Watch! AIRC chairman named Person of the Year at 2018 Irish Sport Horse Industry Awards

Tony Ennis, current chairman of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs, won the Person of the Year Award at the Irish Sport Horse Industry Awards.

The awards took place at The K Club on Saturday night where over 150 people from all sectors of the industry attended the awards.

Dressage Irelands chair Joe Reynolds and William Micklem were also shortlisted for the award. 

The Association of Irish Riding Clubs was also shortlisted in three other categories including Best Website / Socila Media, Equestrian Event of the Year and Organisation of the Year, which it won last year.

Tony Ennis, Person of the Year 2018The full list of award winners include:

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The full list of award winners include:

  1. Best International Equine Enterprise Award – Kennedy Equine
  2. Best Domestic Equine Enterprise Award – Castle Leslie
  3. Industry Research and Development Award – The Irish Equine Centre
  4. Innovation Award – Joe Reynolds (Dressage Ireland)
  5. Equestrian Event of the Year – RDS Dublin Horse Show
  6. Breeder of the Year Award – Noel Cawley
  7. Person of the Year Award – Tony Ennis (Association of Irish Riding Clubs)
  8. Organisation of the Year Award – Show Jumping Ireland
  9. Media Award – Leo Powell (Editor, Irish Field)
  10. Best Website / Social Media Platform Award – Team Ireland Equestrian
  11. Grand Prix Award – Senior European Show Jumping Team
  12. Sport Horse of the Year Award – Limestone Grey
  13. Customer Care Award – Brennanstown Riding School
  14. Pony of the Year Award – Cul Ban Mistress

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