The Swedish Equestrian Association awarded awards at the Equestrian Gala 2019.
Breeder of the year
Tobias Hansson, Västra Hoby Stud.
"A world-class breeding based on a mareline that goes back to the mare Amajacka, family of 31, which was purchased for Västra Hoby in 1940. Five-year-old Springbank II VH DVH 1262 (SWB born 2014 by Skovens Rafael out of De la Reinne VH (31) 29644 by De Niro-Rohdiamant, breeder Västra Hoby Stuteri AB) is Tobias Hansson's dream stallion and already a world snack."
Astoria (SWB born 2012 by Sir Donnerhall II out of Aquarell 30071 by Quaterback-Rubinrot, breeder Hipponews KB, Christina Olsson).
"With characteristic rocking ears, dazzling gaits and masterfully matched by Jeanna Högberg, Astoria continues her "dressage crusher"."
Riding school horse of the year
Qummin (SH born 2008 by Löjtnantshjärta 86RH out of Qula by Quite Easy-Tulira Highball, breeder Norrköpings Fältrittklubb).
“Qummin is the guy who knows everything! A brown, average best friend. He is also the teacher who gets the beginner to find the confidence and pace of the riding, and many riders to shine on the competition. A king at the riding school and the third generation of the Q family who do a horse job at the riding school ”.