Alltech-Hartpury Equine Student Conference

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************ CONFERENCE POSTPONED ************

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the 10th Alltech Hartpury Conference has been postponed until the 5th and 6th May 2021. 

We are pleased to be able to announce that the speakers publicised for the 2020 conference are now confirmed for #AHC2021.

All those who have bought tickets for #AHC2020 will be in receipt of a full refund over the coming few weeks. 

We look forward to being able to welcome you, next May, to AHC2021 !


This annual conference is aimed at Higher Education students, providing an opportunity to experience writing and submitting an abstract, going through the review and revisions process, through to delivering a theatre presentation to a full conference audience or producing a scientific poster to present.

This is often a daunting experience, however, the Alltech-Hartpury Student Conference allows students to present to students, without additional intimidation from experts and supervisors. Delegates representing colleges and universities from the UK, present oral and poster presentations covering a vast range of topics.

The Alltech-Hartpury Conference especially encourages submissions in the following areas:

  • Equine behaviour and welfare
  • Equine business management
  • Breeding, genetics and stud management
  • Equine health and therapy
  • Equine nutrition and feeding
  • Rider performance
  • Equine performance

However, all topics of interest to equestrian science and industry will be considered.

Prizes provided by Alltech, our long-standing sponsor, are awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. Abstracts are welcomed from students on any higher education programme, as long as their research relates to the above criteria.

Detailed abstract guidelines, key dates and submission information are available within the document downloads on this site.

This year, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are hosting the Conference over two days; Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th May 2020 at Hartpury University, Gloucester.

Tickets can be purchased from January 2020, via our online shop. We're offering an early bird discount until the 20th March. Group discounts available on purchases of 9 or more tickets.

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