Topics covered will include orthopaedics, dermatology, cardiology, colic and infectious diseases. The business side of equine practice management, dentistry and insurance will also be discussed.
A social programme is also planned, so book early to secure your place at the welcome party, annual dinner and Greyhound racing.
For further information, write to: BEVA, 5 Finlay Street, London, SW6 4HE, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.beva.org.uk
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Horse & Hound columnist Pammy Hutton will be in action with some of her top horses, event riders Matt Ryan and Robert Lemieux will discuss how to negotiate corners and arrowheads,and show jumper James Fisher will explain how to place a horse at a fence.
Other big names include behaviourist Pat Parelli, Canadian “horse whisperer” Dan Franklin, holistic practitioner Cathy Tindall and Western rider David Lloyd.
The fair will be held on 12-13 April in the Exhibition Centre at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey. For advance tickets at £7 (tel: 08700 115007) or book online at www.horseandcountryfair.co.uk/tickets
Become a member
Membership of NAGS is free to all bona fide grooms and students. Benefits include: Horse & Hound subscription at £1 per copy, £3 discount voucher on a sack of Blue Chip Dynamic, 10% discount on Splash Equestrian equipment and clothing, no P&P charges from Equestrian Vision mail order and eligibility for NAGS-only competitions and offers.
If you are interested in becoming a member write to: NAGS, Room 2018, Kings Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS (tel: 020 7261 6993), or e-mail: email@example.com
And remember, the club is open to all students, not just those studying for an equine qualification.