Forage, Supplements

Nutrition Course for BHS Grooms

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Saracen Horse Feeds and the British Horse Society have joined forces to provide a series of training modules on equine nutrition. The course which starts in March 2014 will be available to anyone from the professional groom, to the everyday horse owner.

Equine nutrition is a key part of the BHS exams and Saracen are delighted at the opportunity to work in co-ordination with the BHS to help with the transfer of knowledge and skills for anyone involved with feeding horses.

The modules will be presented by Lizzie Drury, MSc RNutr, Senior Nutritionist at Saracen Horse Feeds and will cover a range of topics. Sessions will be held at the BHS Headquarters, Stoneleigh Park, Warks, from 6pm – 9pm.  Attendance is free for those on the BHS Grooms Register, and available to Non-members at a fee of £25 per module. (Discounts available if more than one module booked).

Modules:

  • Wednesday 19th March – Principles of Nutrition
  • Wednesday 23rd April – Feeding the Performance Horse
  • Wednesday 21st May – Nutritional requirements for Breeding & Youngstock
  • Wednesday 18th June – Feeding for Special Needs and Seasonal Influences

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Fiona Lawrence, Head Groom for Carl Hester and Ambassador for the BHS Grooms Register commented on the new courses, “Being able to make informed decisions about feeding and nutrition is essential for any horse owner and a MUST for professional grooms. It is our job to keep top level sports horses in peak health and condition. Knowing how to spot warning signs, knowing which type of feed will suit a particular horse or just how much to give will make looking after the horse a much easier job. Lizzie Drury is renowned for helping us keep the likes of Valegro and Uthopia on world class winning form. These courses are invaluable for anyone working with or looking after horses, I would book as soon as you can – they are bound to be oversubscribed!”

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For more information, to register your interest or book your place please email training@bhs.org.uk or call 02476 840 510.

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