The 2021 recipients are as follows. Click on the recipient’s name to learn more.

2021 EC National Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award
Claudia Cojocar

Volunteer of the Year
Sue Foell

Equestrian of the Year – The Dr. George Jacobsen Trophy
Lauren Barwick

Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian Wilson Trophy
Eric Krawitt

Horse of the Year
All In
Owner: Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu

Owner of the Year
MarBill Hill Farm

Canadian Bred Horse of the Year
Owner: Alicia Gadban-Lewis
Breeder: Paula Leweke

Canadian Breeder of the Year, Presented by John Deere
John Carey

EC would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2021 EC National Awards, including the many individuals who submitted nominations to support deserving individuals. Across the board, the quality of the nominations was extremely high, which is a testament to the world-class athletes, owners, officials, organizations, volunteers and supporters within the Canadian equestrian industry.

EC would also like to thank the Awards Committee for their time and effort in selecting the recipients, with support and input from EC stakeholders and experts. The 2021 EC Awards Committee is comprised of Peggy Hambly (Chair), Jennifer Anstey, Julie Brewster, Alison Martin, and Taylor McRae.

The EC National Awards are presented annually to celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of the equestrian community. For more information, visit

Questions? Comments?

Questions or comments regarding the 2021 EC National Awards can be directed to:

Melanie McLearon

EC Staff Appointee to the Awards Committee

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