ISES 16th Equitation Science Conference – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Date: 11/08/2020

Hartpury University, Gloucestershire, UK




The annual International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) conference 2020 has been postponed until summer 2021 (date TBC) at Hartpury University and Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. 


The 16th ISES Conference 2020, focused on Succeed with Science, will bring together more than 300 inspiring researchers, practitioners, students, veterinary professionals, equine organisations and industry leaders from across the globe.

Over three days it aims to give delegates a fresh perspective on the current state of Equitation Science, with leading keynote speakers, forum discussions, industry innovations, hands on research discovery workshops and networking.

The whole 360-hectare Hartpury campus will be utilised during the conference, including the Equine Therapy Centre, Margaret Giffen Rider Performance Centre and their extensive human sports facilities.

Some guest speakers are already confirmed and will present a range of themes:
Dr David Marlin – equine performance
Prof Steve Williams – human neuroscience and its application to equine behaviour/training
Associate Prof Hayley Randle/Jane Williams – ethical equitation: promoting performance and positive wellbeing through evidence informed practice
Prof Lars Roepstroff – rider performance

Attendees are expected to include renowned international researchers, equine educators, equestrian coaches, individual owners and riders interested in the science, and organisations keen to put proven science at the heart of their horse welfare and practice.


Student travel grants available – deadline 15th April 2020. Further information available here

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