Evaluation and Training

A Compassion-based team approach

12-13.10.2019, Wrocław

Join us for 2 days of lectures and practical demonstrations with our fantastic speakers Sue Dyson, Karin Leibbrandt and Tessa Roos. The equestrian field can implement scientific findings and true horsemanship principles in training, veterinary care and owner responsibilities. We will learn how to observe horses and their movement by analysing case studies of pairs horse and rider.





Dr Sue Dyson

Sue is a world-renowned expert in equine orthopaedics, with a particular interest in lameness and poor performance in sports horses. Sue has lectured internationally and published more than 230 refereed papers in scientific journals, relating to lameness and diagnostic imaging in the horse. Having trained horses and competed at Advanced level eventing and Grade A showjumping, and a passionate interest in sports horses, Sue has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance problems in horses from all disciplines. She is highly skilled in the diagnosis of both subtle and complex lameness cases. She is also an expert in diagnostic imaging, including radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging. In 2000 Sue was awarded the British Equine Veterinary Association John Hickman Orthopaedic Award for outstanding contributions to equine orthopaedics. In 2005 Sue was made an Honorary Member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. In 2007 Sue was awarded the Tierklinik Hochmoor award for outstanding, innovative and lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine world-wide and in 2013 she received the American Association of Equine Practitioners Frank J. Milne Award. In 2014 Sue was made a Honorary Member of the Societa Italiana Veterinari Per Equini. Sue is co-Editor and major author of ‘Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse’, ‘Equine Scintigraphy’ and ‘Clinical Radiology of the Horse’.

Karin Leibbrandt

Karin Leibbrandt DVM is a certified veterinary surgeon specialising in horse rehabilitation and training. Karin began examining how horses can attain full biomechanical balance, and translated her findings into a new, horse-friendly training system based on four dimensions of movement. Slowly but surely, she came to see that training is the decisive factor in equine health and soundness. In order to expand her knowledge of the best method of training sport horses to remain sound and healthy, Karin attended training courses and clinics organised by leading national and international specialists and trainers. In addition to selecting the most relevant and most effective techniques from conventional veterinary science, alternative medicine and equine training, she also translated the principles of human rehabilitation and core stability into an equine model. Karin puts her heart and soul into her work with horses. Her overriding aim is to train strong, healthy sport horses that respond to their riders’ wishes – and do so both happily and effortlessly. She wants to give as many riders as possible, from novice to grand prix, the tools for training their horses in the best possible way, to keep them healthy and free of injury. Riders play a pivotal role in all this – they hold the key. No therapy can beat the right training. A sound and healthy horse is a precondition for sporting performance. Horse-friendly training and successful performance definitely go hand in hand.

Tessa Roos MSc

Tessa Roos MSc is a riding teacher with 15 years of experience and a strong background in natural science as well as the Feldenkrais Method. She began her teaching career as a seat instructor, helping riders to become more aware of their own bodies, find a more balanced position and as such, become an easier load to carry for their horses. Some horses would respond beautifully to this, carrying themselves and their riders with more ease and balance, while others would still struggle under the burden of the rider’s weight on their back. Wondering about the variation in the horses’ responses to the seat work, Tessa proceeded to study biomechanics of equine balance and posture through dressage and rehabilitation training, as well as the influence of the saddle, and included this in her teaching. Her lessons are a combination of unmounted exercises for the rider, groundwork for the horse, and riding, all geared towards balancing the horse and rider together to create healthy, sustainable biomechanics and enjoyment for both.

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Conference passes

Normal ticket

100 Euro

Student ticket

85 Euro

Equitopia Member

85 Euro

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For all equestrians focused on improving their horse’s well being and performance we also highly recommend Manolo Mendez dressage clinic October 4-5-6, 2019. Manolo will present his training for wellness method which is based on training horses under saddle, in-hand & hands- on with empathy and integrity. With 50 years of experience in dressage and equine rehabilitation, Manolo’s work celebrates the partnership horse and rider can develop when horses are treated with respect and an understanding of their bodies, minds, spirit and individual capabilities.


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Evaluation and Training

A Compassion-based team approach

12-13.10.2019, Wrocław