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We are proud sponsors of the CLASS 141 THE ROYAL HUNTER-JUMPER GROOM’S AWARD for 2019

Date: July 1 - October 1, 2019

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST

Nominations for Class 141 THE ROYAL HUNTER-JUMPER GROOM’S AWARD should be based upon the following criteria:
  • The Groom places the welfare and care of the horse first, managing the horse as though they are part of their family.
  • The Groom is in tune to what is normal for each horse and can assess when a horse “isn’t quite right”.
  • Changes in the health or behaviour of the horse are noticed and addressed in a timely manner. Examples include eating or drinking less, changes in manure or urine production, an altered gait when lunged or ridden, or signs of stress when travelling or showing.
  • The Groom follows a schedule that is best for the horse.
  • The Groom has excellent time management and organization skills, so that the day runs smoothly.
  • The Groom works well with their peers, is organized and accommodating for appointments involving their veterinarian, farrier, chiropractor etc.
  • Nominee must be a full-time professional groom.
  • Email completed nomination forms to
  • Nominations must be complete. All e-mailed nominations will be confirmed.
  • Candidates for this award can be nominated by their clients, riders, owners, colleagues, veterinarians, farriers or other industry professionals
  • Completed nomination forms must be received by October 1, 2019 at 8:00 am
  • The winning groom will be notified no later than October 30, 2019
  • Once qualified nominees are submitted by October 1st, MPES representatives will evaluate nominees and select a core group to be voted on based on merit, number of nominations and other criteria.
  • Voting will be online and opened to the public to determine the overall winner.
  • Voting will commence as soon as possible after nominations close.
  • Voting will close Monday, October 28th at 8:00 am.
  • Each person can vote one time.
  • Saturday, November 2nd 2019 - Evening Performances
  • The winner will be notified by October 30th and will be required for presentation at ceremonies.
  • Dress code in effect
  • No horse/pony required
  • Award sponsored by McKee-Pownall Equine Services, Ontario, Canada