Do you know a groom that deserves rewarding for hard work?

In January two awards will be presented at the British Breeders’ awards dinner.

The awards were last presented in 2009 but have been revitalised for 2015.

Grooms can be nominated by employers, friends and family — or they can even put themselves forward.

The two awards are: the Haddon Training British Grooms awards, which is open to all grooms in the equestrian industry and the Haddon Training Team GBR grooms award — open to those who were part of team GBR at the summer’s FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games.

Nominations will set out the reasons why the nominee deserves the award and ask for an example of a situation where the groom has shown that they should win the title of either:

“The British Grooms Awards always used to play an integral part in the awards presentation and with Haddon Training’s generous support we are thrilled to have been able to reinstate them to recognise these extremely dedicated and hardworking people whose contribution is so valuable,” said Jan Rogers of the British Equestrian Federation.

Chris Hewlett, managing director of Haddon Training added: “Haddon Training are delighted to be supporting the British Grooms Awards as we recognise what a valuable contribution skilled grooms make to the welfare of horses. We all benefit from their successes in the equine world.”

Judging is to be done by two independent equestrians and Mr Hewlett of Haddon training. Between them they will select the winners from the short-listed candidates in each category.

Nominations must be made before Friday 28 November.

The awards will be presented at the annual British Breeders’ Awards Dinner, hosted and organised by the British Horse Foundation in London on 10 January 2015. The two winning grooms will be invited to the dinner to receive their awards in person.

Make a nomination here