Equine rehabilitation specialist Mary Bromiley heads an exciting programme of speakers and demonstrations at this year’s ABRS annual conference (13-14 October).

The first day of the conference takes place at Westmead Hotel, Hopwood, Birmingham, and will see Mary explaining her methods of rehabilitation for horse and rider. The event will also include a session discussing the performance of UK riding schools with Richard Bacon of Warwickshire College.

Passports are on the agenda again this year, as well as riding holidays in Britain and business workshops.

Tuesday’s session will take place at Seechem Equestrian Centre, Alvechurch, Birmingham, and comprises demonstrations and discussions on the ethos and procedures of ABRS teaching qualifications. In the afternoon Andy Austin, the BSJA performance coach will be giving a practical session on teaching jumping in the riding school environment.

ABRS spokesperson, Sarah Shephard, says: “This is the 49th ABRS conference and it is always very popular. It is an ideal opportunity for people working in the industry to network with people who are experiencing similar issues and problems.

“People who run equestrian businesses are always very busy and they are often making decisions alone. It’s good for them to have informal discussions with people in similar situations and share experiences verbally. They need to feel they are not the only one.”

Ticket numbers are limited but there are some still available. Monday’s session at is £29.95 for ABRS members, £33.95 for non-members and Monday dinner is £24. Tuesday’s session at is £19.95 for ABRS members and £23.95 for non-members. Prices include coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

For tickets contact the ABRS general secretary (tel: 01736 369440).