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Managing Grassland for Horses

8 Oct 2014 18:30 - 20:30

The Downs and Harbour Clean Water Partnership presents a free evening event for horse owners and yard managers on Managing Grassland for Horses. Run in conjunction with ADAS, the UK’s largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice, the evening is being supported by BHS South.

The evening will principally look at how to:

  • Manage horse pastures effectively and economically
  • Manage manure to maximise its use and comply with legislation
  • Understand the importance of soil condition and management
  • Prevent field and yard run-off to limit environmental impacts that can affect water quality for drinking and aquatic organisms
  • Benefit horse welfare issues, including obesity and laminitis

Expert speakers Frances Standen and Susie Holmes:

Frances Standen, a horse owner herself, has considerable experience in providing advice to others about best pasture management practices. Frances has also produced a free CD, 'Managing Land for Horses', which supports her talk; it will be available to attendees at no cost.

Susie Holmes is FACTS qualified and worked for ADAS as a horticultural and soils consultant for 25 years, prior to becoming a freelance consultant. Her specialist areas include plant nutrition and soil management.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions and share your own experiences. Refreshments, including a light buffet, will be provided.

The evening is free, but numbers are limited - please book a place by contacting ADAS (details on the right).


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