Record participation in the EQUITANA Innovation Award 2013
A total of 108 nominations for 77 exhibitors
Award ceremony in the Main Arena: 19 March - 2:20 p.m.
Interest in participating in the EQUITANA Innovation Award is steadily growing. With a total of 108 product nominations for 77 exhibitors (2011: 63 nominations, 52 exhibitors), the number of accepted products in 2013 is higher than ever. Since 2007, when the EQUITANA Innovation Award was launched, entries have thus tripled in number.
It is a year of many records. The "Stable technology and equipment, pasture and agricultural equipment" category, for instance, exceeds all expectations with 35 nominations (2011: 21). Here the new product developments range from an insulated thermos bucket to a time-controlled hay feeder to paddock fence devices incorporating site monitoring by GPS. The "Health, care and nutrition" category was subdivided into "Nutrition" and "Health and care" to do justice to the large variety of entries. Of the total of 31 entries, 17 products are now nominated in "Health and care" and 14 in "Nutrition". The "Riding and work clothing" category (18 nominations), "Stable, hall and riding arena construction, training technology" (16 nominations) and "Vehicles" (eight nominations) also record lively participation.
Award presentation: 19 March - 2: 20 p.m.
The award ceremony also comes with a new format in 2013. With its move into the Main Arena, it is transformed into a big event to be held on Thursday 19 March. In a festive setting, the six winners of the EQUITANA Innovation Award will be announced at 2:20 p.m. before an audience of up to 5,000 people. In addition to a certificate, the winners will also receive a crystal trophy awarded by the EQUITANA Team and the PFERDEBETRIEB magazine.
About the EQUITANA Innovation Award
In 2013, EQUITANA in cooperation with the PFERDEBETRIEB magazine presents the Innovation Award for the fourth time. The prize is intended to reward new, creative and useful product developments which make day-to-day work easier for horsekeepers, riders and breeders. The nomination and selection of the winners is the task of an expert jury made up of representatives from the practical, the scientific and the media field. It includes Prof. Dr. Dirk Winter (Hochschule Nürtingen-Geislingen), Georg Fink (Fink Planung), Uwe Karow (consulting for riding stable), Dr. Christa Finkler-Schade (Schade & Partner - specialist consulting for equestrian businesses), Christian Schacht (veterinary surgeon), Karolin Leszinski (editor, Reiter Revue/ Landwirtschaftsverlag), Christine Felsinger (editor-in-chief, Cavallo) and Ilja van de Kasteele (editor-in-chief, Mein Pferd).
For more information visit www.equitana.com
These are the nominees Overwiew: Nominated Products [pdf | 44 kb]
These are the nominated products for
Category: Health, grooming [pdf | 1 mb]
Category: feeding products [pdf | 900 kb]
Category: Vehicles [pdf | 600 kb]
Category: Riding and work clothes, safety products [pdf | 1 mb]
(Please note that further information about the products are available in german language)