Female Equestrian Health and Wellness Network

The Female Equestrian Health and Wellness Network (FEHWN) is a group of experts who meet regularly to discuss priorities for research and educational needs within the broad area of equestrian health and wellness. We provide insight on needed and ongoing research, education, and outreach programs related to female equestrian health and wellness. Taking into consideration the unique interaction that occurs between horses and riders, as well as handlers and grooms, the FEHWN advises on aligning approaches that create innovation in an industry that is vitally important to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and has global interconnectedness.

Read our six proposals for improving equestrian health and wellness in our 2021 consensus statement, published in the University of Kentucky Equine Science Review. 

This initiative began as a collaboration between individual researchers in the College of Public Health and the College of Food, Agriculture and Environment. It expanded to include researchers and experts from the U.S., Great Britain, and other countries.