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22 August,2019

The Countryside Blogger Awards Announce Their 2019 Winners

The Countryside Blogger Awards is delighted to announce their 2019 winners this week.

The Countryside Awards, which splintered from the annual Equestrian Blog Awards for the first time this year, saw a 50% peak in public entries and public voting on previous years, rewarding its creator and judge, Sam Hobden’s decision to run them separately going forward:

“To say we are thrilled at the take-up of these Awards is an understatement. I decided to separate the two categories to shine the spotlight with total focus on each sector’s talent pool and it’s proven to be a successful formula.”

Judged by Sam Hobden, MD of Haynet and Ashley Rossiter, MD of Equestrian & Lifestyle PR & Social Media Marketing Agency MirrorMePR, (both sponsors of the Awards) this year, saw the judges spending hours researching, reading and scrutinising hundreds of blogs to whittle them down to just ten-strong finalists. Both judges were overwhelmed with the high standard of content in the public domain, and the calibre of the final ten put forward for the public vote.

The ultimate winners are listed below, alongside judges’ comment;


Country Bumpkin Chic 

“This blog ticked all the boxes with a superb mix of content and imagery celebrating the countryside. A beautifully presented blog, well-written content and easy to navigate with an active and engaging social media presence.”


My Exmoor Story 

“A relatively new blog on the block, but the author’s warmth and passion for her life on an Exmoor farm shone through. An exciting blog to watch for the future.”


Out and About Poultry 

“Taking a completely different stance on farming, the content is well-written and blog content executed with immense thought and lots of personality.”


McClounie & Armstrong 

” A slick and stylish blog with a well-laid framework of content and inspirational blog posts which conveyed countryside style from wardrobe through to the home and more.”

The pool of prizes includes a £250 cash prize, trophies and marketing support from Haynet.

The focus now turns to their sister awards, the Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Of The Year Awards powered by MirrorMePR with both judges turning their attention to the equestrian sector.

For further information on the equestrian contest, find them on Instagram:



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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 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 the founder of the #HorseBloggers and #RuralBloggers channel, dedicated networks to share countryside related content, engaging with the blogging community. Being passionate about rural business, we work and support equestrian and countryside companies too. Haynet brings you all the views, news, podcasts and latest products from the stables to the fields which we know you will find of interest!

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