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Annual Conference 2017

Assessment, Evaluation and Action

Bob Champion, Dr Sue Dyson, Dr Vibeke Elbrond, Gillian Higgins, Dr David marlin, Laura Tomlinson (Bechtolsheimer), Charlie Unwin and Dr Tim Watson
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February 2017

Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, NG32 2LN and Arena UK, Grantham, NG32 2EF


Conference Overview

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.


Why Attend?

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.


Provisional Timetable

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.

08.00

 

Registration and tea, coffee and pastries on arrival

08.50

Gillian Higgins

Welcome and Introduction

09.10

Dr Sue Dyson

How do we detect lameness?

09.50

Dr Sue Dyson

Questions and Discussion

10.05

Vibeke Elbrønd

The histology of fascia and myofascial lines in horses

10.45

Vibeke Elbrønd

Questions and Discussion

11.00

Break

Coffee break
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open
Authors Presenting Scientific Posters

11.45

Dr Sue Dyson

How can musculoskeletal pain influence facial expression and behaviour in ridden horses?

12.30

Dr Sue Dyson

Questions and Discussion

12 45

Lunch

Lunch
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open

14.00

Charlie Unwin

Exploring the criteria for success and opportunities to develop psychological performance of riders

14.45

Charlie Unwin

Questions and Discussion

15.00

Break

Coffee Break
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open
Authors Presenting Scientific Posters

15.45

Dr Tim Watson

Electrotherapy explained: Removing the myths

16.55

All Speakers

Panel Session
Questions and Discussion

17.30

End

End

17.30
Drinks in the Bar
Drinks in the Hawthorne Lounge Bar
19.30
After Dinner Speaker

Conference Dinner

There will be an evening conference dinner with an after dinner speaker:
Bob Champion MBE

on Saturday 18th February at the Belton Woods Hotel
Drinks in the Hawthorne Lounge Bar from 5.30pm
Dinner in the Oak room at 7.30pm
Dress Smart Casual.
See Menu Here


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!.

08.15

Registration

Registration

08.55

Gillian Higgins

Welcome

09.00

Dr Sue Dyson

How important are conformation and muscle development for performance and soundness?

09.50

Dr Sue Dyson

Questions and Discussion

10.00

Vibeke Elbrønd

Evaluation of the myofascial lines
and implications for movement and performance

10.55

Vibeke Elbrønd

Questions and Discussion

11.00

Break

Break
Trade Exhibition Open

11.45

Charlie Unwin

Making psychology part of your everyday

12.35

Charlie Unwin

Questions and Discussion

12.45

Lunch

Lunch
Trade Exhibition Open

13.45

Dr David Marlin

The physiology of health and performance

14.45

Dr David Marlin

Questions and Discussion

15.00

Break

Break
Trade Exhibition Open

15.30

Laura Tomlinson and Lara Griffith

Lecture Demonstration

16.10

Laura Tomlinson

Questions and Discussion

16.20

Grande Finale
Lara Griffith

Grand Finale
Dressage to Music

16.40

Gillian Higgins

Summary and Close


Prices

Both days

£350

Evening Dinner

£35

Day 1 Only

£195

Day 2 Only

£195

(Early bird, student and group bookings are available at the Early bird rate before October 31st only)

Prices also include:-

  • Lunch, tea, coffee and refreshment

  • Certificates of participation

  • Lecture notes



Book Now

To book, simply download an application form then follow the instructions.

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Speakers

Bob ChampionBob 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 DysonDr 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.

Vibeke ELbrondDr. 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 GriffithLara 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.

Horses Inside Out Conference 2016 Gillian HigginsGillian 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.

David MarlinDr 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 Laura BechtolsheimerLaura 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!  

 

Enabling Individuals, Teams and Organisations to Perform at Their BestCharlie 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.

 

Tim WatsonDr 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.

 


Horse ScienceScientific Poster Presentation Area

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.
Category 2: Research Posters. Posters in this category can have been presented at previous conferences.


Trade Stand Presentation Area

Anatomy Presentation

There will be a variety of interesting and related presentation stand to peruse during the registration breaks and lunch. If you are interested in applying for a stand at this conference please email shirley@horsesinsideout.com

Saddle Science

legAnatomy Display Areabones

 

There will be a variety of anatomical specimens, models and drawings on display during the Saturday of the Conference.

 


GranthamAbout 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.

Arena UK is 4 miles from the Belton Woods Hotel. The centre has a magnificent indoor arena, warm-up area, covered collecting ring, ring-side restaurant and dedicated hospitality areas.


Where to Stay

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.

There are also a variety of hotels and B and B’s three miles away in Grantham http://www.trivago.co.uk/


How to Find the Belton Woods Hotel and Arena UK

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 Car
Belton Woods is easy to find from the A1. Turn off at Gonerby Moor Services on the B1174 and follow the signs to Belton. Turn left onto the A607 - the hotel is ½ mile along on the left.

By Rail
Belton Woods is 3 miles from Grantham station (mainline from London)
National Rail Enquiries: Tel: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
First Great Western Rail Enquiries: Tel: 08457 000125 www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk

By Coach from London
Contact National Express Enquiries: Tel: 08717 818181 www.nationalexpress.com
By Air
East Midlands Airport is 34 miles away (50 minutes).

www.thetrainline.com                  www.goeuro.co.uk                         www.national-coach-travel.co.uk


Reports on Previous Conferences:

2012 All Systems Go Report

2013 Assessment and Asymmetry Report

2013 Does Asymmetry Exist?

2014 The Back and Beyond Report

2015 Training, Therapy and Performance

2016 Backs, Balance and Biomechanics


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