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September 16, 2013

Professional Equine Grooms and Shapley’s Join Forces to Honor Grooms at the Del Mar International Horse Show

Professional Equine Grooms and Shapley’s are hosting the Inaugural Groom’s Class at the 2013 Del Mar International Dressage Show in Del Mar, CA.

Professional Equine Grooms launched in August of 2011 with the mission of supporting, educating, and honoring Grooms and employers.  Part of that mission is creating a series of Groom’s Classes at horse shows spotlights Grooms and their hard work behind the scenes.

Shapley’s began in 1938 with the product M-T-G.  In the 75 years since then, Shapley’s has expanded their product line to include shampoos, conditioners, detanglers, and grooming sprays.  Shapley’s has also adopted the mission of honoring Grooms by hosting Groom’s Classes at several horse shows around the nation.

Sally Smith-Burdette, Director of Marketing, states “We want Grooms to know that their hard work is being recognized by Shapley’s, show officials, trainers, owners and riders.  We really enjoy seeing the look of surprise and delight on their faces when being recognized in front of the show audience and their peers when they hear they’ve won a Groom’s Class or Award.”

The prizes also include donations from Custom Saddlery, Ecolicious Equestrian, Ponytail Products, Moxie Designs, Absorbine, Weatherbeeta and Roma, and Professional Equine Grooms. 

Detailed coverage of the event can be found at