Students Bid To Win Prestigous Award
in its fourth year, the Royal Agricultural Society of England initiated
award, The Eqvalan Thesis of the Year Award is designed to reward
academic excellence within colleges offering equine degree courses.
Fifteen top institutions put forward their best equine student to
award's five finalists will give a fifteen-minute presentation to
a panel of eminent equine industry judges at the British Equine
Event and undergo an in-depth question and answer session. This
year's Eqvalan thesis winner will be presented with their prize
at a private ceremony during the weekend.
This year's finalists are:
Claire Brookes, a recent BA (Hons)
equine studies graduate from Warwickshire College's Moreton Morrell
Amy Greenwood, a recent graduate
from Writtle College, Chelmsford
Emma Hedderson, a recent graduate
from Imperial College at Wye, Ashford, Kent
Jack Murphy, a student of the University
Lynne Uttley a student Hartpury
College in Gloucestershire
The Eqvalan final will be take place independently from the main
events at this year's twelfth British Equine Event, which itself
features a packed two-day demonstration programme. Top equestrians
such as Conrad Schumacher, Vere & Clea Phillipps and Andy Austin
will be giving informative lecture-demos on how to get the best
out of your horse. Top vets and farriers including the BBC TV's
Vet's in Practice star Sally Kingsley will also be on hand to give
advice and tips on equine health and nutrition, and with over 300
specialist trade stands, horse-mad Christmas shoppers can get totally
Storrar, RASE's Director of Exhibitions comments "Delivering
what our visitors want to see at the show has been the key to its
ongoing success. The British Equine Event is now an unrivalled event
and a must for all those interested in the world of horses."
British Equine Event is open from 9am - 5pm on November 2nd and
3rd of November and tickets are £8.50 for adults and £7.50
for under 16s. Children under five enter free. Family tickets are
also available, priced at £27 for two adults and two children.
For tickets (tel: 02476 858291) or visit www.equineevent.org.uk.
Dogs are not permitted.