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Contact: Marty Bauman, 508-698-6810,  marty@classic-communications.com  
The Grooms Award, Ltd. to Reward Professional Grooms at   
Ten Major 2020 Horse Shows  
Lexington, KY  —  February 26, 2020  —  The Grooms Award, Ltd.,  a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization that recognizes and rewards professional grooms, has announced ten major horse shows at which they are participating throughout the 2020 season. 
 
“It’s an honor for us to recognize and reward the professional grooms at so many top horse shows this year,” said Andrea Mewhinney, Director of The Grooms Award, Ltd. “Being a groom is a really tough job. Grooms work very hard behind the scenes to keep the equine athletes in their care at the top of their game. The horses and their riders really depend on the grooms, and they deserve to be recognized for that and that is what The Grooms Award is all focuses on.” 
 
The Grooms Award, Ltd. is participating at the following 2020 events:  
  1.  Douglas Elliman Real Estate Grand Prix CSI5*, Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington FL, March 7 
  2. Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Ocala, Live Oak International, Ocala, FL, March 8 
  3. Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final, Las Vegas, NV, April 15-19 
  4. Devon Sapphire Grand Prix, Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA, May 28 
  5. Upperville Jumper Classic, Upperville Colt & Horse Show, Upperville, VA, June 1-7 
  6. Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix, Lake Placid Horse Show, Lake Placid, NY, June 28 
  7. Sacramento International World Cup Week CSI4*W, Rancho Murieta, CA Sept 30-Oct 4 
  8. Grand Prix de Penn National, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Harrisburg, PA, October 17 
  9. National Horse Show, Lexington, KY, Oct 23-Nov 1 
  10. Las Vegas National Horse Show, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 16-22 
As a “Thank You” for their efforts and professionalism, each winning Grand Prix groom will receive a beautifully embroidered  Grooms Award Bag, compliments of  SmartPak. Each bag is filled with goodies, gift cards and products including from Boy-O-Boy Bridelworks, Sterling Essentials, GotSalt?, and SmartPak. Each groom of a declared horse will receive Grooms Award treat bags. 
About The Grooms Award, Ltd.
Created to recognize the workers “behind the scenes,” the Grooms Award was established in honor of Moira Caffarey (who unexpectedly passed away in 1997) and later George Hennessy (transporter for the USET). Friends of Moira donated a trophy for the first-ever grooms’ award at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg where individuals and companies donated prizes to be given to the winning groom. As donations increased each year, it was decided that each of the Grand Prix grooms deserved a “Thank You” for their efforts and professionalism. A tote bag was awarded to each Grand Prix groom, filled with goodies and gift cards from generous sponsors.  
 
The Grooms’ Award, Ltd. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, recognizing professional grooms at select major horse shows each year. The Grooms’ Award, Ltd. welcomes donations and sponsorships.  
 
For more information, or to donate, please visit  www.groomsaward.org . The Grooms Award, Ltd. is also on Facebook and Instagram. #groomsrock    
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