David Broome, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, © Jon Stroud Media

Canter triumphs at BEWA Awards

Ros Canter, the 2018 eventing world champion, has won the British Equestrian Writers’ Association rider of the year award.

Winner of the BEWA Trophy, Rosalind Canter, © Jon Stroud Media
Winner of the BEWA Trophy, Rosalind Canter, © Jon Stroud Media

Canter, who is based in Lincolnshire, captured individual and team gold at the World Equestrian Games in the United States.

She became only Britain’s fifth eventing world champion since 1966, while she also joined forces with Gemma Tattersall, Piggy French and Tom McEwen for team honours.

BEWA’s lifetime achievement award went to double Olympic showjumping bronze medallist and former world and European champion David Broome.

David Broome, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, © Jon Stroud Media
David Broome, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, © Jon Stroud Media

And showjumper Harry Charles – son of London 2012 Olympic team gold medallist Peter Charles – won the Worshipful Company of Saddlers’ young rider rider of the year award, with Prime Warden James Welch making the presentation.

Harry Charles receives the Worshipful Company of Saddlers Award, © Jon Stroud Media
Harry Charles receives the Worshipful Company of Saddlers Award. © Jon Stroud Media

Current world champion Sophie Wells won para-dressage rider of the year – a new award sponsored by Dodson & Horrell – showjumper William Funnell took moment of the year after winning his fourth Hickstead Derby, and the British Equestrian Federation’s media award went to Lucy Elder, of Horse and Hound.

Sophie Wells receives the Para-Dressage award from Sam Horrell, © Jon Stroud Media
Sophie Wells receives the Para-Dressage award from Sam Horrell, © Jon Stroud Media

The Barbara Cooper Trophy, on behalf of Burghley, was presented by Lucinda Green to young eventer Imogen Murray.

Imogen Murray, inaugural winner of the Burghley Trophy, © Jon Stroud Media
Imogen Murray, inaugural winner of the Barbara Cooper Trophy, presented on behalf of Burghley by Lucinda Green © Jon Stroud Media

More than 130 people attended the lunch at Olympia’s Pillar Hall, and it proved to be a great success.

BEWA expresses sincere thanks to lunch title sponsors the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, plus partners Revolution, H Power, Dodson & Horrell and Burghley.

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