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, who 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 2nd year.
The world’s largest library
At every International Symposium, and in several other venues we have filmed the entire Level 1 and Level 2 courses – and available for anyone to view – even if you don’t want to do the course – for less than the cost of a riding lesson!
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 2016/17 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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