BETA bringing knowledge to Westcountry Equine Fair

The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) will be flying the flag for rider safety at the 2016 Westcountry Equine Fair and sponsoring the event's popular Knowledge Zone, where its team of experts will provide free riding hat and body protector safety checks, and advice on lorinery and saddlery.

Visitors to the show, at Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, near Exeter, are invited to the BETA stand, where they will find out more about the trade association's two feed assurance schemes – the latest, designed to highlight feeds suitable for horses and ponies prone to equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS), and BETA NOPS, which was introduced to help cut the risk of contamination in horse feeds by naturally occurring prohibited substances.

BETA will also be handing out free goody bags, running a prize draw to win two tickets to the new London Spring International Horse Show and hosting the annual BETA Best Stand Awards as part of its commitment to the equestrian trade.

“The Westcountry Equine Fair is a super, Christmassy event, full of seasonal cheer and lots of serious shoppers and horsey people,” said BETA executive director Claire Williams. “We are thrilled to be back in Exeter and looking forward to meeting lots of riders and being able to share the many initiatives that BETA has introduced to benefit them.”