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Spring Webinars

The British Horse Foundation is looking forward to kicking off our Spring webinar series covering all things breeding. In preparation for the breeding season ahead whether you’re foaling down, putting your mare in foal or assessing your growing youngster – we have all the vital topics included.

The webinars are split into 5 topics, and we are picking out key items from each topic, giving you the info then answering questions and discussing with our panel of experts.

This is your one stop shop to learn about breeding and youngstock management, brush up and update your knowledge, all with a top-class panel of experts in one place.

We look forward to seeing you there! To register for free, click the link below.

We would like to thank our Better Beginnings sponsors

Agria, British Equestrian and Sport England

Along with our Spring Webinar sponsors

Baileys Horse Feeds, Equine BIO Genie, Zoetis and the Pony Club

Find out more about our Spring Webinars

Responsible Breeding

Your chair
Dr Jane Hastie nee Nixon MA VET MB BSc MRCVS
Responsible Breeding
Thursday, 29 February 2024 at 19:00:00 UTC

We are kicking off our Spring Webinar series with arguably the most important topic – responsible breeding. There are many factors in making that crucial decision: critically assessing the mare, considering an appropriate stallion to match the mare, assessing your resources (time, stabling, expertise such as an experienced youngstock vet and farrier, field space, weaning options… we could go on) and of course the big one – money!

Your panellists

Covering and Reproductive Technologies

Your chair
Edward Matson
Covering and Reproductive Technologies
Thursday, 7 March 2024 at 19:00:00 UTC

You’ve decided you are going to take the plunge and breed your very own foal. Our next topic in the Spring Webinar series discusses all the options you have for covering your mare and assesses the reproductive techniques available to you.

Your panellists

The Pregnant Mare and Foaling

Your chair
Edward Matson
The Pregnant Mare and Foaling
Thursday, 14 March 2024 at 19:00:00 UTC

Your mare is now successfully in foal, and you’ve got to make it through a very long 11 months waiting for your foal to arrive. But there are plenty of things you need to think about during that 11 months and even more to think about to prepare for the actual event.

Your panellists

The Foal and Youngstock Management

Your chair
Dr Jane Hastie nee Nixon MA VET MB BSc MRCVS
The Foal and Youngstock Management
Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 19:00:00 UTC

Your foal has arrived! What next? The arrival of a foal can be quite overwhelming, especially after a few long days (or weeks) of sitting up patiently watching your mare. So it is crucial that you are well prepared for the first few weeks of your foal’s life and know what to watch for in both your mare and foal.

Your panellists

Stable Biosecurity

Your chair
Dr Jane Hastie nee Nixon MA VET MB BSc MRCVS
Stable Biosecurity
Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 19:00:00 UTC

The last of our Spring Webinar series focusses on a topic that is often not considered deeply enough bearing in mind the effect it has on our horses, our sport and our breeding programmes. In this webinar we will discuss the importance of good stable biosecurity in maintaining the health of our horses at home and away.

Your panellists
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