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Welcome to the National Equine Forum

The National Equine Forum (NEF) is the only equine conference of its kind in the UK, free from any specific equine sector affiliation, bias or commercial influence.

Recognised in the horse world as an outstanding annual event this exceptional conference brings together influential members of the equine industry, experts and government to debate pertinent topical issues and discuss current research and innovation.  It also provides a unique opportunity for networking with the leaders of the industry.  

The 26th National Equine Forum was held on Thursday 8th March 2018, and for the first time was live streamed.

View streaming from #NEF18 

New Honorary Secretary for NEF

The National Equine Forum (NEF) has appointed a new Honorary Secretary to help run this prestigious annual event. Debbie Rolmanis provided voluntary social media support at the NEF this year and takes up the reins of Honorary Secretary with immediate effect. Debbie is a Human and Equine Sports Therapist and Movement Educator. Having run her performance consultancy business in New Zealand for 12 years, she moved back to the UK...

Calling for nominations for the NEF Sir Colin Spedding Award

Do you know a worthy unsung hero or heroine of the equestrian world who as yet remains unrecognised? If so The National Equine Forum (NEF) would love to hear from you. Nominations are now open for the NEF Sir Colin Spedding Award 2019, one of the most significant accolades in the UK’s equestrian industry. The Sir Colin Spedding Award is presented annually to an exceptional unsung hero or heroine of...

International Reach for National Equine Forum

Thanks to new live streaming and the power of social media the National Equine Forum has become a global phenomenon. The annual event, held in London on 8 March 2018, saw politicians, vets and equestrian business leaders share knowledge and encourage debate not just with the packed auditorium but also with audiences in Europe, Norway, the USA and Australia. Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity...

Next Forum

The 27th National Equine Forum will take place on Thursday 7th March 2019, information will be released from December 2018 onwards.

Details of the 26th National Equine Forum, held on Thursday 8th March 2018, including how to access a replay of the live streaming, can be found here.

Sir Colin Spedding Award

The Sir Colin Spedding Award is presented annually to an exceptional unsung hero or heroine of the equestrian world. Any individual or organisation from any equestrian field in the UK is eligible, as long as their outstanding qualities have not been formally acknowledged elsewhere.

Details of those shortlisted for the 2018 Sir Colin Spedding Award can be found here, with more information here, and the announcement of the winner here.

Nominations for the 2019 Sir Colin Spedding Award are now closed, details of the winner will be announced at the 27th National Equine Forum on Thursday 7th March 2019.