Get involved


There are many ways for you to take part in NEF!

The 28th National Equine Forum took place on Thursday 5th March 2020, the programme can be found on our Past Forums page. The 29th National Equine Forum will take place virtually on Thursday 4th March 2021, and be preceded by two special interest webinars. Details will be released in December 2020.

What is NEF like?

Podcasts from #NEF17, #NEF18, #NEF19 and #NEF20 are available on the dedicated pages.

View our gallery of photos on our Facebook page here.

How can I get involved?

Attend:  If you would like to apply for a ticket for the virtual 29th National Equine Forum, or the preceding special interest webinars, please subscribe to our mailing list, you can also contact us with specific queries.

Special interest webinar tickets:  Ticket details for the two special interest webinars, along with full details, will be released on Tuesday 1st December 2020.  Tickets for each webinar will be £5 each.

#NEF21 tickets:  Ticket details for the virtual 29th National Equine Forum on Thursday 4th March 2021 will be released in January 2021. Tickets for NEF21 will be £10 each.

Follow us:  On social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and You Tube.

Live streaming: Streaming from #NEF18, #NEF19 and #NEF20 can be found on our You Tube Channel.

Suggest a topic: If you would like to suggest a topic and/or speaker for a future Forum please contact us. Delegates are invited to suggest speakers for the next Forum. Please note, speakers are appointed by invitation only, after consideration of the whole programme by the Organising Committee. Discussions take place in May, for the Forum in the following year, so please be aware of this when making requests.

Subscribe:  If you would like to become a subscriber please click here.

Become a Sponsor, Corporate Friend or Friend:  You can support the Forum by becoming a part of the Forum Family. If you would like to find out more please contact us.

Details of #NEF21 packages, along with ticket prices, can be seen below. The support packages have been reduced for #NEF21 in light of the change of delivery, and to reflect the challenging times we have all encountered this year.:


Sir Colin Spedding Award:  You could nominate a candidate for the Sir Colin Spedding Award, which recognises the contribution of an “unsung hero” in the horse world. It is presented in memory of our longstanding Chairman, Sir Colin Spedding, who passed away in 2012. The award is in the form of a cold cast bronze stag beetle, a particular passion of Sir Colin’s, so much so that the beetle is affectionately known as Colin.

Information about the nomination process for the Sir Colin Spedding Award can be found here.

Previous Sir Colin Spedding Award winners can be found here.

History and Past Events

You can find out about topics we have covered at past events below. Information going back to 2012 can be found our Past Forums page.

Read about the long history and the characters involved on our History page. We wouldn’t want to forget their contribution and the wonderful legacy they have left for us.

NEF Speakers and Topics

A summary of all speakers and topics from the Forum’s fore-runner meeting in 1990 to the most recent event in 2020, the 28th National Equine Forum on Thursday 5th March 2020 (#NEF20)