Eventing Announces Eventing Grooms Award
United States Eventing Association (USEA) announced today that it
is presenting a new award for Eventing Groom of the Year. Chris
Stafford and the British company, Carr, Day & Martin whose products
are available through John Nunn at Bit of Britain, are jointly sponsoring
Eventing is delighted that the grooms, who are such a vital part
of the sport, are being recognized for all their hard work behind
the scenes. Their contribution is equally important to the competitors
success and the welfare of the horse. U.S. Eventing would like to
thank Chris Stafford and Carr Day and Martin for making this award
possible, said Jo Whitehouse USEA Executive Director.
must be nominated by employers, owners or riders and will be judged
on best turned out at the following competitions around the country:
Fairhill International, October 23-26, 2003 and Galway Downs, October
31- November 2, 2003.
Award, known as The Christine E. Stafford Eventing Groom of
the Year Award will be presented at the USEA Annual Meeting
Awards Luncheon on December 13, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. The
winner will have an all expenses paid trip to the annual awards
luncheon to receive their award plus a free registration to the
convention and a free subscribing membership in U.S. Eventing.
key part of any riders team is the groom and no more so than
in eventing. I believe their hard work and dedication in preparing
and caring for competition horses deserves national recognition.
Having begun my career as a groom I would like to offer something
back to the sport in acknowledging the grooms commitment to
the performance and welfare of the horse, said Chris Stafford.