Forum 2020


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

Information can be found on our News page, with the speakers listed below. The streaming replay can be found on our You Tube channel, here.

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Have your say: audience participation and live streaming

#NEF20 was freely live streamed, and we used audience participation tool Slido, to allow delegates (those who were with us on the day, and those who joined us remotely via the live streaming) to submit and up-vote questions, as well as participate in polls.

28th National Equine Forum, Thursday 5th March 2020, #NEF20
28th National Equine Forum, Thursday 5th March 2020, #NEF20

Tim Brigstocke MBE

National Equine Forum


HRH The Princess Royal

National Equine Forum


Prof Pat Harris

Vice Chair,
National Equine Forum


Confirmed speakers

The Horse Industry in a Changing World

Lord Gardiner of Kimble

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
(Minister for Rural Affairs & Biosecurity),


Dr Richard Newton

Director of Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance,
Animal Health Trust


David Mountford

British Horse Council


Dr Sheila Voas

Chief Veterinary Officer for Scotland,
Scottish Government

Update: Jigsaw Project

Memorial Lecture

James Hick

Chief Executive,
The British Horse Society

Inspector Kirsty Withnall

RSPCA Inspector,
RSPCA Special Operations Unit

Human Behaviour Change

Dr Zac Baynham-Herd

Associate Advisor,
The Behavioural Insights Team


Prof Sarah Freeman

Professor of Veterinary Surgery,
University of Nottingham


David Rendle

Council Member,
British Equine Veterinary Association


Jude Matthews

Chief Executive,
British Eventing


Andrew & Abigail Turnbull

Owners & Directors,
Richmond Equestrian Centre


Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games 2020

Tim Hadaway

Director for Games Operations,
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)


Henry Bullen

Peden Bloodstock


Global Issues, National Impact: Donkey Skin Trade

Linda Edwards

Executive Director of Operations,
The Donkey Sanctuary


Ian Cawsey

Director of Advocacy & Campaigns,
The Donkey Sanctuary

NB: Ian replaced Linda.

Global Issues, National Impact: Social Licence to Operate

Roly Owers

Chief Executive,
World Horse Welfare


Dr Barry Johnson

Independent Chair,
Horse Welfare Board