McKee-Pownall Equine Services Groom Appreciation Instagram Contest 2017


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Groom Appreciation Instagram Contest 2017

We couldn’t do it without them! Grooms are the unsung heroes of many horse show careers.  While we are sure they are driven by a passion for the sport and animal we would like to acknowledge their hard work and showcase them in our Groom Appreciation Instagram contest. The list of tasks they perform is endless…. grooming, bathing, braiding, lunging, setting jumps, feeding, mucking, riding, tacking up, untacking, cleaning tack, at the ring, at the barn, at home, on the road…. you get the idea!

How to Enter

Enter a photo of your groom for a chance for them to win $200 and a McKee-Pownall prize pack! To enter simply follow these instructions:

  • Follow @mckeepownallvet on Instagram
  • With their permission post a new photo showing your groom hard at work doing what they do to take care of and prepare horses.
  • Use the hashtag #MPESgroomlife
  • Tag @mckeeepownallvet
  • Nominate your groom by tagging them or adding their name and your location in the photo.


  • Email your photo to with the subject line “Groom Appreciation”. In addition to the photo please include the name of the groom you are nominating, and your location. These photos will be added by us to our Instagram account.

Contest Rules:

  • Photos will be judged by a panel of top grooms in the industry.
  • Judges decision is final.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the groom/person in the photo.
  • Your photo must be public on Instagram to be automatically entered. 
  • Photos posted before the contest start date will not be eligible to win.
  • Contest runs from May 9th, 2017 until 11:59 PM September 16th, 2017.
  • Winner will be announced September 20th, 2017 on our Instagram, Facebook and website.
  • Only residents of Ontario, Canada are eligible to win however honourable mentions will be announced for entries from other areas. The winner must provide a valid address to receive their prize.
  • You must have rights to the photo you post. It must be a photo that you took or a photo that you have permission to use.
  • At our sole discretion photos/entries may be excluded and removed from participation.
  • By submitting your photo, you give McKee-Pownall Equine Services royalty-free permission to publish, reproduce or modify your photo. You will not be entitled to compensation for any use by McKee-Pownall Equine Services of your photo. You retain the copyright of your photo.
  • By participating, you grant McKee-Pownall Equine Services permission to use your name, the name of the person you nominate, your contest entry.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding this promotion should be directed to
  • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.