International equine student conference 2021

The International Equine Student Conference Scientific Committee – Dr David Marlin, Dr Jane Williams (Hartpury University), Dr Roberta F. Godoy (Writtle University College) and Lorna Cameron (University Centre Sparsholt) – is calling for abstract submissions from equine undergraduate and postgraduate students all over the world, to feature in this year’s online International Equine Student Conference (IESC).

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the second International Equine Student Conference (IESC) will take place 18th and 19th August 2021, providing a unique platform for students to showcase the extensive range of equine related research being undertaken globally – whilst also offering a fantastic opportunity to gain experience presenting work in a supportive and collegiate environment. The conference is keen to receive entries detailing research spanning equine behaviour, breeding, equitation, exercise, health, management, training, performance and welfare, as well as studies focused on rider performance, horse-human interactions and the equestrian industry.

The event opened for entries 1st July and students interested in participating need to submit abstracts for ORAL and/or POSTER presentations at IESC 2021 by 17:00h (BST, GMT+1) Friday 30th July 2021. Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 500 words and must contain data. Entries can represent work undertaken or completed in the 2019/20 or 2020/2021 academic years. Priority will be given to 2020/2021 students. Work submitted should not have been published elsewhere.

In addition to the kudos associated with participating in the event, prizes will also be awarded for the best and runner-up undergraduate and postgraduate poster, and the best and runner-up undergraduate and postgraduate oral presentation.

Students wishing to submit their work need to register to attend as a presenter at the conference and pay a registration fee of £10 (non-refundable). Regardless of whether a student’s abstract is accepted they will still have full access to attend the conference.

To register as a presenter, follow this link:

Instructions for abstract preparation can be found here:

Commenting on this year’s event, Dr David Marlin said, “We were impressed not only by the standard of work presented last year but also by the level of enthusiasm exhibited by the students, who represent the future generation of equine science professionals. We are looking forward to reviewing this year’s submissions and to welcoming students from all over the world at the online conference in August.”

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