More companies join up.

A manufacturer of equestrian coats, an equine nutritionist and two retailers are among the latest businesses to swell the British Equestrian Trade Association’s (BETA’s) ranks. 

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

Applicants are scrutinised by existing members on the BETA Council, before approval is granted or refused.

Once accepted to join, member companies are entitled to use the BETA logo – the sign of a reputable equestrian company. 

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

Tick Tack (Stirlingshire mobile tack), Auchterarder, Perthshire – mobile tack unit attending Pony Club and affiliated events – Retail member 

Equestrian Rose Ltd, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear – equestrian store with internet retailing – Retail member (provisional)

Strathclyde Nutrition, Coalburn, Midlothian – manufacturer of complementary and mineral feed blocks – Trade member 

Equidry Ltd, Barnstable, Devon – manufacturer of waterproof, unisex equestrian coats – Trade member 

Lady Empire PTY Ltd, Nicholson Australia – jewellery design and manufacture – Overseas Trade member 

Clare MacLeod MSc RNutr, Wellington, Devon – equine nutritionist and education – Associate member