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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 30th National Equine Form was held on Thursday 3rd March 2022 (#NEF22). Details, including how to watch the replay, can be found through the link below.

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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...

NEF Award Winners Announced

Imran Atcha, a founder member of St James City Farm Riding School in Gloucester, was announced as the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at yesterday’s National Equine Forum (NEF), 3rd March 2022. Lynda Warth, British Horse Society County Access & Bridleways Officer for Cambridgeshire, was highly commended as an Award finalist. For the past 15 years Imran Atcha has shown dedication and tireless energy in breaking down barriers...

Be a part of the debate at NEF 2022

What: National Equine ForumWhen: Thursday 3rd March 2022 from 10am – 4.30pmWhere: Watch live and to submit questions via Slido, wherever you are! The National Equine Forum, 3rd March 2022, will be live streamed again this year, giving everyone the opportunity to watch and participate. The programme and full speaker details are available to view now and from Monday 28th February you can submit questions quickly and easily, in advance,...

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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.

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