About Briony

Experience

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.

Qualifications

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.

Passion

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.

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Breeding stock and Youngstock
  • Performance horses
  • Grassland management
  • Forage (analysis and management)
Briony and her horse Viggo
"Our holistic method of working with owners and their horses where professionals work together to achieve the very best results for each horse has shown to be very popular with my clients , the most usual persons involved being the horse owner, manager, vet , farrier and nutritionist. Briony is always professional in appearance and conduct, works to high standards and pays particular attention to relevant detail."
"Briony has just reviewed my horse's diet following a two week hospitalisation after ingesting a poisonous plant. She's looked at every detail and given firm advice in all aspects of diet and management. I'm so pleased with her report and trust that we are doing everything correctly to get my horse happy and healthy again. Thanks Briony. Superstar!"

Briony Witherow MSc RNutr. FHEA PGCERT

Independent Registered Nutritionist

Tel: (+44) 7908 984034

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