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22 May 2019

Hadlow Alumnus Amy Akehurst Receives Karen Hughes Memorial Grooms Award

By Philip Orrell

Amy Akehurst
One of our former Equestrian Studies students, Amy Akehurst, was the proud recipient of the 2018 Karen Hughes Memorial Grooms Award for her presentation of international event rider Tom Crisp’s horses at Gatcombe Horse Trials. 

Amy was selected from the CIC 2* class, and received the award from the British Grooms Association (BGA) at Gatcombe Park, the Gloucestershire country residence of HRH Princess Royal, on Sunday 9th September 2018. 

Amy, who completed a level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management from 2016-17, is the groom of Regatta Girl and Don Zephyr. She joined Tom Crisp’s team mid-season in 2016 after working through her holidays whilst at college.