The annual NKC Equestrian Training Healthy Horse Conference, due to be held in Berkshire later this year, will now be running as a live digital event. The conference will take place on Saturday the 31st October with a day of talks aimed to help horse owners expand their knowledge. Delegates will still be able to access the stellar line up of speakers but without having to travel further than their laptops. With no geographical restrictions the conference is accessible to delegates across the UK, and those in Europe and Australia. 

A stellar line up of speakers

Dr Sue Dyson is returning to speak at this year’s Healthy Horse Conference, and she will be presenting valuable insights into assessing canter, and what problems in this gait can mean. There will also be a second talk from Dr Dyson detailing some of her influential work on the Ridden Horse Ethogram applied to five star event horses.  Dr Andrew Hemming, Head of Equine Management at the Royal Agricultural University, will speak about neurophysiology of training. His talk will highlight some of his groundbreaking work on the cognitive differences observed in crib-biters and weavers.

Dr Russell MacKechnie-Guire, from Centaur Biomechanics, is delivering two presentations at the conference. The first will look at the impact of saddle and bridle fit and design on equine health and performance. His second lecture will focus on rug slip, and whether this can be an indication of movement asymmetry. FEI vet Kate Granshaw, from Lingfield Equine Vets in Surrey, will be presenting a talk on the science of warming up. This will detail recommendations for those warming up at competitions and people training at home.

The full NKC conference experience at home

Delegates won’t be missing out on all the fantastic conference extras either. Those who sign up will receive their welcome packs and workbook prior to the event. The NKC workbooks are designed to ensure people get the most from their day of learning.

The Healthy Horse Conference is the brainchild of Nicola Kinnard-Comedie, owner and founder of NKC Equestrian Training. Nicola wanted to bring leading veterinary speakers together to help owners and equine professionals improve their knowledge. 

Nicola comments

‘I have wanted to see Dr Sue Dyson speak for years, but conferences were often too far away. It was a natural progression from our Horse First Aid Courses to offer an annual conference. Our inaugural event was held in 2019 and was a great success! I am delighted to still be able to offer an amazing learning experience in an online format, even after all the disruption in 2020. I’m looking forward to seeing horse owners from across the UK there – albeit virtually!’

The NKC Equestrian Training Healthy Horse Conference will take place on 31st October, and tickets are available now online. Find out more and snap up your ticket here: https://www.nkcequestrian.com/product/healthy-horse-conference-online-saturday-31st-october-2020/