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 27th National Equine Forum is on Thursday 7th March 2019 (#NEF19). The 26th National Equine Forum was held on Thursday 8th March 2018 (#NEF18), and for the first time was live streamed.
The outline programme for the 27th National Equine Forum has been confirmed. This popular annual event, to be held in London on Thursday 7th March 2019 is shaping up as a calendar essential for all those wanting to learn the latest about the horse industry in a changing world. It will include a leading section on the impact of Brexit, with Britain scheduled to leave the EU just three weeks...
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...
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...
The 27th National Equine Forum will take place on Thursday 7th March 2019 (#NEF19), information will be released from November 2018 onwards. More information can be found here.
Details of the 26th National Equine Forum, held on Thursday 8th March 2018 (#NEF18), 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.
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.