Equine Science Society Awards and Past Winners

Distinguished Service Members Award

The Distinguished Service Award in Equine Science is designed to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of equine science. This award is the most prestigious honor that the Equine Science Society (formally Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society) can bestow upon one of its members. Individuals receiving this award possess high moral character and have a record of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and extension or service as it relates to advancement of the equine science and horse industry.

Award

Each award recipient receives lifetime membership in the society and receives complimentary meeting registration for life.

Distinguished Members:

  • 2017 – Ann Swinker
  • 2015 – Martha Volglesang
  • 2013 – Ken McKeever
  • 2011 – David Freeman
  • 2009 – Don Topliff
  • 2007 – Don Thompson
  • 2005 – Bob Coleman
  • 2003 – Les Breuer
  • 2001 – David Kronfeld
  • 1999 – Laurie Lawrence
  • 1997 – Gary Potter
  • 1995 – Ed Ott
  • 1993 – Howard Stowe
  • 1991 – John Baker
  • 1989 – Ed Squires
  • 1987 – H. F. "Skip" Hintz
  • 1985 – Bill Pickett

Fellow Award

The Fellow Award recognizes distinguished service to the horse industry and to the society over a long period of time.

Award

Each award recipient receives a lifetime membership in the society and receives complimentary meeting registration for life.

Fellows:

  • Waco Albert
  • Kathy Anderson
  • John Baker
  • Les Breuer
  • Ed Duren
  • Warren Evans
  • Betsy Greene
  • Fred Harper
  • Don Henneke
  • Skip Hintz
  • Steve Jackson
  • Bob Jordan
  • Sheree King
  • David Kronfeld
  • Tom Meacham
  • Helmet Meyers
  • Ed Ott
  • Gary Potter
  • Randel Raub
  • Ginger Rich
  • Bill Schurg
  • Ed Squires
  • Howard Stower
  • Steve Wickler
  • Judy Willard
  • Craig Wood

Outstanding Equine Educator Award

The Outstanding Equine Educator Award recognizes a society member involved in teaching, extension, or industry that has demonstrated excellence in the area of equine education either to students or persons in the industry.

Award

The recipient of the Outstanding Equine Educator Award receives a plaque and monetary award.

Outstanding Educators:

  • 2017 – Shannon Pratt-Phillips
  • 2015 – Colleen Brady
  • 2013 – Karen Waite
  • 2011 – Kathy Anderson
  • 2009 – Brett Scott
  • 2007 – Amy Burk
  • 2005 – Pete Gibbs
  • 2003 – John Shelle
  • 2001 – Karen Malinowski
  • 1999 – Bob Mowery
  • 1997 – David Freeman

Josie Coverdale Award for Outstanding Young Equine Professional

The Outstanding Young Equine Professional Award recognizes an equine professional under the age of 40 that has made meritorious contributions to equine science either in teaching, research, extension, public service, or industry. In 2017, the award was named in honor of Josie Coverdale. 

Award

The recipient of the Outstanding Young Equine Professional Award receives a plaque and monetary award.

Outstanding Young Professionals:

  • 2017 – Holly Spooner
  • 2015 – Bridgett McIntosh
  • 2013 – Josie Coverdale
  • 2011 – Krishona Martinson
  • 2009 – Carey Williams
  • 2007 – Lori Warren
  • 2005 – Paul Siciliano
  • 2003 – Betsy Greene
  • 2001 – Brian Nielsen
  • 1999 – John Pipkin
  • 1997 – Mark Arns

The American Feed Industry Association Award in Equine Nutrition Research

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Award in Equine Nutrition Research recognizes outstanding contributions.

Award

The recipient of the AFIA Award in Equine Nutrition Research receives a plaque and monetary award.

AFIA Awardees:

  • 2017 – Brian Nielsen
  • 2015 – Laurie Lawrence
  • 2013 – Patricia Harris
  • 2011 – Not awarded
  • 2009 – Not awarded
  • 2007 – Not awarded
  • 2005 – Joe Pagan
  • 2003 – Ed Ott
  • 2001 – Gary Potter

The Equine Science Society and American Society of Animal Science – Equine Science Award

The Equine Science Society (ESS) and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) – Equine Science Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of extension, research, teaching, or agribusiness in the equine industry.

Award

The recipient of the ESS and ASAS – Equine Science Award receives a plaque and monetary award.

Equine Science Awardees:

  • 2017 – Paul Siciliano
  • 2016 – Josie Coverdale
  • 2015 – Carey Williams
  • 2014 – Kathy Anderson
  • 2013 – Elizabeth (Betsy) Green
  • 2012 – Karyn Malinowski
  • 2011 – Donald Thompson Jr.
  • 2010 – Brian Nielsen
  • 2008 – Laurie Lawrence