Grooms Honoured With Chance to Win a Car at LIHS

One lucky groom, owner or trainer to win a car!One lucky groom, owner or trainer to win a car!

Grooms Honoured With Chance to Win a Car at the 2018 Liverpool International Horse Show

Top International Horse Show to Honour Grooms Commitment alongside title sponsors, TheraPlate.

Two new awards are to be presented during this year’s Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. Taking place between December 28 to 31, one lucky winner will get to drive away in a sporty new car to enjoy for 12 months!

Both awards, The Golden Groom Award and the Peak Performance Award, are supported by Theraplate UK, the show’s headline sponsor.

The winner of The Golden Groom Award will receive a fantastic Toyota Aygo car while the winning rider, owner or trainer will win the use of a TheraPlate for six months.

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As the leading therapeutic performance platform used for equine sports conditioning and injury rehabilitation, TheraPlate UK truly understands how important a groom’s role is in maintaining the equestrian athlete.

Not only will the horse’s need to be turned out in tip top condition, grooms will have been expected to have trotted the horse on down to officially try out a TheraPlate, which will be available at the Liverpool International Horse Show.

Dominic Fox, owner of TheraPlate UK said:

The Golden Groom Award recognises the groom’s role within the equestrian industry. Equestrian sport regardless of the discipline would not be the same without the endless hours of hard work and dedication from our grooms.

The Golden Groom Award is a great way for TheraPlate UK to support and reward this commitment. The winning groom will receive a trophy and the use of a Toyota Aygo for a year.”

The Peak Performance Award will be presented to the rider, owner or trainer of the horse from the Golden Groom Award. This horse will have been judged on condition and overall wellbeing. For this award, the winner will receive a trophy and the use of a TheraPlate for six months.

Following a successful career in horse racing spanning over 25 years, ex jockey Dominic Fox is committed to giving back to equestrian sport.

Said Dominic:

We hope that the Peak Performance Award and the Golden Groom Award reflects our understanding and commitment to the equestrian industry. Performance and wellbeing go hand in hand and it takes a team to succeed, these awards will certainly make a difference to the winning team.”

Said Show President, Nina Barbour:

We are delighted that Dominic and the team from TheraPlate UK have generously supported this prize. The commitment and dedication of the grooms in this industry is second to none, and often gets overlooked.

We will be honouring the prize with a special presentation on the podium just before the New Year’s Eve celebrations start.”

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The presentation to the lucky winner of the Theraplate UK Golden Groom Award and Peak Performance Award will be made after the presentation of the Grand Prix competition on New Year’s Eve.

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To reserve VIP Hospitality tickets on the purpose-built stage at the head of the arena please contact Hospitality Manager, Melanie Simm on 01829 307676.


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