Facts on horse and rider fitness fascinate at National Equine Forum

The latest knowledge and know how on horse and rider fitness and equine stereotypical behaviours was enthusiastically received by a packed audience at the National Equine Forum afternoon session on 7th March 2019. More than 1200 people around the world also watched the event via live stream. The highly educational content attracted 14 students and…

Experts to enlighten on fitness and behaviour National Equine Forum

The latest knowledge and know how on horse and rider fitness and equine stereotypical behaviours will be shared by scientific, veterinary and educational experts at the forthcoming National Equine Forum, to be held in London on 7th March 2019. Fitness has a direct bearing on performance, whatever the equestrian discipline. The three-part practical and educational…

Questions & Answers With Dr Sue Dyson Landmark pilot study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance

Dr Sue Dyson answers some questions about the pilot study addressing the effects of rider weight on equine performance Why was the study needed? Although it is intuitive that a rider who is too heavy for a horse may adversely affect its welfare, there are no scientific studies to support this under real-life conditions and…

Shortlist Announced for National Equine Forum Award

The National Equine Forum (NEF) has announced the shortlist for its prestigious Sir Colin Spedding Award 2018. The Sir Colin Spedding Award is presented annually to an exceptional equestrian individual or organisation whose outstanding qualities have not been formally acknowledged previously. Two commendable nominees have been selected this year: Farrier Simon Curtis FWCF and the…

Sell out success for National Equine Forum

A packed auditorium of over 200 delegates, together with an international live stream audience of more than 1200 from around the world, enjoyed a day of knowledge sharing and animated debate at this year’s National Equine Forum, held in London last week. Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity at Defra…