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Bea Blakeman


Bea has been in equestrian retailing all her working life, 34 years and counting!  She qualified as saddle fitter back in the 90’s and has been assessing for 15+ years. When Bea joined the Executive committee in 2017, she was keen to drive change. Making improvements to saddle fitting pathway was a key area of her focus and she has been an instigator and supporter of this ongoing process.

Bea runs the family business, which is now in its 53rd year, her day job is very much saddle fitting and she is very proud to have employed and trained numerous saddle fitters from trainee to qualified. She believes all horses should be comfortable in their ridden work, no matter their price tag. She gets a huge sense of satisfaction making a difference to the horse and rider partnership. Bea vehemently waves the flag for horse welfare and encourages best practice throughout her work and business values.

Having being SMS President and becoming a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers are two honours Bea is extremely proud of.

Committee & Other Roles

Assessor officer