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16 September,2018

What Makes An Equine Blogger Worthy To Be A Finalist?

Dates have been announced in the forthcoming Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award 2018. On Wednesday 17th October 2018, finalists who have made the awards this year will be announced through our dedicated Twitter channel at 8pm GMT. Voting for your favourite blogger will end on Friday 26th October and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 30th October 8pm GMT!

There is still time to put your blog forward for consideration to the judges with the closing date being Friday 28th September. Judges Samantha Hobden from Haynet and Ashley Rossiter MD from MirrorMePR are currently judging a vast number of international equestrian blogs and deciding which ones make the finals. With the huge number of equine blogs to be taken into account, the criteria is tough this year. This is to ensure that an exceptionally high standard of finalists will be in the running for the title of Equestrian Blogger of the Year.

Samantha Hobden and Ashley Rossiter spoke about this criteria, giving bloggers an idea of what is expected.  “We are looking at engaging blog content that embraces brilliant storytelling and allows the reader to immerse themselves in your chosen topics, news, and views, wrapped in well written and thoughtfully composed feature content.”

“We are also considering the ‘user experience’ of the site and the use of visual content and how easily we can digest all of your blog content easily and with reading pleasure. A place where we can discover your personality and your passions and easily revert back another time to read again. Other factors that will be taken into consideration will be solid supporting social activity surrounding your blog, excellent social media etiquette and an awareness of the importance of engagement with fans.”

For further news, please follow the award social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


  1. Jordan says:

    EQ Style Theory is amazing!! They have the best blogs about the best stuff!

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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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