Equine studies students from the UK and Ireland are encouraged to enter their theses now for the Eqvalan Duo Thesis of the Year award.

Applications are invited from first degree students on honours bachelor’s courses at agricultural and equine universities and colleges in Britain and Ireland.

The winner of the 2011 award was Lisa Randle from Warwickshire College, with her thesis “Prevalence of Obesity and Health Issues in Mature Leisure Horses in the Midlands of the UK: An Equine Body Condition Survey.”

To submit a thesis, students should contact Catherine Stuart at the Royal Agricultural Society of England by email – catherines@rase.org.uk

The deadline for submission is Friday 20 July and the final shortlist will be announced in early September.