Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The British Horse Society has announced the nominations for this year's BHS Queen's Award for Equestrianism, presented for Outstanding Services to Equestrianism.


John Killingbeck, who was nominated by British Showjumping, has been Team Vet for British Showjumping for several years and fully supports the Tretorn International Squad by attending Nations Cup events and team training sessions.


Aside from dedicating enormous time and commitment to British Showjumping, John has more than 30 years' experience of equine practice.  He holds the RCVS certificate in Equine Practice and has a particular interest in competition horses, with a special emphasis on orthopaedics and lameness. He has travelled extensively around the world with a number of national teams and to three Olympic Games and several European and World Championships. John also acts as an FEI Veterinary Delegate at several international competitions each year.


John is an examiner for the Worshipful Company of Farriers and has also acted as an examiner for the RCVS. He also lectures on a regular basis at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and makes regular contributions to various equestrian publications.



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