Tickets are now on sale for the 31st National Equine Forum (NEF23) with a limited number of early bird tickets available.
The popular event will be held in London on Thursday, March 2, and will cover industry advancements in science, health, welfare and sport. Tickets for the live event usually sell out fast.
The programme has been finalised and a full day of sessions, which will also be livestreamed, covers a diverse mix of topics presented by an exceptional cast of speakers comprising government ministers, leading vets and industry professionals.
The Equine Industry in a Changing World will include contributions from the Rt Hon Lord Benyon, Minister of State for Biosecurity, Marine and Rural Affairs, Defra.
David Mountford, chair of the British Horse Council will provide an update on health, welfare and traceability initiatives. Roly Owers, chief executive of World Horse Welfare will discuss the public perception of equestrianism.
Opportunities and challenges for the future of the equestrian sector will include an update from Claire Williams, executive director and secretary of BETA, on the BETA National Equestrian Survey. James Hick, chief executive of the BHS, will speak about factors implicating grassroots access to riding and two case studies will be included.
Equine health update will include Prof Celia Marr providing the latest information on infectious diseases and Dr Claire Stratford explaining the launch of the anthelmintic resistance initiative CANTER.
Further information and tickets will be available via the NEF website soon: https://www.nationalequineforum.com/forum-2023/.