Wimbledon Village Stables (WVS) is proud to announce that one of its employees, Poppy Zafia Graves, was announced as the winner of the 2018 Haddon Training British Grooms Apprentice Award at a recent awards dinner hosted by the prestigious British Breeders Association.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Haddon Training has sponsored the British Grooms Awards, which, as Managing Director Chris Hewlett says, reflect the importance of the “often ’unsung heroes’ who are the backbone of the equine industry and who very rarely get identified and recognised for all their hard work”. Poppy served a two-year apprenticeship at WVS, a long established, friendly livery yard and riding school based in the centre of Wimbledon Village with an excellent reputation for the care it provides its horses and the expertise of its instructors. Poppy was nominated for the Haddon Training Apprentice Award by WVS Stable Manager Natasha Moore, who said: “Poppy excelled during 2018 and is well respected by the rest of the team for her hard work and dedication and, by winning this award, Poppy will have learnt that hard work pays off and will be motivated to continue to work hard and develop her skills further”. WVS is delighted that Poppy’s hard work and the progress she has made during her time at the yard has been recognised in this way and looks forward to helping her make further strides now she has joined the team as a full-time valued member of staff.