The Barbados Equestrian Association (BEA) abides by their motto:-
"We exist to build, encourage, and advance the continuing development and progress of equestrian sports in Barbados."
There are approximately 110 active members consisting of competitive riders of all ages, family members , non-competitive members and honorary members who support and keep up to date with the association.
The BEA is governed by an executive committee comprised of members of the association who are nominated and voted into their specific positions by the voting members. The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer all carry a term of two years while the positions of Jumping Chairperson, Dressage Chairperson, Public Relations Officers, Riders Representative and Show Coordinators all carry a term of one year.
Dr Nicole Tull is the Association's President having been elected in November 2009, Mrs Mona Walker Is the Vice-President. The Post of Secretary is held by Mrs Naomi Roachford-Holder, former Dressage Chairperson and Mrs Monique Archer is Treasurer. They are now serving the second year of their term in office.
The Barbados Equestrian Association was formed in the 1970 ' s and was governed by its first President, Sir Denys William. Prior to this, the Barbados Show Jumping Federation (BSF) was formed in the 1960's and along with the B'dos Polo Club and the B'dos Turf Club were the clubs representing the horse world in Barbados. After the demise of the BSF, the BEA was formed and came to the forefront of equestrian sports in Barbados.
In 1992 dressage was officially amalgamated into the Association under the guidance of the first ever Dressage Chairperson, Ms. Elisabeth Roachford.
In 1994 the BEA became affiliated with the Federation Equestre International (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport and continues to take part in both their FEI World Dressage Challenge and FEI World Jumping Challenge annually since 1995.
In 1995 Barbados was represented abroad for the first time ever in equestrian sports as they sent a rider to the Pam American Games to compete in Show Jumping.
The BEA is also a member of the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) which was formed in 1998. Mrs. Diana Clarke, the Barbados National coach and a former BEA Show Jumping Chairperson, is currently President of the CEA .
In 2002 the Barbados flag was raised in Hagen, Germany for the first time as we won individual silver in the FEI World Dressage Challenge finals.
In 2003 Barbados was represented at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo where the Bajan Dressage team finished 8th out of 19 countries.
In 2006 A Dressage team represented Barbados at the Central American and Caribbean Games (the CACs) in Colombia.
In 2007, Barbados was represented at the Pan Am Games in Show Jumping.
In 2010 Barbados was represented at the CAC Games in Puerto Rico in Dressage
The Executive for 2011-2012
President: Mrs. Diana (Di) Clarke
Vice Pres: Mrs. Monique Archer
Secretary: Mrs. Nomi Roachford-Holder
Treasurer: Mrs. Beverley Chee-A-Tow
Dressage Chairperson: Mrs Tove McIntyre
Jumping Chairperson: Mrs. Mona Walker
Show Coordinators: Ms Angelique Bjerkhamn
Show Coordinators: Mrs. Elisabeth Rooachford
Public Relations Officer: Mrs. Sara Jones & Ms. Janine Haloute
Riders Representative: Ms. Tristan Cass