Greatmats 5th Annual National Horse Trainer of the Year Contest
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Greatmats 5th Annual National Horse Trainer of the Year Contest
Accepting nominations for 2019 National Horse Trainer of the Year
Related Product: Horse Stall Mats 10x10 Ft Kit
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 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 NominateTo nominate the trainer for this award, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov. 1, 2019 or fill out the online nomination form. Nominators will not be identified.
- Trainer's Name Name and location of the training facility (Must be located in the USA)
- A brief description of why you are nominating this trainer, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
- A photo and/or video of the trainer
How the winner is chosen:
- Voting will take place in Nov. 2019 for the Fifth Annual National Horse Trainer of the Year Award. The two horse trainers with the most votes will be named finalists.
- Greatmats will judge the two finalists to determine the winner based on:
- Demonstration of Service
- Demonstration of Integrity
- Demonstration of Quality
- $250 in Greatmats Products (or $150 Cash Option) for the training facility
- Trainer/training facility profile to be released with the announcement of the winner in December 2019.
- National Horse Trainer of the Year Certificate
More than 10,600 votes have been cast in the first 4 years 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.
Voting Instructions:Visit the contest page during the voting period to vote for the National Horse Trainer of the Year. Click the vote button next to the photo of the Horse Trainer you'd like to win. Feel free to share the ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote. The two horse trainers with the most 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.
Greatmats is a national horse stall, stable and trailer 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 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.
All media submissions, including text, photos and videos become property of Greatmats.
Read about past winners of the award:
2016 National Horse Trainer of the Year Jessica Montezuma
2017 National Horse Trainer of the Year Kelly Murphy-Alley
2018 National Horse Trainer of the Year Tammy Smith
Past Greatmats National Horse Trainer of the Year Nominees
ArizonaTammy Smith - Fox Mask Basic Horsemanship - Chandler (2018)
Chelsie Kallestad - Chelsie Natural Horsemanship - Holbrook (2018)
Austin VanWyck - Victory Lane Training Center - Phoenix (2016)
Andrea Fappani - Fappani Performance Horses - Scottsdale (2015)
CaliforniaAshley Salter - iRide4U - Santa Ynez (2017)
ColoradoTina Wright - Diamond in the Rough Horsemanship and Training - Fort Lupton (2018)
Ben Grogan - Drifter's Hearts of Hope - Franktown (2018)
Justin Dunn - Justin Dunn Horsemanship - Guffey (2017)
Frances Carbonnel - Mariah Farms - Castle Rock (2017)
Andrea Datz - Integrative Horsemanship - Fruita (2015)
ConnecticutStacey Pierce - Jumpers Academy - Mystic (2016)
FloridaTom Johnson - Costa Nova Farm - Pierson (2018)
Lacey Salvatore - Haven Horse Ranch - Saint Augustine (2018)
GeorgiaSandra Williamson - Rackettown Mustangs - Toombs County (2018)
IdahoGena Loper - Duns N Roses Ranch/Post Falls Equestrian Center - Post Falls (2016)
IllinoisJessica Moctezuma - Moctezuma Stables - Woodstock (2016)
IowaCody Keller - Keller Horse Training - Seymour (2016)
KansasFarold Russett - Russett Quarter Horses - Kinsley, Kansas (2016)
KentuckyKelly Murphy-Alley - Striking KMA Performance Horses - Wilmore (2017)
Beth Harris - Walnut Way Farm - Simpsonville (2017)
Maria Borell - Borell Racing, Beacon Hill Farm - Lexington (2015)
LouisianaRachel Bertrand - Bertrand Training Stables - Crowley (2018)
Susan Morris - 333 Ranch - Pride (2018)
MichiganBill Thomas - Bill Thomas Performance Horses - Saginaw (2018)
Bill Brown - Chase Lake Equine Center - Fowlerville (2017)
MinnesotaTerry Nowacki - American Equine Scenting Association - Argyle (2018)
New JerseyPete Corby - Overview Equestrian Center - Belvidere (2018)
New MexicoKendra Loring - Enchanted Equine Adventures - Albuquerque (2018)
North CarolinaCarley Wheelis - CW Horsemanship - Hillsborough (2018)
Mandy Helton - Helton's Horsemanship - McDowell (2018)
Kelly Woodlief - Woodlief Show Horses - Ruffin (2017)
North DakotaRylan Sundsbak - Sundsbak Performance Horses - Hazen (2018)
OhioLisa Moad - Seven Oaks Farm - Hamilton (2018)
OregonJan Lindsay - Diamond Bar Z - Coos Bay (2018)
South CarolinaTR Potts - Potts Performance Horses - Fountain Inn (2017)
TennesseeChrystal Crispin - Crispin Unlimited - Jonesborough (2017)
TexasJohn M. Joyner, Jr. - Joyner Arabians - Canutillo (2018)
Jeremy Dull - Jeremy Dull Horsemanship - Hempstead (2017)
VermontClaire Silver - Up North Stables - Derby (2018)
VirginiaClarence Crumpton - Crumpton Horsemanship - Thornburg, Virginia (2016)
WashingtonHeidi Bach - Genuine J - Kennewick (2016)
WisconsinSharlyn Fellenz - Mytalisha's Dream Riding Center, LLC - Eau Claire (2017)
Jessie Baillargeon - Victory Farms - Amery (2015)
Sid Zacharias - Rockin Z Ranch - Spooner (2015)
Bryanna Larson - Pony Tales Refuge and Rehab - Colfax (2017)
West VirginiaMike Hurst - Mike Hurst Horsemanship - Philippi (2017)
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