Sustainable Horse Keeping & Pasture Management Workshop – Thurgoona NSW

North East & Surrounds Equine Landcare Inc. (NESEL) will be hosting Dr Mariette van den Berg of MB Equine Services to present Sustainable Pasture Management for Horses.

Where: National Environment Centre (NEC), 97 Ettamogah Rd Thurgoona NSW 2640
Time: 9:30 am ~4pm

To assist NESEL with catering, etc, please register online by 30 July:

Topics include:

  • Managing pastures and soil
  • Soil health and soil-food-web
  • Soil testing lab and DIY
  • 8 ways to manage soil loss and compaction on horse properties
  • Property planning process
  • Designing horse paddocks
  • Designing sacrifice areas (and laneways)
  • Enrichment and forage feeding

Cost for NESEL members: $10
Cost for non-members: $25 
Cost for new NESEL members: $35
Cost includes workshop, morning tea and lunch, but please BYO water bottle. Lunch will also showcase meats from the NECs Green Gate Organic Farm.

Presented By Dr Mariette van den Berg
Mariette has recently finished her PhD in equine behavior and nutrition. A registered animal nutritionist, Mariette is also a Certified Permaculture Designer. Through her business, MB Equine Services, Mariette provides professional and practical information about horse behaviour, nutrition, management, (forage) enrichment and slow feeding and property design

Please note:
NESEL Membership is just $25 per household, per fin-year: 

In keeping with Landcare principles, NESEL is mindful of reducing waste and minimising paper usage; therefore, a link or copy of the presentation notes will be provided electronically to you upon registration for you to print and bring along if desired.

To give due respect to our event hosts, dogs/pets are not permitted at any NESEL event venues, unless it is a trained assistance animal.

For more info about NESEL or upcoming events, please email Brian: