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CAFRE Equine Welfare Conference 2021 goes online

CAFRE Enniskillen Campus is hosting an Online Equine Welfare Conference on March 11, which will be open to both students and industry participants.

An impressive line-up of well-known speakers has agreed to present on a range of topics relevant to enhancing equine welfare. Speakers will share new research data that will enable those taking part to manage their horses much more effectively. Following each session, there will be an opportunity to ask each speaker questions.

This year’s speakers will include Dr Matilde Valenchon from Bristol Veterinary School, who will discuss ongoing research in Thoroughbred racehorse welfare; Dr Orla Doherty from University College Dublin, who will discuss equine welfare in equitation; Dr Jane Williams from Hartpury University, who will discuss the links between equine sports science and equine welfare; Dr Katrina Merkies from the University of Guelph, who will discuss equine assisted learning and how horse/ human interaction affects equine welfare and Dr Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare, who will speak on equine welfare in changing times.

In addition to the above line up, there will also be an after lunch session hosted by CAFRE, which will offer a virtual tour of the Active Turnout facilities, which have been developed at Enniskillen Campus in the last couple of years.

Attendance at this event will count towards CPD for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches. If you have any queries regarding whether this event is eligible for CPD with other organisations, please contact for further details. Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

The conference starts at 10.15am and runs until 3.15pm. There is no charge to attend the event, however, participants are required to register by March 4.

Bree Rutledge

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: or or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.




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