The spirit of competition burns brightly throughout BETA International with its range of prestigious industry awards, including the Innovation Awards, Best Stand Awards, Society of Master Saddlery competition and the The Academy by Neue Schule Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (Equestrian Trade).
This high-profile competition is highly regarded throughout the industry, with winners seeing high levels of media attention and retailers often beating a path to their door. The awards’ eight categories are: Country Clothing & Footwear, Feed & Supplements, General, Horsecare Equipment & (horse) Clothing, Pet Products, Rider Clothing & Footwear, Saddlery & Tack and Safety & Security.
The awards are sponsored by BETA International's official media partner, Equestrian Trade News, and judged by a panel of industry experts. Look out for the blue Innovation Awards entry graphics, which can be used to flag up competing products both before and during the show. All entries are listed in the show's Innovation Awards brochures and displayed in a special competition showcase.
Winners are announced on Monday 22 January at 5.15pm on the Fashion Show stage, where they are presented with an engraved glass trophy and certificate. Glasses of Prosecco and cake are served as part of the celebrations and all visitors are invited to come along.Find Out More
Best Stand Awards
All exhibitors are automatically entered into this popular competition to find the stand thought to offer the most attractive and effective commercial environment. The competition is divided into two categories:
Best Large Stand (32 sq m and over) and Best Small Stand (under 32 sq m).
There are prizes for the winners and highly commended in each.
The difficult task of selecting the best stands falls to our independent judges, who spend many hours touring the halls as they make their final selections. The winners are announced during a special awards ceremony on Monday 22 January at 5.15pm on the Fashion Show stage, where Prosecco and cake is served as part of the celebrations.
Neue Schule - the academy by neue schule award for outstanding achievement (equestrian trade)
The show's main sponsor reveals the winner of its annual competition to find the retailer or bitting clinician judged to offer the most professional and effective bitting advice and service to customers.
Winners are presented with their awards on Monday 22 January during a special celebration where Prosecco and cake are served.
Society of Master Saddlers' Competition
Put the skills of apprentice craftsmen and women to the test. Winners are presented with their awards on Monday 22 January during a special celebration where Prosecco and cake are served.