Home

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 28th National Equine Forum was held on Thursday 5th March 2020 (#NEF20). Presentations from the live streaming can be accessed through the #NEF20 Replay button below.

#NEF20 Replay  Subscribe   Spedding Award Nomination

Global reach for National Equine Forum

The 28th National Equine Forum, held in London earlier this month, sparked animated interaction from around the globe. As well as attracting delegates from many of the UK’s leading equestrian organisations on the day, the event was livestreamed in 23 countries and generated unprecedented social media engagement. Leading names in the veterinary, charitable and equestrian sectors shared their knowledge and encouraged discussion to help the industry move forward in the...

Two winners for prestigious NEF Award

Nigel Oakley, tireless protector and promoter of the Suffolk Punch horse and Eleanor Jones, the indefatigable Horse & Hound journalist with a passion for equine welfare, were announced as the joint winners of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at yesterday’s National Equine Forum (NEF) on 5th March 2020. Nigel Oakley is dedicated to the cause of safeguarding and promoting the Suffolk Punch horse, including owning, breeding, training, working and showing...

Changing our habits will improve equine welfare say experts at National Equine Forum

Veterinary, equestrian and behavioural change experts at the National Equine Forum 5 March 2020 agreed that changing human behaviour is key to improving equine welfare. In a session entitled Improving equine health and welfare by changing our behaviour they discussed the importance of human behaviour change (HBC) in relation to disease prevention and control. Zac Baynham-Herd, associate advisor of the Behavioural Insights Team introduced the session by explaining some of...

Next Forum

The 29th National Equine Forum takes place on Thursday 4th March 2021 (#NEF21). Details will be released in the autumn of 2020.

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.

If you would like to keep up to date with developments please subscribe to our mailing list.

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, to be presented at #NEF21 on Thursday 4th March 2021, are now open. More information can be found here. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon, Friday 31st July 2020.

The 28th National Equine Forum (#NEF20) was kindly sponsored by: