Students learn from equine experts at BHS International Convention at Hartpury


Hartpury Equine was proud to host the British Horse Society’s International Convention featuring acclaimed speakers and inspirational presentations and demonstrations.

Attended by 1,000 guests, including 300 Hartpury students, highlights of the engaging three-day programme included sessions dedicated to ‘Coaching the Rider’, ‘Training the Horse’ and ‘Welfare of the Horse and Safety of the Rider’ in Hartpury’s Equine Centre.

Celebrated speakers included Chris Bartle and Sam York – both Fellows of the BHS – Christoph Hess, Dr Andrew Neil Mclean, Michael Peace, Russell Mackechnie-Guire, Charlie Unwin and Alan Hiscox.

During the convention, attendees had an opportunity to explore Hartpury’s world leading equine facilities and network with the BHS Excellence team.

Lizzel Winter, Equine Elite Academy Director at Hartpury and Fellow of the BHS, said, said: “It’s a fantastic accolade for Hartpury to host such a prestigious event attended by all the top British Horse Society trainers.

“It’s the first time the BHS has run a three-day convention of this kind and it was a great opportunity for riders, coaches and trainers of all abilities and experience to receive advice and tuition from some of the most highly-respected names in the equine world.

“We’re extremely pleased that many of our students were able to attend the convention through an agreement we made with the BHS.

“We’re sure they will have gained a good deal of important information and advice that they will be able to apply to their equine endeavours now and in the future.”

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