FREE EVENT: Managing grassland and infrastructure for horses

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The Downs and Harbours Clean Water Partnership, Portsmouth Water and Catchment Sensitive Farming invite you to a special free event for horse, pony, alpaca and donkey owners.

FREE EVENT: Managing grassland and infrastructure for horses

Event date: 19/08/2019 18:00 - 20:30 Export event

Monday 19 August 2019
6pm - 8.30pm

Eastergate Parish Hall
PO20 3RP

Parking is available at the venue.


Whether you have one horse or pony, or manage a large livery yard, stud, riding school, equestrian centre or racing yard, this meeting has something for you. It is part of a continuing series of free events in the Downs & Harbours area to help local people combat issues concerning both drinking water quality and damage to aquatic environments. It achieves this by providing information and free advice to encourage the adoption of best practice on the land, in yards and on tracks.

This event will cover:

• Managing horse pastures effectively and economically
• Managing manure to maximise its use and comply with legalisation
• Preventing runoff to limit environmental impacts that can effect water quality
• Horse welfare in relation to paddock/grazing management
• Yard infrastructure improvements and capital grants
• Stable waste management, reducing cost and complying with regulations
• Yard drainage and rainwater harvesting, reducing water usage and cost

Expert Speakers

Susie Holmes
Susie 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. Susie is also a horse owner herself.
Geoff Fairfoull
Geoff is a senior equine consultant for ADAS specialising in providing equestrian advice to farmers, landowners, studs and trainers, Local Authorities and the Environment Agency on equestrian landuse and environmental issues and expert witness in equestrian litigation. Geoff is also a horse owner and rider, is a county committee member of the British Horse Society and stewards at FEI and BE events.

There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions and we would encourage you to do so, as well as share your own experiences. 

Refreshments, including a light buffet, will be provided during the event.

To book your place

Please contact Portsmouth Water’s Catchment Management Team by email or phone 023 9224 9248, Beth Fairley, Catchment Management Officer, Portsmouth Water.

This event is run in conjunction with ADAS; we would also like to thank the British Horse Society for its support.

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