Horse care specialist Hannah Wild is riding high after horse lovers voted her to victory in a major national pharmaceutical award.
Hannah, who lives in Cockerham, will be presented with the winner’s trophy during a ceremony at October’s Horse of the Year show.
She will attend the Birmingham event as the VIP guest of international animal health group Vibrac which sponsors the Equine Suitably Qualified Person of the Year Awards.
Hannah will get around £2,000-worth of prizes on behalf of her company Supplement Solutions, which provides advice and nutritional products to treat ailments.
Based in Great Eccleston and stocking more than 5,000 horse care supplements, the firm employs five people and was established by Hannah just over ten years ago.
Her award is open to all professionals holding the Equine SQP qualification which allows them to prescribe certain animal medicines.
Hannah emerged as one of the short-listed six for the award after horse owners across the UK were invited to put forward nominations.
They were asked to vote for who, in their experience, demonstrated the best levels of skills and expertise when seeking advice about problems such as worming.
The final six were then subject to a “mystery shopper” test to further establish their credentials for giving the proper guidance on how to deal with equine ailments.
Hannah, herself a keen rider and teacher, emerged as the 2015 front runner – and said she was absolutely delighted to have taken the top spot:
She said: “Although we are an internet company providing products online, we also offer free one-to-one advice to customers with any horse health queries.
“I and virtually all of my staff are educated to degree level in equine sciences, and employees are also encouraged to study for further qualifications.”