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The Sustainable Equine 2016

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Come and find out what's going on in the equestrian world with an exciting day of talks and demonstrations that explore the practical application of research aimed at improving the sustainability and welfare of the horse and its environment.

  • From: Friday 8 July 2016, 12 am
  • To: Friday 8 July 2016, 12 am
  • Location: Bramley, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF
  • Booking deadline: Saturday 8 July 2017, 12.00 am
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Want to find out more about what is going on in the equestrian world? Come and join us at Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus on Friday 8 July 2016 for a day of talks and demonstrations on the theme of 'The Sustainable Equine'.

We have an exciting programme of speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, and will have additional information and research findings in areas including horse management, training, performance and welfare, and developing more environmentally friendly approaches.

We will be covering issues that relate to horses and ponies in all spheres of life, from those rescued from abandonment and neglect to elite performance horses. The event is free, but we will be asking for donations to support the valuable work of equine welfare charities.


NTU (Brackenhurst) presents a day of talks and demonstrations that explore the practical application of research aimed at improving the sustainability and welfare of the horse and its environment.

Event Programme
9.00Registration and refreshments, with posters and stands for viewing, Bramley Building
9.25Carol Hall (NTU), WelcomeWhere’s Woody? (Friends matter)
10.00Jane Myers (Equiculture), A system for sustainable horsekeeping
10.30Lauren Emerson (NTU BSc Equine Sports Science), Practice and attitudes regarding trimming of equine vibrissae (sensory whiskers) in the UK and Germany
10.45Kym Griffin (NTU Academic Associate), Sleep patterns in the horse: a measure of wellbeing?
11.00Refreshments, plus poster and stand viewing
11.30Hayley Randle (Senior Vice President of the International Society for Equitation Science;Equitation Science Programmes Lead, Duchy College), Equitation Science: Putting Research into Practice
12.00Alison Northrop (Anglia Ruskin University), The relationship between the riding surface and sustainable performance
12.30Anne Bondi (Saddle Research Trust), The impact of saddle fit on performance and welfare
13.00Lunch, plus poster and stand viewing
14.00Nicolas de Brauwere (MRCVS; Head of Welfare and Behaviour, Redwings Horse Sanctuary),
Equine Crisis: What Equine Crisis?
14.20Jeremy Kemp-Symonds (MRCVS, Bransby Horses), Veterinary challenges in the welfare industry
14.40Gillian Carlisle (Chief Executive, The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre), Life after racing
15.10Jim Green (British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association), Equine rescues, the journey so far: Development of rescue protocols, challenges, and future applications for the equine industry
16.00Refreshments at the Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre
17.00Demonstrations, to include Working from the ground; Re-training the racehorse
18.30Finale: Carrie Adams (Centre-Lines Dressage) presents Bransby Impressario

The full programme of events is available for download.

Booking information

Booking is required for this event.

The event is free to attend and open to members of the public. Please click on the add to basket button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve a place(s).

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Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
NG25 0QF


Car parking is available.

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