Vote now for Harry Allen as FEI Rising Star of the decade – FEI Awards 2020 celebrate a decade of equestrian excellence

  • 12 November 2020, 11:06

If you had the chance to choose, who would be your favourites from the winners over the past decade of FEI Awards?

Well now you have that opportunity! In a year when our sport has been brought to a standstill by the pandemic, the FEI are looking back through the years and giving YOU the chance to pick the best of the best from the five FEI Awards categories.

Ireland’s Harry Allen was voted Longines Rising Star in 2017 when he burst onto the scene with phenomenal performances. Harry has continued to make his mark on the international stage ever since and and now is your chance to vote for Harry to become FEI Rising Star of the decade.

Harry Allen (IRE), winner of the Longines Rising Star Award IN 2017. Vote now to make Harry the Rising Star of the decade (Photo: FEI/Richard Juilliart)

And the public vote for the special edition FEI Awards 2020 is now open!

This year the winners in each of the five categories will be chosen entirely by the public and votes can be cast on from now until 22 November. Winners will be announced the second week of December.

There are 55 nominees representing 19 nations across the five Awards categories: Longines FEI Rising StarPeden Bloodstock FEI Best AthleteCavalor FEI Best GroomFEI Against All Odds; and FEI Solidarity. You can cast your vote now here. Remember, you must vote in all five categories.

“These Awards are a way to honour the heroes of our sport through their amazing stories of resilience, horsemanship, determination and passion,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said.

“Equestrian is not just a sport, but a way of life for many people and this has been a desperately difficult year for the equestrian community, just as it has been for everyone, in every sector. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on the positives that our sport has to offer and celebrate the fantastic ambassadors that we have, both on the field of play and behind the scenes making a difference.”

Since their launch in 2009, the FEI Awards have become a key addition to the annual equestrian calendar and have grown in size and stature over the last decade. The FEI Best Athlete and FEI Rising Star Award categories have featured a high calibre of nominees from around the world with numerous Olympic, Paralympic and FEI World Equestrian Games™ honours among them.

“This year, more than ever, I invite you all to show your support for the multiple nominees in the different categories,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “The equestrian community has been pushed to the limit this year but has come out stronger and this is our chance to unite and celebrate our community’s resilience in the face of adversity.”


Cast your vote now here

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