The 5th International Equitation Science Symposium (IESS)


The mission of the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) 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.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Sydney

Objective Summary

The purpose of the 5th IESS is to bring together international equine scientists, applied ethologists, veterinarians, and practitioners (e.g. trainers, instructors, owners) who seek uptodate, sciencebased information on how to train and compete horses effectively and with due regard for their welfare. Key outcomes expected for this Symposium are: 1) the exchange of updated information and the latest research results on key topics including how horses learn, how they respond to documented training methods, how their welfare is affected by various training, competition and management regimens 2) the sharing of visions for future impacts and applications of equitation science research throughout the international equestrian leisure and competitive riding communities 3) the refinement of strategies to maximize effective dissemination of the information generated within the equitation science community to stakeholders throughout Australia and the rest of the world.

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses