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Research in to care and competition of horses

The EHOA are part of the consultation about the project being undertaken by WHW and RVC to define a framework for the care and competition of horses.  The two WHW research project leaders are keen to involve owners in the synthesis of the framework. They have agreed to lead a discussion with owners at Burghley, timed for the lunchtime competition break on Friday 2 Sept in the EHOA marquee.

Please see below for the brief bios of our guests.

If you are attending Burghley, free at this time and interested to attend, please rsvp to

Madeleine Campbell Senior Lecturer in Human Animal Interactions and Ethics Royal Veterinary College

Pathobiology and Population Sciences / Animal Welfare Science and Ethics/ Equine 

Madeleine Campbell is the RVC’s Senior Lecturer in Human:Animal Interactions and Ethics. She was previously the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow in Veterinary Ethics. Madeleine is a European Diplomate in Animal Welfare Science, EthicMedicines and Law (Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)), and a European and a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Reproduction (DipECAR). She is also the sole Partner at Hobgoblins Equine Reproduction Centre.

Roly Owers Chief Executive World Horse Welfare

Roly joined World Horse Welfare as Chief Executive in January 2008. He already knew the charity well, having led its fundraising and communication teams from 1999 to 2003.

Roly qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1992. Having spent a short time with the Blue Cross, he joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, which included a posting as the Veterinary Officer at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in London. Since then Roly has played an active role on the steering group of the British Horse Council and established the Equine Disease Coalition, of which he is Chair. He is also the Treasurer for the British Equine Veterinary Association and on the Management Board of the European Horse Network, and represents the charity at national and international events.


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