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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).

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National Equine Forum programme takes shape

The final flourishes are being made to the programme for the 31st National Equine Forum (NEF23), to be held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London on Thursday 2nd March 2023, and it’s looking set to be an outstanding highlight for the equine sector. The stimulating programme, which will also be livestreamed, will deliver the NEF’s usual first-class mix of topics covering industry advancements in science, health, welfare and...

Winner of National Equine Forum photography competition announced

The National Equine Forum has announced the winner of its recent photography competition; Claire Evans Watkin’s magnificent headshot of her miniature donkey Ziggy will feature on the programme cover for the 31st National Equine Forum, which takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2023 (#NEF23), as well as in other #NEF23 contexts. A total of 40 budding equine photographers from around the world submitted 47 equine images, ranging from creative black...

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...

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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 can found here with further information released soon.

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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: