Leading Industry Training provider Haddon Training became the new sponsor of the British Grooms Awards in 2014, presented at the annual British Breeders Awards Dinner in London. The volume of nominations received for these Awards was overwhelming and it highlighted the appreciation there is for the unsung heroes of the equine industry.
Chris Hewlett, Managing Director of Haddon Training said, “I wanted to further develop the Grooms Awards in order to recognise more employees within the equine industry and to celebrate their achievements, we have created two additional new awards.”
The two new awards are: The Haddon Training Yard Manager Award and The Haddon Training Apprentice Award. These new awards reflect the range of nominations received in 2014, and aim to recognise employees both at the beginning of their career path with horses, and the experienced managers of the industry.
The categories and criteria for the Haddon Training British Grooms Awards 2015 are:
The Haddon Training British Grooms Award: Open to all grooms in the equestrian industry; 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 Team GBR Grooms Award: This award is open to any groom who is part of Team GBR at the FEI European Championships 2015 and supported any Team GBR athlete in the following disciplines:- Dressage, Eventing, Showjumping, Para-equestrian dressage, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
The Haddon Training Yard Manager Award: Must have a minimum of 5 years working in the Equine industry, 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 open on 5th October 2015 and to nominate a candidate for the Haddon Training British Grooms Awards, follow this link to download a form:
Nominations close Friday 20 November 2016
The awards will be presented at the annual British Breeders’ Awards Dinner, hosted and organised by the British Horse Foundation in London on 16 January 2016, Grange City Hotel, London EC3N 2BQ
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