International date for Myerscough equine student

Published
Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

A former Myerscough College student has addressed delegates at an international equine conference in Spain.

Heather Cameron-Whytock jetted off to Madrid at the weekend after being invited along as a guest speaker at the Federation Equestrian Internationale. There she presented her research into risk factors for horse falls in eventing at their annual international eventing risk management seminar in Madrid. 

Heather was thrilled to receive the invitation through Jonathan Clissold, National Safety Officer for British Eventing. The international seminar will be attended by representatives of national equestrian federations from all over the world.

Myerscough equine team is very proud to see one of its graduates making such an impact on an international scale. Heather (on the right hand side on the photograph, with tutor Charlotte Brigden and Myerscough horse Duncan) remains in close contact with tutors from Myerscough and is hoping to be able to develop her project further to allow an extensive investigation of eventing safety.

We look forward to hearing how Heather's talk goes down this weekend!in eventing at their annual international eventing seminar.

23-year-old Heather, from Preston, graduated from Myerscough College with a BSc Honours Degree in Equine Science and Management. She received the invitation through Jonathan Clissold, National Safety Officer for British Eventing. The international seminar was attended by representatives of national equestrian federations from all over the world.

Heather’s tutor, Charlotte Brigden, said: ‘’The Myerscough equine team is very proud to see one of its graduates making such an impact on an international scale.’’

‘’Heather remains in close contact with tutors from Myerscough and is hoping to be able to develop her project further to allow an extensive investigation of eventing safety.’’

Heather said: ‘’I’ve seen and heard some amazing things during the event and feel so privileged to be accepted in to such a high profile group of people. My talk went really well, I got loads of positive feedback including a comment from Peter Whitehead (Chief Medical Officer - GBR) who said I should carry this work on to a PhD.’’

‘’While I was there we had a six-course meal at a traditional Spanish restaurant and had some amazing conversations with some of the world’s most influential people in eventing. At the end of the seminar I was given a beautiful silk scarf by the Spanish Equestrian Federation as a gift.’’

 

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by Dave Salmon

dsalmon@myerscough.ac.uk

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