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.

ISES 2017 Down Under

Equitation Science in Practice: Collaboration, Communication & Change

22nd - 25th November 2017

Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga - known simply as Wagga to locals - has a proud sporting history, a thriving cultural calendar including theatre, music, art and markets, and a growing restaurant and café scene. CSU’s campus at Wagga Wagga is the biggest, spanning more than 640 hectares and including a campus farm, equine centre, vineyard, winery and huge range of technical and industry standard facilities. A central dining room provides for students who live on campus, and the campus offers a range of playing fields, netball, basketball, tennis and squash courts, a gymnasium and a swimming pool available for student use.

The name of the City is derived from the language of the Wiradjuri tribe, which was the biggest aboriginal tribe in New South Wales, embracing the Riverina area. ‘Wagga’, ‘Wahga’ or Wahgam’ in aboriginal dialect means ‘crow’ and Wagga Wagga means ‘crows’ or ‘the place where crows assemble in large numbers’. The Murrumbidgee River which runs through the City also derived its name from the aboriginal language and means ‘plenty water’ or ‘big water’.

Previous conference 2016