6th November 2001

 

SCHOOL WINS SECOND EQUINE AWARD ON THE TROT

 

The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture has just won a National British Equine event award for the second year running.

 

The School was awarded first prize of £200 and a trophy for the best college stand this weekend at the National Agriculture Centre in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

 

Sixteen agriculture colleges took part in the two-day event including the Royal Agricultural College.

 

The theme for the stand was ‘nutrition and the senior horse’ which is based on the PhD research of lecturer Rachel Neville which studies the effects of free radical damage in horses.

 

“We’re delighted with the award  - it’s a real achievement to have won it for the second year running,” commented marketing assistant Gareth Oliver. “It’s also good news for the equine unit as the money will go towards buying new equipment.

 

“The judge Guy Hurst, Chief Horse Steward at the Royal Agricultural Show, commented that the stand looked very professional, made the concept easy to understand and was topical and informative.

 

“The stand also included natural occurring antioxidants such as grass, rosemary and garlic which gave it a natural feel and attracted the attention of the judges.”

 

Last year’s winning stand was designed around the theme of ‘euthanasia of the horse by free bullet’ which has since formed the basis of research into a new code of practice.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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