The HorseTech Conference provides immersive opportunities to learn from and network with leaders from the global Sport Horse industry who are utilising technology to breed and train Champions. The inaugural meeting was hosted by The Royal Veterinary College on Wednesday the 18th October 2017 in Central London.


The event was live streamed and you can now watch and share HD video recordings of all the talks. The slides and transcripts of talks are also available (making the lectures accessible to non-English speaking audiences).  You can register to access these recordings here.

We would like to thank the Slater Stockwood Nicholson Partnership, Horseware IrelandPlusvital, Kurtsystem (Kingswood Stud)Equilux Performance Lighting, Equine Salt Therapy, Accuplex Diagnostics, Eickemeyer, HeightLight and the Medical Express Clinic Harley Street for their generous sponsorship of the inaugural conference and videos.

HorseTech Conference Sponsors

The Irish Field (Ireland’s leading Racing and Equestrian Newspaper) and The Webinar Vet (the veterinary education webinar service that educates vets from the comfort of their own home via webinars) are official media partners.

HorseTech Conference MediaPartners

On Thursday 19th October the event closed with delegates getting to experience horse tech in action with exclusive early access to the world’s most technologically advanced racehorse training facility at the Kingwood Stud in Lambourn.

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Watch videos of the keynote presentations

The inaugural HorseTech Conference profiled the latest and greatest tech innovations that are making an impact on the breeding, training and racing of horses.

The Conference featured a free livestream that was watched by audiences from around the world, and you can now watch video recordings of all the presentations by simply scrolling down on this page (if you would like to register these lectures as part of your CPD accreditation requirements please get in touch with us here and we can arrange that).

HorseTech Conference Agenda

Chair Phoebe Bright, Horse Technologist (Ireland) opens the inaugural HorseTech Conference:

Opening keynote: Cardiovascular Analysis by Jeff Seder, Founder, (USA):

Gait Analysis by Jay Kilgore, Director of Operations, DataTrack International (USA):

Biomechanics by Robert Fierro, Managing Director, DataTrack International (USA):

Big Data, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence by Philippe Kahn, CEO & Founder,

The Future of Fitness Monitoring in Racehorse Training by  Robert Curtis, Consultant, Kurtsystems UK (Australia).

Wearables by Thilo Pfau, Senior Lecturer in Bio-Engineering, Royal Veterinary College (UK)

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Breeding by Dr Mandi de Mestre BVSc PhD MRCVS,
Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Immunology, Royal Veterinary College (UK)

“How tech can make life easier for Horse & Rider” by Tom MacGuinness, Founder & CEO, Horseware Ireland (Ireland) fired everyone up for the lunch networking break:

Better Breathing by Dr David Marlin, Scientific & Equine Consultant (UK):

Stable-side Diagnostics by Kieran Walshe, Founder, Accuplex Diagnostics (Ireland):

Optimising the Stable Environment by Sam Murphy, Founder, Equilux Performance Lighting (Ireland):

Genomics: shaping the future from the past by Prof Emmeline Hill, CSO, Plusvital (Ireland):

Equine Salt Therapy by Richard Butterworth, Founder, Equine Salt Therapy (Australia):

Regenerative Medicine by Andy Fiske-Jackson BVSc MVetMed FHEA Dipl.ECVS MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery, Royal Veterinary College (UK):

Equinosis Q with Lameness Detector by Christina Frigast, , Manager, Eickemeyer (Denmark):

The key to successful innovation: Optimising you by Prof Sam Lingam MD, Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Express Clinic Harley Street (UK):

Closing message from the RVC by Tas Gohir, Head of Knowledge Transfer & Impact, Royal Veterinary College (UK):

Please show your appreciation of these incredibly generous presenters for sharing their expertise and experiences by reaching out to them following them on social media, buying the incredible tech that they sell and investing/partnering in their ventures.

What next

It’s an exciting time here deciding where to go next after such a successful first event. We’re now making plans for the next HorseTech Conference and of course would be delighted to hear from you about where we should take the conference and the key topics we should cover.

It’s quite obvious that the smartest people using tech with horses have attended and been following the HorseTech Conference so we’re happy to take this in the direction(s) suggested by our audience. Please get in touch with your ideas and take a moment to cast a couple of votes:

Get in touch

The inaugural HorseTech Conference was held on the 18th October 2017. Hosted by the Royal Veterinary College in London the event was also accessed (via the free livestream) by audiences from around the world. You can now play back the HD recorded videos of the keynote talks and we’ll soon be uploading videos of Q&As with the speakers.

If you have any questions you’d like us to put to the speakers, if you would like to be involved in the next conference or be first to hear about our plans for future events please complete the following form (or email us at