The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a new two-day professional veterinary education CPD programme, which will be held at The London International Horse Show on 13 and 14 December.

The first day will see leading vets and physiotherapists consider approaches to understanding and managing unsoundness. The second day will look at how veterinary practice can apply the expertise of professionals who work within elite equestrian sport.

BEVA has brought together an expert 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, will also be involved.

“We were approached by the organisers of The London International Horse Show with the opportunity to run a seminar during the event and we jumped at the chance,” said David Mountford, BEVA CEO. “The show hosts the UK’s most important equestrian competitions in showjumping, 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, The London International Horse Show said he was 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,” he added. “Our aim is to bring everyone together at Christmas and this is an important step in achieving our goal.”

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