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WELCOME TO ISES HARTPURY 2022


Succeed with Science: Performance, Practice & Positive Partnerships


10 - 12th August 2022

 Dear ISES member,

We are very excited to be able to provide you with pre-launch access to the 2022 ISES conference being held at Hartpury University and College.

 

The 2022 ISES conference is taking to a hybrid model, uniting delegates from across the world to discuss and share developments in equine performance, practice and positive partnerships. The conference will run across 3 days from the 10th to the 12th August 2022 at Hartpury University and College, located in Gloucestershire, UK. 

 

We are providing ISES members an opportunity to purchase tickets and register for the conference before everyone else via our online shop here. Via the online shop you will also be able to book onto our pre-conference workshops, onsite accommodation* and the conference dinner. Please note all speakers and poster presentations must attend the conference onsite.

 

Included in this email you will also find an outline of the conference programme.

 

Keep an eye out for our official 2022 ISES conference launch on our dedicated website and social media channels.

 

Abstract guidelines and submission information will be available on our website shortly after the conference launch.

 

On behalf of the local organising committee, we are looking forward to welcoming you to our campus.

 

*Please note other off-site accommodation options will be available. More information regarding these will be avaliable via our website after the conference launch.

Register now

We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

 


Welcome!

The International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) is a not-for-profit organisation that chiefly aims to facilitate research into the training of horses to enhance horse welfare and improve the horse–rider relationship.

ISES runs international conferences that serve as platforms where the  latest research findings and their application in practice can be communicated and discussed. ISES also provides a pool of expertise for international bodies and academic institutions that approach ISES with questions related to horse behaviour, training and welfare.

ISES Mission

The Mission of ISES is to promote and encourage the application of objective research and consequently advance equestrian practice that will ultimately improve the welfare of horses in their interactions with humans.

What is Equitation Science?

Equitation science promotes an objective, evidence-based understanding of the welfare of horses during training and competition by applying valid, quantitative scientific methods that can identify what training techniques are ineffective or may result in equine suffering. Equitation Science uses a multidisciplinary approach to explain horse training, for example from a learning theory perspective that removes anthropomorphism and emotiveness.

Read more about the 'Advent of Equitation Science' – by P. McGreevy

Why do we need Equitation Science and ISES?

Equitation Science has the potential to address a series of important problems. First, it elucidates the role of negative reinforcement and habituation in the learning processes of horses on which we ride and compete. Second, it addresses the need to measure rider interventions that may compromise horse welfare, which will assist the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) in determining what practices and interventions are acceptable on welfare grounds. Third, and perhaps most important, Equitation Science will educate current and aspiring riders in how best to apply the core principles of learning theory.

Membership

ISES was founded by individuals from various equine fields of knowledge in 2007. Since then, Equitation Science has developed rapidly, not least because of the growing worldwide interest in this area among equestrian professionals and academics alike. ISES now unites a multidisciplinary membership of academics, students and interested practitioners worldwide.

Become a member of ISES and benefit from reduced registration fees for international conferences, and access to the members-only area that facilitates communication among members from around the world, provides resource materials for teaching and keeps you informed about the latest employment opportunities and news related to equitation and equine welfare.

Membership categories:

  • Academic Membership
  • Associate membership
  • Practitioner Membership
  • Student Membership
  • Supporter Membership
  • Corporate Membership

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