Sparsholt College is pleased to receive continued support for undergraduate and postgraduate research from Dodson & Horrell Limited for the upcoming year.

BSc (Hons) Equine Science students Georgia Palmer and Stephanie Naylor have been awarded the Dodson & Horrell Sparsholt Research Bursary for 2015 to complete their Year 3 dissertations on an aspect of equine nutrition.  The students receive a generous award of £500 each and invaluable research support from Dr John Lowe of Dodson & Horrell Limited.

The 2014 Dodson & Horrell Sparsholt Bursary winner, Leigh Niles, completed a project investigating chew and bite rates in horses presented with a variety of novel forage blends which she presented at the Hartpury Alltech Equine Science Conference 2015.

MSc Equine Behaviour Performance & Training student, Cameo Pike (pictured), is also being supported in completion of her postgraduate thesis by Dodson & Horrell Limited investigating chewing biomechanics and muscle activity in horses fed on differing concentrate and forage rations.

These are exciting projects for the future and offer the students the opportunity to complete industry relevant research to add to their graduate skills set