Friday, 01 March 2013 11:34

Richard Neale featured rider wins the Equestrian Social Media Award 2013 - Best Amateur Horse Person.

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Richard Neale featured 'Get into Riding' rider wins the Equestrian Social Media Award 2013 for Best Amateur Horse Person.

Richard is delighted and says  Rich and_beauty_in_hay
'I am totally over the moon to have won the best use of social media by an amateur horse person in the 2013 Equestrian Social Media Awards.
A huge thanks to Suzanne Taylor and the team at  and all those who have helped me along the way including Becci and Marie Harrold, Heather Moffett, Katy Thomas and Teresa Dixon, I would also like to say thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for me.
I hope that my win gives hope and inspiration to all those who have never ridden and want to give it a go and all those, like me, who started riding as an adult - horse riding is a great sport and it is for everyone!

Read all about Richards amazing and inspiring Get into Riding story Read more

ESMA 2013 reports
The most hotly contested category of all offered a truly amazing prize for the winner. The best Amateur Horseperson category was sponsored by Hippikos Training Holidays Portugal. The winning Amateur, Rich Neale, will be jetting off to join the Hippikos team on a training programme, involving intensive training in dressage and jumping. Rich writes a blog about learning to ride as an adult which has achieved huge readership. Rich commented: “Winning the ESMA is so amazing, I can't quite belive it. I hope that my blog and this win goes on to encorage everyone, how ever old, that has ever wanted to ride to give it a go - horse riding is an amazing sport and really is for eveyone." Click here for the full list of winners