Photo: Alltech A+ Award winners SÃ©bastien Roullier and Jan TÃ¶njes with Alltechâ??s Elena Fisher and Victoria Dieckmann and IAEJ vice president Gabriele Pochammer. Photo courtesy of Jacques Toffi.
IAEJ members SÃ©bastien Roullier and Jan TÃ¶njes were recently recognized for their outstanding coverage of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Gamesâ?¢ 2014 in Normandy at a presentation held during the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany. Alltech Germanyâ??s Marketing Coordinator Elena Fisher and IAEJ vice president Gabriele Pochhammer presented Roullier, winner of the Alltech A+ Award in the article category and TÃ¶njes, winner in the broadcast category, with their awards at a buffet luncheon for IAEJ members and their guests.
French journalist SÃ©bastien Roullier won for his article “La Semaine Qui A ChangÃ© La Vie du Rudolphe Scherer,” co-written with Pauline Chevalier and published in Grand Prix Magazine.Â Jan TÃ¶njes, editor of Germanyâ??s St Georg magazine won for his coverage of the show jumping final from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Gamesâ?¢ 2014 in Normandy, broadcast on St. Georg LIVE.
The A+ Awards were established in 2010 by Alltech, in collaboration with the IAEJ, to reward creativity, passion and excellence in equestrian journalism. The focus of the awards program in 2015 was the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
The highly competitive contest, which attracted entries from around the world, was judged by Grania Willis, FEI communications director; Alan Smith, former Daily Telegraph equestrian correspondent and photographer Peter Llewellyn, photo manager for the 2012 London Olympic and 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.
â??The IAEJ is extremely grateful to Alltech for its continued recognition of the media and its contribution to equestrian sport,â? said Pamela Young, IAEJ president. â??Alltechâ??s generous support for these awards is much appreciated by our members who work tirelessly to convey the passion and beauty of our sport worldwide.â?
Photo Category winner Mollie Bailey, USA, was presented with her award at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event earlier this year.
Each of the winners received an Alltech â??A+â? award and a $500 prize. Alltech, which also sponsored the Hoofbeats grants in 2014, will continue to sponsor the Alltech A+ Awards in 2016. Guidelines for the Alltech A+ Awards 2016 will be announcedÂ on the IAEJ website: equijournalists.com.