Meet the conference sponsors
World Horse Welfare
World Horse Welfare is an international charity that works to improve welfare within the horse-human relationship, helping horses in need as well as horses involved in leisure, sport, work and
production. The charity uses a combination of hands-on care, research, education and influence to change policy and practice in equine welfare across the world.
Winning FORM is dedicated to improving the lives of both horses and humans in the racing industry by providing the NZQA-accredited New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 2) for stablehands, and the FORM (Five Overall Racehorse Measures) Thoroughbred Assessment for racehorses. Both services are based on the premise that the racehorse industry is directly impacted by the horses’ and peoples’ mental and physical wellbeing.
Founded by Leigh and Steve Wills in 2022, Winning FORM has introduced the certificate to training yards throughout New Zealand with great success. They have partnered with Dr Rachel Annan and Professor Siobhan Mullan of University College Dublin to deliver the FORM Thoroughbred Assessment, to be launched at the ISES 2024 Conference. Prior to Winning FORM, Leigh gained 20 years’ experience as an equine behaviour specialist, while Steve’s career lies in performance sport. Together they also own and run Foal NZ Ltd.
Gold and Tech Sponsors
Gold Sponsor Field Day - The Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society.
Founded in 1884 as a membership club to promote racing, today the Club operates a unique integrated business model of world-class racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. This enables the Club to generate economic and social value.
Tech Sponsor - Fèdèration Équestre Internationale
The FEI is a service organisation committed to providing its members and the greater equestrian community with solid leadership and good governance at all levels - from grassroots to the very top - whilst encouraging best practice and good horsemanship at all times and all over the world. We are proactive and positive in our outlook and we fully stand by our mission to celebrate the unique bond between horse and human (#TwoHearts) and to develop equestrian sport globally in a modern, sustainable and structured manner with guaranteed athlete welfare, equal opportunity and ethical partnership with the horse.
Gold Sponsor Conference Dinner - SpectraVET
SINCE 1996, SpectraVET has been specializing in veterinary laser therapy and photobiomodulation. We've been designing and manufacturing Reliable • Effective • Affordable laser & LED devices that are built to last for a lifetime with minimal servicing and maintenance requirements. We supply users with customized laser therapy solutions for veterinary medicine, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. SpectraVET is committed to providing only the highest-quality products and services to our customers, and to educating the world in the science and art of photobiomodulation.
Gold Sponsor Clever Hans - Hartpury University
Hartpury University and Hartpury College is among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in animal, agriculture, business, equine, sport and veterinary nursing.
Gold Sponsor - Companion Animals New Zealand
Companion Animals New Zealand is an animal welfare charity that was formed through collaboration between the main national organisations working in the companion animal sector. Our vision is for a ‘Good Life for Animals’, and to this end we have recently established a collaborative research and education centre to address gaps in our knowledge and support human behaviour change projects aimed at raising the bar for all companion animals so that they can live a Good Life. Some of the ways we support animal guardians (owners) and the animal industry is through disseminating research based knowledge, sharing information gained through our Companion Animal ‘State of the Nation’ Survey, engagement with veterinarians, breeders and animal guardians , our management of the NZCAR microchip database with more than 1 million animals, grants to other animal charities and research groups to support animal welfare initiatives, industry and community conferences and workshops and our free ‘lost & found’ website.
Gold Sponsor - Equitation Science International
Equitation Science International (RTO 41254) is a nationally accredited training centre dedicated to improving horse training using an evidence-based and ethical approach. Directed by Dr Andrew McLean, Equitation Science International and its graduates are paving the way for a more modern and ethical approach to horse training and coaching that can be easily understood and applied by horse riders of all ages and levels.The Diploma of Equitation Science is a nationally accredited horse training and coaching qualification based on the scientific principles of how horses behave, learn and move. It is the only evidence-based horse training qualification in the country.
Gold Sponsor - Via Nova Training
At Via Nova, our goal is to introduce Positive Reinforcement training methods into the traditional horse world. Seeking to avoid the collision of the two worlds, traditional and R+, we’ve developed a unique approach called Priority to Positive® (PtP) which combines the relevant and helpful elements of traditional R+ training, as well as new PtP techniques developed by theVia Nova team, specifically to address the traditional perspectives.
The University of Edinburgh
We provide outstanding veterinary education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, using an award winning curriculum, innovative teaching methods, and an interdisciplinary environment, for both our undergraduate and postgraduate students.
As a School with a truly international outlook, we are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) and the Australasia Veterinary Boards Council Inc (AVBC), allowing our graduates to practice veterinary medicine throughout the UK, North America, Europe, South Africa, Australasia and beyond.
University of Guelph
Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) designs and delivers award-winning courses and programs that meet evolving job market demands and reflect the University of Guelph’s goal of excellence in education. Courses and programs incorporate the unique teaching expertise and research strengths of the institution and are offered in a variety of delivery formats, providing a flexible and convenient approach to learning. As leaders in online learning, OpenEd’s offerings are delivered globally, creating a network of learners who bring a rich, diverse cultural experience to its courses and programs.
The Horse Trust
We provide retirement and respite to working horses, ponies and donkeys. We also care for rescue cases who have suffered neglect or abuse. As the second largest provider of grant funding for equine welfare in the UK, we are continually committed to a programme of welfare, science and education.
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) is the governing body for Thoroughbred horse racing in New Zealand. It oversees and regulates the sport, ensuring that races are conducted fairly and in accordance with the rules and regulations while supplying the thoroughbred product for wagering and sporting customers.
Bronze / Community Sponsors
Majestic Horse Floats