The head of the equine section at Bishop Burton College in East Yorkshire has been awarded a Farmer’s Club travel bursary.

Lindsey Johnson, 29, will use the money to finance a six -week trip this summer to the Kentucky Equine Research Institute in Lexington, where she will study equine nutrition. But she won’t be able to get started straight away.

“My main concern is that I will have to be quarantined for five days once I arrive in the USA because of FMD restrictions, as I will not be allowed near any livestock for fear of spreading the infection. Consequently, I am going to have to find something else to do in this time – and I don’t like shopping!”

Lindsey manages the Higher National Diploma in equine management at the college and lectures in equine nutrition and exercise physiology on the degree courses.

She is also a great exponent of information technology and hopes to explore how current research can be disseminated to the horse-owning public via the internet.

For more information visit www.bishopb-college.ac.uk