Training Courses & further details


Dedicated to improving knowledge, standards and professionalism within the trade, BETA organises training courses covering a wide variety of topics. These include courses on Rider Safety Equipment, including Hat and Body Protector Fitting, Equine health which is a course leading to the qualification to sell equine and pet wormers, Business Management, Lorinery Retailing (horse bits and bitting), Digital Marketing and Social Media and Saddle Fitting (booked through the Society of Master Saddlers).

Some of these courses are available to BETA members only, while others have no restriction.

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 which includes a brief profile of each of the courses currently being offered on a regular basis by BETA.

BETA is regarded by retailers as the primary source of training courses for those involved in the equestrian industry. Our courses are run for the trade, by those involved in the trade, specifically designed to suit the needs of the equestrian and country retailer in developing business and satisfying customer needs.

Courses are open to the whole of the equestrian industry, although BETA members will receive discounts where charges apply.

You can find  the 2024 dates below, please for more details check the tab on the left for the specific course, click on the booking form link or email

RAMA/SQP course (Jim Wishart) – 1st & 2nd May – Booking link: 

Visual Merchandising course (Sara Blackshaw) – 23rd May – Booking link:

Rider Safety Equipment Fitting Course (TNW/CW) – 5th June – Booking link:

Lorinery (bits and bitting) course (TNW & Charlotte) – 3rd July – Booking link: 

NOPS Technical course (CW, Ruth Bishop & Hannah Adams) – Autumn Date TBC

Retail sales skills and customer service (Dave Purslow & Rhea Freeman) – TBC

Training Courses