Briony is a registered equine nutritionist with a wealth of experience, including over ten years of commercial experience, most latterly working as Senior Nutritionist and Nutrition Team Leader for one of the UK’s leading feed companies.
During Briony’s time as a nutritionist she has worked in various disciplines and yards, working with a range of horse owners, from leisure riders, to high level international and Olympic performance riders and leading British breeders. As part of her role supporting these riders, Briony has attended high profile events such as Burghley and Badminton Horse Trials and the British Breeding Futurity events on a yearly basis.
Briony has also appeared in many of the UKs leading equestrian publications such as Horse & Hound; Horse & Rider; Pony Magazine; Equine Health Magazine; Horse and British Breeder Magazine to name a few.
Briony has an undergraduate degree in Equine and Human Sports Science and a Master’s degree in Equine Science. As well as consulting in nutrition, Briony also holds a degree level lecturing post in Equine and Animal Science at Writtle University College.
Briony has also achieved the status of ‘Registered Nutritionist’ under the Association for Nutrition (AfN). The title ‘nutritionist’ is not a protected term in the UK, meaning effectively anyone can use it. The Association for Nutrition holds a voluntary register of nutritionists: in order to join this register, your training and experience would have demonstrated that you have the knowledge, skills and competence to deliver the work of a nutritionist.
Further to this, Briony is fully insured and, can offer unbiased professional advice.
Briony has a real passion for facilitating a link between research and real life, on-yard application and strives to achieve this within her consultancy role. Hence the consultancy name – Practical Equine Nutrition.
Briony is very keen on addressing the horse holistically and looking at the ‘big picture’ and is always happy to work alongside your farrier, vet, physio or other paraprofessional to get the best result for your horse.
Briony Witherow MSc RNutr. FHEA PGCERT
Independent Registered Nutritionist
Tel: (+44) 7908 984034
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