International Society for Equitation Science

15th Annual Conference

The 2019 International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) conference is being held in Guelph, Ontario, Canada from August 19-21. With the theme “Bringing Science to the Stable” the conference will focus on mankind’s history with horses, what we have learned about horse-human interactions, and how we can continue to improve our relationships with these amazing animals All information about the

conference is available on the Eq- uitation Science website and The Horse Portal. Check for updates on the program, registration infor- mation, hotel accommodations, transportation options, and local attractions. Follow the ISES2019 blog

for detailed information on speak- ers, exhibitors, demos and more. In line with the ISES mis-

sion, this conference will promote and encourage the application of objective research and advanced practice to improve the welfare of horses in their associations with humans. An engaging lineup of high

caliber speakers will be led by the Clever Hans Speaker Dr Jonaki Bhattachararyya (Ethnoecologist and Senior Researcher, Firelight Group) presenting a Canadian perspective with a focus on the cultural relationship between wild horses and indigenous peoples. Keynote speakers include Dr San- dra Olsen (Curator-in-Charge, Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, University of Kansas) presenting a world per- spective on our social evolution with horses, Dr Camie Heleski (Senior Lecturer, University of Kentucky) covering current Equi- tation Science trends and discov- eries, and Dr Nic de Brauwere (Head of Welfare, Rehabilitation and Education, Redwings Horse Sanctuary) giving an overview of how behaviour change into the future can improve equine wel- fare.

A practical day, preceding

the conference, Sunday August 18th, will give delegates an op- portunity to try their hand at large animal rescue when Rusti, a 600- pound horse mannequin, may find himself in trouble. Dr Katrina Merkies (Asso-

ciate Professor, University of Guelph) and Dr Cordelie DuBois will present the Canadian Codes of Practice and welfare assess- ment techniques. Business entre- preneurs

of sophisticated

technology to measure biophysi- cal aspects of ridden and handled horses will showcase their prod- ucts.

Sign up today for the 2019

International Society for Equi- tation Science (ISES) conference! About the International Society for Equitation Science The International Society

for Equitation Science (ISES) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to facilitate research into the training of horses to enhance horse welfare and improve the horse-rider relationship. www.eq- For more information con-

tact: ISES Honorary President Janne Winther-Christensen

Lansdowne Horse Festival returns in September!

LANSDOWNE Ontario - Lansdowne Horse Festival: An Equine Extravaganza is returning on Saturday September 7, 2019

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Caylyn Walker, author of “Horseplay

and Harmony Safe and Responsible Trick Horse Training and Foals With Goals”, is very excited to be attending the 2019 Landsdowne Horse Festival. She will be bringing two trick horses (one is just 2 years old!) with her to perform various tricks in front of the crowd including a smile, bow, lay down, pedestal work and more! “I am very excited to be attending

this amazing event for the second year! I’ll be bringing a new horse, jumping higher jumps and challenging the crowd

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to be able to present our sport in such an event! Our demonstration will be impres- sive, fun, and out of the ordinary. Don’t miss out, we cannot wait to see you there!” Ontario Mounted Special Service

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OMSSU is the All Time Standardbred Track Holder, BigTime Ball. This one-day festival will take place

on the Lansdowne Fairgrounds 1186 Prince Street, Lansdowne, Ontario on Sat- urday September 7, 2019 from 9-5. Contact 613-659-4708 or email: for more informa- tion or follow them on Facebook AssociationForRevitalization

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