Supergroom Superlative Award Winners at the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory  

At Achieve Equine, we’re passionate about horses and horse health. Our “It’s About The Horse®” campaign shines a spotlight every month on a horse and their past (and current) achievements to help give our incredible equine partners a voice and share their stories. By extension, we recognize the importance of the people who care for our equine partners. Achieve Equine was proud to team up with Eventing Nation to sponsor #Supergroom Superlatives at the 2023 Maryland 5 Star Event held on October 19-22. The awards playfully acknowledged the important role grooms play in putting horses first and helping to achieve competitive dreams. These superstar grooms showed up, dug in, and did their work in typical extraordinary fashion. At the event, over 100 nominations were received for the Supergroom Superlative Awards. Winners received brand-new groom backpacks courtesy of Achieve Equine filled to the brim with category-specific goodies. The winners (and the riders they groom for) were:

Fastest braider: Sam Cuomo (Doug Payne)

Most likely to have purple-stained hands: Sarah Tompkins (Booli Selmayr)

Most likely to liniment themselves: Isabelle Bosley (Lillian Heard Wood)

Most Red Bull consumed: Alexa Duncan (Sarah Kuhn)

Last one to leave the barn at night: Ruth Rosendaul (Hannah Sue Hollberg)

An extra prize was awarded to Caroline Pamukcu’s grooms- nominated with over a dozen horses to care for!

Achieve Equine wishes to congratulate all these Superlative Grooms! Nominations for a special horse to be featured as “horse of the month” can be found here:

 About Achieve Equine, LLC: Achieve Equine is a worldwide distributor of innovative, evidence-based products. We partner with carefully selected equine brands to deliver safe, functional, and validated products that improve the health and safety of horse and rider. Achieve Equine is the maker of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips and the exclusive North American distributor of VIP Equestrian Half Pads and Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads. For more information, please visit

About FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips: Developed by veterinarians, FLAIR Strips are drug-free, self-adhesive nasal strips that support horses’ nasal passages and promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at every level of competition. Eight clinical studies have been conducted on FLAIR Strips at leading equine research centers. The Strips are clinically proven to make breathing easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, quicken recovery, and reduce lung bleeding. Visit to learn more and shop today.

About VIP Equestrian Half Pads: Designed in Europe, the VIP™ Original Half Pad is made with a proprietary, viscoelastic polymer (not gel) with an innovative Bobble™ surface design. The VIP Pad alleviates pressure points and evenly distributes weight to keep your horse comfortable and feeling his best. At only 8mm thick, the VIP Pad provides superior impact protection for the horse’s back and does not interfere with saddle fit. It is hypoallergenic, bacteriostatic, easy to clean and is not sticky. Available in multiple colors and sizes to fit both English and Western saddles, visit to learn more and shop today.

About Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads: Designed in Australia, the Iconic Equestrian™ Original 2-in-1 Saddle Pad is a luxurious, anatomically shaped English saddle pad with a revolutionary removeable inner LinerPad™. The patent pending 5-Point Attachment System keeps the LinerPad securely in place while riding and easy removal makes washing a breeze. With beautiful piping, stunning colors, and high-quality fabrics, ride in style with Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads. Available in both jump and dressage options, visit learn more and shop today!

Contact: Hanna Hartman

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