BEVA Council was honoured to receive Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at BEVA Congress on Thursday 14 September 2023.  HRH, who is Patron of BEVA, gave a short speech and presented BEVA’s Annual Awards.


Her Royal Highness has been Patron of BEVA since 2003. The position was previously held by HRH’s Grandmother, The Queen Mother. The Princess Royal’s enthusiastic interest in horses has led to her close involvement with many equine and veterinary charitable organisations.


Her Royal Highness gave a short address following the plenary lecture and then presented BEVA’s Annual Awards to some of the profession’s most outstanding contributors to equine veterinary science, health and welfare.


David Mountford, Chief Executive of BEVA said: “It was a delight and a great privilege to have our esteemed Patron in attendance this year. Our Award winners were especially appreciative of the bonus of receiving their Awards from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.”


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