The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a new two-day professional veterinary education CPD programme at ExCeL London, to coincide with the first two full days of the London International Horse Show on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December 2023.
The first day, which should appeal equally to vets and musculoskeletal practitioners, will see leading vets and physiotherapists consider approaches to understanding and managing complex unsoundness. The second day will look at how everyday veterinary practice can apply the expertise of professionals who work within specific veterinary and non-veterinary aspects of elite equestrian sport.
BEVA has brought together an outstanding line up of speakers for the event. They include performance horse clinician and veterinary lead for London 2012 and Rio 2016, Liz Brown; renowned researcher, sport horse clinician and BEF team member, Rachel Murray; physiotherapists, Lee Clark, who is just completing a PhD on rider position, and Anna Johnson, also a veteran of numerous Olympic and World Championship support teams. Ben Benson, Master Farrier and veteran of Olympic support teams and the BEF’s World Class Programme, performance horse vet Sam Cutts, who breeds and produces her own eventers, and Annabelle Galt, a veterinary physiotherapist, clinical educator and event rider, physiotherapist to the British Teams for Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing, Rachel Greetham and Master Saddler Mark Fisher, who works on the BEF’s World Class Programme.
David Mountford, BEVA CEO said: “We were approached by the organisers of London International Horse Show with the opportunity to run a seminar during the event and we jumped at the chance. The Show hosts the UK’s most important equestrian competitions in show jumping, dressage and driving and I am sure there will be a strong demand for places on the programme in such an exciting environment. It’s hard to think of a better venue for our veterinary community to get together during the Christmas period.”
Simon Brooks-Ward, Event Director, London International Horse Show said: “I am delighted that BEVA will be running this two-day programme during the Show. ExCeL gives us the opportunity to grow the Show and offer opportunities to all facets of the equestrian community. Our aim is to bring everyone together at Christmas and this is an important step in achieving our goal.”
Fuller details on the seminars can be found here:
• Unravelling unsoundness
• Championing soundness