The International Society of Rider Biomechanics started in the 1980’s in Sydney Australia when a bunch of University students & researchers, all friends who rode horses, started to ask the question ‘what is the world’s safest seat & position’, and soon started to research ‘how can we use this information to increase performance and decrease injury’.
Thirty-five years later, the Society is the world’s largest group of Professors, Lecturers and Researchers and co-hosts the International Symposium with the University of Kentucky, Asbury University and Midway University each year.
The world’s largest library
For 5 years we have been filming the International Symposium co-hosted with the Universities in Lexington. We also have the entire Level 1 and Level 2 courses – filmed live – available for anyone to view!
FEI & University
The Society has officially presented at the world’s most prestigious FEI events, including 17 presentations at the World Equestrian Games. We have received many awards from Clubs, Societies and Federations, including the London Metropolitan Police – the mounted escort to the Queen of England’s Mounted Guards.
The ISRB Mission
- To research & test the world’s safest seat, position & equipment
- To work with beginners to give them solid safety basics, and Olympians to increase their performance and results
- To encourage our coaches to donate their time, where possible, to charitable and therapeutic programs
- To oversee the free scholarship training program. In 2016 the Society donated over $100,000 worth of scholarships for coaches to become qualified, and registered for free.
- To donate time to educate through the research of the “Free KidSafe Program“
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