Application

The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Subscriptions are due annually and payment has to be made by January 1st to renew membership. Information how to transfer the fee will be sent to you by email after notification of the application status. If subscription remains unpaid for two months after the renewal date, membership is deleted.

For more detailed information about membership, please refer to the ISES Constitution (Membership) or contact the membership secretary Linda Greening membership@equitationscience.com

To apply for ISES membership, please fill in the ONLINE FORMS by clicking on the membership category below. If you encounter any problems with filling out the form, please contact the Communications Officer Elke Hartmann info@equitationscience.com or send your membership requests directly to our membership secretary Linda Greening membership@equitationscience.com

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Academic membership application form

- open to all persons holding scientific or scholarly qualifications relevant to Equitation Science

Practitioner membership application form

- open to persons actively engaging in the discipline of Equitation Science. This category is for a rider / coach / mentor / trainer who has satisfied the council of ISES that they actively understand and participate in the sharing of knowledge of the ISES 10First Principles of horse training

Student membership application form

- open to persons enrolled at a tertiary education institution until the degree has been awarded

Supporter membership application form

- open to all persons with an interest in and commitment to Equitation Science

Corporate membership application form *Word document

- Corporate membership is open to charities, organizations, or companies that have an interest in the aims of the Society. Corporate membership entitles approved organisations to receive information normally distributed to members and to send two representatives to ISES meetings under the same terms as ordinary members. Such Corporate Member Representatives shall have no power to vote and may not hold any position on Council


Academic and Practitioner membership rate £ 25

Reduced membership rate for Students £ 15

Supporter Membership £ 20

Corporate membership £ 95

 

ISES requires that applicants agree to a 'Code of Conduct' to become a member of the Society. Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct may result in termination of membership and the forfeiture of any membership fees previously paid. 

  1. ISES is an independent body and acts to provide impartial scientific information.
  2. The name and/or membership of the ISES must not be used to promote personal and/or organisational views and philosophies, unless directly ordered/permitted to do so by ISES Council.
  3. The name and/or membership of the ISES must not be used for financial and/or commercial gain, unless directly requested/permitted to do so by Council.
  4. Members must not act in any way likely to jeopardise the integrity of the Society or bring it into disrepute.

ISES first principles

  1. Use learning theory appropriately
  2. Train easy to discriminate signals (to avoid confusion)
  3. Train and shape responses singularly (to avoid confusion)
  4. Train only one response per signal (to avoid confusion)
  5. Responses to be completed within a consistent structure (transitions within a defined number of footfalls to confer
    predictability)
  6. Train persistence of responses (self-carriage)
  7. Avoid and disassociate flight responses (because of their resistance to extinction and problems with fear)
  8. Benchmark relaxation (to ensure the absence of conflict)

 

Summary of tax deductible status of ISES subscriptions:

In response to queries about the tax-deductible status of membership subscriptions, the ISES Treasurer has researched the situation for UK members, with the expectation that a similar arrangement is likely for most countries – but members should check with their home tax office to be sure!

For self-employed people in the UK, trade or professional organisation subscriptions are tax deductible, and ISES membership subscriptions will fall into this category. Also tax deductible is training that improves work-related performance and enables people to do their job better, and this can include conference attendance costs for self-employed people and for employers footing the bill for employees to attend. But for employees who pay their own way, conference costs are not tax exempt – which means that the conference organisers have to pass on the tax costs of the conference in the conference fee.

If you have any questions, please contact the ISES treasurer Jane Williams, treasurer@equitationscience.com.