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ISES 14th Equitation Science Conference

Rome, Italy

 Equitation Science 150 years after Caprilli: theory and practice, the full circle

Conference Theme

Equine welfare: good training, good feeding, good housing, good mental state, good health, good behaviour.

Research focusing on any of the mentioned topics or on how to assess equine welfare is very welcome. 


 "Reggimento Lanceri di Montebello, 8" Via Flaminia 826, Roma

Reggimento Lanceri is the place where Caprilli used to work. There is an indoor arena, different type of outdoor arenas, horse stables, and a conference centre.

The conference is held remembering the 150 from the birth of Caprilli who patent the concept of lightening the seat and “giving” the reins to the horse while jumping which revolutionised equitation. Caprilli was the first to realise the horse needed freedom to deal with the obstacle and maintain its natural balance. Caprilli is therefore known for having revolutionized the jumping seat and introduced the concept of “natural equitation” which today is recognized as ‘the revolution in modern equitation’. 

We look forward to seeing you in Rome!




General conference information

A table of registration fees for ISES 2018 Rome will be provided here.


The eternal City is famous all over the world for its rich historical center, witness of the glorious imperial past, a concentration of historical monuments and archaeological sites.


Speakers, heads and plenary leaders

Professor Sue McDonnell

Dr. Sue McDonnell holds bachelors and master’s degrees in human and animal psychology, a PhD in reproductive physiology and behavior from the University of Delaware, and is board...

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Professor Michela Minero

Michela qualified as a DVM, got a PhD in Animal Science, and currently works as an associate professor at the University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Medicine. She...

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Doctor Barbara Padalino

Doctor Barbara Padalino graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bari (Italy) in 2002,  and in 2014 moved to Australia to conduct a PhD in equine road...

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Doctor Paolo Baragli

Paolo Baragli graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa in 1994 and received his PhD in Equine Physiology in 1998. He practiced the profession within the...

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Doctor Emanuela Valle

Dr. Emanuela Valle DVM, PhD, EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition graduated from the Torino University where she then went to complete a residency in animal nutrition subspecialties...

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Associate Professor Janne Winther Christensen

Janne Winther Christensen is an Associate Professor in the Behaviour and Stress Biology group at Aarhus University, Denmark. She has studied behaviour of Przewalski horses in the Askania...

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Martine Hausberger is director of research at the CNRS (French National Research Center) in the “Human and animal ethology” research unit of the University of Rennes. Her research,...

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Doctor Elisabetta Palagi

Elisabetta Palagi has been studying primates spanning strepsirrhines and haplorrhines, including monkeys, apes and humans since 1992. Her studies have been carried out under both controlled and wild...

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Doctor Angelo Telatin

Doctor Angelo Telatin  is an international instructor Fellow of the British Horse Society, Associate Professor of Equine Science at Delaware Valley University, and board member for the International...

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Doctor Andrew McLean

Dr Andrew McLean is widely considered one of the leading academic experts on horse training. He is a winner of Australia’s highest science award, the Eureka Science Prize...

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