How to give the best businesses and outstanding individuals the plaudits they deserve.

The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) is urging everyone equestrian to nominate their favourites for the industry’s annual awards.

The British Equestrian Trade Awards – the BETAs – will be presented at the BETA Gala Dinner on Sunday, 22 September, the first evening of the BETA International trade fair. 

Long-standing awards include the Zebra Products Retailer of the Year with store and online categories, plus a recently introduced section for the Best New Retailer. 

The Stubbs England Nutritional Helpline of the Year, Citation Trade Supplier of the Year and Export Award attract nominations for some of the the UK’s best-known brands. 

Outstanding individuals can be put forward for the Weatherbeeta Group Retail Employee of the Year and Equine Careers Sales Representative of the Year. 

Newer awards

Newer BETAs also open for nominations are the Safety Equipment Fitter of the Year for riding hat and body protector fitters based in stores; and the Equine Fitters Council Equine Fitter Award which recognises saddle, bridle and bit fitters. 

How companies promote themselves is celebrated by the Holdsworth PR Marketing Effectiveness Award. 

The BETA Lifetime Achievement Award, which goes to an individual making long-standing and significant contributions to the equestrian industry, will also be presented during the BETA Gala Dinner. 

Details of how to nominate for all the awards can be found at