Who's who at BETA
Claire is the Executive Director and Secretary of BETA. She looks after the day to day management of the Association and its commercial arm Equestrian Management Consultants Ltd. As well as attending all the Council and Committee meetings, she spends much time liaising with other organisations and members and leads the international export missions to trade fairs overseas.
Claire rides as often as work allows, which isn’t often enough for her liking. She owns a 8 year old Lusitano mare and rides her friends horses when tolerated.
Tina is assistant to Claire Williams and works part-time now she is a mummy to a little girl. She looks after projects including Take up the Reins riding guide and tour, a new hat amnesty scheme and organising the training course programme for the year, along with presence at events throughout the country.
Tina has a 15.3hh, 8 year old Irish sport horse mare called Ethel and has competed in show jumping and showcross competitions. The plan for the future is to ride with her daughter when a pony is found. She also has a retired 17.2 Irish draught gelding, he joins the other two equine inhabitants of Tina’s parents yard who are at the other end of the size spectrum, being miniature Shetlands. She also has an 9 year old basset hound who she takes for walks and his her little girls best friend.
Laura is assistant to Claire Williams and is the first point of contact for many new and prospective members. She is responsible, amongst others, for member communications, membership application processing, overseas funding, along with organising BETA's presence at events throughout the country and the gala dinner.
Laura shows mountain and moorland ponies at county level. She has a 13.2hh Welsh Section C gelding, Felinmor Brenin and a 3 year old Welsh Section D colt, Tymor Champagne Charlie who will be competing in the in-hand welsh medal youngstock classes this year. She also competes at dressage and show cross events. At weekends she also enjoys walking her cocker spaniel Priya.
Ann joined us in 2007 as our administration assistant. She deals with membership enquiries, information gathering and data input.
Both Ann and her daughter rode for many years, but is currently not an active rider, spending much of her time involved with her local flower club and sugar craft.
As BETA Field Officer, Tricia covers much of the southern part of the UK, from Midlands to the South west and South East. She is the face of BETA to many new members, visiting existing and prospective members on a regular basis whilst also acting as our eyes and ears out amongst the trade. Tricia is also the Co-ordinator for our training courses. Prior to joining BETA Tricia had her own retail saddlery shop and is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Loriners.
Tricia breeds and shows standard shetlands at local and county shows and loves walking her westie Pip and flatcoat retreiver Bungy.
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