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Conference 2013

Assessment and Asymmetry

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th Februry 2013

The Ramada Hotel, Swingbridge Road, Grantham. NG31 7XT

Arena UK, Allington, Grantham. NG32 2EF

 

Who is the conference aimed at?
This conference is ideal for riders, therapists, equine professionals, saddler fitters, farriers and podiatrists, coaches, instructors, equine/animal/veterinary/BHS students, competitors and anyone with an interest in horses.

Why attend?
This is an exceptional opportunity to hear world leading speakers in the field of research into assessment and asymmetry and to be shown practical ways to apply this knowledge by leading professionals, trainers and riders. This years’ comfortable venue is easily accessible and there will be a scientific poster research area to peruse. Horses Inside out conferences are gaining an international presence summed up by the very positive feed back we receive.

‘Dear Team, I have to say the weekend was fantastic. The organisation great, the speakers were brill, lots of great information. I think your conferences are up there with the best in the country. It is always a date in my diary because I know I get good value for money with the very best top speakers, and Gillian as ever full of enthusiasm, which is infectious. You all do an absolutely splendid job. Keep up the good work. Regards, Angie O’Brien February 2012’

Timetable

Saturday at Ramada Hotel

0800

Registration

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

0850

Gillian Higgins

Welcome and Introduction

0910

Dr Meike.van Heel

The Relationship between Left and Right Handedness, Conformation, and the Development of Uneven Feet in Foals

1000

Dr Lars Roepstorff

Understanding Spinal Movement

1100

Break

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

1130

Dr Lars Roepstorff

The Effect of the Rider on the Horse’s Back

1240

Lunch

View Presentation Stands

1345

Andy Thomas

A Physiotherapists Approach to Rider Asymmetry Part 1

1445

Dr Meike.van Heel

The Relation between Handedness, Uneven Feet and Symmetrical Performance in Horses

1530

Break

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

1600

Haydn Price

Limb Differential - Does it Matter?

1700

Panel

Discussion Forum

1730

Gillian Higgins

Close

 

19.30

Dinner Speaker:
Yogi Breisner

Reflections of the Olympics

 

Sunday at Arena UK

0815

Registration

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

0850

Gillian Higgins

Welcome and Introduction

0900

Andy Thomas

A Physiotherapists Approach to Rider Asymmetry - Part 2

1000

David Kempsell

Fitting a Saddle to the Asymmetrical Horse using the Tekscan Testing

1100

Break

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

1130

Adam Kemp

The Role of Correct Training In Maintaining Soundness - Part 1              

1215

Adam Kemp

The Role of Correct Training In Maintaining Soundness - Part 2            

1300

Lunch

View Presentation Stands

1350

Caroline Moore

Creating the Balanced Jump - Part 1
Pole work for Hoof/brain Coordination

1450

Break

10 minute comfort break

15.00

Caroline Moore

Creating the Balanced Jump - Part 2
Show Jump and Cross Country Exercises to Develop Symmetry and Bascule

16.00

Gillian Higgins

Close

Notes:

  • Tea, Coffee and Lunch is included
  • Dinner with guest speaker Yogi Breisner is now full.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be issued.
  • CPD : 8 Hours per day

Ticket Prices

 

Full Price

Day 2 spaces available

£160

Day 1 No spaces left

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Both Days No spaces left

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Evening Dinner No spaces left

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* * * * PRICES HELD FROM LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE * * * *

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The Speakers

Adam Kemp FBHS trained at the Talland School of Equitation. He has evented up to advanced level but is mainly renowned for his success as a dressage rider and a top dressage coach, trainer and teacher. As a rider, he has won National titles and been placed at every level including International Grand Prix. He coaches riders up to 4* level, and now has begun helping junior event riders with their dressage. His knowledge of horse care and stable management is hard to rival. His knowledge of, and ability with, modern coaching techniques make him in demand.

Andy Thomas Human Physiotherapist, is lead practitioner for human science and sports Medicine within the British Equestrian Federation (BEF). Andy does not treat horses but co-ordinates rider performance. His role has two main objectives; firstly the prevention treatment and management of injuries and secondly to enhance the riders performance and technical ability on a horse by addressing specific weaknesses and imbalances that a rider might have.

Caroline Moore  FBHS has produced and ridden horses up to 4* level, competing at Badminton, Burghley, Bramham and Blenheim, as well as overseas. In 2007 she took part in the Olympic test event in Hong Kong on Don Giovanni. Caroline, who is the British Eventing National u18 Coach, now focuses mainly on coaching riders and other coaches to improve their skills, with the main aim to develop confidence and belief by building correct foundations.

David Kempsell Saddler and Managing Director of First Thought Equine Ltd which basis its products on scientific research and has revolutionised the saddle industry. David has a fascination with ‘how things work’. Owning a show jumper who consistently had ‘saddle problems’ was the catalyst that made David look closely into saddlery and its effect on the horse’s movement.  Being at the forefront of the industry David is in constant demand to give presentations and lectures throughout the world. He holds regular seminars and training days in the U.K. for saddle fitters, who attend from every corner of the globe.

Haydn Price is consultant farrier to the BEF and Team Farrier to the British Dressage and Show Jumping Teams.With a particular interest in performance horses and he has developed a specialist Equine Referral Centre. In 2004 Haydn developed the Equinalysis Gait Analysis system, now used by World Class Performance to assess locomotion. Haydn is a regular contributor to publications and research programmes, he also lectures internationally within Europe, America and Mexico.

Dr Lars Roepstorff veterinary surgeon,is an Equine Biomechanist in the  Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology at the  Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He has always been interested in horses and has ridden since a young age.  He became a vet in 1985, a lecturer in charge of veterinary-related topics in 1997 and a professor in 2002. His main interest is research and teaching is functional anatomy and biomechanical studies of locomotion. His expertise is wide ranging. Dr Roepstorf organises high profile conferences and is in demand to speak on a variety of related topics all over the world.

Dr Meike van Heel MSc, BSc, PhD is researcher at Utrecht University's Equine Performance Laboratory in the Netherlands and  a movement scientist and animal physics therapist with Mustad, Inc.

Yogi Breisner  is World Class Performance Manager and Chef d'Equipe to the British Eventing team. He has led medal winning teams at both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in addition to enjoying many successes at both European and World Championships. Yogi first trained under his fellow Swede, Lars Sederholm,  A member of the Swedish Eventing team Yogi won European team gold in 1983 and competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He finished in the top 10 at Badminton four times. Yogi is also much in demand in National Hunt racing, training both jockeys and horses.

 


Places to stay

We have reserved 50 rooms at a special rate at the Ramada Hotel for conference delegates.

These can be booked direct with the hotel: telephone +44 1476 593 000 or info@ramadagrantham.co.uk.
To secure this preferential rate, please inform the hotel you are with Horses Inside Out.
Rooms cost £65 for single occupancy and £75 for double occupancy.
This includes breakfast and use of all leisure facilities including a pool.

Directions to Ramada. See www.ramadagrantham.co.uk

Arena UK is an 8 minute drive away just off the A1 heading North. See www.arenauk.org

Other places to stay
If you do not wish to stay at the Ramada Hotel, details of other places to stay can be found on:
www.grantham-online.co.uk


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