IAEJ Members To be Honored in Rotterdam

Award ceremony in Rotterdam with Claudie Kettel, Louise Parkes, Sébastien Roullier, Łukasz Kowalski and Jan Toenjes Photo: Jon Stroud Media Award ceremony in Rotterdam with Claudie Kettel, Louise Parkes, Sébastien Roullier, Łukasz Kowalski and Jan Toenjes Photo: Jon Stroud Media

During the McCauley’s Alltech Winners Honored Part two that took place on 23 August in Rotterdam on the occasion of the European Championships, the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalist give a prize for the best article awards, best photography and best television production of the previous year. The director of the IJRC Eleonora Ottaviani was invited as well and thanked for the welcome invitation underlining that during the big events the riders are very focused on the competition and consequently they are not always available to give interviews, a situation that the journalists present have well understood and shared.



The remaining McCauley’s Alltech A+ Awards were presented Friday, August 23 at 11am in the press conference room of the European Championships in Rotterdam. Claudia Kettel, Marketing Manager, Alltech Germany came to Rotterdam for the occasion and presented the awards to:

Article: Sébastien Roullier, Asnières-sur-Seine, FRANCE. “Special Dossier FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018: Endurance” published in GRANDPRIX magazine, October 2018 issue. Sebastien is a repeat winner having won also in 2014 in the article category.

Photo: Łukasz Kowalski, Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND. “If you can’t beat it, enjoy it!” photo of a dressage rider smiling with outstretched hand in the rain published on Eurodressage.com on June 16, 2018. Lukasz is our first ever winner from Poland.

Broadcast Honorable Mention: Jan Toenjes for his podcast of Isabell Werth’s winning ride on Bella Rose at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Tryon 2018.

Earlier this year, Broadcast winner Jenni Autry, Photography Honorable Mention, Shannon Brinkman and Article Honorable Mention, Mollie Bailey received their awards at the Land Rover Three Day Event in Lexington Kentucky.

Alltech created the A+ Awards with the IAEJ as a special recognition program in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Annually, for nine years, talented writers, broadcasters and photographers from around the world have been honoured for their creativity, passion and excellence in equestrian journalism.

The International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists sincerely thanks the Lyons family and the staff at McCauley’s and Alltech around the world for their generous support of equestrian sports, equestrian journalism and the IAEJ over the past nine years.

“The IAEJ is extremely grateful to Alltech and McCauley’s for their recognition of the talent and tireless dedication of our members and their contribution to equestrian sport,” said Pamela Young, IAEJ president.

Notes for Editors:

The A+ Awards are the ONLY awards in equestrian journalism recognising writers, broadcasters and photographers. Each of the winners receives a McCauley’s Alltech “A+” Award trophy and a $500 (U.S.) prize.

This year’s judges were: Frank Kemperman, Chairman of the Managing Board CHIO Aachen and of the FEI Dressage Committee; Peter Llewellyn, renowned sports and nature photographer and Photo Services Manager 2015 Pan American Games; and Alan Smith, The Daily Telegraph’s Equestrian Correspondent for 48 years.