‘Horsemanship’ Is the Theme of 2020 International Eventing Forum

Scene from the 2019 International Eventing, courtesy of Jon Stroud Media.

Taking place at Hartpury Equine in Gloucester, England on Monday, February 3rd, the 2020 International Eventing Forum is bringing together some of the world’s greatest professionals to discuss and share ideas and insights all centered around the most important component of success – horsemanship.

This year’s lineup of IEF speakers is extraordinary, and another world class educator and great friend of EN — William Micklem — has just been added to the panel. Start your 2020 season off with this educational event featuring some of the world’s greatest riders, coaches and trainers sharing their insights about how to progress, perform, care for your horse and keep yourself safe.

William’s range of accolades in the equestrian world are impressive and far-ranging. He’s bred and sourced countless world class event horses, he’s a sought-after coach and presenter, and he’s also the inventor of the world-renowned Micklem bridle. William will join Gillian Carlisle from the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre in Lancashire for an insightful morning demonstrating the process of taking a horse off the track and a discussion of the associated challenges.

Attendees can look forward to a full day packed from start to finish with exceptional insights into riding and training horses for success. Headlining the Forum are none other than eventing legend Andrew Nicholson and top class show jumper turned Grand National winning jockey Robbie Power. Andrew was the headliner of the sold-out 2015 IEF. This year, these two equestrian legends will come together for a demonstration and discussion on the development of “horsemanship” when jumping cross country, show jumping and in racing. Fresh off back-to-back indoor eventing wins at Stuttgart and Geneva, Ireland’s Cathal Daniels has been announced as a demo rider.

Always keen to inject thought, insight and a diverse approach to convention, the IEF team brings together world record barrel racer Nicole Aichele and dressage supremo Adam Kemp. While barrel racing and dressage may not seem an obvious fit, both require exceptional balance, responsiveness and precision, and these two masters in their class will exchange ideas.

Rounding off the speaker line-up will be orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Eames and martial arts expert Gary Spence, who will discuss that very pertinent topic that we all need to know, but hope we won’t need to put into use too often – how to fall in a safer way.

Whether you’re planning your BE80 debut, aiming for 5* success, or coaching riders who plan to achieve either, the 2020 IEF will give you the tools you need to take you to the next level.

Tickets are just £50 if purchased in advance (or £45 if purchased before the end of December), so book today to avoid disappointment! It is not to be missed.

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[Theme for 2020 – ‘Horsemanship’!]