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Announcing Speakers for Sport Performance Days.

Friday 21 January 2011

Don't forget to sign up for 25 February, 2011 at Deeside College, North Wales and 26 February, 2011 at Pencoed College, South Wales for what we are calling Sports Performance Days. 

The sessions will include a number of generic sessions, such as Veterinary problems and ‘Why horses break down’, Sport Psychology and fitness with a good mix of practical and theory sessions. All sessions are unmounted, so you are not required to bring your horse with you. 

Spaces are very limited and you must be resident in Wales and British Showjumping member, for further details see the earlier News story on this page

Introducing two of the speakers for the sessions.

Emma Jones MA VetMB CertES(Orth) MRCVS  Equine Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Manager

Emma qualified from Cambridge University in 1996. After completing an internship at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket and spending time in equine practice in Gloucestershire, Emma completed a surgical residency and was appointed Lecturer in Equine Orthopaedics at the University of Edinburgh. Her particular interests include lameness diagnosis and arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Moira Lafferty is a senior lecturer and post graduate programme leader at the University of Chester in sport psychology, she is  a chartered sport psychologist with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professional Council. She has been actively involved in providing psychological support to both international and national level junior and senior athletes in a variety of sports for over 15 years. For the last 9 years she has provided psychological support to equestrian riders at different levels and ages, from trainers through to junior competitors and parents. She has presented at the BHS Conference, the British Dressage Trainers Convention and recently began working with the GB Pony Squad. Her work and research with both riders and parents has been presented at National and International Conferences where the onus has been on creating and developing performance climates. In her spare time she is also the BYRDS NW Regional Representative and a member of the British Dressage BYRDS Main Committee.

Contact Gill Perkins gill.perkins@britishshowjumping.co.uk  for more details or questions.

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