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Sophie spent 9 years as a registered veterinary nurse in the UK, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, before continuing her education to become a veterinary physiotherapist. She started her own physiotherapy business in January 2020, treating both horses and dogs.
She lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her partner and 1 year old son. Sophie spends a lot of time using positive reinforcement training to improve her connection with her own horses and until the pandemic competed nationally in endurance riding.
Dr Tamzin Furtado is a social scientist at the University of Liverpool, where she studies equine welfare. Her PhD was around equine weight management, with a focus on positive welfare and the ways we can help people to help their horses. She works on projects across the equine welfare spectrum, including studying peoples’ perceptions of sport horse wellbeing, livery yard management, and anthelmintic resistance. In her spare time, she competes in endurance competitions, and also loves trail running in the Welsh hills.
Kirsty is a Senior Lecturer (Research) in Equine Science at Hartpury University, Gloucester; her main teaching areas being anatomy and physiology, equine exercise physiology and equine sports medicine.
Kirsty’s PhD was on the prevalence of functional trait and distal limb asymmetries and their effects on equine performance. Her research areas are predominantly within anatomical symmetry and conformation, particularly of the distal limb and the foot.
A lifetime passion for horses led me to a career in equine journalism. As a free-lance writer I was a regular columnist for Horse and Hound for a number of years, writing several series on health related subjects. This progressed to my first editorial role on an equine veterinary business to business publication, then as freelance editor of Equine Health magazine, for vets and other industry professionals.
Now with over 20 years editorial experience, I am lucky enough to work from home. My early mornings are spent out on my ex-racehorse and walking our re-homed German Shepherd, before retiring to the office to be supervised by our cat and African Grey parrot.
Technical Director, EPLA Ltd
Diane has been working in parasitology at EPLA for over 20 years, carrying out risk assessments and managing worm control plans for Intelligent Worming and ScientifEQ.
She has won two awards as an SQP for the depth of her knowledge and has been the driving force pioneering the development of risk assessed parasite control worm control plans.
She is currently representing AMTRA on the steering group of CANTER and in many of the sub groups developing standard guidelines for prescribing and laboratory diagnostic standards. Her speciality is youngstock and stud management and she personally manages all stud programmes and advice methodology at EPLA.
Eva is freelance BHSAI coach and rider based in Hertfordshire. Her main interest lies in developing a horse-rider relationship based on biomechanics principles and equitation science. Apart from professional BHS qualifications, she completed a postgraduate diploma in Equine Science at Hartpury University and is currently in the final stages of a PhD programme at The Royal Veterinary College. Her research focuses on the quantification and evaluation of movement symmetry in horses – an area which is quickly gaining momentum in veterinary circles as well as in the wider equestrian community.
Kieran joined Penbode Equine Vets in Tavistock, Devon, in 1998 after spells as a lecturer and clinician at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol. He is the author of Essential Horse Health and enjoys breeding sport horses and Connemara ponies.
Orsolya gained her BSc in Equine Behavioural Science at Writtle University College where she became passionate about equine nutrition and rehabilitation. She qualified as an equine behaviourist, nutritionist and bodyworker in 2020, the same year she launched her company, HORSI.
She has been around horses since the age of five and has been working with horses with problematic behaviours since 2015. She has trained a range of equines from feral to actively competing Grand Prix horses. In 2020, she received an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for her successes in the industry and for her international dissertation project.
She is a published author, an IAABC Certified Equine Behaviour Consultant and a fully insured and member of the IEBWA. She is based in England and Hungary, providing a holistic approach to client horses while doing her MSc in Animal Nutrition at the University of Glasgow. “My aim is to make this world a better place for horses and to help as many as come my way.”
Caroline started Mates Rates Horse Transport in January 2018. She soon found that the more she loaded and transported other peoples horses, the better she became at understanding each individual horses needs.
When Justin joined the venture, he brought a new level of understanding about the horses. Together we realised that we were able to support each other in helping the horses who were tricky to load. It’s our aim to support owners and their horses throughout their journey – every journey starts somewhere!