Our Spotlight on Welfare themed Equine Performance Conference will be hosted online for 2021 on Saturday 17 July 2021.

This one-day event is packed with talks from industry experts, leading researchers and equine professionals, providing valuable updates for equine professionals, students and horse enthusiasts alike.

Promoting the best welfare practices within equine management and training, the Equine Performance Conference will give you the chance to learn, discuss, and to be inspired!

A full-day ticket at the early bird price of £60 are on sale now (£70 after Friday 18th June), student ticket prices are £30. Tickets are available from our online shop now!

About the Conference


The theme of the conference is ‘Spotlight on Welfare’ and will encompass a range of plenary lectures, workshops and forums from industry experts and researchers from a variety of fields.

The event will explore welfare in relation to the management of horses and of the ridden horse. 

Confirmed Speakers

We're delighted to have a range of wonderful speakers joining us for the conference, including:

  • Emmeline Hannelly, British Horse Society - Setting the Scene on Equine Welfare in the UK
  • Dr Kelly Yarnell, Nottingham Trent University - Overview of Welfare Research in Equine Management and Housing 
  • Anke Twigg-Flesner, Hartpury University - Welfare in the Breeding Industry
  • Jo Charles, Royal Agricultural University - Feed or Feral 
  • Roly Owers, World Horse Welfare - An overview on Social Licence
  • Lisa Ashton, EquiCoach - Curiosity of the Equestrian's Superpower!
  • Dr Hannah Butler-Coyne, University of Central Lancashire - Wellbeing and Mental Health of the Equestrian Coach
  • Dr Rachel White, University Centre Salford City College - Osteoarthritis: A case of creaking joints and a lack of oil?


Equine Performance Conference 2021 Schedule 

Click here to view the EPC complete schedule. 

Research Presentations

In addition to invited speakers, the conference will feature a number of research presentations to provide an update on the recent advances in the area of equine welfare.

Abstracts are invited for researchers wishing to deliver either a 15 minute oral presentation or an academic poster presentation. The conference aims to provide a welcoming environment and abstracts from good quality undergraduate and post graduate dissertations are encouraged.

For information on how to submit your abstract, click on the download below

Book your tickets here!

Full-day early bird ticket - £60 (£70 after Friday 18th June)

Student full-day ticket - £30

CLICK HERE to book your ticket


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