Horses Inside Out Annual Conference 2014
THE BACK AND BEYOND
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February 2014
The Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester. GL7 6JS
Who is the conference aimed at?
Saturday 22nd February 2014
Sunday 23rd February 2014
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Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer owns a training and competition yard inGloucestershire. He was born in Germany but moved to the UK and became a British Citizen in 1995. He is principal trainer to his daughter, successful Olympic Dressage rider Laura Bechtolsheimer. He has also supported and trained many other top dressage riders including Carl Hester. Dr Bechtolsheimer has competed at top level eventing and dressage representing the UK at the European Championships in 1995. His philosophy, shared with another leading dressage trainer Klaus Balkenhol is to to ride in a way that is good for the horse physically and fair to him mentally. Harmony is the goal.
Louise Broom is a chartered physiotherapist. Following her work with top athletes at the Institute of Sport and as team physio to the England Womens rugby team, she set up ‘Personal Best Rider Physiotherapy and Performance Analysis’. Using riding simulators, realtime visual feedback, and hands on physiotherapy techniques Louise offers rehabilitation to riders from all disciplines.
Dr Sue Dyson is a world-renowned expert in equine orthopaedics, with a particular interest in lameness and poor performance in sports horses. She has co-authored several veterinary textbooks and having trained horses and competed at top national level in both eventing and showjumping, has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance problems in horses from all disciplines. Highly skilled in the diagnosis of subtle and complex lameness, Sue is also an expert in diagnostic imaging, radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging. She lectures internationally and has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals. In 2000 Sue was awarded the British Equine Veterinary Association John Hickman Orthopaedic Award for outstanding contributions to equine orthopaedics. In 2005 she was made an Honorary Member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. In 2007 Sue was awarded the Tierklinik Hochmoor Award for outstanding, innovative and lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine world-wide. In 2013 Sue was awarded a place in the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, in recognition of her contribution to hoof care. Dr Dyson is currently researching the association between hind limb lameness and saddle slip.
Dr Andrew Hemmings is an Equine Neuroanatomist and Senior Lecturer in Animal Science at theRoyal Agricultural University, Cirencester. His main expertise and interest is in brain function in relation to stereotypy performance and in relation to learning and the genetic factors underlying horse behaviour. This paves the way for a deeper insight into the functioning of other anatomical structures and their influence on performance.
Dr Richard Hepburn is a vet and specialist in internal medicine at the BW Equine Vet Hospital Group, Gloucestershire. Richard is highly competent in all aspects of equine medicine, including neonatology, with specific interests in gastric and duodenal ulcers and poor performance in horses.
Gillian Higgins is a Sports and Remedial Therapist, BHS Senior Coach, Anatomist, Rider and Founder of Horses Inside Out. Using painted horses, Gillian performs demonstrations and runs courses worldwide explaining to professionals and amateurs how understanding Equine Anatomy and Biomechanics can improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. Gillian has produced several popular books and DVDs available in several languages.
David Kempsell is a Saddler and Managing Director of First Thought Equine Ltd which bases 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.
Dr Theresia Licka graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in 1992. She spent a year in general practice in southern Austria before returning to Vienna where she completed her doctoral thesis in equine motion analysis as well as acupuncture for treatment of back pain in horses. Dr Licka has worked at the Clinic of Orthopaedics within the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, and as a senior lecturer in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery at Edinburgh University. She is now a Professor of Orthopaedics in Vienna. Her principal research interests involve movement analysis in horses.
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, 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.
Vicki Walker is a research assistant at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust. Her main research focus is gait analysis of sport horses. Her current work includes; investigating gait patterns of ridden horses, the effect of rehabilitation aids on kinematics, and how arena maintenance changes surface characteristics and the gait of the horse.
Cirencester is a beautiful market town well worth a visit. The town contains many interesting buildings spanning several centuries. With no high rise buildings, the highest is the cathedral-like St. John Baptist church which dominates the market square where on Fridays and Mondays there is a traditional market. Within walking distance of the town centre there is access to the fantastic Bathurst Estate and Cirencester Park.
The Royal Agricultural University was founded by Henry, 4th Earl Bathurst in 1845. Housed in beautiful traditional buildings with excellent facilities it is the perfect location for the sixth Horses Inside Out Conference.
If you are considering coming to the conference and would like to bring friends or family, this is an ideal location for a weekend away.
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. GL7 6JS. 01285 652531
Stratton House Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cirencester. GL7 2LE 01285 651 761
Four Pillars Hotel. Cirencester Water Park, Spine Road East, South Cerney,Glos. GL7 5FP. 01285 864 000
Travelodge, Hare Bushes, A429 Burford Road, Cirencester. GL7 5DS. 0871 984 6233
Corinium Hotel, 12 Gloucester Street, Cirencester. GL7 2DG. 01285 659 711
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