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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 32nd National Equine Form will be held on Thursday 7th March 2024 (#NEF24).

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Are you going to be part of the debate at NEF 2024?

What: National Equine Forum (NEF)When: Thursday 7th March 2024 from 10am – 4.30pmWhere: London and live streamed There is still time to book your ticket and be a part of the important annual equestrian discussions at this year’s National Equine Forum, 7th March 2024. A very limited number of face-to-face or live stream tickets are still available. The programme and full speaker details are available to view now. Q&A opportunities...

National Equine Forum box office open

The box office is now open for the 32nd National Equine Forum (NEF24), to be held in London on Thursday 7th March 2024. The full day event, which is an important UK equestrian discussion platform, will address some of the most pertinent and topical subjects affecting the sector. Speakers include a government minister, leading vets and sector professionals, who will focus on advancements and challenges in equine health, management, welfare...

National Equine Forum to address several sector challenges

Some of the most important challenges being faced by the equine sector will be addressed at the 32nd National Equine Forum (NEF24), to be held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London on Thursday 7th March 2024. The inspiring programme, which will also be live streamed, will shine a spotlight on some of the issues affecting the equine sector from licensing, health and welfare, accessibility, and sustainability. Presentations will...

Next Forum

The 31st National Equine Forum took place on Thursday 2nd March 2023. Details can be found here.

The 32nd National Equine Forum will take place on Thursday 7th March 2024. Details can be found here.

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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.

Nominations for the 2024 Sir Colin Spedding Award closed at 12 noon (BST) on Monday 31st July 2023, and will reopen for the 2025 Sir Colin Spedding Award in March 2024.

The 32nd National Equine Forum (#NEF24) is kindly sponsored by: