Top speakers line up for National Equine Forum

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Top speakers line up for National Equine Forum
Top speakers line up for National Equine Forum

The 21st National Equine Forum, to be held in London on Tuesday 5 March 2013, will bring together a panel of prestigious speakers, covering a wide range of equestrian topics. 

The programme includes The Right Honourable Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who is an experienced horseman, as well as experts from the USA and Ireland.

The National Equine Forum, which will be held at Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is the only one of its kind to be held in the UK and brings together all sectors of the equestrian industry to debate the latest equestrian news, views and research.

Ed Bracher, chief executive of Riding for the Disabled Association, will open proceedings, followed by veterinary sessions; the first from Malcolm Morley BVSc MRCVS and chair of the equine pre-purchase examination committee, and Mark Hillyer BVSc PhD DipECVS DipECEIM MRCVS of the Newmarket Equine Hospital on current colic treatments and success rates.

Other speakers include Dr Patricia Pendry, professor of human development at the Washington State University, USA,  Jennifer Dixon-Clegg, director of the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy and Sarah Rainford, the BHS sponsored Eqvalan thesis winner.

Also joining the line up are Richard Lancaster, chairman of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Dr Richard Newton, head of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance at the Animal Health Trust, Hugh Robertson MP, the Minister for Sport, Professor Pat Harris, who heads the WALTHAM Equine Studies group, Hugh Thomas, director of Badminton Horse Trials and Pieter Brama DVM, PhD, Dipl. RNVA, Dipl. ECVS Professor of Veterinary Surgery at the University College Dublin, who will discuss whether horses are ready to race as two-year-olds.

The National Equine Forum, whose president is HRH The Princess Royal, is sponsored by the Association of British Riding Schools, Bedmax, BEVA Trust, The Blue Cross, British Equestrian Federation, British Equestrian Trade Association, British Horse Society, British Horseracing Authority, Bulley Davey, Darbys Solicitors, Dodson and Horrell, Donkey Sanctuary, Equine Products UK, Horse Trust, Jeffress Scholarship Trust, NFU Mutual Insurance, South Essex Insurance Brokers, Weatherbys Group and World Horse Welfare.

Tickets cost £100 per person, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


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