all who were nominated for their demonstration of service, integrity and quality in the training practices as well as their involvement in their communities!

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Voting is live through Nov. 30, 2016!
Visit Greatmats Facebook page to vote for this year's National Horse Trainer of the Year. Find the photo gallery ballot associated with the National Horse Trainer of the Year Contest and click like on the photo of the Horse Trainer you'd like to win. Each ''like'' counts as one vote. Only likes to the original post count as votes. Feel free to share a photo or the gallery ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote, but remind them to like the original post to make sure their votes count. The two horse trainers with the most ''like'' votes will be named finalists. From that point, Greatmats will choose the winner (scroll down to see prizes) based on demonstration of service, integrity and quality.

Thanks to those who nominated a special horse trainer and good luck to those nominated!


2016 Nominees
If you have nominated someone and do not see them on this list, please review the ''How to Nominate'' section on this page and make sure you have completed all steps or email brett@greatmats.com.

Austin VanWyck Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Austin VanWyck
Victory Lane Training Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Gena Loper Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Gena Loper
Duns N Roses Ranch/Post Falls Equestrian Center, Post Falls, Idaho

Cody Keller Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Cody Keller
Keller Horse Training, Seymour, Iowa

Jessica Moctezuma Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Jessica Moctezuma
Moctezuma Stables, Woodstock, Illinois

Heidi Bach Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Heidi Bach
Genuine J, Kennewick, Washington

Stacey Pierce Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Stacey Pierce
Jumpers Academy, Mystic, Connecticut

Clarence Crumpton Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Clarence Crumpton
Crumpton Horsemanship, Thornburg, Virginia

Farold Russett Greatmats Horse Trainer of the year contest
Farold Russett
Russett Quarter Horses, Kinsley, Kansas

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Want to honor a horse trainer for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style, humanitarian or animal rights efforts, etc.? Then nominate him/her for the 2nd Annual National Horse Trainer of the Year Award, sponsored by Greatmats. The award, part of Greatmats National Award Series, is designed to recognize Horse Trainers who have made a difference in the lives of their clients, animals and community through the virtues of service, integrity and quality.

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series.

How to Nominate
To nominate the trainer for this award, email the following information to brett@greatmats.com before Nov. 1, 2016. Nominators will not be identified.

1. Trainer's Name
2. Name and Location of the Training Facility (Must be located in the USA)
3. A brief description of why you are nominating this trainer, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
4. A photo and/or video of the Trainer

How the winner is chosen:
1. Voting will take place on Greatmats' Facebook Page from Nov. 16 through Nov. 30, 2016. The two horse trainers with the most votes will be named finalists.

2. Greatmats will judge the two finalists to determine the winner based on:
A. Demonstration of Service
B. Demonstration of Integrity
C. Demonstration of Quality

Grand Prize
1. $250 in Greatmats Products (or $150 Cash Option) for the training facility
2. Trainer/training facility profile to be released with the announcement of the winner on Dec. 30, 2016.
3. National Horse Trainer of the Year Certificate
4. Greatmats Coffee Mug

Greatmats is a national horse stall and stable flooring leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats has earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and 9.5 TrustPilot rating. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

View all of Greatmats' horse stall mats at http://www.greatmats.com/horse-stall-mats.php.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

All media submissions, including text, photos and videos become property of Greatmats.

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series.

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