Posted on 29 June 2011
The horse world’s ultimate seal of approval has been granted to Merrist Wood College Arena where equine students are put through their paces and national competitions are hosted.
Duncan Whitney-Groom, Merrist Wood’s Equine Competitions and Events Manager, collected a British Dressage Show Award at a ceremony at the British Horse Society headquarters on Monday this week (June 27). The award is given to the most efficient and atmospheric show venues with the best quality facilities on the basis of nominations from British Dressage members.
“We are thrilled to have won this award,” said Mr Whitney-Groom. “Given there are so many venues nationwide, this proves we are among the most popular and that the British Dressage members rate us highly.”
Meanwhile a stallion named “Goldie” has turned out to be pure gold for another member of Merrist Wood’s equine staff. Lecturer Philippa Margolin will compete in the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead in July after qualifying on Goldie at the Great Ponton Show in Lincolnshire for the British Show Pony Society Heritage Mountain and Moorland ridden final.