Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph, has been selected as one of four finalists for the prestigious 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award. The award, sponsored by Zoetis, recognizes innovation, leadership and service in North America.
Since its inception in 2002, the Equine Industry Vision Award has been presented 13 times to top industry professionals and equine institutes. Finalists are selected based on their achievements, vision, leadership, innovative ideas, services and programs, as well as their commitment to the equine industry.
The other three finalists are: EQUUS Foundation, a charitable foundation providing financial support and services to equine charities across the United States; Jim McGarvey, chairman of the board, Back Country Horsemen of America; Juli S. Thorson, editor-at-large, Horse & Rider magazine.
A winner will be announced June 19 at an event in San Antonio, Texas.