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The are many ways for you to take part in NEF!

The 27th National Equine Forum took place on Thursday 7th March 2019, the programme can be found here. The 28th National Equine Forum will take place on Thursday 5th March 2020 in London. Please note, the full programme is not published prior to the event.

What is NEF like?

Listen to podcasts from the 2017 Forum and 2018 Forum, podcasts from the 2019 Forum will be posted soon.

View our gallery of photos on our Facebook page here.

How can I get involved?

Attend:  If you would like to apply for a ticket for the 2020 NEF please contact us.

Day tickets:  The National Equine Forum operates a tiered ticketing system. For the 27th National Equine Forum on Thursday 7th March 2019 (#NEF19) the first delegate/organisation was £65 (£50 if accessing the early bird offer prior to 16th January); with any further tickets £100 for each subsequent delegates/organisation. We ask that delegates from the same organisation liaise with each other to purchase the appropriate tickets. If you have any queries, please contact us. Tickets details for the 28th National Equine Forum on Thursday 5th March 2020 will be released in the autumn of 2020.

Education tickets:  For the 27th National Equine Forum, limited afternoon-only tickets (valid from 2pm) were available for those involved in equine education. These tickets were available to final-year undergraduates, postgraduate students and lecturers. Students could be studying equine, or equine-related, subjects, final year undergraduate students must be accompanied by a lecturer. Ticket details for the 28th National Equine Forum on Thursday 5th March 2020 will be released in the autumn of 2020.

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Live streaming:  If you weren't with us at the 26th National Equine Forum on Thursday 8th March 2018, you can view the streaming on our You Tube Channel.  A replay of the streaming from the 27th National Equine Forum on Thursday 7th March 2019 will be available soon.

Suggest a topic: If you would like to suggest a topic and/or speaker for a future Forum please contact us. Delegates are invited to suggest speakers for the next Forum. Please note, speakers are appointed by invitation only, after consideration of the whole programme by the Organising Committee. Discussions take place in May, for the Forum in the following year (usually March), so please be aware of this when making requests.

Subscribe:  If you would like to become a subscriber please click here.

Become a Sponsor or Friend:  You can support the Forum by becoming a Sponsor or a Friend. If you would like to find out more please contact us.

Details of our Sponsor and Friend packages, along with ticket prices for 2019, can be seen below (details for the 2020 Forum will be confirmed in the autumn of 2019):

Sir Colin Spedding Award:  You could nominate a candidate for the Sir Colin Spedding Award, which recognises the contribution of an “unsung hero” in the horse world. It is presented in memory of our longstanding Chairman, Sir Colin Spedding, who passed away in 2012. The award is in the form of a cold cast bronze stag beetle, a particular passion of Sir Colin’s, so much so that the beetle is affectionately known as Colin.

Information about the nomination process for the Sir Colin Spedding Award can be found here.

Previous Sir Colin Spedding Award winners can be found here.

History and Past Events

You can find out about topics we have covered at past events in this document: NEF Speakers and Topics. Information going back to 2012 can be found here.

Read about the long history and the characters involved here. We wouldn’t want to forget their contribution and the wonderful legacy they have left for us.