The British Equestrian Trade Association’s (BETA) 2013 “Sales Representative of the Year” award was given to Marilyn Hawley, at the association’s business awards on 17 February.

The award was presented by recruitment company Equine Careers, recognising excellence in product knowledge and service to retail customers.

Ms Hawley is an agent for a number of equestrian suppliers including Showquest and Edward Sinclair.

“She is a really forward-thinking person to have in our trade,” said a judge. “I am sure that she could give a lot of good advice to people entering the industry.”

Heather Stephenson from equestrian distributor Westgate EFI was the runner-up.

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