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30 October,2018

Winner of the Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award 2018 Announced

The judges of the ‘Equestrian Blogger Of The Year 2018’ Awards,  Sam Hobden, founder of leading equestrian and country blogging directory Haynet and Ashley Rossiter, MD of PR & Social Media Marketing Agency, MirrorMePR are delighted to announce the following winners:

WINNER – The Forelock Journal

Recognition of Talent – How Very Horsey

Rising Star – Young Hip and Horsey

And to continue recognising the ever-increasing presence of international blogger entries, this was awarded to:

International Talent Award: The Sand Arena Ballerina

Commenting on their 2018 winners, the judges said:

The Sand Arena Ballerina
“A brilliant blog, very slick in its presentation and content-wise, always written with a very empathetic approach, allowing the reader to connect with Andrea on a very personal level. Relatable and relevant, this blog is a super read.”

Young Hip & Horsey
“A young filly on the block,  Poppy took us on an extraordinary journey, sharing her own unique story which had us waiting for the next update. One to watch for the future.”

How Very Horsey
A wonderfully open blog that shares Daisy’s personal experiences, celebrating the ‘up’s’ and brave enough to share the ‘lows’, written from the heart. Very inspirational and an enchanting blog, we  thoroughly enjoyed reading.”

Forelock Journal
“A delight to read and navigate. Easy to digest, well written and visually engaging, this blog had everything the judges were looking for. Consistent blog uploads of engaging content gave us a very personal insight into Charlotte’s world with a well thought out layout to enable us to cherry pick from the varied topics she writes about easily. Outstanding.”

Both judges agreed the quality of the bloggers writing within the equestrian world has grown in volume and it was a very difficult competition to judge this year. With the judges following strict criteria, the top twelve equestrian bloggers really stood out and all were very worthy finalists.

The awards have been growing in popularity over the last few years, and the 2019 competition promises to be an exciting one highlighting the strong level of blogging from the equestrian and countryside industry. To embrace and move forward with the awards, a change in format will be announced early next year.


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About Haynet

Haynet is a leading equestrian and countryside blogging directory, telling your stories from the stables to the fields. If you love living in the countryside, riding your horse, farming the fields or walking your dogs through the woods – then you will feel right at home here!

Haynet is also the host of the Countryside Blogger of the Year Award celebrating top class bloggers within the industry. Samantha is also joint judge of the Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger of the Year Award. We are also the founder of the #HorseBloggers channel and the host of #RuralBloggers, a dedicated network to share countryside related content, engaging with the rural blogging community. Working also with equestrian and rural companies, Haynet brings you all the views, news, podcasts and latest products that you will find of interest.

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