Equicraft scoops top award

Jane Atherton and Libby Holliday from Equicraft picking up their award with mum Margaret Atherton.

Jane Atherton and Libby Holliday from Equicraft picking up their award with mum Margaret Atherton. - Credit: Archant

A Backwell business has been crowned retailer of the year by the British Equestrian Traders Association (BETA).

Jane Atherton manages the shop and her sister Libby Holliday works as the secretary and book keeper.

The sisters have made it to the finals for the past five years, been runners-up in the category twice, and have now scooped the award.

Equicraft, in Station Road, is a family-run equine retail shop, partnered with Backwell Motors.

It stocks a wide range of products and staff are BETA trained in hat and body protector fitting.

Staff also provide saddle fitting services, rug repairs and washing.