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New grooming competition announced for PATS Sandown

New grooming competition announced for PATS Sandown

A new competition called ‘Groom-Off Sunday’ will be launched at PATS Sandown and will offer 16 budding groomers the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

Groom-Off Sunday, run in association with expert Mathew Spry and The Welsh Grooming Academy, is aimed at novice groomers or those just starting out in grooming competitions.

The competition will run in two independent sessions on the opening day of PATS Sandown (Sunday 9th February) and the judges will be focusing on style, balance, sympathy and technicalities.

Entering is easy and FREE, simply complete the Competition Entry form, which can be found on the website The closing deadline is Thursday, 30th January.

Everything is lined up for this inaugural competition, taking place in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at PATS Sandown.  

With a hamper of prizes from top companies HOWND and Aeolus and a trophy for the two group winners, Groom-Off Sunday is set to be a successful addition to the show.

There is also a full programme of talks and more grooming demonstrations scheduled for the second day of PATS Sandown (Monday 10th February).

With an increasing number of pet retailers introducing grooming salons into their stores, the PATS programme of talks and demos will provide invaluable insights into this side of the business.

The demonstrations will highlight the knowledge and expertise required to complete traditional grooming techniques successfully as well as showing off a few modern and creative ideas. 

For all the latest news from PATS Sandown visit

Ends                                                                                        29th January 2020

Photographs from PATS are available to download

1.         Visit                           

2.         Click on Galleries

3.         Click on the Conference and Exhibitions folder

4.         Click on either the PATS Sandown 19 or PATS Telford 19 folders

5.         On the password screen enter: pats19sandown or pats19telford respectively

For more information contact Neil Pope at or on 07595 442601.



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