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Here comes the judge…
13th November 2017

By Karen Pickwick

The judging panel has been revealed for BETA International 2018’s Innovation Awards – industry accolades that reward new products possessing flair, creativity, cutting-edge technology and inspirational invention.

 
Each judge is an expert in his or her own field and has been selected for their depth of knowledge and expertise. For the 2018 competition, those responsible for selecting winners for each of the eight categories are:
● Clare MacLeod – independent consultant equine nutritionist
● Michelle Miller – master saddler and harness maker, and owner of M Miller Saddlery
● Tracey Morley Jewkes – managing director of Blacks Vets and natural dog grooming product company Born to Bark
● Wendy Beal – retail manager at R&R Country's store in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
● Wendy Hofstee – vet and owner of equestrian holiday company Unicorn Trails
● Allister Hood – celebrated show rider and producer, and winner of this year's HOYS Champion Cob on Our Cashel Blue.
 
“The Innovation Awards are an extremely important part of the show and have been the launchpad for many successful equestrian products,” said BETA International organiser Claire Thomas. “Our judges play a crucial role in considering all aspects of the entries, including their commercial viability. Winning an award is a massive achievement for companies that have often invested heavily in the production of a product and we always make sure that we have the right people for the job.”
 
The equestrian, country clothing, and outdoor and pet products fair takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on January 21-23.