Groomers at the English Groomers Challenge

The English Groomers Challenge is an exciting up-and-coming event ideal for new and established dog groomers, or anyone with an interest in dogs and dog grooming. The Challenge is now in its 9th year, and is an established, leading canine event, considered by many to be one of the most prestigious dog grooming events in the UK.


Groomers will once again have a trade stand at the event, where we will be available for a chat, and to answer any question or queries you might have. Excitingly, we will also be offering the opportunity to win an all-inclusive ticket to this year’s Festival of Grooming! The winner will gain entry to both Saturday and Sunday seminars, with enlightening talks from Jodi Murphy and Danelle German, who collectively have nearly 40 years grooming experience between them. The prize-winner will also be able to enjoy the sumptuous gala dinner on Saturday night, followed by an evening of glamorous Hollywood themed entertainment and luxurious room at the Belfry Hotel. For your chance to win, simply enter the exclusive raffle at the Challenge.


The English Groomers Challenge provides excellent opportunities for networking and learning. As well as offering visitors the chance to meet and chat with fellow groomers and industry experts, the Challenge also offers the opportunity for groomers to enhance and finely tune their skills though competition. Each class will present to a selection of highly respected expert judges, including Melanie Winters-Holmes LCGI and Colin Taylor ICMG. There is also a total prize fund of £1500.


Throughout the weekend, there will be a whole host of dog-themed events and activities. As well as the various competition classes, there will be a number of exciting bite-sized seminars on a variety of topics, from canine nutrition to Schnauzer head shaping, creating the perfect Poodle topknot to canine anatomy. There is also a Discover Grooming area offering the chance to meet and talk to breed specialists about various trims and styles, along with same day sharpening services, and a silent auction.


For more details on the English Groomers Challenge please visit their website, or for more details on this year’s Festival line-up click here. Tickets for the Festival are available here, starting from £95. Student discounts are available for enrolled students, please call our sales team on 0845 230 7997 for more details.

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