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


Vancouver welcomes the first ISES conference in Canada!

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.

Vancouver in August has an average temperature of 25 degrees, perfect for almost every activity. Within minutes you can visit Dr. Sun-Yat Sen's famous Classical Chinese Garden, tour Stanley Park, a 400 hectare national historic west coast rainforest, cycle, bike, rock climb, sea kayak, watch whales, sail, beach comb, shop or sample world class cuisine.

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The International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) aims to facilitate research into the training of horses and other equids to enhance equine welfare and improve the horse-rider relationship. The ISES conferences serve as platforms where latest research findings and their application in practice can be communicated and discussed.

ISES is especially encouraging submissions in the following areas:

  • Applying Equitation Science across diverse disciplines

  • Welfare assessment of different training methods and equipment uses

  • Looking for the positives (measuring the positive aspects of horse-human interaction, looking for evidence of positive emotional states in horses etc.)

  • Preference testing and motivation testing relevant to Equitation Science

  • All topics of interest to Equitation Science will be considered

Definitive theme subgroupings will be determined after abstract submission is complete. There will also be a separate submission category for theoretical papers and review papers.

Abstract submissions are expected to show recent progress in equitation science, be based on scientifically robust methods and must also be substantially completed. Authors will be expected to confirm the use of appropriate experimental design and statistical analysis, including methods such as power analysis for justifying the use of small sample sizes. The material should not have been previously published in a scientific journal.

Summaries must comprise a clear and detailed title, a main scientific body written in continuous prose, a brief lay person’s paragraph and up to 6 keywords. There is a 2500 character limit including the title, body/text of abstract, and keywords.

Abstracts may be submitted online between Feb 2, and April 1, 2015.  Click  HERE for detailed guidelines and a link to the online submission service.

Enquiries: ISESconference2015@equitationscience.com