Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph, has been awarded the 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award. The award, sponsored by Zoetis, recognizes innovation, leadership and service to the equine industry in North America.
“This award represents an amazing achievement for my dedicated staff who stay focused on the Equine Guelph vision of developing programs to support horse health and welfare for Canada and beyond,” says Ecker. “The recognition from our peers in the horse industry in North America is amazing to have, and it is also thanks to the support from the advisory council members, our wonderful sponsors and donors, and the passionate volunteers who help us move forward with our vision.”
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 award was presented June 19 at the American Horse Publication Tally-Ho event in San Antonio, Texas.