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We are a UK registered charity whose mission is to advance equestrian welfare, performance and safety  and disseminate this information for everyone.  



SRT2021 News Flash! We're Going Virtual!

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WHAT WE DO

The Saddle Research Trust promotes and facilitates collaborative scientific research into the interaction between horses, saddlery and riders with world leading experts including those from academic, charitable and industry partnerships.

We disseminate this evidence-based knowledge through conferences, open-access web resources and training opportunities to advance equine welfare, performance and safety. 

Host of hot topics on the agenda at Saddle Research Trust Conference

Hot topics such as riders’ self-perception of body image and road-associated risks for riders will be raised at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021. The hot topics will bring to the fore some of the latest news and views within the equestrian industry, with the Olympic standard dressage rider Richard Davison wrapping up the presentations with his own reflections at...

The gait analysis revolution to be discussed at Saddle Research Trust Conference

The benefits of gait analysis for equine performance and welfare will be debated at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021. In this second session of the day, leading veterinary authority on gait analysis, Dr. Filipe Serra Bragança, from the University of Utrecht Faculty of Veterinary Science, will be discussing the current position of objective gait analysis and its future role...

State-of-the-art riding simulator to be unveiled at Saddle Research Trust Conference

The latest in engineering science has been applied to a new horseriding simulator which opens the door to new approaches to riding training and welfare of the ridden horse. The new equipment will be unveiled at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021. In the first of four comprehensive conference sessions, entitled ‘Applying the Science’ Professor Heikki Handroos PhD, from the...

 












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INTRODUCING 

4TH International Research Conference

Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future

How science is increasingly important in giving us an evidence base for best practice in ridden horse management.

We are delighted to announce our forthcoming conference, which will present the latest ground-breaking research. The SRT 4th International Conference ‘Welfare & Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future’, will be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021.

Over the next few weeks we will be introducing our world renowned speakers and session chairs who will be presenting the most up-to-date research in the field, leading fantastic discussions and allowing you to experience the advances in welfare and performance of the ridden horse. We will also be introducing our sponsors, without whose continued support this event could not take place. The defining feature of our conferences is the high quality of all the presentations, and this year is no exception. We will introduce our keynote speakers for each session imminently, with our remaining exciting speakers to be announced over the coming months.

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OUR MISSION

Is to advance equestrian welfare, performance and safety.

We do this by; developing innovative, industry-linked collaborative research, working alongside specialist veterinary clinicians and world- class research scientists and disseminating research findings.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Research

A library of the latest research on the interaction between horses, saddlery and riders. 

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Advice, Education and Knowledge Transfer

Elements of the latest research summarised for a more general audience including applied critical reviews to aid the industry, podcasts, invitations to webinars and newsletters to help share vital research. 

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Current Research and Funding 

A window into our ongoing research, forthcoming collaborative opportunities and upcoming student projects. 

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