Sandra is a passionate horsewoman with 50 years’ Equine experience, Sandra rode for the Royal Air Force and has competed Affiliated Eventing, Dressage, Showjumping and Endurance GB in her Equine Career. She also trained the youngest BAME British Eventer in the UK age 12 competing against adults in 2008.
Sandra is a qualified Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapist who also created EquidGel, the world’s 1st Liquid Feed for horses which provides optimal 100% natural, hydration and has the only ‘Black’, all female led Equine Nutrition company in the UK.
She is also the founder and chairperson of the British Ethnic Riders Forum (BERF) with over 350 members from ethnically diverse communities throughout the UK and Internationally. BERF provides a platform for members to access advise, information, training, sponsorship and media opportunities and the committee work tirelessly behind the scenes to create change and increase participation within the Equine Industry.
Sandra was recently nominated for the ‘Changemaker Award’ at the Sunday Times Sports Women of the Year 2022 for her effort to create change within the Equine Industry.
BERF Projects to Date
BERF Equine and Rural Activities Centre of Excellence (BERACE) This will be the first of its kind, a centre dedicated to providing to progression pathway for young ethnic minority people from the inner cities and under privileged communities.
Pony Club Media Campaign – 15 BERF members from diverse communities across the UK got together at PC HQ to take part in a photoshoot to provide PC with diverse imagery for their social media, website and campaigns.
Pony Club Hijabs – A joint project with BERF and PC to introduce new branded Hijabs for Muslim Equestrians.