Claire has worked in the equestrian industry for nearly 20 years firstly as Chief Executive and then Executive Director of the British Equestrian Trade Association.
BETA is responsible for the development of certain safety standards for equestrian PPE, the training of retailers, equestrian coaches and riders in the fitting of equestrian Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and advising equestrian bodies on the setting of rules with regards the use of equestrian PPE in equestrian sport.
In addition Claire has been responsible for the BETA Body Protector standard since 2000, lectured riding bodies and trade on safety standards and fitting of garments. Been an expert member on the following committees and working groups: Expert member of PH/003/09 Motorcyclists Personal Protective Equipment. Expert member of PH/003/11 Protective Equipment For Sports Players. Expert member of PH/006/05 Helmets for equestrian activities. Chair of WG 11/PG6: Protective clothing – Protective jackets, body and shoulder protectors for equestrian use, for horse riders and those working with horses, and for horse drivers. Expert member on EU committee CEN/TC 162/WG 11 – Equestrian Body protection. Expert member on EU committee CEN/TC158/ WG 5 – helmets for horse riders. On the prohibited substances side working with representatives of the industry I set up the NOPS scheme to reduce the risk of contamination in feed, working with the British Horseracing Authority, FEI and British Equestrian Federation.