Rio 2016 equestrian Paralympian Emma Booth has been shortlisted among hundreds of nominations from around the globe for the FEI Awards 2017 in the ‘Against All Odds’ Category. Sweden’s Felicia Grimmenhag, Chile’s Manuel Bertolotto and the Netherlands’ Eddo Hoekstra are the three other nominees.
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has already opened the public voting. For the first time since the creation of the awards in 2009, the public can cast a vote for their heroes and impact who they think deserves to win.
The public vote determines 50% of the total vote whilst the other 50% will be decided by a star studded expert judging panel.
The FEI received hundreds of nominations from around the globe over the twelve week nomination period and said the calibre of entries for this year’s awards was exceptional.
The 20 nominees have been shortlisted across five categories for their outstanding contributions and dedication to the sport, showcasing some of the most successful achievements and talent within the equestrian community.
The winner of each of the five categories will be announced at the FEI Awards 2017 gala presented in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 21 November.