Each year we search for a Marylander who has had a long and outstanding career as a professional in the horse industry. We accept nominations from all professions, including but not limited to farriers, veterinarians, trainers, saddle makers, feed store owners, hay growers, and so on. By honoring a Marylander who has had a long and outstanding career in the equine industry, we hope to inspire young people to know that they can combine their passion for horses with their professional pursuits.
To read about prior recipients, please visit the archives for “Horseman of the Year” on equiery.com.
Congratulations to Beverly Raymond of Upper Falls, Maryland!
Beverly was awarded this year's Van Ness Award by the American Horse Council!
Read the Press Release
Prior Horseman/Horsewoman of the Year
2012 - Joe Kelly
2003 - Billy Streaker
2002 - D. Michael Smithwick
2001 - Dr. Harold Holbrook
2000 - Alyne Carroll
1999 - Hal C.B. Clagett Jr.
1998 - Jack Vordemberge
1997 - Jim Steele
1996 - Richard Wilcke
1995 - Walter Hughes
1994 - Colonel Donald Thackeray