Three Hadlow College students have been selected to present their dissertations at the prestigious Alltech-Hartpury Equine Student Conference tomorrow (8 May).

The annual Conference is aimed specifically at giving Higher Education students the experience of submitting their work and presenting it to others, at the Hartpury University Campus in Gloucestershire.

Student and staff delegates representing colleges and universities from the UK, deliver oral and poster presentations covering a vast range of topic, alongside a range of keynote speakers from both scientific and industry backgrounds who offer their experience, and guidance.  

Two of the Hadlow College students have been chosen to give poster presentations and one has been selected to give an oral presentation. They are as follows:

  • Molly Quirk (Oral): The Effect of Cryotherapy on Equine Stride Length in Walk and Trot
  • Jess Ball (Poster): The Effects of Limited Low-Level Laser Therapy on Equine Distal Hock Osteoarthritis
  • Em Turner (Poster): An Investigation Into The Efficacy of Urtica Dioica as a Treatment for Equine Atopic Dermatitis

Patrick Delaney, Lecturer in Equine at Hadlow, was quick to praise the students for their efforts, saying: “This is a fantastic achievement after a year of hard work. Molly had to become certified in the use of cryotherapy equipment as part of her dissertation, and Jess had to become certified in the use of laser therapy. A huge well done to all three of them.”

Hadlow College offers a range of Equine Management courses, and provides extensive facilities including two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena and stabling for 64 horses.

There is also a complete range of show jumps and cross country fences suitable for students training at Level 3. In addition there is a horse walker, high speed treadmill and an extensive range of practical teaching resources.

Courses range from Level 1 Land Based Studies to Equine to Level 3 Equine Management.

If you are interested in studying Equine Management at Hadlow College, you can find out more on our Equine Management subject page.

To find out more about the Alltech-Hartpury Equine Student Conference visit the Hartpury University website.