Conference & Annual General Meeting

The MEA holds an Annual General Meeting and Conference annually, usually in November. Recent venues have included De Vere Wokefield Park,  Royal Agricultural University, Badminton House, Greenwich Royal Naval College, Chatsworth Housethe British Racing School at Newmarket and Burghley House.

Conference 2019 

We are finally pleased to announce some details regarding the 2019 MEA Conference
being held on Friday 29th November at The Cambridge Belfry, Double Tree Hilton Hotel.
Our theme for the day will be "Horses: Therapy or Addiction".

The Annual MEA Dinner will also take place at the Hotel in the evening after the conference to which all are very welcome. Having done some research into rooms at the hotel and having spoken to our contact at the hotel, it is actually cheaper to book the hotel room directly yourselves via their website. The price is dramatically cheaper at the moment (April 2019) than we could reserve rooms through our conference contract.

Please remember that we welcome all at the conference – so if any members now anyone that would like to come please do forward the details or get them to get in touch with Gemma, Delegates don't to have a medical background although it may make the conference more interesting for them if they had a vague interest!


Please see below the programme for our 2018 Conference - we will update with details of the 2019 Conference as speakers are confirmed.  Click here for a link to the write up of talks from the conference.

 09.15              Registration

09.25              Chair’s welcome

09.30              Dr Umair Ansari - Training like a thoroughbred: Improving team performance

10.15              Eric Winter – Cross Country Courses - managing the risk

11.00             Coffee and biscuits

11.15              Mr Jonathan Forty - A Cardiothoracic Surgeon's view of the Heart, Haemorrhage and Horse

12.00              Dr Anna-Louise MacKinnon –The Jockey Study and other racing research

12.45             MEA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

13.15              Lunch

14.15              Mary O’Rourke QC – Medico-legal aspects of providing care

15.15              Dr Leon Roberts MBE – Burghley International Horse Trials – the Horses and the Shops

16.00             Tea

16.15              Clare Howard, Chartered Physiotherapist, Director at The Balanced RiderUsing rider physiotherapy and biomechanics to improve performance

17.00              Chairman’s closing remarks

Annual General Meeting 2019 

The Annual General Meeting of the Medical Equestrian Association will be held at 12.45 pm on Friday 29th November 2019, at a location to be confirmed.the Nottingham Belfry, Nottingham.


Documents from the 2018 AGM held at the Nottingham Belfry, Nottingham.

AGM 2018 Minutes

Chairman's report. November 2018

Honorary Treasurers Report for 2017

You are able to read a Round up of our 2017 Conference here. A full write up of the 2018 Conference will be published in the Spring edition of Galloping Quacks.

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