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Tue, 10 Sept

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FarmED

Equine Grassland Management

Improve the health of your horse and extend the grazing season by improving pasture management and increasing species diversity.

Equine Grassland Management
Equine Grassland Management

Time & Location

10 Sept 2024, 09:45 – 16:30

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

The Course

Numerous health issues affecting horses can be directly related to pasture management and the time spent eating grass or conserved grass (hay or haylage.) These include:

  • Laminitis
  • Developmental Orthopaedic Disease
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Colic
  • Respiratory disease
  • Mud fever
  • Wormer resistance

By getting the right mix of grass and herb species, horses can gain the majority, if not all, of their nutritional requirements from forage, relying less on concentrates and spending more time out in the field.

This course explains:

  • What plants work well for forage, grazing and hay-making to suit your particular soil type and system.
  • How to extend the grazing season.
  • How to manage pastures with limited space.
  • The horse health benefits of different species.
  • How to analyse existing pastures.
  • When and how to start making changes.

Speakers

Teresa Hollands

Teresa Hollands is an internationally renowned Clinical Equine Nutritionist, with over 30 years in practice. She led the team that provided nutritional advice to Team GB ( horses) in the build up to and during London 2012, specifically working with the para horses. Teresa teaches animal nutrition to veterinary medicine and veterinary biosciences students at the University of Surrey. Prior to this she taught at nearly all the vet schools in the UK for over 20 years, and was appointed a Visiting Lecturer in Equine Nutrition at Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

Emma Briggs

Emma Briggs has ridden, worked and owned horses for the past 30 years. Growing up on a farm, she has helped her dad make the hay with a scythe and fertilising by hand… followed by gaining a MSc in Applied Equine Science and Emma is currently in the middle of studying for a PhD in Haylage, looking at shelf life, wetting treatments, analytical processes and an observational analysis which she will be explaining more about during the session. 

This course is ideal for horse owners, stud and yard managers, vets and students.

Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Cafe.

This is a full-day course that runs from 10am to 4.30pm.

Tiered Pricing

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times where you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.

We like to take photos and occasionally videos of our events to use on our website and social media, please let us know if you do not want to be photographed.

Tickets

  • Supporter

    Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.

    £95.00
    Tax: VAT included
  • Standard

    Our recommended price that covers our costs

    £80.00
    Tax: VAT included
  • Supported

    Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.

    £65.00
    Tax: VAT included

Total

£0.00

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