A rush to join the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) signals optimism in our sector. New members revealed…

If BETA membership is a barometer of the trade surviving the coronavirus pandemic, the signs are positive.

A healthy number of businesses have joined the trade association in the first quarter of 2021.

And because belonging to BETA goes beyond paying an annual subscription, these are solid players.

The organisation’s Council – made up of equestrian retailers, manufacturers, distributors and service providers – scrutinises each application and takes references before considering approval.

Member companies are entitled to use the BETA logo. For consumers, it’s an indicator of reputable businesses where they can shop with confidence. 

The following firms were approved for BETA membership at the trade association’s most recent Council meeting.

Wentworth Equestrian, Denby Dale, Huddersfield – retail store

Carharrack Animal Feeds, Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall – feed retailer

BE Boutique, Hamilton, Lanakshire – retail store

Track Right Equestrian, Bolney, West Sussex – retailer

Kate’s Equestrian Supplies, Hinkley, Leicestershire – online retailer

RACF Ltd, Ledbury, Herefordshire – feed manufacturer/consultant

Equidiet (UK) Ltd, Nettleton, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire – feed manufacturer

Pilot Equine, Hackthorn, Lincolnshire – feed manufacturer

Dodson & Horrell Ltd, Aston, Nantwich, Cheshire – feed company responsible for placing the D&H brand on the market

Paddocks Farm Partnership, Huish Champflower, Taunton, Somerset – manufacturer of herbal products for all animals

Lavant Equestrian, West Lavant, Chicester, West Sussex – equestrian centre

Hailstone Services, Ingatestone, Essex – retail store, online store, feed merchant

Dash Equestrian, Pyle, Glamorgan – retail store, online store, feed merchant, mobile retailer

H & C Beart Ltd, StowBridge, King’s Lynn, Norfolk – retail store, feed merchant

Premier Performance CZ Ltd, Sharnbrook, Bedford – equine supplement manufacturer

Your Horse Live, Kelsey Media, Yalding Hill, Yalding, Kent – publisher of magazines and websites

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