The conference took place in the historic military place “Lanceri di Montebello”, the same place in which Federico Caprilli worked.
Conference themes: Equine welfare: good training, good feeding, good housing, good mental state, good health, good behaviour.
The conference was held remembering the 150 years from the birth of Caprilli who patented 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’.
With thanks to the Local Committees:
Organisating Committee: Angelo Telatin (Co-chair), Eleonora Di Giuseppe (Co-Chair), Francesco Zappulla (Member), Donatella Loni (Member), Elisabetta Finocchi (Member), Giulia Rocchetti (Secretary);
Scientific Committee: Sue McDonnel (Co-Chair), Barbara Padalino (Co-Chair), Michela Minero (Member), Paolo Baragli (Member), Emanuela Valle (Member)