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Annual Conference 2017
Assessment, Evaluation and Action
Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, NG32 2LN and Arena UK, Grantham, NG32 2EF
The first day of the 2017 conference takes place in the comfortable surroundings of the Belton Woods Hotel and the Second day at the Premier Equestrian and Show Centre Arena UK. With a fantastic line up of experts in their fields, the conference will assess and evaluate soundness, performance, the musculo skeletal system, muscle chains, myofascia, muscle development, conformation and behaviour. It will explore how to incorporate psychology into everyday riding, chart a plan of action for maximising potential and management and look at aspects of tissue repair and electrotherapy.
Who is the conference aimed at?
The 2017 conference is of interest to riders from all disciplines. therapists, coaches, equine professionals, saddle fitters, hoof care professionals, dentists, instructors, equine/animal/veterinary/BHS students, driving enthusiasts, competitors, breeders - in fact anyone with an interest maximising potential.
Benefiting from the expertise of world leading authorities and encompassing the most up to date scientific research this conference represents excellent value for money and gives delegates the opportunity to learn about and absorb new ideas, keep abreast of the latest thinking, exchange ideas and opinions with friends old and new and return home refreshed and invigorated.
Saturday 18th February 2017 at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, NG32 2LN
This day will consist of a full day of inspiring lectures by leading authorities in their fields.. During the breaks there will be a trade exhibition and a scientific poster presentation area with the authors on hand to discuss their work and answer questions. There will also be an extensive anatomy display and trade exhibition.
There will be an evening conference dinner with an after dinner speaker:
Sunday 19th February 2017 at Arena UK, Grantham, NG32 2EF
This is a full day of interactive practical lecture demonstrations. As this day takes place in an indoor arena bring plenty of warm clothes!.
(Early bird, student and group bookings are available at the Early bird rate before October 31st only)
Prices also include:-
To book, simply download an application form then follow the instructions.
Bob Champion MBE was born into a hunting family and then turned to racing. At the height of his career in 1979 he was diagnosed with cancer and given 8 months to live. Following a devestating course of chemotherapy he began the long road to recovery. In 1981 he won the Grand National on Aldaniti who had also had to overcome adversity with ruptured tendons. This victory which was earned them the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award and was chosen as one of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments by Channel 4 viewers in 2002. Bob has subsequently had to overcome heart attacks and other setbacks due to the ferocity of his treatments. In 1983 Bob founded the Bob Champion Cancer trust for which he has raised millions. he now attends many charity events and is in demand as an inspirational speaker. We are lucky to be able to welcome him to Horses Inside Out.
Dr Sue Dyson is a world-renowned expert in equine orthopaedics, with a particular interest in poor performance and subtle and complex lameness in sports horses. She has trained horses and competed at top national level in both eventing and showjumping, subtle, complex subtle and complex lameness lameness, An expert in diagnostic imaging, radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging. In 2013 Sue was awarded a place in the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, in recognition of her contribution to hoof care. Sue lectures internationally and has published many books and more than 200 papers in scientific journals.
Dr. Vibeke Elbrønd graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Copenhagen and obtained a PhD in Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology in 1992. Vibeke is an associated Professor in Veterinary Anatomy and Biochemistry at the Department of Clinical Veterinary and Animal Sciences She teaches veterinary as well as life science students in general and functional anatomy, histology and embryology. Dr. Elbrønd became an internationally certified veterinary chiropractor in 2008. This has led to a change in research focus, including functional anatomy, fasciae and functional interactions of the locomotion system of animals. In additional to professorial duties, she has a practice treating the locomotion system of dogs and horses with manual therapies such as chiropractic, muscle and fascia treatments, and laser therapy.
Lara Griffith is a British Dressage Rider. Having ridden all her life she was originally based with Emile Faurie. She met Laura at the European championships in 2004. In 2010, she graduated from Oxford Brooks University where she had been studying Equine Science. It was then she was approached by and became rider for the Bechtolsheimers. Since then she has ridden some amazing horses, been on the World Class Development Programme and has competed in leading dressage competitions all over the world. Her most recent major achievements include: In 2015: Olympia CDI-W 4th Grand Prix Freestyle; Le Mans CDI3 1st Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special; 1st Grand Prix Special CDI3 Wellington CDI with Rubin Al Asad; Maastricht CDI3; 4th Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle. And, in 2016: 2nd Grand Prix Special Wellington CDI4; 6th Grand Prix Special Rotterdam CDIO5. She was also selected as Travelling Reserve for The Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Brazil.
Gillian Higgins is an equine physical therapist, functional anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, author and anatomical artist with a special interest in assessing movement, compensation patterns and designing exercise programmes for rehabilitation and maintenance. In 2006 Gillian founded Horses Inside Out to bring the latest scientific research to riders, trainers, therapists and other equine professionals to show how understanding equine anatomy and biomechanics can improve welfare, performance and reduce the risk of injury. Gillian runs biomechanics, dissection, and CPD courses for professionals well as anatomical painting, massage, stretching and video based courses for horse owners both in the UK and abroad.
Dr David Marlin obtained his PhD after studying the responses of thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket where he has worked for a large part of his career culminating in Senior Scientist and Head of Physiology. His main areas of interest are exercise physiology, nutrition, fitness training, thermoregulation, competition strategy, and respiratory disease. He has been a member of the World Class Performance Scientific Advisory Group. Projects have included : the effects of temperature on horses during transport; welfare in horses transported for slaughter in Europe; welfare in Endurance racing, testing equine protective leg boots, the training methods of Monty Roberts and factors associated with elite equine performance. Author of Equine Exercise Physiology as well as over 200 scientific papers, David is currently working on projects related to endurance welfare, headshaking, nutrition, tack and personality types in equestrian sports.
Laura Tomlinson (Bechtolsheimer) Laura’s first taste of success was at 14 with a team silver at the Pony European Championships. Having achieved bronze with the Young Rider team in 2005 she made her senior début in 2007 with Mistral Højris (Alf) . Team silver and individual bronze in Bejing was followed by success at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, a win at the National Championships, team gold and individual bronze at the European Championships, a second win at the National Champioships and a win at the World Cup qualifier at Olympia. In 2012 the British won team gold and Laura an individual bronze. Following the Olympics Laura achieved 3rd place in the BBC Olympic Superstars only to be topped by an MBE. The next milestone - Rio!
Charlie Unwin read Psychology at Durham University before joining the Army as an officer in 2001 where he was responsible for conducting counter-insurgency operations and training and recruiting the new Basra police force. In 2007 he was seconded into the GB Modern Pentathlon Team and in 2007 became National Champion. Having retired as an athlete he obtained an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Brunel University. Since then Charlie has worked with Olympic teams and athletes from 5 different sports. He now works with global businesses such as Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, Virgin, RBS, Argos, EDF, Barclaycard helping them to achieve their own performance aspirations.
Dr Tim Watson After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1979 Tim spent some years in the Health Service, and with various sports clubs and National Teams. He obtained a degree in Biomedical Sciences followed by a PhD in Bioelectronics in 1994. Tim researches primarily with electro physical agents / electrotherapy and tissue repair, is currently Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire and is a freelance consultant. He has published over 50 scientific journal papers is editor of a core text on electrotherapy and has contributed numerous chapters in other edited texts and is on the Editorial Board of 2 physical therapy journals.
The 2017 Horses Inside Out Conference will feature a display of scientific posters relating to the theme “Assessment, Evaluation and Action’.
Category 1 : Student Posters. A certificate and prize will be awarded for the best and runner up research poster submitted by a student. To be judged by Dr Sue Dyson and Dr Tim Watson.
There will be a variety of anatomical specimens, models and drawings on display during the Saturday of the Conference.
About Belton and Arena UK
Belton is a small village situated on the A607 4 miles from the A! and 3 miles from the market town of Grantham. It is opposite Belton House the National Trust property which is home of Belton International Horse Trials.
Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham. NG32 2LN can be booked on 08450740060 Alternatively it can be booked via www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/belton-woods/ or any of the hotel booking sites.
Belton Woods Hotel, NG32 2LN http://www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/belton-woods/directions/
Arena UK, NG32 2EF http://www.arenauk.com/contact-us/
By Coach from London
To book, simply download an application form then follow the instructions.
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