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World Horse Welfare’s Amy Baynton wins 2017 British Groom of the Year Award
Senior Groom Amy, who has worked at our Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre for over ten years, was awarded the accolade at an award ceremony earlier this month.
Having left school in 2007 keen to work with horses, Amy admits that she knew little of the charity when she first joined. However, over a decade later, Amy is a passionate ambassador, often giving up her spare time to attend shows and talk about World Horse Welfare’s work. Amy said:
“I’ve loved horses my whole life and end up treating all the horses and ponies here as though they’re my own. There are so many parts of the job I enjoy, from the rehabilitation and physio work to the handling of youngsters. The only downside is the winter weather!”
Centre Manager Claire Dickie has nothing but praise for one of the charity’s longest serving staff members:
“Amy’s dedication and enthusiasm never falters. She is genuinely committed to improving the lives of horses and ponies, and she goes above the call of duty every day.”
“I always remember Amy going the extra mile a couple of years back when World Horse Welfare Cracker was suffering from grass sickness. Cracker wouldn’t eat hay or horse food and we were worried she wasn’t going to make it through the night. Amy wouldn’t rest and tried all different types of food until she found something that Cracker would eat – ginger biscuits!”
Well done Amy for all you do for horses and ponies!
Amy with Fairy Dust and Twinkle Toes at Glenda Spooner Farm