Posted on 10th May 2023
The responsibility of horse owners and animal welfare is an increasingly hot topic and we are delighted that Roly Owers, CEO of World Horse Welfare will be joining us at the Conference to talk about “Responsible Horse Ownership and the Social Licence”
Roly joined World Horse Welfare as Chief Executive in January 2008. He already knew the charity well, having led its fundraising and communication teams from 1999 to 2003.
Roly qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1992. Having spent a short time with the Blue Cross, he joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, which included a posting as the Veterinary Officer at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in London. After the army, he came to work for World Horse Welfare until 2003, when he left to take up the post of Development Director at the Perse School in Cambridge. He returned to World Horse Welfare in 2008.
Since then, Roly has played an active role on the steering group of the British Horse Council and established the Equine Disease Coalition, of which he is Chair. He is also the Treasurer for the British Equine Veterinary Association and on the Management Board of the European Horse Network, and represents the charity at national and international events.