A diverse range of companies has signed up to the equestrian industry’s trade body.

A riding boot repair service, equestrian stores and a maker of saddle cantle badges are among the new members of the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA).

A number of other applications for membership were approved at last week’s meeting of the BETA Council.

BETA represents equestrian retailers, manufacturers, distributors and related suppliers, and acts in the interests of horsey consumers. 

Applications to join are scrutinised by existing BETA members before being granted or refused.  

Member companies are entitled to use the BETA logo. To consumers, the badge is therefore a sign of a reputable businesses where they can shop with confidence. 

The following firms are BETA’s newest members:

HorseOnDemand, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire – equestrian store and internet retailer (becomes a provisional Retail Member of BETA).

EQ Saddlery, Lilydale, Australia – four equestrian stores (Overseas Retail Member).

Caswell Equine Supplies, Crickdale, Wiltshire – equestrian store (provisional Retail Member).

The Boot Repair Co, Leeds, West Yorkshire – boot and shoe repair service (Trade Member).

IDX, Walsall, West Midlands – manufacturer of saddler branding such as cantle badges (Trade Member).

KIWA t/a Kiwa Agri Food, Harrogate, North Yorkshire – NOPS scheme auditors (Associate Member).

Stephanie Smith Saddlery, St Austell, Cornwall – mobile retailer (provisional Retail Member).

TG Equestrian, Hereford, Herefordshire – equestrian store (Retail Member).

T. H. E. Equine Edge, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire – manufacturer of complimentary feeds (Trade Member).

Siametric Systems, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire – manufacturer of enduro equine fitness tracker (Trade Member).

Maxima Equestrian, Flimwell, East Sussex – mobile retailer (Retail Member)

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