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National Equine Forum - the horse world’s voice

The National Equine Forum has become well known for its thought-provoking but balanced discussions on a wide range of veterinary and general equestrian matters.

The 12th National Equine Forum, to be held on Thursday 25th March 2004 at the Royal Veterinary College, London will be no exception. A carefully chosen programme of speakers, all leading experts in their fields, will cover a range of topics from foot balance to strangles and the optimum colour for horse box loading ramps

The Rt Hon Alun Michael MP Minister for Rural Affairs will lead the proceedings with ‘a government overview of the industry’, followed by Graham M Cory, Official for the Horse and Head of DEFRA Rural Economies and Strategies Division revealing his ‘strategy for the equine industry’. Other speakers will include Haydn Price DipWCF, Dr Josh Slater and the winner of the prestigious Eqvalan Equine Thesis of the Year competition. As usual a slot has been reserved for topical matters for which speakers will be chosen nearer the time. Currently, it is expected that these will cover the National Equine Database, Passports, The Transport of Equines together with items raised from the floor.

The National Equine Forum is the only independent conference for the horse world in the UK. It is not a lobbying organisation. Its major function is to identify important topics and provide an opportunity to hear all sides of complex issues. The presentation by Lucy Katan on “A Groom for the 21st Century” at the 2003 National Equine Forum stimulated a considerable debate on the role and rewards of grooms within the equine industry and many of the problems subsequently identified are now being addressed.

The Forum is supported by the ABRS, BETA, BEF, BHS, The Blue Cross, Dodson & Horrell, The Donkey Sanctuary, The Home of Rest for Horses, ILPH and Merial and chaired by Professor Sir Colin Spedding CBE.

Tickets to the National Equine Forum are by invitation only – if you are one of the lucky invitees the Forum would be grateful if you could respond promptly to secure your place at this highly regarded event.

For further information contact: Ailsa Chambers, NEF Secretary, telephone: 01926 318273. Email :


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