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ISES Sydney 2009 was hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney and at the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Complex. The conference tackled some highly topical issues including the sustainability of horse sports and the concept of ethical equitation. It included contributions from 200 delegates representing 15 countries.

Local Organizing Committee

Chair – Associate Professor Paul McGreevy, University of Sydney

Amanda Warren-Smith PhD (Millthorpe Equine Research Centre), Andrew McLean PhD (Australian Equine Behaviour Centre), Ms Jenny Carroll (Equestrian Federation of Australia), Ms Catherine Oddie (University of Newcastle)

Scientific Committee

Chair – Professor Jan Ladewig, Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University, Copenhagen

Deborah Goodwin PhD (University of Southampton), Andrew McLean PhD (Australian Equine Behaviour Centre), Camie Heleski PhD (Michigan State University), Amanda Warren-Smith PhD (Millthorpe Equine Research Centre), Greg Jones PhD (Charles Sturt University), Kathalijne Visser PhD (Wageningen University), Jack Murphy PhD (University College Dublin),  Petra Buckley PhD (Charles Sturt University), Helen Davies PhD (University of Melbourne), Judy Cawdell-Smith PhD (University of Queensland), Dominique Blache PhD (University of Western Australia), Professor Natalie Waran (Unitec New Zealand), Associate Professor Paul McGreevy, (University of Sydney), Hayley Randle PhD (Duchy College, University of Plymouth)

Organising Secretariat

Prof. Paul McGreevy, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia, Email:


The Local Organising Committee and the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Equitation Science sincerely thank the following entities for their generous assistance in ensuring the success of ISES Sydney 2009.

  • Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
  • Centennial Parklands Equestrian Complex
  • Australian Equine Behaviour Centre
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Ranvet
  • Naturevet
  • Wintec
  • Provet
  • Waltham
  • Horse Connection
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