The Colloquium is due to be held from 1-3 July 2014, and for the first time will be hosted by World Horse Welfare.

The issue of 'How do we best demonstrate the importance of working equid welfare to human livelihoods' will be addressed through presentations and breakout group sessions with keynote speakers.

The charity is offering 15 bursaries and the bursary scheme is open to any person who can justify to World Horse Welfare that they have something to offer on the subject matter.

The bursary scheme offers awards of up to £2000 which includes return travel, four nights en-suite accommodation, the two day conference package, practical workshop, all meals and internet and gym access.

Successful bursary applicants will be expected to attend the full Colloquium and provide follow-up case studies, short reports or photographs to World Horse Welfare to show the work undertaken to improve the welfare of equids overseas.

World Horse Welfare would also like to provide opportunities to UK undergraduate veterinary students to attend the Colloquium and have created 10 bursary places for UK-based veterinary students. Bursaries will cover delegate costs to attend the event as long as successful applicants can meet their own travel costs. To find out more about the bursary scheme for UK students, contact your veterinary faculty.

Head of Programme Development at World Horse Welfare, Karen O'Malley says

 "Bursaries are not just limited to overseas, but are available to anyone working in equine welfare or human development. We would like to encourage people to visit the website to find out more about the event. Having full participation in the colloquium will ensure that we do the best we can for the 100 million working horses and their owners around the world."

To register visit: http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/colloquium-registration

Apply for a bursary here: http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/colloquium-bursary-scheme 

The deadline for online bursary applications is 30th November 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by email by 30th January 2014. If you have any questions in the meantime please email colloquium@worldhorsewelfare.org

You can also volunteer to help with the planning of this prestigious event: http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Article/Help-Britains-largest-horse-rehoming-charity-to-plan-prestigious-international-event