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09 Jun

Improving Paddocks for Horse Health – Hungerford

Time: All Day

The way all land is managed has an impact of the health of the water moving through our catchments and ultimately on the health of our water and rivers. Paddocks are part of this system and we are delighted to recommend this event.


Featuring experienced speakers, this workshop will discuss sustainable paddock management and how implementing certain practices can improve the health and wellbeing of your horse and your land. This is a continuation of our previous workshop of “Healthy Horses, Healthy Land”.


Topics will include:

Using grazing management to improve nutrition for horse wellbeing and behaviour

Planting trees to safely to benefit horses and paddocks

Understanding manure and water management to build resilience into your paddock

Working with dung beetles to provide additional benefits to you and the environment


Guest speakers:

– Deric Newman, Civic Trees

– Fiona Watkins, Independent Equine Nutritionist

-Sally-Ann Spence, Farmer and Pasture Ecologist

– Karen Davies, Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer

Ticket includes refreshments.



Please note there is no parking at the venue. For directions see map below. Suggested car parks to use are:

Church Street (Church St, Hungerford RG17 0JG)

Hungerford station (Station Rd, Hungerford RG17 0D)

Parking charge is £2 (up to four hours) or £4 (up to ten hours)




9:45- 10:00- Arrival: registration, coffee and biscuits

10:00-10:15- Welcome and Introduction

10:15-11:00- Session 1: How trees can benefit your paddock – Deric Newman

11:00-11:15- Break

11:15-12:30- Session 2- Pasture Management and Horse Nutrition – Fiona Watkins

12:30-1:00- Lunch

1:00-13:30- Session 3: Water and Manure management – Karen Davis

13:30-14:30- Session 4: Dung beetles to improve grassland – Sally-Ann Spence

14:30- 14:45-Final questions

14:45-15:00- Close