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BETA Innovation Award Results

Rider Clothing
Winner: Equitector Riding Boots (J1.1) New Classic Long Riding Boots
Meet all the needs for anyone working/riding horses offering comfort, safety & versatility.

Highly Commended: Finest Brands International (F3.2) Toggi Apache Ladies Riding Jacket
Very practical, lots of good features.

Saddlery and Tack
Winner: Thorowgood (F3.3) Griffin GB Saddle with Fish
Exceptional presentation and information. The judges thought that the idea would be of great benefit to the horse's comfort and easy-to-follow instructions for any average rider. Well thought out and realistically priced.

Highly Commended: Zebra Products (K2.1) Vespucci Bridle with Integrated headpiece.
Beautifully presented and exceptional quality. A good idea with much thought put into it.

Safety and Security
Winner: Equitag (J8.2) Equitag Equestrian Society
Innovative product with no comparable competitor. Adds value to saddles and other tack and will help to discourage tack theft in general.

Highly Commended: Horseware (E6.1) Cheeky Chums Safety Pack
Will make safety fun and is especially appealing to younger riders.

Winner: Grangers International (G4.1) NT Odour Eliminator Spray
Product is innovative- taking odour elimination further than other products on the market. Tested on our own shoes and it worked very quickly.

Highly Commended: Your Gift (E1.2) Hairy Ponies- 'Paint your pony'
Good to have something for children in the gift market- an area that needs expanding. Good packaging and marketability.

Horse Care & Equipment
Winner: Horseware Ireland (E6.1) Rambo Horse Walker Rug
This fills a major gap in the market and solves the problem of rubbed shoulders while offering dual purpose indoor/outdoor use.

Highly Commended: Brookwick Ward (D5.1) Oster Equine Grooming Range
Judges comments: "Why have we waited so long for these products!" Great handles, good to grip and durable. Traditional products modernised for the 21st century.

Feed & Veterinary
Winner: Quay Equestrian (F2.1) Daily Hoof Supplement and total hoof care concept.
Hoofcare is such an important issue. This concept is clear and convincing and with informative accompanying literature.

Highly Commended: Leverton (F4.2) Poultex
A well thought out concept offering poultice management in a bag.


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