Double success for the Burton country at British Breeders Awards dinner.

Hackthorn groom Caroline Heard has been awarded the Haddon Training British Grooms Award for 2015. Nominated by Maggie and William Cracroft-Eley for her work both running a “busy Master’s hunting yard almost singlehandedly, looking after, schooling and bringing on Masters horses, and regularly turning out immaculately up to 6 horses for a day. And in addition “Taking our very special hunting cob and turning him in to a HOYS and RIHS prize winning show cob and also our newest hunter in to a successful prize winning show hunter in his first season showing”. Mrs Cracroft-Eley concluded in her nomination “Caroline always goes the extra mile, is never off sick and is reluctant to take holidays. Her dedication is exemplary and deserves this special recognition”. Caroline was awarded a cash prize as well as a weekend break and renewal of her British Grooms association membership.

The Burton country was further represented by Gate Burton landowner and horse breeder Mr Graham Worrell who was awarded the  ‘Horse and Hound Outstanding Mare Award’ for his mare Purdy who has bred many good competition horses . Purdy started her career with Huntsman Jim Lang at the Kennels before injury resulted in her being sold by Mr Lockwood to Graham as a brood mare.

Both awards were presented at the British Breeders Awards Dinner held in London on the 10th of January.