About the Competition: April 24th 2022
Style To Rescue is an innovative way of supporting rescue organisations and helping rescues find their new forever homes.
The dogs are groomed beautifully by experienced, professional groomers and spoiled to bits with care and loving-kindness. Of paramount importance to us is that the dogs being groomed always feel safe and loved before, during, and after the groom!
The rescues centers receive financial support whether their dogs win or not!
Style to Rescue is run on a not-for-profit basis by volunteers.
There will be just one category to be judged, run over two sessions, morning and afternoon. There will be a maximum of 50 entrants in total.
In total, 10 groomers will be chosen by our judges over the 2 sessions (5 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon).
Of these 10 places, all will receive a financial reward. There will also be other prizes in the form of products kindly donated by the sponsors. Prizes will also be awarded for Best In Show and Reserve Best in Show as well as for Best Handling and Best Transformation.
All winning groomers will receive a unique and stylish cup, a rosette, and a certificate.
First prize: £500 + products Fourth prize: £100 + products Ninth prize: £20 + products
Second prize: £400 + products Fifth & sixth prizes: £50 + products Tenth prize: £20 + products
Third prize: £300 + products Seventh & eighth prizes £30 + products
The winning dogs receive the same financial prize as the groomer in the form of a donation to the rescue organisation that entered them. Every canine entrant also receives £10 as a donation to its rescue organisation.
The Competition Schedule
8:00 – Doors open for competitors
8:30 – Doors open for the general public. Entrance fee by donation but min. £5
recommended per person.
9:00 – 12:00 – Morning Class
12 – 12:30 – Judging of Morning Class & Announcing the 5 Finalists
12:30 – 13:00 – Lunch Break
12:45 – Pre-judging
13:00 – 16:00 – Afternoon class
16:00 – 16:30 – Judging of Afternoon Class & Announcing the 5 Finalists
17:00 – Awards
There will be a break halfway through each class, am and pm, to allow the dogs to stretch their paws and have a pee – and the groomers too 🙂
We are very happy that our two judges in 2022 are Lisa Hart and Joanne Angus.
Lisa is a multi-award-winning groomer with over 10 years of experience in grooming and 18 years of working with and handling animals. Lisa won Asian Fusion Groomer of the year in 2019! And now specializes in Asian Fusion grooming styles and has a particular interest in grooming Schnauzers and Terriers. Lisa started competing three years ago. And has gone on to win classes at The British Dog Grooming Championships, Strictly Come Grooming, Supergroom, and The Champion class at Groom Asia 2018. With multiple other placings in Asian fusion and terrier classes. Lisa said: ” I’m highly honored to have been asked to judge at Style to Rescue 2022. After working at Manchester and Cheshire dogs home and also volunteering to groom for them and Doodle aid for many years. Rescue dogs and charity work hold a special place in her heart.”
Joanne has won awards throughout the world. She won Groomer of the Year twice in both 1991 and 200. As well as winning a gold medal at Intergroom USA in the International Poodle class. Joanne sat on the committee for the then Pet Care Trust. She was on the team that designed and formed the Guild of Master Groomers. Joanne was a lead examiner for many years. She also examines the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma.
In 2007 Joanne formed Groom Team England with four others, going on to captain and coordinate the team for 10 years – a team that traveled all over Europe competing and earning placings in their events.
2014 saw the opportunity for a new business venture; to become an approved City & Guilds Centre and Summit Groomer Training Group was born. Summit is now one of the major City & Guilds approved centers! Summit is working with 22 different grooming schools up and down the country delivering the best in tuition and qualifications.
Alongside Red Cape Grooming Supplies, Summit Groomer Training Group runs the annual competition, Premier Groom. One of the longest-running competitions in the UK. Joanne has had the privilege to demonstrate and judge at most of the UK and Irish grooming events and enjoys sharing knowledge and experience with other groomers.
To top it all, Joanne won Best In Show at the first-ever Style to Rescue Competition in 2018! 🙂