The Team at BSET Academy
Principal of BSET Academy.
Beth Shaw established BSET Academy in 2008. BSET Academy is recognised internationally for providing specific instruction in the use of the Wink’s Greene Transeva and Equine Transeva Technique - ETT™, Perfecting the Equine Athlete.
Beth Shaw is the founder of Equine Transeva Technique TM and Equine Transeva Technique Association of Accredited Practitioners.
Beth is an ETT Practitioner and instructor at BSET Academy. With 15 years experience – encompassing (patients) winning the Vodacom Durban July five times, twice winning the Gold Cup and Vodacom Durban July in the same season. Premier Group 1 horse races in South Africa.
Beth is an active rider. She has been a representative of the South African Ladies Polo Team. Argentina (2016), Zambia (2007, 2008 Cpt), Nigeria, Ireland, Australia (2005)
Shaw is a graduate of The University of Vermont (BA) USA.
BSET Academy Head Academic Facilitator and Riding Instructor
Robyn Butterworth joined BSET Academy in 2013. Robyn is a Level 1 EQASA Riding instructor and EQASA examiner. Robyn studied Equine Body Work in the USA and spent four years working in Europe in the equine industry. Robyn is an active rider and competes in dressage.
As the Head Academic and Riding facilitator, Robyn’s vast knowledge of the equine has advanced BSET Academy’s academic programme. Currently Robyn is developing the BSET Academy’s Diploma course through EQASA and SAQA.
Dr Marion Young
Programme Director, Head of Scientific Research, Lecturer
PhD (Equine nutrition), Pr.Sci.Nat. (400013/11)
PhD, MSc and undergraduate in Animal Science, Marion has been lecturing at UKZN for 15 years, and brings a new dimension to academic excellence at BSET Academy.
Graduate of BSET Academy in 2013. University of Pretoria, Biological Sciences BSc 2011. Birgit joined the BSET Staff in 2014. She is a valued member of the team as an ETT™ Practitioner and instructor. Birgit is also a founding member of the Equine Transeva Technique Association of Accredited Practitioners.
Birgit was the ETT Practitioner behind the 1st, 2nd, 3rd placed equine athletes in the 2016 Vodacom Durban July
Mandy joined BSET Academy in 2016. Mandy teaches natural horsemanship techniques. Solving behavioural problems in horses and helping the student to be better equipped in understanding the horse.
Angela joined BSET Academy in 2016. Angela is a graduate of UKZN with a BSC, Honours in Entomology. She is a vital member of the team and is the backbone of the office administration.
Nadia de Lange
Assistant ETT™ instructor, ETT™ apprentice research
Graduate of BSET Academy - BSET 2 (2016) and BSET 3 (2017). Nadia is currently working on her ETT Advanced Level. She is a valued member of the BSET team, supervising the BSET student’s daily Transeva treatments, assists in teaching ETT theory and helps students reach their goals. Nadia also helps drive the marketing campaign for BSET Academy.
Assistant ETT™ instructor, Stable Manager
Graduate of BSET 2 2016 and BSET 3 2017. Maryna is currently working on her ETT Advanced Level. She is a valued member of the BSET team, supervising the BSET student’s daily Transeva treatments, assists in teaching ETT theory and helps students reach their goals. Maryna also helps drive the marketing campaign for BSET Academy.
Dr. Tanya Braithwaite
BSET Academy lameness examiner and lecturer
Tanya joined BSET Academy in 2011. She works with BSET instructors to teach the basics of evaluating equine lameness. Tanya comes to BSET to examine students at the end of semester 3.
Dr John Hodsdon - ALMIRAY VETERINARY PRACTICE, Nottingham Road, KZN.
Rob Dawson – Master Farrier, Hereford School of Farriery
Steve Clark – Equine Dentist, www.equinedentistryservices.com
Gill Arathoon - www.spurwinghorsefeeds.co.za
Bomber Nel - www.Bombers.co.za
Jill Fox - www.TheFortStud.co.za
Accountant and Business Financial Advisor
Social Media Marketing
Amanda Low www.signaturestrengths.co.za
BSET Academy Boarding establishment:
House Keeping and Gardening: Felistar Sibanda, Patericia Chindove, Gladness Ngulunga, Yenziwe
BSET Academy Stables and Farm:
Groundsman: Te Zondi
Head groom: Sandile Duma
Grooms: Albert Pomeri, Nhlanhla Zuma
Groom and Builder: Tauri Tobizane