Efficient, innovative and original: the nominees for the EQUITANA Innovation Award 2019
Sustainability, digitalization and automation are topics that play an ever greater role in today’s equine industry. This is also reflected by the nominees for the EQUITANA Innovation Award 2019. A total of 60 fascinating products and services have managed to reach the final round of this coveted award, which is presented by the world’s leading equestrian exhibition, together with the equestrian journal Pferdebetrieb. Innovations include many new feed and care products, modern stabling and feeding technologies, vehicles, trailers and numerous apps that support riders in their day-to-day training.
The most important European award for the equestrian industry will be presented on 13th March, 2019 at EQUITANA, which takes place in Essen from 9th to 17th March. The award honours new, creative and valuable product developments that make everyday life easier for horse owners, riders and breeders. Winners are nominated and selected by a specialist independent jury.
60 innovations in 10 categories
The EQUITANA Innovation Award is to be awarded in ten categories this year. With no less than nine finalists in each of the categories “Feed” and “Health”, competition is fierce. Hotly contested are also the categories “Vehicles and Trailers” with eight nominations, and “Livestock Housing Equipment/ Pasture Technology” with seven finalists. To qualify, products have to be no older than 12 months. One exception to this rule is the category “Sustainability/CSR” where only concepts that have already proven themselves in practice are considered for an award. The idea behind the prize is to reward new innovations and products that can improve economic efficiency, operational safety, the energy situation or services offered in the equine industry.
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