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.

Proceedings in PDF here ...

The French local organising committee is proud to inform you that everything is setting up to welcome you the best way we can for the 12th ISES conference in France.

Plenary speakers are ready to present you great updates, the demo day is looking great and 107 abstracts are being reviewed right now to build a wonderful program!


Conference theme: Understanding horses to improve training and performance

Incorporating ethological methods to optimize rider-horse-communication:

  • Health and safety of horses and riders during training
  • Improving performance across disciplines through acknowledgment of the horse’s temperament and its learning abilities 
  • Understanding horse’s learning and cognitive abilities to improve training
  • Means to reach and communicate with riders on equitation science

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