Welcome to the National Equine Forum

The National Equine Forum (NEF) is the only equine conference of its kind in the UK, free from any specific equine sector affiliation, bias or commercial influence.

Recognised in the horse world as an outstanding annual event this exceptional conference brings together influential members of the equine industry, experts and government to debate pertinent topical issues and discuss current research and innovation.  It also provides a unique opportunity for networking with the leaders of the industry.

The 31st National Equine Form will be held on Thursday 2nd March 2023 (#NEF23). Details will be released later in 2022.

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National Equine Forum launches equine photography competition to find programme cover star

If you are a budding equine photographer, now’s your time to showcase your talent; the National Equine Forum is running a special competition to find a cover star for the NEF 2023 programme and all amateur photographers are eligible to enter, by submitting a picture of their own horse or one they have received permission to photograph, subject to terms and conditions.* “NEF is all about being ‘by the equestrian...

NEF calls for unsung equestrians to be honoured

The National Equine Forum (NEF) is calling for nominations for the Sir Colin Spedding Award 2023. If you know of an exceptional individual or organisation within the equine sector, why not give them the opportunity to be publicly lauded, by putting them forward for this esteemed award. The Sir Colin Spedding Award was introduced in 2013 in Sir Colin’s memory and is presented annually at the National Equine Forum, to...

Threats to industry sustainability in the spotlight at 30th National Equine Forum

Grave threats to sustainability within the equestrian sector, from workforce challenges to growing resistance to de-wormers, were in the spotlight at the 30th National Equine Forum (NEF), held in London on 3 March 2022. In the presence of royalty plus governmental, veterinary, educational, charity and equestrian association representatives, a prestigious panel of speakers also discussed the EU, UK, Northern Ireland and Irish equine status post Brexit, equestrian safety, infectious disease...

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The 30th National Equine Forum took place on Thursday 3rd March 2022 (#NEF22).  Details can be found here and on our news page.

The 31st National Equine Forum will take place on Thursday 2nd March 2023. Details will be released in late 2022.

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Sir Colin Spedding Award

The Sir Colin Spedding Award is presented annually to an exceptional unsung hero or heroine of the equestrian world. Any individual or organisation from any equestrian field in the UK is eligible, as long as their outstanding qualities have not been formally acknowledged elsewhere. Past winners can be found here.

Information about how to make a nomination for the next Sir Colin Spedding Award can be found here.

Cover Image Competition

The National Equine Forum is running a special competition find a cover star for the programme for the 31st National Equine Forum on Thursday 2nd March 2023.  Details can be found here.

The 30th National Equine Forum (#NEF22) was kindly sponsored by: