Finalists announced for the 2019 BETA Business Awards

The finalists in the 2019 BETA Business Awards – recognising companies and individuals making a significant difference to the equestrian industry – have been announced. There are 10 categories in the British Equestrian Trade Association’s annual awards and the winners will be announced during the BETA Gala Dinner, at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, on Monday 21 January.

“Congratulations to everyone who has made it through to the final,” said BETA executive director Claire Williams. “The standard of entries is always very high, so they have all done extremely well and we wish them the very best of the luck as the judging process continues while we search for the ultimate winners.”

The finalists are…
Weatherbeeta Group Retail Employee of the Year
Kirstie Arnold-Jones – Joshua Jones, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
Natalie Lynn – Carrs Billington Country Store, Morpeth, Northumberland
Jennifer Mitchel – David Conchie Saddlery, Carnoustie, Angus 
Kelly Mitchell – Carrs Billington Country Store, Penicuik, Midlothian
Bethan Roberts – Feedability Country Store, Pondersbridge, Cambridgeshire

Equestrian Event of the Year supported by Henson Franklyn
Blair Castle Horse Trials
Bramham International Horse Trials
Olympia Horse Show

BETA Sponsored Rider of the Year
David Britnell – Red Horse Products
Sharon Hunt – Red Gorilla
James Sommerville – Grubs
Gemma Tattersall – Weatherbeeta
SEIB Retailer of the Year – Equestrian Retail Store
Highfield Equestrian – Milford, Staffordshire
Houghton Country – Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland
Iron Horse Equestrian Supplies – Moss, South Yorkshire
Ride-Away Equestrian – Sutton-on-the-Forest, North Yorkshire
Tower Farm Saddlers – Earls Barton, Northamptonshire
Tower Farm Saddlers – Rugby, Warwickshire

SEIB Retailer of the Year – Online/Mail Order Retailer
GS Equestrian – Paignton, Devon
Henry James Saddlery – Telford, Shropshire
Online for Equine/Highfield Equestrian – Milford, Staffordshire
Houghton Country – Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland
Science Supplements – Hartwell, Northamptonshire
Urban Horse – Alston, Cumbria

STUBBS ENGLAND Nutritional Helpline of the Year
Allen & Page
Science Supplements
TopSpec Equine

Equine Careers Sales Representative of the Year
Anna Bing – Saddlery Brands International
Sarah Davies – Shires Equestrian Products
Emily Jackson – Allen & Page
Katharine Mieras – TopSpec Equine
Nick Robinson – Shaws Equestrian
Ceris Burns Equestrian Export Award
British Horse Feeds
Calders & Grandidge
Science Supplements
Shires Equestrian Products

TSM Social Media Award – 20 Hours & Under 
Iron Horse Equestrian Supplies
Shetland Pony Club
Simple System Horse Feeds
Treehouse Sporting Colours

TSM Social Media Award – Over 20 Hours 
The Saddle Bank
Weatherbeeta and Dublin Clothing