The Affairs Group of companies have supported the British Equestrian Federation in the build and development of the Equestrian World Class Database, which is utilised across all of the World Class Programmes, by staff, consultants and athletes.
Equine Affairs were integral in developing the most appropriate software and providing advice on the structure of the system, which has allowed us to capture comprehensive data across a number of areas. Its use across multi-platforms is vital for our consultants during home-team visits and provides a great supporting structure to the Programmes work.
The ongoing support we receive, through hosting, maintenance and further site development has been very impressive and has always been delivered on a timely basis. Their experts boast an inherent understanding of the equine industry and have been a joy to work alongside.
Sarah Armstrong World Class Programme – Head of Administration and Logistics
Your site just gets better and better.
I am very impressed with it and your service, and so happy we joined you!
Debbie Cross - The Croft Equestrian Centre
I just wanted to say how impressed I have been with the dressage module of MSS. I particularly like the 'live feed' as I can quickly see how many entries we have received to date, the setting times element is very clever and easy to use and enables me to see how the day of competition is panning out and whether or not additional entries can be accepted.
The 'live feed' of results is extremely high tech and I have been spreading the word and have only received very positive feedback from our competitors.
Thanks for all your hard work and long hours I know you put in to providing the fantastic product and services.
Duncan Whitney-Groom - Optimum Event Management
I have been using MSS via Equine Affairs for the past 3 years for the running of my website and Show entries and management. Gradually I have moved to using all of the various modules of the software and cannot speak highly enough of both the system and of the back-up service that Equine Affairs provide. The administration of dressage entries and times has become easily manageable, saving me both time and money (and stress!). Results are entered directly onto the live system, meaning less paperwork, fewer mistakes and again saving time and money. The ability to directly market all my riders from one event, or notify them of changes at an event is a brilliant addition.
The Equine Affairs team are friendly and personal, yet ultimately professional, and what's more are contactable 24/7. I have never failed to contact them when needed – and have always received a friendly and helpful response. I simply wouldn't be without them!
Ros Blackmore - Fenning Farm EC & Trainer
Grandstand Group (Horse of the Year Show & National Show Jumping Championships) has worked with Equine Affairs
for a number of years. We have found the team at Equine Affairs to be passionate about their work, diligent, creative, professional and reliable. Their approach to delivering our requirements
has been second to none. Equine Affairs delivered a better system than we could have hoped for whilst ensuring that we have received the most cost effective solution available to meet the needs of our business both now and moving forward. Due to the success of the first project we have commissioned Equine Affairs for future work and would not hesitate to recommend the company or their service.
Helena Pettit - Managing Director Grandstand Media Ltd: Horse of the Year Show
I cannot speak highly enough of Victoria and Hayley. Not only were they on hand, night and day to answer my queries but they never seem to tire of my silly questions! The system is slick and easy to use making the whole entries process so much quicker and simpler. Online entries increased dramatically from the first competition we used the system for and we've found we attracted new riders to the centre purely using myshowsecretary. Not only does this system do everything we require of it as a show centre, but the customer service is second to none. We are absolutely delighted to be using this programme.
Sarah Beveridge - Swalcliffe Park Equestrian Ltd
As a smaller, local show, Kimpton Horse Show has seen a great response from using the Riding Life and Show Secretary systems and has seen an increase in pre-show entries. The system offers a cost effective option for us as the organiser and a easy to us system for our competitors, that is linked directly from our own website. Our entries were set up quickly and easily by the Equine Affairs team, who are a pleasure to work with and always on hand to offer help, support and make any changes we needed. Highly recommended!
Charlie - Kimpton Show Secretary
Since using My Show Secretary it has been so easy to sort the dressage times, especially the riders who are competing with more than one horse. It makes it so easy to see when their other times are and it has reduced the time is takes by miles. The same goes for the results. I can do them as they happen and at a touch of a button have them ready in BD format! Before My Show Secretary the results took me ages with a lot of cutting and pasting and huge room for mistakes to happen! Now all I have to do is enter the score and the programme does the rest! I would highly recommend my show secretary to other show secretaries; the support is fantastic especially when you first start. I always had somebody on the end of the phone, even out of office hours, to help me with any queries.
Mandy Gache – Oldencraig EC, Surrey. British Dressage Secretary
We saw an immediate and surprising take up of online entries across all disciplines almost immediately with even our most unlikely clients using it! The entry still came direct to us and to our bank account so in fact the process was preferred by all.
Helen Gallop: CEO and Partner of Summerhouse Equestrian Centre, Gloucestershire
I have used My Show Secretary for several years now to run all the events at Wellington Riding. We are a busy centre with a very full calendar of events with levels from unaffiliated amateur shows to national level professional shows. I find the system very easy to use, time saving and efficient. The staff at Equine Affairs are always responsive and it has been a pleasure to work with them to develop the MSS system.
Lucinda Freeman Show Secretary, Wellington Riding
The "My Show Secretary and My Riding Life Online Entries" system created by Affairs Group is a breath of fresh air for the equestrian show secretary. It has proved easy to learn and to use and offers a level of support and features that I have not come across before. From start to finish this system goes a long way to simplify the secretary´s processes with only minimum input.
Gareth Jenkins, Events Manager: Bury Farm Equestrian Centre
I just wanted to say how impressed I have been with the dressage module of MSS. I particularly like the 'live feed' as I can quickly see how many entries we have received to date, the setting times element is very clever and easy to use and enables me to see how the day of competition is panning out and whether or not additional entries can be accepted. The 'live feed' of results is extremely high tech and I have been spreading the word and have only received very positive feedback from our competitors. Thanks for all your hard work and long hours I know you put in to providing the fantastic product and services.
Duncan Whitney – Groom: Optimum Event Management