Contact Us

Contact the Secretary

Contacts:

Speakers and Advisors

  • Luis Lucio (2 time Olympian, President of the Dressage Committee (Spain). FEI Board member
  • Assoc. Prof Fernanda Carmargo DVM, PhD  University of Kentucky
  • Assist. Prof Bob Coleman PhD University of Kentucky
  • Dr. Tod Davis
  • Dr. Karen Hanks
  • Anneke Roodt, Retired Soloist from the SA Lippizaners
  • Kelly Sigler, MA, Level 1*,   Eventer of the Year  – Safety Officer
  • Dr. Stephanie Keeley, Midway University
  • Connie Jehlik, United States Pony Club Association
  • Virginia Stirnweiss (Side Saddle)
  • Dr. Sue Massimo PhD
  • Amy Bennett Vanner – Safety Officer
  • Aaron Rolston, World Equestrian Games Medallist – Reining Demos

Thank you!

Seat and position for ALL sports…

  • The London Metropolitan Police. The ISRB gave day-long training at the famous Imbercort, where they train Police Officers not just to ride, but to take off their saddles while jumping! We received a plaque/award and great thanks for helping create a safer seat & position for the officers. This is the group that guards the Queen of England’s guards.
  • The University of Kentucky, Asbury University and Midway University for co-hosting 5 year’s worth of International Symposiums at their venues
  • The Certified Horsemanship Association – for providing speakers to our events
  • National Reining Horse Association – for providing demo riders & horse
  • Lexington Mounted Police Unit, Kentucky Horse Park Police, Albuquerque, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Lord Strathcona Mounted Garrison), Tampa Mounted Unit, Houston Police and Austin Police Mounted Units for hosting training and providing demo riders for large events for our biomechanics demonstrations (such as World Equestrian Games and the 2013, 14, 15, 16 International Symposiums)
  • Nathan Brashear, Eric Martinovich and Big Horse Productions for providing vaulters for training and demos, and for Daryn Fredricks, National Australian Vaulting Coach who approached us at Equitana to come and give biomechanics demos to vaulters (including International Gold Medal winning team members), and helped start our initial vaulting program.  In addition to just teaching seat and position, the ISRB was instrumental in starting the Victorian Vaulting Association, the Tasmanian Vaulting Association, Paris Vaulting and Florida Vaulting, and our members have been state representatives to the Australian National Vaulting council in the past.
  • The Riding for Disabled Association for the five Awards the ISRB has received
  • The First Lady of Kentucky for her video appearance at the International Symposium
  • The SA Lippizaners (only subsidiary of the Spanish School) for hosting the teacher training clinic, and for running a gala evening event for the ISRB where the ISRB donated the 100% of the funds to the School
  • New Bolton Center, Penn State University for twice hosting official evening lectures.
  • Virginia Tech for hosting two official day lectures, and one gala evening presentation.
  • Missouri State University for hosting demonstrations and lectures on several occasions.
  • Meredith College for hosting an official short day presentation.
  • Equitana, Equine Affaire (Ohio, CA & MA), Horse World Expo, Mid West Horse Fair, Wellington Dressage Festival
  • The Equestrian Federation of Australia (presentations at CCI*** International Events)
  • The United States Equestrian Federation (Cincinnati, Ohio Conference presentation)
  • CADORA (Canada) for inviting our coaches to present at the International Grand Prix Judge’s clinic on seat, position & the rider mark for higher dressage.
  • ZANEF (South Africa) for arranging a wonderful gala evening, and hosting a clinic/teaching/demo and for helping arrange the 2018 tour with the SA Pony Clubs with the ISRB “Kidsafe Program”

 

 

 

 

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Improving Rider Balance

“Quick Balance” 60 seconds to Better Balance

This marvelous tip from Dr. Mary Taylor Wake Forest

From the moment a horse rider starts riding, they soon find out that balance is probably the No. 1 thing the horse rider has to concentrate on.  From day one it’s “good balance = staying on”  and “bad balance is on the ground”!

But good horse rider balance and co-ordination gets more and more important when the tasks become difficult.

The eventer needs incredible balance to get through the water course, the dressage rider is thinking about “forward-back balance” – that is, if their position is putting weight on the forehand, or putting weight back on the hind quarters (engagement).

The dressage rider is also thinking of side-side balance starting with the rider falling in on the 20m circle at Level 1, going to Grand Prix where the slightest tip to one side means a horse might have a long stride on one side of the flying changes, and a shorter stride on the other side, or one hind leg slightly higher in piaffe.

And to the young rider in pony club…it’s the difference between winning and losing the bending & barrels as the horse is quicker one way and slower the other.

But probably the worst of the lot is ENDURANCE RIDING!  The knee and ankle pain they suffer can become intolerable.  You could almost create a term of “endurance rider knees”.  Good balance for the endurance rider can mean the difference between finishing the ride, or packing up and going home.

60 Seconds to Better Balance

Rider Balance and Independent Seat for Dressage Seat and Jumping Position to Improving Coordination

The problem with this tip is it’s SO SIMPLE the average horse riding population won’t do it.   But Grand Prix riders all over the world who have received this tip are LOVING IT!

Every time you clean your teeth…simply stand on one foot, with the other foot out in front of you!

Yes, it’s that simple….but will you try it?

The difference between “Olympians” and “riders” is that Olympians practice horse riding 18 hours a day.  In the car, at the table, at the desk, while they’re shopping.   And then for the other 8 hours they dream about it.

Give it a go…the only thing you have to lose is bad balance!