The National Equine Forum (NEF), on 3 March 2022, will be live streamed again this year, giving everyone the opportunity to watch and participate.
The programme and full speaker details are available to view now and, from Monday 28 February, you can submit questions quickly and easily, in advance, as well as up-voting existing, moderated questions, by using the audience participation tool Slido. You can find out more on the NEF 2022 website.
This year the NEF is celebrating its 30th birthday, with an exciting topical programme from governmental, veterinary, charity and equestrian leaders, as well as looking at the past 30 years and what the future may have in store. Sessions include:
- The Equine Industry in a Changing World with the Right Honoraable Lord Benyon, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Dr Robert Huey, chief veterinary officer for Northern Ireland, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), and Dr Martin Blake, chief veterinary officer for Ireland, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
- Equestrian safety with Alan Hiscox, director of safety at the British Horse Society (BHS), and Claire Williams, executive director of the British Equestrian Trade Association
- Equine Health with David Mountford, chair of the British Horse Council, Dr Richard Newton, director of epidemiology and disease surveillance, University of Cambridge, and Dr Beth Wells, knowledge exchange specialist and principal research scientist at the Moredun Research Institute
- National Equine Forum Review with Professor Graham Suggett, OBE, honourable fellow of NEF, and Miles Williamson-Noble, honourable fellow of NEF
- Workforce sustainability in the equine sector chaired by James Hick, chief executive of the British Horse Society and NEF Committee member, with Ali Window, director at Mount Mascal Stables, Ben Mitchell-Winter, general manager and BHS coach at Littlebourne Equestrian Centre, Lucy Katan, executive director of the British Grooms Association and Equestrian Employers Association, Linda Greening, head of inclusivity at Hartpury College and Zoe Elliott, head of careers marketing and recruitment at the British Horseracing Authority
- Equine anthelmintic resistance chaired by Dr Pat Harris, vice chair of NEF, with Dr Claire Stratford, head of efficacy team and anthelmintic policy lead at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), Dr Alison Pyatt, international programme manager and training centre lead at the VMD, David Rendle, president elect at the British Equine Veterinary Association, Claire Shand, marketing director at Westgate Labs and Sara Jerman, assistant centre manager of World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm
- Memorial lecture: Breeding: past present and future with Tullis Matson, managing director at Stallion AI Services Ltd and Cryogenics Ltd
The winner of the 2022 Sir Colin Spedding Award will be announced during the day.
Register for the livestreaming to add NEF 2022 to your calendar, and to be provided with an email reminder.