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Sport Horse Vettings to take Centre Stage for BEVA’s Christmas Cracker at the London International Horse Show

CPD and Careers
25 Jun 2024 BEVA

Tickets are now on sale for BEVA’s new Christmas Cracker CPD event at the London International Horse Show (18-22 December 2024). It combines all the excitement of the equestrian world’s favourite Christmas extravaganza with outstanding professional development. Following the success of last year’s pilot CPD event places are likely to fill up fast, so early booking is advised.

BEVA's Christmas Cracker is a festive celebration aimed at bringing members together to learn, share ideas, and catch up with friends. This year the two-day programme is themed around Pre Purchase Examinations (PPEs) for the sports horse and will address the challenges of these PPEs and how to tackle them. Organised by Safia Barakzai, Sarah Boys-Smith and Philip Cramp, the format is strongly discussion based and delegates are invited to share experiences, upload cases in advance or bring images on the day.

Day one will cover the leg, foot, back and sacroiliac, with a focus on imaging, from acquisition to interpretation. The day will close with an open discussion followed by a drinks reception. Speakers will include Vanessa Peter, Peter Milligan, Rachel Read, Philip Cramp and Sarah Boys-Smith.

Day two will cover image acquisition and interpretation of the neck, cardiology and respiratory noise with speakers including Richard Hepburn, Emmanuelle Van Erk, Philip Cramp and Sarah-Boys-Smith. The course will conclude with open discussion and a summary.

“BEVA's Christmas Cracker is YOUR Christmas party, with an exclusive BEVA drinks reception after the Thursday programme,” said BEVA President Roger Smith. “With the buzzing backdrop of the London International Horse Show’s electrifying competitions and performances, together with the ultimate shopping village this event is the perfect way to gain CPD points while reconnecting with colleagues, during the festive season.”

Delegates will receive 50% off evening performances on Thursday and Friday and BEVA members can access a 25% discount off evening performances.

Course prices:

• BEVA Ordinary members: One day: £275. Two days: £495

• BEVA Concessionary and New Graduate members: One day: £137.50.Two days: £275

• BEVA Nurse members: One day: £137.50. Two days: £275

• Non-BEVA members: One day: £550.Two days: £990

All non-member tickets include a 12-month digital BEVA membership. The membership will be set up within seven days of receiving payment for your CPD booking and expire 12 months from the date that it is activated. 

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