“We are proud to support and host our national and international grooms at Wellington International each year,” said Alicia McLaughlin, Director of Marketing at Wellington International. “Partnering with HorseGrooms allows us to provide additional resources to this hardworking community. More than anything, we want the grooms that visit our venues to feel empowered both personally and professionally, and the content that HorseGrooms provides focuses on both of these areas.”
Recognition and Practical Support
Dinette Neuteboom, founder of HorseGrooms: “We are very excited that grooms are not only getting more and more recognition for their important work, but also practical support that serves their well-being. Wellington International has already started to implement changes to help the grooms and to make their lives a bit easier. Little things like a coffee corner close by the stables can make a big difference. With this partnership, Wellington International recognizes the grooms and their importance to the horses and the equestrian community, and HorseGrooms can only be very happy about that. We have already brainstormed about more things we can do together, and we are seriously thinking about organizing a conference type of educational event for grooms.”
Advance the Craft of Horsemanship and Grooming
“The goal with HorseGrooms is to create a community for all grooms to support and educate each other and to help advance the craft of horsemanship and grooming,” continues Neuteboom. “It’s only small steps, but many small steps can lead to important changes, and together you are always stronger. It would be great if we could also support and educate each other in a live event together with a supportive organization like Wellington International.”
HorseGrooms Community Launch
HorseGrooms has recently launched an online community where grooms can connect with other grooms, but also with event organizations, equine businesses, and equine specialists in their area and around the world. They can find resources and tips for honing their craft as a groom, share tips and tricks, celebrate wins and growth, support each other and make the most of an industry we all love. Go to horsegrooms.com for more details to join (the sign-up steps).
HorseGrooms is a platform of resources, education & support for grooms by grooms. Love for the horse is the foundation, sharing knowledge and keeping horsemanship alive are the goals. Go to www.horsegrooms.com for more information and for details on how to join the community.
Wellington International hosts the internationally celebrated 13-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and the 28-week Annual Series horse shows. Established in 1974, this iconic equestrian venue spans over 111 acres, featuring 18 state-of-the-art competition arenas, more than 400 permanent equine stalls, dedicated horse trails, pedestrian paths, and expansive golf cart tracks. Recognized for its excellence, Wellington International is proud to operate the world’s largest and longest-running hunter/jumper horse show. Each year, it welcomes a diverse equestrian community, with participants from all 50 states and over 34 countries. Beyond its equestrian accolades, Wellington International also provides an array of amenities, such as VIP and hospitality areas, versatile event spaces, dining, luxury shopping destinations, and much more. With an annual contribution of more than $351 million to Palm Beach County’s GDP and the creation of over 3,300 jobs, Wellington International’s impact extends well beyond the facility. As a subsidiary of the Global Equestrian Group (GEG), Wellington International remains steadfast in its commitment to the future of equestrian sports, constantly evolving to better support exhibitors, stakeholders, and the wider community. For further insights into Wellington International, please visit www.wellingtoninternational.com.
HorseGrooms is a platform of resources, education, and support for grooms by grooms. This is an online community, hub of resources, and spotlight of industry highlights born out of love for the horse and love for the sport. But our mission goes beyond simply providing resources and creating content.
Our goal is to create a space to keep horsemanship alive; for grooms to support and educate each other; and to help advance the craft of grooming. HorseGrooms is dedicated to ambitious grooms everywhere.