This annual lecture was unfortunately once again disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic and we were unable to meet in person.

Supported by the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust we were able to honour Mr Leigh’s passion for the Thoroughbred horse and its health and welfare by recording two lectures from experts in the equine field, both followed by a short discussion section.


Nick Wingfield Digby

Chairman, Beaufort Cottage Educational Trust

Annular limb deformities in foals and yearlings

Matt Coleridge

Rossdales Ltd

Dr Matt Coleridge is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and holds a Masters in Veterinary Science. A graduate of the of Glasgow University Veterinary School, Matt has completed his surgical training in Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked at Fethards Equine Hospital, Ireland and is currently based at Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket. In this presentation, Matt discusses how to manage foals and yearlings with Angular Limb Deformities to give these animals the best chance to fulfil their potential as sound and successful athletes.

The topic is discussed by trustees of Beaufort Cottage Educational Trust, Nick Wingfield-Digby, Celia Marr, Camilla Scott and Fred Barrelet. They are joined by Chris Richardson, of Cheveley Park Stud and James Crowhurst, Newmarket Equine Hospital, Newmarket.

What is OCD and how do we diagnose it?

Rhiannon Morgan

Royal Veterinary College

Dr Rhiannon Morgan is a Lecturer in Equine Diagnostic Imaging at the Royal Veterinary College. She holds the ECVDI Diploma in Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging, is an EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, an Advanced Veterinary Practitioner and has a PhD in Cellular Biology as a result of research at Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool. In this lecture, Rhiannon defines the complex condition, osteochondrosis, and outlines what we know currently on its causes and diagnosis.

The topic is discussed by trustees of Beaufort Cottage Educational Trust, Nick Wingfield-Digby, Celia Marr, Jack Day and Fred Barrelet. They are joined by Duncan Moir of Baker, McVeigh and Clements, Newmarket.


Nick Wingfield Digby