srt2018 Passion and Positivity


Thank you to everyone who supported the 3rd International Conference at Nottingham University’s DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre.

We’ve had amazing positive feedback from our delegates, presenters, special guests and sponsors,  All of the presentations were deeply interesting and we were filled with enthusiasm and renewed purpose after the conference, ready to take the welfare of the ridden horse another step further forward.

For  conference proceedings please click here to view as an Adobe document for everyone who hasn’t already downloaded them.

Delegates and Attendees– Please take a minute to fill in this short survey to help us take your views and feedback into account when we plan future events.

This conference website will keep giving you more so please bookmark it for reference. We’ll add selected edits of the presentations, links to the full versions, reports from the Research Workshops plus interviews with our special guests, celebrity riders and trainers, researchers and sponsors who were in attendance. A full report on the Gala Awards Dinner coming soon!

You’ll be able to find out more about why the Saddle Research Trust continues to grow, and bring science and saddlemakers, practitioners and riders together in understanding how best to influence and understand the ridden horses they encounter every day. We’d like to make the welfare, performance, and safety of horse and rider the best it can possibly be.

The tv quality live stream was a great success watched in 23 countries and we have already asked Jamie and the team at Wave FX to put #srt2021 in their diary. They promised us tv quality and did not disappoint.

A date has been set! for the next Saddle Research Trust Conference! Save the date:  11th December 2021 in your diary and look out for #srt2021 on Twitter.

Finally a huge thank you to our sponsors, especially World Horse Welfare, Wow Saddles, Albion Saddlery, and DIPO. Without their support, the work of the Saddle Research Trust, the Conference and Research Workshops and the Gala Awards Dinner would not take place. All of our sponsors were in attendance – they really do want their designs, organizations, and practice to be informed by the latest scientific research so please check them out in our sponsor tab if you didn’t manage to visit their stands on the day.

Pictured above are Simon Grieve, who we kept busy all day (and all evening too), with special guests Lucinda Green and Richard Davison.