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Nominations open for Sir Colin Spedding Award
Pictured: Imran Atcha, winner of the 2022 Sir Colin Spedding Award with HRH The Princess Royal.

Award celebrates unsung equine heroes. 

Nominations have opened for the National Equine Forum's (NEF) Sir Colin Spedding Award 2023.

Introduced in 2013 in memory of the late Sir Colin Spedding, the award recognises an unsung star in the equine world annually, one who has never yet won any awards in recognition of their work. 

Founding chairman of the NEF, Sir Colin chaired the event for 20 years until his death in 2012, and as his commemorative award suggests, he advocated for representatives of all areas of the equine community were welcomed and supported at the NEF. 

Jane Holderness-Roddam, the Sir Colin Spedding Award sub-committee Chair, commented: “During the past decade the Sir Colin Spedding Award has become one of the most coveted accolades within the equestrian sector. 

“Not least because it gives those who have otherwise hidden their light under a bushel, the time to truly shine.”

To nominate an individual for the Award, visit the NEF website and write no more than 100 words explaining why your chosen candidate should be considered.

Nominations must be made before 31 July 2022, and anyone submitting a nomination should ensure that they have read the checklist beforehand.

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Laura Muir wins gold at Commonwealth Games

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 Veterinary surgeon and Olympic silver-medalist Laura Muir scooped the gold medal in the 1500m final Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Winning Scotland's 12th title of the games, Muir finished in four minutes 2.75 seconds, collecting her second medal in 24 hours.

Dr Muir commented on her win: "I just thought my strength is in my kick and I just tried to trust it and hope nobody would catch me. I ran as hard as I could to the line.

"It is so nice to come here and not just get one medal but two and in such a competitive field. Those girls are fast. It means a lot." 

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