Scientific research will be put under the microscope at a showpiece event hosted by University Centre Hartpury next month.
The eighth Alltech-Hartpury Conference on 2 May is aimed at Higher Education students and academics interested in the application of emerging scientific and business-orientated research to enhance all aspects of the equine industry.
Students have submitted papers that review new studies within the field of equestrian science including the broad themes of equine behaviour and welfare, equine business management, breeding, genetics and stud management, equine health and therapy, equine nutrition and feeding, and rider performance.
Hartpury’s Senior Lecturer in Equine Science and the conference organiser, Kirsty Lesniak, said: “We’re delighted that the conference will again host both oral and poster sections for undergraduate and postgraduate research.
“We’re proud to be working alongside Alltech, also the sponsors of the World Equestrian Games, who will award prizes for the best oral and poster presentations.”
Dr David Davies, from Silage Solutions Ltd, will deliver a morning session entitled ‘Producing haylage for horses – The dos and don’ts to achieve a high-quality, safe feed’.
In the afternoon, equine scientific consultant Dr David Marlin will explore ‘Managing equestrian events in challenging climates and a quarter century on from the Barcelona Olympics’.
Ticket bookings can be made via www.hartpury.ac.uk/alltech
Picture: Amanda Purchas presented work she had undertaken as part of her Masters qualification with the McTimony College of Chiropractic at last year's Alltech-Hartpury Conference