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Future of ridden horse to be discussed
The speakers and session chairs will be announced over the next few weeks.
The Saddle Research Trust Conference will take place on 11 December.

Researchers and veterinary surgeons from around the world will discuss the future of the ridden horse at the Saddle Research Trust (SRT) Conference.

Taking place virtually on 11 December 2021, the research trust's fourth international conference will centre around the theme 'Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future.' 

The conference will explore the increasing importance of science in providing an evidence base for best practice in ridden horse management. Scientists, veterinary surgeons and equine specialists will discuss the advances in welfare and performance of the ridden horse using the latest knowledge and research.

Split into four sessions, the conference will consider four topics; 'Applying the science', 'Through the lens', 'The horse as a stakeholder', and 'Hot topics'. 

Dr Anne Bondi, SRT director, commented on the upcoming event: “At this our 4th International Conference we are proud to demonstrate our continued commitment to research, education and dissemination of knowledge. 

“With our virtual format we intend to build on the huge online viewing figures of our 2018 conference which reached 52 countries worldwide. Our mission is to make our conference content easily accessible and understandable for as many people as possible.” 

The event is also eligible for CPD points for delegates whose professional bodies are registered with the SRT. 

SRT chief executive officer Dr Jan Birch, added: “Over recent months the SRT has undertaken extensive developments to enhance our ability to deliver our key missions. This includes the appointment of some additional, highly experienced Trustees. 

“With their support our 4th International Conference is already shaping up to surpass all expectations to deliver ground-breaking science, knowledge transfer and networking to support the future health and welfare of the horse.”

Early bird tickets for the event are available until the end of October at the 25 per cent discounted price of £60 per person, plus booking fee.

Tickets are available here

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