3rd December 2004




An experienced groom who recently returned from a 10-day trek across Jordan has reached the final five of the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) Groom of the Year awards.


Krystal Pellett (20), from Swansea, is studying for a Modern Apprenticeship in Horse Care at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park campus.


She is an advanced apprentice in horse care and one of the five finalists for the 2004 Kuster BEF Groom Award, which aims to recognise and award skilled grooms.


Krystal will attend a champagne reception and be subjected to a 25-minute interview in front of a panel of judges in London on Monday 6th December in the hope of being announced the overall winner.


As well as studying, Krystal also works at Willow Farm in Skegness where she has the important role of head girl, putting her in charge of the yard and the care of the horses.


“I have been involved in horse care for more than 40 years and Krystal is one of the best grooms I have seen,” said Sue Evans, yard owner at Willow Farm.


“She helps children on the yard and does a lot of work towards further training in the field of horse care. She is a great ambassador for the university and for the farm.”


The winner of the 2004 Kuster BEF Award will be announced on Tuesday 7th December, with the overall winner receiving an all expenses paid week-long holiday to Naples.


More information on the BEF can be found on their website www.bef.co.uk.



For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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