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Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) Olympic legacy project, is supporting a free seminar on health and safety and employment law for the London Horse Network (LHN), to be held at the Hilton Olympia Hotel on 28 February.

“These subjects may seem rather dry on paper but have sparked some serious debate during previous LHN meetings,” said Jodie Maile, volunteer chair of LHN, which consists of riding school managers, livery yard owners, instructors and grooms, based in the capital.

“It will be great to have industry experts who understand the challenges faced by riding centres and instructors, dealing with young, old, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in a high-risk environment.”

There will be workshops from the British Grooms Association and Career Grooms, as well as sessions with British Eventing health and safety officer Ray Hipkin and employment law solicitor Nicole Seaman.

David Gadsby, the BEF’s London representative said: “Between HOOF and the LHN, we have a comprehensive line-up of professionals that will aim to introduce their expertise, answer specific questions on the day and indicate various channels through which network members can access continued support.”

Contact jodievm@aol.com for more information or to register a question for the experts to answer.