May 15th 2018
"WELL-BEING, BIENTRAITANCE AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SPORTS HORSE": AN INDEPENDENT ROUND TABLE AT LONGINES PARIS EIFFEL JUMPING 2018

The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is teaming up this year with the Audevard Laboratory to organize an unparalleled round table on the theme "Well-being, well-treatment and performance of the sport horse". This event will take place on Wednesday, July 4th, from 2 to 5 pm, and will take advantage of the framework of this international competition.

A large panel of stakeholders, actors of the equestrian world at different levels, will compare his experiences and points of view on this topic of current events. Twenty speakers are invited to speak at a round table on the welfare of the horse, focused on the sport horse, which will be organized on Wednesday, July 4, from 2 to 5 pm, as part of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping 2018. All are not from the horse world but they intervene at different levels, a diversity that will allow a sharing of experiences and opinions rich and open. Particularities of the sport horse, management of its environment, sporting follow-up, regulation ... all that touches of near or far to its well-being will be approached during this interactive round table animated by the veterinary doctor Thierry Bedossa, practitioner and president of the Aide aux vieux animaux (AVA) shelter, an independent structure that houses more than 500 animals, including many equines. The management of the well-being of the horse will be at the heart of crossed lights of veterinarians - practitioners and / or researchers (Vincent Boureau, head of the well-being commission of the French Equine Veterinary Association, Agnès Benamou-Smith, the equine pole of VetAgro Sup, Emmanuelle Van Erck, specialized in equine sports medicine, Alessandro Cozzi, CEO at the Research Institute in Semiology and Applied Ethology) or members of institutions and technical organizations (Jacques Guérin, President of the National Council of Order of Veterinarians, Jean-Yves Gauchot, President of the Federation of Veterinary Unions of France, Richard Corde, President of the French League for the Protection of Horses); personalities of animal welfare (Natacha Harry, president of the SPA); representatives of national and international organizations (Gabriel Cortès, Republican Guard, Jean-Philippe Camboulives, in charge of welfare at the International Equestrian Federation); ethologists (Claire Neveux, founder of Ethonova); breeders (Emmanuelle Perron Pette and Virginie Couperie-Eiffel); riders (Kevin Staut); trainers (Pierre Beaupère); journalist (Katia Renard, editor-in-chief of the magazine 30 Millions d'Amis) but also more atypical profiles such as an equestrian communicator (Virginie Cortes) or philosophers. They will compare their approaches on an emerging and important subject in the equine sector that is not yet agreed.

This event is organized in partnership with the Audevard laboratory, the only pharmaceutical laboratory exclusively dedicated to equine health whose mission is the health, well-being and performance of sport and leisure horses. Since 2007, Team Audevard has brought together professionals selected for their talent, a respectful approach for the animal, their courage and their will to win. This team is represented by ten professionals including the Olympic champion of show jumping, Pénélope Leprévost, the international rider of all-around Gwendolen Fer and the triple winner of the Prix d'Amérique, the star driver Jean-Michel Bazire.

This round table will of course be open to journalists interested in the well-being of the sport horse, but also in general public since the site will be open for free Wednesday, April 4 afternoon.