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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 29th National Equine Form will be held virtually on Thursday 4th March 2021 (#NEF21), and was preceded by two special interest webinars in January 2021.

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Highly topical programme confirmed for National Equine Forum

A compelling and highly topical programme has been confirmed for the 29th National Equine Forum (NEF), to be held virtually on Thursday 4th March 2021. Presentations will include the impact of Brexit on the equestrian industry and engaging with more diverse communities within equestrianism. Restrictions posed by the global pandemic, inspired the NEF committee to deliver a series of events, rather than just one this year. Two special interest webinars...

Teamwork, communication and trust are key to tackling equine obesity concludes Great Weight Debate

Teamwork, communication and trust are key to helping to solve the serious problem of horse, pony and donkey obesity in the UK, was the consensus of the panel of experts at the National Equine Forum’s (NEF) Great Weight Debate (Equine), held last month. The Great Weight Debate (Equine) was the second of two special interest webinars to be held in advance of the National Equine Forum in March. It was...

Success for inaugural NEF webinar

The National Equine Forum’s first special interest webinar Just in Time – Using Science to Save our Breeds, held last week, captured the attention of more than 160 delegates from around the world, and generated some fascinating questions for the panel of internationally renowned speakers. If you missed it, don't panic as you can purchase tickets for the replay here (those who registered for the live event will have received...

Next Forum

The 29th National Equine Forum will take place virtually on Thursday 4th March 2021 (#NEF21). It was preceded by two special interest webinars in January 2021. Details can be found here and on our news page.

The 28th National Equine Forum was held on Thursday 5th March 2020 (#NEF20). The live streaming replay can be accessed on our You Tube channel. Information can be found on our dedicated #NEF20 page, and in News.

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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.

Nominations for the next Sir Colin Spedding Award, renamed the Special Sir Colin Spedding Covid-19 Award for 2021, have now closed. Information can be found here and here.

Our two special interest webinars and the 29th National Equine Forum (#NEF21) are kindly sponsored by: