Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 National Horse Trainer of the Year Finalists named

Andrea Datz, Andrea Fappani, Jessie Baillargeon, Maria Borell and Sid Zacharias
are 2015 finalists for Greamats' National Horse Trainer of the Year Award.

MILLTOWN, WI – Horse trainers get in the business for a variety of different reasons. For some its a personal therapy. For others its a soft spot in their heart for the animals or their owner that drives them to work with horses. Greatmats wishes to honor those trainers that are in it to make a positive difference in the lives of the horses and their owners through integrity, outstanding customer service and quality training. That's why it created the National Horse Trainer of the Year Contest. The following horse trainers have been nominated by their peers, clients and community due to their commitment to these values.

(Name, training facility, city, state)
Sid Zacharias, Rockin Z Ranch, Spooner, Wisconsin
Maria Borell, Beacon Hill Farm/Borell Racing, Lexington, Kentucky
Jessie Baillargeon, Victory Farms, Amery, Wisconsin
Andrea Datz, Integrative Horsemanship, Fruita, Colorado
Andrea Fappani, Fappani Performance Horses, Scottsdale, Arizona

Voting is taking place on Greatmats' Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Greatmats/) now through Nov. 30, 2015 and the winner will be announced Jan. 4, 2016. The National Horse Trainer of the Year Contest is one of four simultaneous contests honoring instructors and trainers from various industries for their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of their students, clients and community.


Greatmats is a national horse stall/barn and specialty flooring industry leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats has earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and 9.5 TrustPilot rating through its Golden Rule customer service practices. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.