The Team at BSET Academy

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beth shawBeth Shaw

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.


robyn butterworthRobyn Butterworth

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.


birgit schroder

Birgit Schröder     

ETT™ Instructor

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 Hunt

Ekwos Instructor

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.
Ekwos Training and Development

Angela Draper

Office Administrator

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.


dr tanya braithwaiteDr. 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.





Guest Lecturers

Rob Dawson – Master Farrier, Hereford School of Farriery

Steve Clark – Equine Dentist,

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Accountant and Business Financial Advisor

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BSET Academy Boarding establishment:

House Keeping and Gardening: Patricia Chindove, Gladness Ngulunga, Yenziwe Ngulunga

BSET Academy Stables and Farm:

Farm Manager: Kerry Kee
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Head groom: Sandile Duma
Grooms: Albert Pomeri, Nhlanhla Zuma


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Equine Studies • Equine Stretching • Equine Body Work • Psoas Group

27 (0)87 808 3456

PO Box 91, Howick, 3290