Haddon Training are once again providing an opportunity for these often unsung heroes of the equestrian industry, to be recognised through its sponsorship of the British Grooms Awards. that will be presented at the British Breeders Awards Dinner.
“Whilst the media coverage for the Equestrian Team GB grooms has highlighted the important role they played in the success of Equestrian Team GB, so many grooms do not receive the acknowledgement they deserve for their hard work and commitment to the equines in their care,” said Managing Director of Haddon Training, Chris Hewlett. “Through sponsoring British Grooms Awards, I hope this provides the backbone of the equine industry the chance to be recognised and rewarded.”
The categories and criteria for the awards are:
The Haddon Training British Grooms Award: Open to all grooms in the equestrian industry working in the UK; those working in competition yards, riding schools, welfare centres, trekking centres and studs will be equally eligible and can include self-employed and full-time grooms. A runners up Award will also be given in this category.
The Haddon Training British Equestrian Team Grooms Award, who, in the opinion of the judging panel, has made an outstanding contribution as a groom who supported any Equestrian athlete at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016 in the following disciplines:- Dressage, Eventing, Showjumping and Para-Equestrian Dressage.
The Haddon Training Yard Manager Award: Must have a minimum of 5 years working in the Equine industry in the UK, with 2 years working as a commercial manager.
The Haddon Training Apprentice Award: Must be a Horse Care apprentice and can only be nominated by their employer. The apprentice must be on their apprenticeship programme for a minimum of 9 months and can still be nominated for another 3 months after completion. The judges will need supporting evidence from their training provider to confirm they are in-learning/ have completed their apprenticeship.
Nominations are now open and will close Friday 18 November 2016. To nominate a candidate for the Haddon Training British Grooms Awards visit www.bef.co.uk/Detail.aspx?page=Breeders-Awards- Dinner
The awards will be presented at the annual British Breeders’ Awards Dinner, hosted and organised by the British Horse Foundation in London on 14 January 2017, Grange City Hotel, London EC3N 2B