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Structure and FunctionAnnual Conference 2018

Structure and Function

Best Practice for Health and Performance

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018

Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University, Ashby Rd, Loughborough LE11 3AJ


Conference OverviewAnnual Conference

Everyone wants the very best for their horses. This conference will look at the most up to date scientific research combined with the best practices in animal husbandry both past and present.

With the amount of time, financial and emotional effort invested in our equine partners we owe it to ourselves and them to learn as much as we can to ensure their comfort, welfare and rehabilitation when things go wrong.


Education

Who is the conference aimed at?

The 2018 conference is of interest to riders and professionals from all disciplines. Therapists, coaches, equestrian amateurs and 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.


EducationWhy 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

Both days will be full 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.

Saturday 24th February 2018:

08.00

 

Registration and tea, coffee and pastries on arrival

08.50

Gillian Higgins

Welcome and Introduction

09.10

Sharon May-Davis

The Congenital Malformation of C6 and C7: structure, indicators and potential ramifications of riding

09.50

Sharon May-Davis

Questions and Discussion

10.05

Speaker 2

TBA

10.45

Speaker 2

Questions and Discussion

11.00

Break

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

11.45

Sharon May-Davis

The Equine Elbow: A Joint in Trouble

12.30

Sharon May-Davis

Questions and Discussion

12 45

Lunch

Lunch
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open

14.00

Chris Pearce

Dental Structure and Conformation:
Factors contributing to the problem free mouth

14.45

Chris Pearce

Questions and Discussion

15.00

Break

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

15.45

Speaker 5

TBA

16.55

All Speakers

Panel Session
Questions and Discussion

17.30

End

End

18.30
Drinks in the Bar
Drinks in the Bar
19.30
After Dinner Speaker

Conference Dinner

There will be an evening conference dinner on Saturday 24th February
at the Burghleigh Court Hotel which is on site

with an after dinner speaker: Alan Hiscox

Drinks in the Bar from 6.30pm Dinner 7.30pm
Dress Smart Casual.
See Menu Here


Sunday 25th February 2018:

08.00

 

Registration and tea, coffee and pastries on arrival

08.50

Gillian Higgins

Welcome and Introduction

09.10

Speaker 6

TBA

09.50

Speaker 6

Questions and Discussion

10.05

Christopher Bartle

What makes a 4* Event Horse?
The importance of conformation, breed and type for the training and competing of elite event horses

10.45

Christopher Bartle

Questions and Discussion

11.00

Break

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

11.45

Speaker 8

TBA

12.30

Speaker 8

Questions and Discussion

12 45

Lunch

Lunch
Anatomy Display and Trade Exhibition Open

14.00

Anne Bondi

Saddle Fitting, Strucutre and Function:
Past, Present and Future

14.45

Anne Bondi

Questions and Discussion

15.00

Break

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

15.45

Sharon May-Davis

Femoral Asymmetry in Thoroughbred Racehorses Raced and Trained in One Direction: affects on immature anatomic structures and implications for retraining and therapy.

16.55

All Speakers

Panel Session
Questions and Discussion

17.30

End

End


Prices

  Price before 31st October 2017 Price on or after 1st November 2017

Both days

£295 £350

Evening Dinner

£35 £35

Day 1 Only

£175 £195

Day 2 Only

£175 £195

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

Prices also include:-Hollywell Park

  • Lunch, tea, coffee and refreshment

  • Certificates of participation

  • Lecture notes



Book Now

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

Click Here to Download the Application Form in Microsoft Word

Click Here to Download the Application Form as a PDF Document


Speakers

Christopher BartleChristopher Bartle. Following 16 years as National Coach to the German Olympic Team Christopher was appointed as High Performance Coach to is the British Eventing Team in 2016. As a FBHS, chief instructor and managing director of the Yorkshire riding Centre he also teaches both professional and amateur riders. Christopher has competed internationally in both Dressage and Three Day Eventing winning Badminton with Word Perfect in 1998. He was awarded an Honorary. Fellowship of the British Horse Society in 2001, His principles of training are based on the principles of anatomy and biomechanics and are outlined in his book Training the Sports Horse.

www.yrc.co.uk

AnneBondiAnne Bondi. Anne established the concept of the treeless saddle in1999 following a successful career in Eventing, Dressage and the production of homebred horses. In 2006 she founded Solution Saddles in order to research and develop a design would really make a difference to performance. Through discussions with other like-minded people who strive to promote the welfare of the horse and to raise awareness of the widely underestimated issues surrounding saddles, equine backs and performance the Saddle Research Trust was born in 2006. Anne is currently studying towards a PhD specialising in the scientific assessment of elite performance horses and riders.

www.saddleresearchtrust.com

Horses Inside Out Conference 2016 Gillian HigginsGillian Higgins. Gillian 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.

www.HorsesInsideOut.com

AlanHiscoxAlan Hiscox. Alan spent 26 years in the Mounted Branch of the London Metropolitan Police. He also led the Metropolitan Mounted Police Display Ride for 14 years performing at the Horse of the Year Show and Olympia. His team supported the Spanish Riding School of Vienna on their UK Tour and is thought to be one of the best equine display teams in the world. He advises Mounted Police Units around the world. A skilled trainer and equine expert together with his incredible stories and law enforcement experiences make Alan a superb after-dinner speaker.

www.alanhiscox.com

SharonMayDavisSharon May-Davis. Sharon is a world renowned scientist and therapist in the field of anatomy, biomechanics, skeletal articulation and the musculo-skeletal system of the horse. Through numerous dissections and with countles years of experience, research and in depth knowledge she has developed specific techniques relevant to performance and rehabilitation. As a direct result the Australian performance horses and champions from Eventing, Dressage, Endurance, Showjumping, Reining and Vaulting with whom she works, have improved their athletic capabilities and performance. Sharon shares her passion and knowledge at conferences and seminars throughout the world.

Sharon's Facebook Page

Chris PearceChris Pearce. Chris teaches, lectures and examines widely on equine dentistry in the UK and worldwide. He is past chairman of the BEVA/BVDA examining committee for EDT exams, past BEVA Council representative for equine dentistry, chairman of the BEVA Dental Working Party for political aspects relating to dentistry – and winner of the Pet Plan Vet of the Year Award for 2011, an achievement that the judges awarded in recognition of Chris’s work in equine dentistry and the beneficial effect on equine welfare. Chris is dedicated to advancing the science of equine dentistry and is particularly interested in novel restorative and preservative treatments. This has placed Chris at the forefront of equine dentistry worldwide.

www.equinedentalclinic.co.uk


Horse ScienceScientific Poster Presentation Area

The 2018 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. Judge to be announced.
Category 2: Research Posters. Posters in this category can have been presented at previous conferences.

To submit a poster for the display, find out more information or to view the judging criteria please download the Poster Information and Submission Form:

PDF Document ¦ Word Document

Submission Dates:
1st November 2017: Latest date for sending the title and short description (No more than 100 words)
1st December 2017: You will receive notification of acceptance on or before this date
1st February 2017: Postal delivery deadline to: Horses Inside Out, 38 Main Street, Bunny, Nottingham. NG11 6QU

Please Note:
1. Poster presentation format – Posters should be ‘A0 size’ (80 cm HORIZONTAL x 120 cm VERTICAL in dimension) or 'A1 size' (60cm x 84cm).
2. Authors are responsible for displaying their own posters on the allocated board before 7.30 am on Saturday 24th February.
3. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the duration of the conference. Please do not remove your poster until after the last break on Sunday.
4. If authors are attending the conference it is expected that posters will be attended by the author during the breaks to answer specific questions regarding the content of the posters.
5. If authors are not attending the conference in person the posters can be sent to Horses Inside Out, 38 Main Street, Bunny, Nottingham. NG11 6QU before 1st February 2017.
6. Collection of the posters at the end of the conference is the responsibility of the author.
7. The early bird application rate will be extended to December 15th for authors of the posters only.

We look forward to receiving the submissions.


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

Anatomy Display Area

leg

 

bones

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

The skeletal specimens are from a varietyof ponies and, with a range of anatomical anomaliesthey demonstrate the fact that there is rarely a textbook skeleton! With extra ribs, too many or too few vertebra, growth plates, and distorted hooves there is much to be learnt.

Anatomy display

LoughboroughAbout Loughborough and the Area

The Leicestershire town of Loughborough with excellent rail road and air links is set in the heart of the East Midlands. It has a vibrant Saturday Market and is also the home of the Bell Foundry Museum which is  well worth a visit, The nearby Charnwood Forest and Bradgate Park nearby are  great centres for walking and exploring. The University itself has an excellent reputation for research, student experience and is globally renowned for its sporting and sports science facilities. There is plenty to do in and around Loughborough for family whomay be accompanying you to the conference.

Where to Stay
Burghleigh Court (Adjacent to Conference Centre) Loughborough University, New Ashby Road, Loughborough, England, LE11 3TD United Kingdom. 020 3564 4869 (The conference dinner will be held here.) 5.8 miles from East Midland Airport

Charnwood Lodge. 136 Leicester Road, Loughborough, England, LE11 2AQ. United Kingdom. 020 3564 4869 1.1 miles

Link hotel 136 Leicester Road, Loughborough, England, LE11 2AQ United Kingdom. 020 3564 4869 (Budget Hotel 0.5 miles)

There are many other  hotels in Loughborough Visit Trivago.com

How to Loughborough University

Loughborough is adjacent to the M1 Motorway, 8 miles from the East Midlands International Airport and 2 miles from Station with an hourly direct rail link to London. (Average journey time about 1 hour 30 minutes). The Burghleigh Court Hotel is on site.

http://www.holywell-park.co.uk/imago/directions

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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