Nomination open for the British Grooms Awards

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:56

Do you know an outstanding groom or employer? Well now is your chance to tell the world how brilliant you think they are. The Haddon Training sponsored British Grooms Awards 2019 provides an opportunity for these often unsung heroes of the equestrian industry to be recognised and rewarded.

The awards believe in recognising brilliance, horsemanship, leadership, dedication and rewarding those individuals who go the extra mile.

Chris Hewlett, Managing Director of Haddon Training said, “The British Groom Awards are very close to my heart and Haddon Training is delighted to sponsor these prestigious awards once again. This industry is hugely indebted to the unseen workforce that gives their all ensuring that the horses entrusted in their care are looked after to the highest of standards. For that reason I feel that it is of upmost importance for outstanding, dedicated grooms to be given the recognition they deserve.

“I am equally delighted that we have the inaugural Employers Award which recognises and rewards employers who have created a safe, supportive workplace in which their employees can thrive.”

The awards are for grooms and employers of all experience levels, working in all sectors of the industry.

This year's categories are:

• The Haddon Training Groom Award
• The Haddon Training Team GBR Groom Award
• The Haddon Training Manager Award
• Haddon Training Apprentice Award
• *NEW for 2019* Haddon Training Employer Award

With a total prize fund of £1,500 the winners of four categories will each take home £300, with the winner of the Employer Award being the recipient of an overnight hotel stay in London. All winners will also receive a prestigious trophy.

Judging for the Awards will take place at the end of November with the experienced panel of Jane Holderness Roddam, Chris Hewlett and BGA Ambassador Alan Davies.

Alan Davies, elite groom to Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester said, “I am so pleased and honoured to be asked to judge. I am so proud that the grooms are getting this amazing recognition. I really feel we have a very important role and there are so many grooms doing a fabulous job in the industry at all levels. I can't wait to see all the applications and read about all the fantastic work being done. As a judge I'll be looking for that extra special person - it's going to be a hard job I'm sure.”

The winners will be invited to London where they will be presented their prestigious Award at the glamorous British Horse Foundation Awards Dinner on Saturday 11th January 2020.

Nominations close on 30th November 2019.

Do something amazing and nominate your unsung hero today and let them know how valued they really are. A little recognition goes a long way.

Nominate NOW

Image:c Janos Borbely Photography.