The international conferences serve as a platform where the latest scientific results into the training and welfare of horses are communicated and discussed. It is a meeting place for academics and non-academics to link science with practice.

During the meetings, plenary oral and poster sessions are held, along with practical demonstrations addressing various topics in horse training.

The peer reviewed papers and posters are summarized in the Proceedings that are available for download.


Upcoming Conference

11th International Equitation Science Conference

August 6-8 2015, Vancouver B.C. Canada

Conference theme:

Ethical Equitation for all Equestrian disciplines – Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

The Conference will be held at the University of British Columbia , situated for over 100 years on Vancouver's Point Grey peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


Conference proceedings for the 10th International Equitation Science Conference

10th International Conference

ISES Denmark 2014, August 7-9

Conference theme: Equine stress, learning and training

Scientific themes:

  • Interpretation of equine stress responses
  • Learning and cognition
  • Sustainable training and riding

This conference offers an outstanding international platform for scientists and professional practitioners to present and discuss research related to the field of equitation science. The ISES mission is to promote and encourage the application of objective research and advanced practice, which will ultimately improve the welfare of horses in their associations with humans.

For more information about the conference, venue and programme, please visit our website:


See you in Denmark!

On behalf of the organizing team, Dr. Janne Winther Christensen, Aarhus University, and Professor Jan Ladewig, Copenhagen University.