Forum 2020


The 28th National Equine Forum (#NEF20) takes place on Thursday 5th March 2020 in London.

Information can be found on our News page, and within the list of confirmed speakers below; further details will be released as they become available. Please note, the programme is not released until the day of the Forum.

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Have your say: audience participation and live streaming

#NEF20 will be freely live streamed, and we will be using an audience participation tool to allow delegates (those who are with us on the day, and those who join us remotely via the live streaming) to submit and up- and down-vote questions from Monday 2nd March, as well as participate in polls on the day. Information will be released in late January 2020.

Tim Brigstocke MBE

National Equine Forum

Prof Pat Harris

Vice Chair,
National Equine Forum


Confirmed speakers

The Horse Industry in a Changing World

Memorial Lecture

Dr Richard Newton

Director of Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance,
Animal Health Trust


Inspector Kirsty Withnall

RSPCA Inspector,
RSPCA Special Operations Unit

Human Behaviour Change

Dr Zac Baynham-Herd

Associate Advisor,
The Behavioural Insights Team


David Rendle

Council Member,
British Equine Veterinary Association


Prof Sarah Freeman

Professor of Veterinary Surgery,
University of Nottingham


Abigail & Andrew Turnbull

Owners & Directors,
Richmond Equestrian Centre


Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games 2020

Tim Hadaway

Director for Games Operations,
Federation Equestre International (FEI)


Henry Bullen

Peden Bloodstock


Global Issues, National Impact

Linda Edwards

Executive Director of Operations,
The Donkey Sanctuary


Roly Owers

Chief Executive,
World Horse Welfare


Dr Barry Johnson

Independent Chair,
Horse Welfare Board