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…

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…

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…

National Equine Forum photography competition winner announced

The National Equine Forum (NEF) has announced the winner of its annual photography competition; Lorna Elliot’s captivating headshot of her Fell pony Greenholme Grey Bobby II will feature on the programme cover for the 32nd National Equine Forum, which takes place on Thursday 7th March 2024 (#NEF24), as well as in other #NEF24 contexts. Talented…

Do you know someone who deserves to win the NEF Sir Colin Spedding Award?

If you know of an exceptional individual or organisation working within the equestrian sector who deserves recognition for their endeavour, the National Equine Forum (NEF) would like to hear from you. Nominations are now being received for the Sir Colin Spedding Award 2024 to champion the cause of those who strive to make difference in…

National Equine Forum delivers an educational and emotional 31st event

The National Equine Forum (NEF) took delegates on an educational and emotional journey of discovery at their annual event earlier this month. Themes included the Defra perspective, Equine ID, and the public acceptance of equestrianism. The latest data on the sector, the sustainability of riding schools, current equine health risks and working with paraprofessionals were…

Charlotte Thornycroft wins NEF Award and receives standing ovation

Charlie Thornycroft was announced as the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at last week’s National Equine Forum (NEF), 2nd March 2023. She was presented with the Award by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Charlie also received a standing ovation for her talk about her experiences providing vital aid to Ukraine’s equestrian sector…

NEF shines spotlight on tackling unwanted behaviours in horses

The National Equine Forum audience (NEF) were taken on an enlightening journey of equine behaviour change this afternoon (2nd March 2023). They heard how the use of learning theory had helped a fearful horse with challenging behaviours get back on track to establish a solid and successful partnership with his rider. How to tackle unwanted…

Winner of National Equine Forum photography competition announced

The National Equine Forum has announced the winner of its recent photography competition; Claire Evans Watkin’s magnificent headshot of her miniature donkey Ziggy will feature on the programme cover for the 31st National Equine Forum, which takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2023 (#NEF23), as well as in other #NEF23 contexts. A total of 40…

National Equine Forum launches equine photography competition to find programme cover star

If you are a budding equine photographer, now’s your time to showcase your talent; the National Equine Forum is running a special competition to find a cover star for the NEF 2023 programme and all amateur photographers are eligible to enter, by submitting a picture of their own horse or one they have received permission…

NEF calls for unsung equestrians to be honoured

The National Equine Forum (NEF) is calling for nominations for the Sir Colin Spedding Award 2023. If you know of an exceptional individual or organisation within the equine sector, why not give them the opportunity to be publicly lauded, by putting them forward for this esteemed award. The Sir Colin Spedding Award was introduced in…

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…