Award-winning equestrian hopes to inspire others *H&H Plus*

An equestrian feed company founder who won a prestigious Black British Business Award hopes her success will inspire BAME people across the industry. H&H spoke to her, and others, about progress towards greater diversity in equestrianism

AN equestrian entrepreneur hopes her recent prestigious award will help inspire other young BAME people into all areas of the industry. Sandra Murphy, founder and managing director of Equidiet UK, was announced as the consumer and luxury senior leader winner of the Black British Business Awards, on 30 October.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Nick Skelton of Great Britain riding Big Star competes in the Individual Jumping Equestrian on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“Now, more than ever, we need to focus on the positives our sport has to offer and celebrate the fantastic ambassadors we have”

Yards still feeling effects of first lockdown — but some positive news *H&H Plus*

Insurance broker SEIB surveyed its commercial clients on the effects of the first lockdown. H&H goes through the results and speaks to equestrian centres to see how business was looking as the second lockdown came in

B6J699 YOUNG PONY RIDERS FOLLOW THE BEAUFORT HUNT AT A MEETING AT WORCESTER LODGE NEAR THEIR BADMINTON KENNELS GLOUCESTERSHIRE UK. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown.

NEARLY 70% of equestrian centres surveyed on the effects of the coronavirus were still operating with limited or adapted services before the second lockdown – but there have also been positive effects. Of 75 respondents, including riding schools and livery yards, over 95% said turnover was down on pre-lockdown levels, while some raised fears over […]